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The groundbreaking AURALiC ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter gets an upgrade in the brand-new ARIES G1.1 version, now supporting AirPlay2.

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    New G1.1 Upgrade of a Groundbreaking Streamer

    The AURALiC ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter brings high-performance music streaming to your home audio system. Connect it to your DAC and stream your favorite music wirelessly.

    The ARIES G1.1 update features the high-mass base from AURALiC's award-winning G2.1 series products. This satin silver base plate improves the overall aesthetic and provides extra vibration damping for better sonic performance. The ARIES G1.1 also supports AirPlay 2, further expanding your streaming options.

    Infused with AURALiC technologies and designs developed for the premier G2 line, the ARIES G1.1 connects over Wi-Fi to digital sources like network attached storage, Internet streaming services like TIDAL and Qobuz, Internet Radio, and USB drives for high performance streaming.

    On-Device Playlists, Memory Caching, Gapless Playback and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room functionality are among the features found in all AURALiC streaming devices, and with support for Spotify Connect, AirPlay2, and Roon Ready, ARIES G1 connectivity is more expansive than ever. State-of-the-art hardware makes the ARIES G1.1 a perfect choice for streaming audiophile-grade resolutions up to DSD512 and PCM 32-bit / 384 kHz.

    Managing the Connections Between Digital Music Sources and Your Hi-fi

    The ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter from AURALiC carries on the ARIES tradition of skillfully managing the connections between various sources of high resolution digital music and the rest of your hi-fi system. The ARIES G1 streams high-resolution digital music from local network locations, attached USB storage, Internet streaming sources like TIDAL, Qobuz, and Spotify, and Internet Radio, delivering all of it to your current setup over Wi-Fi.

    Whether you enjoy the ARIES G1.1 on its own or working in concert with other G Series devices from AURALiC, the G1.1 is designed for music lovers who require the most discerning, powerful, and responsive approach to music streaming. Why settle for less than the best, when AURALiC makes premium performance this affordable?

    The Lightning Streaming Platform

    Being based on the DNA of AURALiC's original ARIES means that the new ARIES G1.1 benefits from all the features and functionality of Lightning Streaming. That's the infrastructure that AURALiC developed for its streaming products. On-Device Playlists, Memory Caching, Gapless Playback and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room functionality are all standard Lightning features that give you a huge amount of power and control when enjoying your favorite music.

    Designed and consistently updated in-house, the Lightning streaming platform has led the industry since its release in 2014. Focused on providing the best possible sound and an outstanding user experience, Lightning streaming includes several unique features such as memory cache, CD playback and ripping, and wireless streaming up to 384 PCM and DSD512.

    The Lightning DS iOS app provides native integration with high-resolution streaming services like Amazon Music, Qobuz, and HighResAudio, as well as other lossless services such as TIDAL, KKBox, and NetEase, providing a world of musical exploration. AURALiC’s Lightning streaming platform also supports TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and acts as a Roon Ready endpoint allowing you the freedom to access and control your music however you like.

    Fast and Powerful Tesla G2 Platform

    The ARIES G1.1 uses the fast and powerful Tesla G2 platform. In 2014 AURALiC developed the original Tesla hardware platform with the goal of creating a high-performance, upgradable platform optimized for audio sound quality. Working hand-in-hand with the company's control interface and innovative software features, the resulting Tesla platform was the most powerful processing platform available for digital music playback and streaming.

    But now there's Tesla G2. It's 50% faster, with twice the processing resources. Tesla G2 is the hardware powerhouse behind the sonic excellence of the G2 line, and the ARIES G1.1 benefits from it, too.

    This upgrade of the original ARIES wouldn't be possible without a lot of technology borrowed from AURALiC's premium G2 line, and that means a serious boost in performance and functionality. The new version supports streaming resolutions up to DSD512 and PCM 32-bit/384 kHz over a home Wi-Fi network, for example. .

    The ARIES G1.1's processing speed of 37,500 MIPS is the product of CPU performance that's 50% faster than the original Tesla G1 processor. Furthermore, the G1 provides twice the system memory at 2GB and data storage at 8GB as the ARIES G2, offering fluid audio signal processing and support for advanced features.

    Enormous 1 GB Memory Cache

    The Tesla G1 not only handles the most demanding audio formats with ease, but it also drives the ARIES G1.1's software processing engine and its advanced DSP functionality, including upsampling duties and a bigger memory cache for an exacting level of sonic quality and stability. Open network connections and data fetching are prone to noise that can hurt the quality of your audio signal. The Tesla G1 hardware platform dedicates a whopping 1GB of RAM to the task of caching, lowering the frequency of open circuits and helping your music sound better.

