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A product at this price point should inspire confidence that the customer will enjoy it for a long time and not have to worry needlessly about whether or not it's as good as the flashy new machine shown in ads. In this regard, the automatic update option, Flexible Filter Mode options, and ability to play practically every music file and format in the foreseeable future all point to the VEGA G1's substantial value. The excellent sound, naturally, is what seals the deal. There are cheaper DAC options that I like, and there are DACs that have different sonic signatures that are not without their charms, but the sound of the AURALiC VEGA G1 hits the sweet spot at this price point. An excellent product, indeed

- Positive Feedback - 5 Stars


It is built beautifully, it looks great, it is clean and crisp, both sonically and aesthetically and it sounds amazing. The App is great for built-in Tidal and Qobuz. What’s not to like?

- - 5 Stars

... the ability it demonstrates with such a wide selection of music, coupled to the excellent functionality and extremely solid build means that it can more than hold its own. Auralic's golden run continues and we can't wait to see what's next.

- Hi-Fi Choice - 5 Stars

AURALiC continues to increase its market share in the world of HiFi, and it's no surprise why. The company never stops innovating and at the same time offering its innovative products at reasonable prices. Very few HiFi companies are even capable of creating what Auralic has developed with its Lightning DS platform. By very few, I mean less than a handful. The most venerable and storied brands in HiFi would kill to have the talent and ability to create what Auralic has created.

- The Computer Audiophile - 5 Stars

This has a very high-grade sound. On first listen, you quickly realise you are in the presence of something really, really good. The G1 manages to combine the inherently musical aspects of many really great streamers with the kind of detail and dynamic range that sets the best apart from the merely good.

If I were one of the big names in this field, I’d be worried about this product. Worried not just because it’s got a great spec, but more because it actually sounds really good.

To a certain extent AURALiC cut its teeth in the personal audio space, so perhaps it’s no surprise the VEGA G1 has an excellent headphone section, but perhaps what makes it so good is how well balanced and how well it tracks the sound quality through the line level outputs. Like those outputs, the VEGA G1’s headphone stage is dynamic, clean, detailed, and possessed of excellent bass; deep: powerful, pacey, and meaty.

The VEGA G1 is an ideal network streaming device that puts many really good rival products to shame. It’s extremely well built, sounds exceptionally good, and plays nice with most products it’s likely to be hooked to. I started this investigation to see what all the fuss was about, and now I’m reading from the AURALiC Fanatic’s Handbook. The company really does live up to the hype, as anyone who gives the VEGA (G2 or G1) a serious listen will attest. In fact, they might well say one of the notes I made while listening to the AURALiC VEGA G1 – Bloody hell... this thing’s good!

- Hi-Fi+ - 5 Stars

The Auralic Vega G1 is a well thought out streamer/DAC that clearly benefits from technology created for the considerably more spendy Vega G2. Naturally there are trade-offs but it does all the important things well, with neutrality of balance and consistency of timing being among the clearest. The combination of such engaging music making with very high build quality and one of the nicest control apps in the business make the Vega G1 a hard act to beat, put it with a decent server and it will deliver results that will revise your opinion of what can be done with digital audio

- Jason Kennedy ~ The Ear - 5 Stars

All I can say is WOW! Amazing soundstage, clarity, dynamics, weight, just great. Thanks so much.

- Peter Gibson - 5 Stars
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    Years in the making, the VEGA G1 Streaming DAC turns the classic AURALiC VEGA into a state-of-the-art device with the power to invigorate your digital audio experience. A long time favorite for its beautifully musical sound, VEGA isn’t just a DAC anymore — it’s also a full-featured streamer capable of connecting to local and online sources of high-resolution digital music. That makes the VEGA G1 everything you need to access your favorite tunes no matter where they are, and convert them to a rich analog signal for your system. The VEGA G1 boasts major DAC performance improvements over the original too, with several design improvements borrowed from AURALiC's top-of-the-line G2 devices, for a sound that lives up to the VEGA tradition.


    Master Clock DAC
    The completely redesigned architecture of the VEGA G1 allows it to accomplish something amazing: it is the first DAC ever that operates independently of the source signal’s frequency.

    Tesla G1
    Scalable Power, Custom-Built for Streaming Audio

    AURALiC's Tesla G1 hardware platform is the processing engine that gives the VEGA G1 the power and flexibility it needs to meet the demands of modern high-resolution streaming. Designed around a high-performance Quad-Core Cortex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, Tesla G1 sports 1GB DDR3 RAM and 4GB of storage. Automatic updates keep the Tesla G1 platform outfitted with the latest features and support, so your device is always ready for peak performance and up-to-the-minute functionality.

