Auralic VEGA G3
The VEGA G2.2 and Auralic VEGA G3 build upon the already impressive foundation of their predecessor, the G2.1, retaining key features such as the AURALiC’s proprietary Fusion DAC structure, Direct Data Recording (DDR), Galvanic Isolation, passive analogue volume control, and analogue pre-amplifier.
The unique architecture of VEGA G2.2 and G3 avoids using a PLL circuit as it cannot fully remove the distortion and jitter present in the original clock signal.
Instead, it records the audio data directly into the Tesla G3 processing platform’s system memory in binary format, bypassing the original clock signal entirely.
As a result of these cutting-edge technologies, the VEGA G2.2 and G3 are immune to the input signal’s distortion and jitter, delivering the highest level of sound quality possible.
Both VEGA G2.2 and G3 now incorporate the advanced Tesla G3 platform, providing a significant boost to their processing power and capabilities.
Additionally, a new dual 60fs Femto Clocks powers the DAC operation and time the Tesla G3’s data output to the DAC.
The result is an unparalleled listening experience, with stunning detail, clarity, and precision that is free from any distortion or jitter.
Building upon the advanced features of the VEGA G2.2, the Auralic VEGA G3 takes the product line to a new level by integrating a range of state-of-the-art technologies that surpass even the highest expectations.
With its cutting-edge Proteus X1 co-processing platform, the Auralic VEGA G3 sets a new standard for digital filtering and oversampling, delivering an unmatched listening experience.
Specifically optimised to process music signals from streaming content, whether through the built-in streamer or digital inputs, the algorithm running inside Proteus X1 of the VEGA G3 enhances the audio quality, significantly improving the listening experience for music that may not be available in the highest resolution format.
With VEGA G3, music takes on incredible depth, clarity, and detail, elevating the audio experience to a whole new level.
Compared to the G2.2, the VEGA G3 incorporates an enhanced DAC design, delivering a 30% reduction in distortion and noise, and a 50% improvement in dynamic range.
Moreover, the VEGA G3 offers the option to run in Pure DAC mode, disabling its internal streaming functions for those who prefer a more traditional approach.
VEGA G2.2 and G3 represent a significant upgrade to an already impressive benchmarks, offering advanced features and exceptional performance that will satisfy even the most discerning listener.
VEGA G3 – Streaming DAC
The VEGA G3 streaming DAC, Auralic’s latest innovation in delivering an unparalleled musical experience.
Building upon the advanced features of the VEGA G2.2, the VEGA G3 integrates a range of state-of-the-art technologies that surpass expectations.
The Auralic VEGA G3 streaming DAC is not just a product, but a testament to their unwavering dedication to providing the most captivating and immersive musical experience ever imagined.
Proteus X1 Co-Processor
The Proteus X1 in the VEGA G3 is an advanced technology built around a Xilinx XC7A200T FPGA chip, featuring over 200,000 logic cells and 740 DSP slices.
This chip shares the Tesla G3’s 4GB DDR4 system memory, allowing for powerful data processing capabilities.
Unlike in the ARIES G3, the Proteus in the VEGA G3 exclusively processes the signal with advanced digital filter and oversampling, ensuring that all input signals work at the DAC’s optimal sampling frequency.
The algorithm running inside Proteus X1 of VEGA G3 is specially optimised processing music signal from online sources, whether it is through the built-in streamer or the digital inputs.
This optimisation significantly improves the listening experience for music that may not be available in highest resolution format.
Better DAC, Higher Performance
The Auralic VEGA G3 incorporates the same Fusion DAC design as the VEGA 2.2, but with an important upgrade: a final output switch network for analogue conversion at an even higher level of precision.
This advancement results in a significant 30% reduction in distortion and noise and a 50% improvement in dynamic range, making the VEGA G3 an exceptional choice for even the most discerning listeners seeking unparalleled audio performance.
Pure DAC Mode
Pure DAC mode in the VEGA G3 allows for an optimised signal path by disabling the streaming capabilities of the device.
This feature is especially beneficial for users who prefer to rely on other methods for streaming their audio content.
With Pure DAC mode, the VEGA G3 provides the cleanest possible signal path, resulting in a high-quality audio playback experience.
In a significant step for the company, the G2.2 and G3 products have been designed in the USA, and the ARIES G3 and VEGA G3 will be hand-built in AURALiC’s Oregon facility.
AURALiC is thrilled to announce a future collaboration with Dirac to incorporate their cutting-edge technology into the product line.
This partnership will enable AURALiC to integrate Dirac’s advanced technology, which will contribute to ensuring that products remain at the forefront of innovation and deliver the highest quality audio experience.
Specifications Auralic VEGA G3