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Altair

This is a perfect single-box music source for your modern HiFi system.

It combines a High-End DAC with world class wireless streaming solution.

The 15 input sources including stream from Network Shared Folder, USB drive, Internal music storage (optional), uPnP/DLNA media server, TIDAL and Qobuz streaming, Internet Radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast and RoonReady.

Altair

The rest of digital inputs are AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB device to computer, 2 USB host for storage and external DAC.

Auralic Altair is developed based on AURALiC’s award-winning VEGA Digital Audio Process and Lightning Streaming platform, industry’s first streaming technology that supports DXD and Quad-Rate DSD playback through WiFi network.

It also supports several advanced features such as gapless playback, on-device playlist and multiple-room functions.

Technical Features Auralic Altair

HighEnd Wireless Streaming

Auralic Altair is equipped with AURALiC’s awards-winning Lightning streaming technology. Lightning streaming, launched in year 2014, is industry’s first streaming technology that supports DXD and Quad-Rate DSD playback through WiFi network.

It also supports several advanced features such as gapless playback, on-device playlist and multiple-room functions.

Memory Playback, the latest feature been added to Lightning streaming technology allows ALTAIR to fetch and cache the entire track in its memory or system storage in advance then play locally without the need of network data transfer to improve the sound quality.

ALTAIR’s streaming function can ben operated by AURALiC Lightning DS control App which is available on iOS platform right now with Mac and Windows version in development.

It is also compatible with other 3rd party OpenHome or UPnP control software for playback.

Altair Specifications

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Frequency Response

20 – 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*

THD+N

<0.0003%, 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS

Dynamic Range

124dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted

Streaming Inputs

Network shared folder

USB Drive

Internal Music Storage**

uPnP/DLNA Media Server

TIDAL and Qobuz streaming

Internet Radio

AirPlay

Bluetooth

Songcast

Digital Inputs

1*AES/EBU

1*Coaxial

1*Toslink

1*USB device to computer

2*USB host to storage and DAC

1*RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet

1*802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi

Analog Outputs

1*Balanced XLR(output impedance 10ohm)

1*Single-ended RCA(output impedance 50ohm)

1*6.35mm headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)

Supported File Formats

AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC,

MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA

Supported Digital Formats

All PCM from 44.1KS/s to 384KS/s in 32Bit***

DSD64, DSD128, DSD256***

Output Voltage

4Vrms at 0dBFS (XLR)

2Vrms at 0dBFS (RCA)

Control Software

AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS

AURALiC RC-1 remote control

OpenHome compatible control software

uPnP compatible control software

Device Interface

512*64 pixels OLED Display

Power Consumption

Sleep: <10W

Playback: 35W at max.

Dimension

11”W x 9”D x 2.6”H (33cm x 23cm x 6.5cm)

Weight

7.0 pounds (3.2kg)

* Tested under Filter Mode Precise for all sampling rate

** With optional 2.5-inch HDD or SSD installed

** 352.8KS/s and 384KS/s are supported through streaming and USB input only

*** 32bit is supported through streaming and USB input only

*** By ‘DoP V1.1’ or native DSD protocol through streaming and USB input only

Auralic Altair can act as home music center for virtually all digital input source. It read music stored on USB drive, internal hard disk, network shared folder and DLNA/UPnP music server. By joint use with Lightning DS, you can also stream TIDAL, Qobuz and listen to Internet Radio at any time. ALTAIR’s AirPlay, Songcast and Bluetooth inputs provide alternative way to stream your favorite music from Apple Music, Spotify and other service providers through smartphone or computer.

Auralic Altair also work as RoonReady endpoint to use with Roon software if necessary, bringing you a new way to discover and listen to music. The rest of inputs includes AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink and USB connection to computer working as USB DAC. When ordering ALTAIR, you can add a 2’5-inch hard disk drive or solid state drive as internal music storage as an option, turning ALTAIR into a full function music server. Since there is no capacity limitation, you can always purchase ALTAIR and install the storage by yourself.

AURALiC Tesla Platform

Auralic Altair is powered by AURALiC’s proprietary Tesla hardware platform that includes a Quad-Core Coretex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, 1GB DDR3 onboard memory and 4GB system storage. The Tesla platform has a calculation ability of 25,000 MIPS, more than enough to decode a vast spectrum of audio formats, including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA. AURALiC has chosen this platform for its flexibility and long term support consideration. Future features planned include DSD Upsampling, Room Acoustic Treatment. All these features can be delivered through automatic online updates without user’s attention.

 

 


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