ARIES G2

Wireless Streaming Transporter

To outfit your audio system with superior high-resolution streaming, you need a device flexible enough to connect to everything, and smart enough to control your musical world with a touch. For truly exceptional performance, it must also be powerful enough to deliver an outstanding audio signal that gets the most from your gear. The ARIES G2 Wireless Streaming Transporter links your home audio system to high-resolution local and Internet sources, providing an astonishingly pure, bit-perfect stream for music formats up to DSD512 over Wi-Fi. Whether on its own or working in consort with other G Series devices from AURALiC, the ARIES G2 redefines the sound of digital audio connectivity.



Designed to Innovate, Engineered to Perform

Years in the making, G2 is the culmination of exhaustive R&D striving to create a new, holistic approach to digital music that pushes the boundaries of sonic quality. Incorporating state-of the art technologies and delivered with innovative features, G2 is built for ultimate performance.

Every G2 series component including the ARIES G2 sports an all-new industrial design that’s engineered to set a new standard for sound quality, heightening the user experience and looking every bit as good as it sounds with its contemporary aesthetic. Offering features like full galvanic isolation to optimize the sound of today’s highest-resolution formats, the ARIES G2 is the most capable and feature-rich way to introduce streaming to your audio system that we’ve ever created.

 

Unity Chassis

 

Designed specifically for the premium lineup of AURALiC G Series devices, the Unity Chassis is machined from a single billet of aluminum that provides the ARIES G2 with superior shielding from EMI noise, so nothing interferes with the quality of your music.

Perfectly Balanced


ARIES G2 internal circuits are physically distributed to enhance overall balance. And with specially designed foot spikes that dampen and absorb vibrations, the ARIES G2 is always rock-steady, for ultra-smooth signal delivery.

Tesla G2: Platform Made for Sound

In 2014 we 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 our control interface and innovative software features, it was the most powerful processing platform available for digital music playback and streaming.

Now there’s Tesla G2. 50% faster, with twice the processing resources, Tesla G2 is the hardware powerhouse behind the sonic excellence of the G2 line.

37,500MIPS

Processing Speed

CPU performance that’s 50% faster than the original Tesla G1 processor.

200%

Memory & Storage

Twice the system memory and data storage means fluid audio signal processing and support for advanced features.

1GB

Memory Cache

An enormous memory cache means reduced network noise and dramatically reduced open circuit time for improved sound quality.

The Art of High-End Streaming

Lightning OS is full of cutting-edge innovations that bring your music to life like never before. An extensive memory cache, bit-perfect multi-room functionality and on-device playlists help you seamlessly experience and explore all your high-resolution sources. Take control with user apps like Lightning DS or Roon, and meet true audiophile streaming.

Display Brilliance

A 4.0-inch true color in-plane switching display with a resolution of over 300ppi provides complete operational feedback: playback status, configuration settings, and a full library view for browsing your collection.

Flexibility to Explore

The ARIES G2 offers nearly universal connectivity for access to all your digital sources. Tri-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet open your system to UPnP/DLNA media servers, shared network folders, high-resolution Internet Services, and Internet Radio, as well as RoonReady, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and SongCast control.

An Integrated Family of Devices

Built around cutting-edge transfer protocols, more powerful processing, and enhanced isolation engineering, G2 is a new concept in component integration. Four specialized components, working together to deliver a premium sound experience.

Lightning Link
 

Jitter-free to maximize sonic performance, Lightning Link provides single-point control of the entire G2 audio system.

 

Whisper-Quiet Operation: Dual Galvanic Isolation

To avoid the interference associated with traditional open circuit designs, Galvanic Isolation in the ARIES G2 separates electrical circuits while allowing data to flow between them. We created two special high-speed galvanic isolators and configured them between the ARIES G2’s primary clocking, processing, and transmitting circuits. It’s a new level of protection against EMI that helps eliminate jitter, contributing to an unparalleled level of clarity.

Dual Purer-Power Linear Power Supplies

We’ve given the ARIES G2 two of our 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 G2 is the music.

 

Dual Femto Clocks

Dual Femto Clocks have got you covered no matter how you like to connect. With 2 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.

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.

GalvanicUSB

Like our ActiveUSB feature, GalvanicUSB bypasses the noisy USB power supply to improve sound quality. Precise re-clocking reduces jitter, and brand-new galvanic isolation provides even more protection against EMI noise. It’s the quietest and best-sounding USB connection we've ever offered.

Dual Purer-Power

The first of two Purer-Power supplies feeds the ARIES G2’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.

1GB Memory Cache

Open network connections and data fetching are prone to noise that can hurt the quality of your audio signal. The Tesla G2 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.

Specifications

Streaming File Formats

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

Sampling Rates

PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit*
DSD: 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 settings only)
OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
Roon (Roon Core required separately)

Streaming Inputs

Network shared folder, USB Drive, Internal Music Storage***, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Internet Radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady

Audio Outputs

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

Network

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

Power Consumption

Sleep: <10W
Playback: 50W at max.

Dimensions - W x D x H

13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 in. (34cm x 32cm x 8cm)

Weight

15.9 lbs (7.2kg)

Product Finishing

Anodized precision-machined extrusion aluminum case in matte black

Contents

AURALiC ARIES G2 Wireless Streaming Transporter
2*External WiFi antenna (2pcs)
Power cord
User's guide

*352.8KS/s and 384KS/s and 32bit are supported through Lightning Link and USB Output only
** By 'DoP V1.1' or native DSD protocol
*** With internal SSD/HDD installed
**** 'Compatible DAC' means a DAC not requiring a driver for Linux system