Auralic ARIES G3
ARIES G3 Wireless Streaming Processor
AURALiC has completely redesigned the ARIES G3 products, incorporating over 90% new components to deliver unparalleled performance.
The USB DAC output now boasts second-generation galvanic isolation technology, enhancing compatibility with a wide range of DACs and ensuring a more refined audio experience.
The new Purer-Power low noise power supply design features double the capacity of preceding G2.1 models and even lower noise levels, providing extremely stable and reliable power to the device.
Moreover, the optional internal music storage is now based on NVMe SSD technology, delivering read and write speeds up to ten times faster than its predecessor.
The ARIES G2.2 and G3 also now support USB 3.0 for external music storage, further expanding its capabilities and making it easier than ever to access and stream high-quality audio files.
The Auralic ARIES G3 is much more than just a transport or bridge, as it offers a host of features that enhance your digital listening experience.
It boasts multiple inputs and a powerful co-processor that enables the product to function as a preamplifier for digital connections, providing comprehensive control over your audio system.
With dual 60fs femto clocks powering its digital outputs, the ARIES G3 ensures that you experience the highest levels of precision and accuracy when listening to your music.
In addition, it utilises AURALiC’s state-of-the-art FPGA-based Proteus X1 co-processing platform, which optimises the digital audio signal, removing harshness and improving the experience of listening.
As a result of this optimisation, your music gains greater substance, space, and dynamic range, providing a highly immersive and engaging listening experience.
The ARIES G3 is the perfect addition to any high-end digital audio system, and its advanced features and exceptional performance make it a standout product in the market sector.
The ARIES G2.2 and ARIES G3 now feature compatibility with the LEO GX.1 reference master clock, enabling users to achieve even greater levels of precision and accuracy when it comes to their digital audio outputs.
By connecting to the LEO GX.1, these devices are able to take advantage of its advanced clocking technology, resulting in a more refined and nuanced audio reproduction.
This compatibility represents a significant enhancement to the already-impressive performance of the ARIES G2.2 and ARIES G3, allowing users to experience their digital audio collection with even greater clarity and depth.
It is a testament to AURALiC’s commitment to innovation and dedication to delivering the best possible audio experience to its customers.
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 us more flexibility to fine-tune the performance and sound quality of our products.
With these advancements, the Tesla G3 optimises operations and enhances multitasking capabilities in all the new G2.2 and G3 series products, providing their customers with an unparalleled streaming experience.
New Purer-Power Design
The Auralic ARIES G3 feature’s 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, ARIES G2.2 and G3 have 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 and G3 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 on the ARIES G2.2 and G3 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.
ARIES G3 – Wireless Streaming Processor
The Auralic 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 preamplifier for digital connections.
This makes the ARIES G3 an ideal centerpiece for your digital system.
In addition to the improvements made to the ARIES G2.2, the ARIES G3 features several other significant advances:
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 of listening to an inferior recording.
Music gains substance, space, and extra dynamic range as a result.
Multiple Digital Inputs
The Auralic ARIES G3 offers a comprehensive range of digital inputs, including USB Audio, Coaxial (2), Toslink (2), AES/EBU, and HDMI eARC (to be added via a software update in the future).
Incoming signals from these inputs are recorded as binary data into the Tesla G3’s memory, which eliminates any potential for jitter.
The data can then be processed and corrected using Proteus X1, based on the user’s preferences, before being outputted either as processed or bit-perfectly, with a defined latency, to the desired output channel.
Dual 60fs Femto Clock
ARIES G3 aims to be the best possible digital audio source, achieved by the implementation of a dual 60fs Femto clocks – one for 44.1x and another for 48x sampling rate frequencies.
These audio-optimised clocks have extremely low close-in phase noise and can greatly enhance sound quality, setting a new standard for signal timing.
For the ultimate performance, adding LEO GX.1 will deliver a true state-of-the-art digital source experience.
Specifications Auralic Aries G3
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