Auralic Altair G2.2


Boasting a refined analogue preamplifier section with precise analogue ladder resistor volume control, it ensures an unparalleled noise-free signal

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Auralic Altair G2.2

Auralic Altair G2.2

Digital Audio Streamer

The highly acclaimed ALTAIR all-in-one streamer has received its eagerly awaited update.

Introducing the ALTAIR G2.2, meticulously crafted on AURALiC’s cutting-edge Tesla G3 platform, integrating Fusion DAC design, Direct Data Recording (DDR), and Galvanic Isolation technologies.

Boasting a refined analogue preamplifier section with precise analogue ladder resistor volume control, it ensures an unparalleled noise-free signal, seamlessly interfacing with our Class A ORFEO output modules.

Catering to discerning audiophiles, the ALTAIR G2.2 transcends boundaries, effortlessly delivering high-resolution audio from diverse sources, be it online streaming services, files stored on NAS drives, or vinyl records on a turntable.

Elevate your music experience with the ALTAIR G2.2.

AURALiC’s groundbreaking Fusion DAC design in the ALTAIR G2.2 combines the finest elements of discrete ladder and Delta-Sigma DAC designs, creating a new standard in audio excellence.

This innovative approach involves modifying a high-performance, manufacturer DAC chip by bypassing most of its functions, such as PLL, digital filter, and oversampling circuits.

Instead, AURALiC deploys its proprietary clock reconstruction, digital filter, and oversampling technologies, ensuring that only the precise switching network inside the DAC chip is utilised for the final digital-to-analogue conversion stage.

The result is an extraordinary sound quality that elevates the listening experience to new heights.

Analogue Preamplifier

Analogue Preamplifier

The ALTAIR G2.2 retain the successful analogue preamplifier function from the original ALTAIR G2.1, now enhanced with an increased output level from 4.4V to 6V to cater to power-hungry amplifiers.

The ORFEO Class-A output modules ensure the balanced output can drive loads well below 600ohm with minimal performance degradation.

Users have the option to disable the preamplifier function through software and reduce the output level to 2V, allowing for seamless integration with external preamplifiers.

Additionally, a convenient home theater bypass mode is available for analogue input channels, providing maximum flexibility for your audio setup.

Analogue Volume Control

The Auralic ALTAIR G2.2 incorporate a highly regarded true analog ladder resistor volume control, which is recognised as the superior method for achieving high-performance audio playback.

Unlike digital volume control, which accurately reduces the signal level but cannot address the noise floor, analogue volume control reduces both the signal level and noise floor while preserving the system’s dynamic range.

By employing eight coil-latch relays, this volume control system consumes no power and emits no EMI noise when inactive, ensuring noise-free and distortion-free control.

Once adjusted, the system remains electronically transparent, further enhancing the exceptional audio performance of the ALTAIR G2.2.

Galvanic Isolation

In the pursuit of exceptional dynamic range that unveils intricate details in original recordings, modern high-end DACs demand utmost cleanliness in clocks, power supplies, and signal feeding.

The ALTAIR G2.2 meet this challenge by incorporating high-speed galvanic isolators, strategically positioned between the Tesla G3 processing platform and the ultra-sensitive audio circuit.

These isolators ensure complete physical separation and protection against interference, safeguarding the DAC from any noise coupling while enabling seamless data transfer.

With these advanced features, the ALTAIR G2.2 deliver unparalleled audio clarity and precision, revealing the true essence of your music.

Lightning DS

Lightning DS

The ultimate control app designed exclusively for our streaming devices.

Experience the power of seamless music management with our user-friendly interface, putting you in complete control.

Browse and play your favourite tunes from various sources, including local files, streaming services, and internet radio, all with ease.

Their app’s intuitive layout and efficient navigation make it a must-have for audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike.

Specifications: Auralic Altair G2.2

Specifications: Auralic Altair G2.2

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

Streaming File Format

Lossy: AAC, MP3 and WMA

Sampling Rate

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 setting only)
OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
Roon (Roon Core required separately)

Audio Inputs

Digital Inputs: Coaxial (2), Toslink, USB Audio, HDMI eARC
Analogue Inputs: Line-stage (2Vrms max.), MM Phono (0.3Vrms max.)
Streaming Inputs: Network shared folder, USB Storage, USB CD Drive, Optional Internal Storage, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited, HighResAudio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+, TIDAL Connect, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, RoonReady

Audio Outputs

Balanced: XLR (6V / 2V user selectable, output impedance 5ohm)
Unbalanced: RCA (6V / 2V user selectable, output impedance 50ohm)
Headphone: 6.35mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)


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

Power Consumption

Standby: <0.5W
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)


22.0 lbs (10kg)

Product Finishing

Anodised aluminium case in matte black with copper EMI shielding enclosure.


2*External WiFi antenna (2pcs)
Power cord
USB Cable
User’s guide


ALTAIR G2.2 angle



AURALiC, High-Performance Innovation That Brings All Your Music to Life. They design and build products that enhance the recorded musical experience all over the world. Digital sources that combine features and technology to provide their customers with accessible, high levels of sonic performance. AURALiC brings together, in a trusted, mature ecosystem, advanced technologies in innovative ways for the purpose of listening to music at high levels of performance through the use of accessible, feature-packed award-winning products meant to be the cornerstone of any high-performance audio system.

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