Auralic ARIES G2.2
Introduced at the HighEnd Munich exhibition, this new Auralic ARIES G2.2 model is built upon a new streaming platform that represents a major technological advancement since the introduction of the first-generation ARIES in 2014.
Tesla G3 – A New Era for Wireless Streaming Built on a 64-bit ARM architecture, this revolutionary streaming platform delivers eight times the processing capability of its predecessor.
Equipped with 4GB of DDR4 system memory, the Tesla G3 can easily handle even the most demanding processing tasks, making it a future-proof solution which will accommodate the rapidly evolving digital audio landscape.
The Tesla G3 platform also employs Direct Memory Access (DMA) technology for its audio input and output channels, enabling all audio-related hardware and software to access the system memory directly.
This significantly reduces latency and jitter by 90% compared to Tesla G2, giving Auralic more flexibility to fine-tune the performance and sound quality of their products.
With these advancements, the Tesla G3 optimises operations and enhances multi tasking capabilities in all the new ARIES G2.2, providing their customers with an unparalleled streaming experience.
Auralic ARIES G2.2 – Wireless Streaming Transporter
The ARIES G2.2 has undergone a complete interior redesign, with 90% of the electronic components being brand new.
These cutting-edge products boast several new technologies that have been introduced to take their performance to the next level, all enclosed in AURALiC’s elegant UnityChassis II enclosure.
- New Galvanic USB Isolation
The introduction of the galvanic isolation technology on the USB port in the ARIES G2 was a significant breakthrough for digital audio systems.
It successfully addressed the issue of separating the noisy computing circuit from the sensitive audio circuit, resulting in a massive improvement in USB audio system sound quality.
Building on this success, AURALiC is proud to introduce the second-generation Galvanic USB in the Auralic ARIES G2.2 .
This new isolator has improved DAC compatability, functioning in the same way as a regular USB port with hot plug/unplug support.
The signal quality and jitterer performance of the 2nd generation Galvanic USB has been further optimised, resulting in noticeable sound quality improvement.
In addition, users can now choose to enable or disable the USB port power supply to the DAC through software, which ensures an even cleaner signal path.
- New Purer-Power Design
The ARIES G2.2 feature the Purer-Power low noise power supply with a capacity that is twice that of the previous version, and an even lower noise design.
This increased capacity ensures a clean and stable power supply for the high-performance processing platform and music storage options.
All digital audio-related circuits, including the Galvanic USB, have their individual power supplies, maintaining an extremely low noise level of just 0.8 microvolts – an 80% reduction from G2.1 model.
Furthermore, the computing circuits, which are less sensitive to noise, benefit from a low noise power supply of just 27 microvolts, a 50-fold improvement from G2.1.
This advanced power supply design ensures that the digital audio circuits receive a clean and stable power supply, free from noise and interference, resulting in a superior audio experience for the listener.
- NVMe Internal Storage
With the new Tesla G3 processing platform in place, this has upgraded their internal storage from traditional SATA based SSD or HDD to the most advanced NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) SSD storage option.
This upgrade offers numerous benefits, including outstanding data transfer speeds and dependability, ensuring a seamless experience for storing and playing digital music.
Thanks to the Direct Memory Access (DMA) technology, NVMe storage offers significantly faster transfer speeds and lower latency than traditional storage options, resulting in improved performance and faster access to stored music.
Compared to the G2.1 model, the ARIES G2.2 now offer a copying speed that is ten times faster when transferring music from Ethernet to the internal storage.
Both ARIES G2.2 and G3 can be fitted with factory pre-installed 4TB NVMe storage as an option.
However, customers can also request larger storage options as a special-order request.
- USB 3.0 External Storage
The addition of USB 3.0 external storage ports significantly increases copying speeds and facilitates effortless transfer of high-resolution audio files.
The USB 3.0 port provides 1.5 amps of power, triple the power capacity of G2.1.
The added power capacity also allows for a wider range of external storage options, including larger capacity drives that may require more power.
- Support of LEO GX.1
For the most discerning listeners, ARIES G2.2 and ARIES G3 now offer the ability to connect to their LEO GX.1 Reference Master Clock through Lightning Link, allowing for even greater levels of accuracy and improved sound quality of digital outputs.
ARIES G3 – Wireless Streaming Processor
The ARIES G3 goes beyond being just a simple transport or bridge, as it offers multiple inputs and a powerful co-processor that enables it to function as a pre-amplifier for digital connections.
This makes the ARIES G3 an ideal centre piece for your digital system.
Proteus X1 Co-Processor
Proteus X1 co-processor is built around a Xilinx XC7A200T FPGA chip with over 200,000 logic cells and 740 DSP slices.
This chip shares the Tesla G3 system memory, enabling powerful data processing capabilities.
With advanced processing techniques, Proteus X1 elevates the listening experience.
Sub optimal and early digital recordings can benefit from Proteus X1’s impressive processing power.
The optimisation process removes harshness and potentially improves the experience
- Multiple Digital Inputs
Specifications Auralic Aries G2.2
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