    Outside, things also bear a similarity to AURALiC's premium product line, with the ARIES G1 chassis that's inherited its design aesthetics from the G2's sleek Unity Chassis. The anodized black aluminum enclosure is updated with front panel buttons for easy navigation — or just use the Smart-IR function to assign control to any remote.

    The ARIES G1.1 update features the high-mass base from AURALiC's award-winning G2.1 series products. This satin silver base plate improves the overall aesthetic and provides extra vibration damping for better sonic performance.

    That front panel of the G1.1 borrows the G2's 4.0-inch true color retina resolution display as well, and inside the G1 you'll find dual Purer-Power linear power supplies just like in the G2, separating and isolating the processing circuit from the digital audio circuit for less noise and better sound.

    Dual Femto Clocks

    The ARIES G1.1's Dual Femto Clocks have got you covered no matter how you like to connect. With two separate, super-accurate clocks cycling on the order of quadrillionths of a second, you'll enjoy extremely low jitter and better sound. One clock takes care of digital outputs, and the second regulates USB output, so you can be sure your musical signal is always rock-steady.

    Second Generation ActiveUSB

    The second generation of AURALiC's ActiveUSB technology provides more than just asynchronous control over USB data for enhanced accuracy and precise re-clocking to reduce jitter. It also bypasses the USB power stream, using its own Purer-Power linear power supply instead. That means dirty USB power — and the EMI noise that comes along with it — is kept as far from the music as possible.

    Dual Purer-Power Linear Power Supplies

    AURALiC has given the ARIES G1.1 two of its ultra-quiet Purer-Power linear power supplies, galvanically isolating them from each other in the obsessive quest to reduce noise for better sonic performance. Processing and display power is completely separated from sensitive audio components that operate on their own dedicated supply. Interference between the separate areas is reduced to zero, so all you'll hear from the ARIES G1 is the music.

    The first of two Purer-Power supplies feeds the ARIES G1's processing circuit, LCD display, and storage – whether internal or attached via USB. The second Purer-Power pathway is dedicated to sensitive audio components such as the Femto clock and USB audio output. Both power supplies are galvanically isolated from each other to ensure zero EMI interference between them.

    Product Features

    Overview

    • Wireless Streaming Transporter
    • New G1.1 update features AirPlay2 support and the high-mass base from AURALiC's award-winning G2.1 series products
    • Streaming Input: Network shared folder, USB removable drive, UPnP/DLNA media server, TIDAL & Qobuz, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, AirPlay2, Bluetooth, Roon Ready
    • File Format: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA
    • Sampling Rate: PCM in 44.1KHz - 384KHz at 16 -32 bits, DSD64 - DSD512 (DoP and Native)
    • Streaming Platform: AURALiC Tesla G2 with 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB system memory, 8GB data storage
    • Network Input: RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, Tri-Band 802.11ac Wireless Connection
    • Audio Output: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB Host Audio
    • Internal Clock: Dual Femto Clock, For Digital and USB audio outputs
    • Power Supply: Dual Purer-Power internal linear power supply, 10uV low noise design for audio circuits
    • On-Device Display: 3.97-inch retina resolution display
    • Control Software: Lightning DS, Roon, 3rd party OpenHome control software

    Streaming File Formats

    • Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
    • Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA

    Sampling Rates

    • PCM: 44.1K kHz to 384 kKHz in 32-Bit*
    • DSD: DSD64 (2.8224 MHz), DSD128 (5.6448 MHz), DSD256 (11.2896 MHz), DSD512 (22.57892 MHz)**

    Network

    • Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
    • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi

    Control Software

    • AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS
    • AURALiC Lightning DS for web browser (device settings only)
    • OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
    • Roon (Roon Core required separately)

    Streaming Inputs

    • Network shared folder, USB Drive, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Internet Radio, AirPlay2, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady

    Audio Outputs

    • Digital Outputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink
    • USB Output: USB Host to compatible DAC ***

    In the Box

    • AURALiC ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter
    • External WiFi antenna (2pcs)
    • Power cord
    • User's guide

    Product Specs

    • Power Consumption: Sleep: <10W; Playback: 50W at max.
    • Dimensions - W x D x H, 13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 in.
    • Weight: 15.9 lbs.

    Product Warranty

    Parts & Labor 1 Year AURALiC Warranty Information

    "The Aries G1.1 maintains Auralic’s position as a serious competitor in the mid price streaming audio stakes, it isn’t inexpensive but will give the alternatives a very good run for their money. The Lightning DS control app alone raises it above the majority. The option of an SSD onboard is one that I would encourage prospective users to take up, it represents a significant saving on standalone drives of a similar quality and takes up no space either. Auralic have done a fine job with this latest addition to the range and anyone looking for a top notch streamer at a sensible price should give it a try."

    - Jason Kennedy, The Ear, September 23, 2022

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