    Turn Your Wi-Fi into a Music Streaming Ecosystem.
    AURALiC developed Lightning OS to be the highest-quality streaming environment you’ve ever heard. A meticulously-crafted software architecture designed specifically to work hand-in-hand with the powerful Tesla hardware platform found in AURALiC streaming products, Lightning OS is full of cutting-edge innovations that bring your music to life like never before. Connect to all your of high-resolution sources, take control with user apps like Lightning DS or Roon, and meet true audiophile streaming.

    Flexibility to Explore
    Connect every source you’ve got to the VEGA G1 using its full array of digital input ports including AES/ EBU, Digital Coaxial, and TOSLINK. Access network resources like UPnP/DLNA media servers, shared network folders, high-resolution Internet Services and Internet Radio via Ethernet.

    Customised DAC Chip
    There wasn’t a DAC chip on the market that could satisfy AURALiC's requirements for sonic performance with the all-new VEGA G1. That’s why AURALiC used a modified Sabre DAC chip scheme, optimised for audio signal processing of resolutions up to DSD512. It’s just one more way AURALiC made sure everything inside the VEGA G1 lives up their premium sound quality standard.

    Dual 72fs Femto Clock
    With a dedicated, low-noise 3uV power supply to minimise phase noise and keep it as quiet as it is accurate, AURALiC's 72 Femto Master Clock is amazingly precise for less jitter, and immaculate sound. Its 72 femtosecond cycles — that’s 72 quadrillionths of a second — set a new standard for signal timing. Temperature-regulated for consistent performance, this clock is always there to keep things rock-steady.

    ORFEO Class-A Module
    Inspired by classic analog circuit designs, ORFEO is capable of driving an array of loads to match the characteristics of a variety of amplifiers. Using small signal components with excellent linear qualities, thermally balanced and biased into Class-A, ORFEO has the power to drive loads of up to 600ohms while keeping noise low — open loop distortion comes in at less than 0.001%.

    Flexible Filter Mode
    Flexible Filter Mode gives you a nuanced level of control over your audio output. Its various modes were developed using a combination of objective data models and subjective testing, with each mode offering a unique array of filters to match the sonic quality of the source. Whether it’s modes to tweak in-band ripple, out-band attenuation, ultrasonic filtering and more, you’ve always got the power to dial in the performance you want.

    Dual Purer-Power
    The Purer-Power linear power supply reduces DC current noise by as much as 90dB with its power purification module. Using a specially designed transformer and unique wiring that minimises vibration, noise from Purer-Power is kept below 1uV across the audible spectrum, leaving you to discover the details in your music, down to the last bit.

    Smart-IR Control
    Smart-IR Remote Control lets your AURALiC device map its functionality onto any remote you’d like. Just let the device know which remote you prefer, and all of its operations (play/pause, volume control, track select, etc.) can be assigned to buttons just the way you like them.

    Technical Specifications

    Frequency Response 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*
    THD+N < 0.00015% (XLR); < 0.00016% (RCA), 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS
    Dynamic Range 130dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted
    Lossless Streaming File Formats AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC,
    OGG, WAV and WV
    Lossy Streaming File Formats AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA
    PCM Sample Rate 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit**
    DSD Sample Rate DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz),
    DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)***
    Control Software AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS
    AURALiC Lightning DS for web browser (device setting only)
    OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
    Roon (Roon Core required separately)
    Digital Inputs Lightning-Link, AES/EBU, Coaxial,
    Toslink, USB Audio
    Streaming Inputs uPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and
    Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, AirPlay, Spotify Connect
    Internet Radio, RoonReady
    Balanced Output XLR (4.8Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 5ohm)
    Unbalanced RCA (4.8Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 50ohm)
    Headphone 6.35mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)
    Network Gigabit Ethernet (Wired)
    Power Consumption 50W at max.
    Dimensions - W x D x H 13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 in.
    Weight 7.0kg
    Product Finishing Anodised precision-machined
    aluminium case in matte black
    Contents AURALiC VEGA G1 Streaming DAC
    Power cord
    USB Cable
    User's guide

    * Tested under Filter Mode Precise for all sampling rate
    ** 352.8KHz and 384KHz and 32bit are supported through streaming, USB and Lighting-Link input only
    *** By 'DoP V1.1' or native DSD protocol through streaming, USB and Lightning-Link input only

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