A one-of-a-kind Master Clock DAC
For the ultimate in Jitter-Free Operation
We 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.
With a dedicated, low-noise 3uV power supply to minimize phase noise and keep it as quiet as it is accurate, our 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.
One of the VEGA G2’s high-speed galvanic isolators lies between the Tesla processing platform and its highly sensitive DAC circuitry. Data can flow across the isolator, even while it physically separates and shields the DAC from interference. The result is a whopping 80% reduction in noise levels compared to the original VEGA DAC.
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.
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%.
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.
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 minimizes 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.
Frequency Response: 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*
THD+N: < 0.00012% (XLR); < 0.00015% (RCA), 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS
Dynamic Range: 130dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted
Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA** and WMA
PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit***
DSD: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)****
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
Analog Inputs: RCA Line-stage (2Vrms maximum)
Streaming Inputs: uPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL, HighResAudio, Qobuz Sublime+, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, RoonReady
Balanced: 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)
Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
Playback: 50W at max.
13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 in. (34cm x 32cm x 8cm)
17.2 lbs (7.8kg)
Anodized precision-machined aluminum case in matte black
AURALiC VEGA G2 Streaming DAC
* Tested under Filter Mode Precise for all sampling rate
** AURALiC streaming devices are capable of decoding MQA files using AURALiC’s proprietary resampling and de-blurring method. This technology is not an MQA-created or MQA-licensed process. AURALiC has no official relationship with MQA and its allies.
*** 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
"AURALiC’s VEGA G2 represents a big sonic step forward from the firm’s well-respected VEGA Digital Audio Processor and it also is one of the most beautiful sounding and accomplished DACs I’ve ever had the pleasure of using in my reference system. For this reason and more, the VEGA G2 is thoughtfully and enthusiastically recommended."
"In the listening room, we were instantly struck by the same transparent, dynamic and extremely musical nature we have enjoyed from previous Auralic devices such as the Altair. However, the G2 team takes these traits further, breathing new life into the music and projecting a large three-dimensional - but never over-stated - soundstage into the room. Above all this is a wealth of detail, which draws out even the subtlest nuances of the performances like Adele’s “Lovesong”: we especially liked the way the sound is always silky-fine and balanced despite its incredible resolution and bandwidth. Despite its attention to detail, the G2 combination invites you to enjoy hours of relaxed music."
"The Vega G2 is very capable indeed on its own and provided me with many hours of spectacular music, the like of which I’ve rarely encountered with a digital source. Its performance is limited by the quality of signal you feed it but that will always be the way with streamers and converters. The Vega G2 is superbly built and capable of very high sound quality for the asking price, it has competition to be sure but not much of it combines such a broad feature set with such remarkable decoding abilities. I’ll be impressed if anything comes along that can do much better for the money."
"Auralic hat mit seiner G2-Serie gezeigt, dass sie dort weitermachen wollen, wo sie mit den Systemen der vorherigen Generation aufgehört haben. Überall wurde weiterentwickelt und neu konstruiert, um mit der Modellreihe eine neue Stufe zu erreichen. Das ist mit dem Vega G2 absolut gelungen, denn technisch und klanglich ist der Wandler wirklich ausgezeichnet. Dazu kommt eine große Funktionsvielfalt und dank der bekannten Lightning- DS-App auch eine hervorragende Bedienung. Der Griff nach den Sternen ist Auralic gelungen."
"Als reiner Wandler überzeugt der Vega G2 rundum und bietet zusätzlich eine extrem hochwertige, analoge Vorstufensektion mit einem weiteren Cinch-Eingang. Wenn der Vega seine Daten über den Lightning-Link vom Aries G2 bezieht, lässt er Wandler seiner Preisklasse klanglich ein gutes Stück hinter sich: Die Auralic-Kombination bezaubert mit einem traumhaften Preis/Genuss-Verhältnis!"