Auralic Altair G1

27.490kr

AURALiC har nå sluppet en oppfølger til deres anerkjente ALTAIR – den nye modellen heter ALTAIR G1. AURALiC har oppgradert D/A-chipen fra en ESS 9018 DAC-brikke til en ESS 9038Q2M, forbedret det analoge utgangstrinnet, oppgradert prosessorplattformen til G2-status (med 2 GB RAM) og pakket det hele i et G1-chassis, komplett med 4 ″ fargeskjerm og Smart IR.

 

 

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Beskrivelse

As a premium digital hub for any high-performance system, the ALTAIR G1 software and hardware functions in much the same way as the original ALTAIR, able to act as a preamp, a DAC, a streamer, and an all-in-one digital source, but is also now fitted with the G1 chassis, providing a matching 4-inch color display and Smart IR feature.

As a digital audio streamer, ALTAIR G1 has received several updates from both the G1 and G2 series of products. It now uses the ESS 9038Q2M conversion chip, providing the user with more detail and perceived resolution than ever before. To match the higher levels of performance available from this new DAC chip, the analog circuitry received necessary parts upgrades and an improved layout for a balanced presentation.

Finally, the processor platform has been upgraded to Tesla G2 from Tesla G1, featuring 2GB of system memory, providing the user with a seamless, powerful experience.

An internal storage option remains, and for a fee an upgrade kit can be provided to the dealer or the customer, allowing for robust, local storage of large music collections in any number of formats and resolutions.

 

As a digital hub, the ALTAIR G1 still functions as a Roon Endpoint, can stream subscription music services such as Tidal, Qobuz and Spotify Connect, and offers Bluetooth, Airplay, and SongCast for a multifaceted and varied set of feature needs.

Spesifikasjoner

Streaming InputNetwork Shared Folder
USB removable drive
UPnP/DLNA media server
TIDAL & Qobuz
Internet Radio
Spotify Connect
Airplay, Bluetooth
Roon Ready
File FormatAAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DFF, DSF,
FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA
Sampling RatePCM in 44.1KHz – 384KHz at 16 – 32 bits
DSD64 – DSD512
Streaming PlatformAURALiC Tesla G2 General Computing
2GB system memory, 4GB data storage
Digital InputEthernet Streaming (Up to 384K/32bit, DSD512)
USB Audio Device (Up to 384K/32bit, DSD512)
AES/EBU, COAX, TOSLINK (Up to 192K/24Bit)
Analog OutputBalanced Output (THD <0.0002%, DNR >124dB)
Single-Ended Output (THD <0.0003%, DNR >121dB)
Internal ClockDual 72fs Femto Master Clocks
Power SupplyPurer-Power internal linear power supply
10uV low noise design for audio cicuits
On-Device Display3.97″ retina resolution display
Control SoftwareLightning DS
Roon
3rd party OpenHome control software
Dimensions (W x D x H)340mm x 320mm x 80mm
Weight6.8kg

Tester og omtaler

HiFiChoice

“..the result is a product that offers pretty much everything you need and little that you don’t. The result has to be seen as one of the best, if not the best streaming front ends you can buy for under £2,000”


Hifi and Music Source

“It is of the highest fidelity and the Auralic Altair G1 is a fine piece of equipment that will do you very well, long term, at this price.  The Auralic Altair G1 is everything you really need in the streaming world, the Vega G2 was outstanding, at this price this Auralic Altair G1 is outstanding.”


AV Forums UK

“Where the Auralic shines is just how flexible it can be. Want a line level streamer? Fine. Need it to be a server too? Not a problem. Handle additional digital sources too? Yep. Want to simply connect it to a pair of active speakers for a slimline elegant system? Ready when you are”


The Ear

“The Altair G1 may be Auralic’s most affordable streamer/DAC but it’s at least as good as the competition up to and above two grand. Don’t think of the Altair G1 as a cheap Auralic, think of it as a great value music streamer”


 

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