Established in 2009, AURALiC has been driving the innovation of high-performance music reproduction technology for over a decade. As passionate classical music enthusiasts, AURALiC’s founders were inspired in 2008 to create the company one night after a Berliner Philharmoniker concert in Waldbühne Berlin. Their desire to provide a genuinely high-resolution music streaming solution became a reality over the next several years.
In 2010 as a pioneer of music streaming products, we released the ARK MX, the world’s first asynchronous USB DAC capable of playing 32bit/192kHz files. The success of the ARK MX was followed by the release of our VEGA DAC, the world’s first USB DAC to play DSD128 files. Winning virtually every audio industry award between 2012 and 2017, the VEGA established the USB DAC as a category for audio products.
In 2014, we introduced the ARIES which turned your DAC into a streamer. This created a new category in audio that would become known as the Streaming Bridge. The ARIES streamed PCM up to 384 kHz and DSD256 all wirelessly, which had never been done before.
Our first G series products were introduced in 2017 and our current G1 and G2 product lines represent the cutting edge in streaming technology. Ever inspired to create better playback systems, we will be innovating these technologies for decades to come.
So Why AURALiC?
There are three primary reasons our customers choose to own one of our products.
The performance of our products has been the foundation of AURALiC’s success from day one. Led by our CEO & Designer, Xuanqian Wang, our hardware engineering team approaches each design with creative new ideas. This drive for performance and creative design has resulted in numerous awards and rave reviews from the audio press. Because we continually push our performance to new heights, you will often find our products used in reviewers’ and other manufacturers’ reference systems around the world, one of the highest honors we could hope to achieve.
Innovative product designs like the ARK MX, VEGA, and ARIES really speak for themselves. The cutting-edge technologies and advanced features we pioneer put you at the forefront of music streaming. What you don’t always see are the ways we innovate behind the scenes. Creating our Lightning streaming platform so the control of your AURALiC system is intuitive and easy to use is another way we innovate. Our over-the-air system for updating products, ensuring stability, and long-term support is something you don’t appreciate until you’ve enjoyed one of our products for years and suddenly get a new feature added, even though it’s out of production. We consider those kinds of innovation to be an important key to our success.
AURALiC’s Lightning streaming platform is the most advanced ecosystem for streaming products. It includes our Lightning Server, Lightning Link Connection, and Lightning DS Control for complete system integration. This sophisticated system can monitor locally stored music and make it available alongside your streaming subscriptions. Using our intuitive control app, you can then play to any AURALiC product on your network. Our software team developed the Lightning streaming platform in-house and continually updates and refines it to keep your system current in our ever-changing world.
Originating in Beijing China, AURALiC has steadily grown and now has an additional office in Portland Oregon as well as specialized staff across North America and Europe. Dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in high-performance audio, we will continue to release cutting-edge products. We sincerely hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we do.