Replaced by AURALIC VEGA G2.1
For years Auralic’s original VEGA DAC has been a favorite among discriminating listeners.
Now, the all-new VEGA G2 keeps the sonic spirit of its predecessor alive by pushing the boundaries of digital music.
The VEGA G2 is a high-performance Digital Audio Processor with a completely revamped architecture that excels at the conversion and streaming of high-resolution digital music formats up to DSD512.
The industry’s first signal-independent “Master DAC,” the VEGA G2 is redefining the sound of digital.
A one-of-a-kind Master Clock DAC/ For the ultimate in Jitter-Free Operation
Designed to Innovate, Engineered to Perform
Years of research and development have gone into the creation of the G2 line and the all-new VEGA G2, resulting in engineering innovations that set a new standard for sound quality.
With a completely new internal architecture focused on advanced isolation techniques and a new approach to clocking, the VEGA G2 is breaking new ground in the world of premium digital processing. Advanced galvanic isolators and always-in-control, hyper-accurate Dual 72 Femto clocks contribute to the extraordinary clarity and precision of the VEGA G2.
Master Clock DAC
The completely redesigned architecture of the VEGA G2 allows it to accomplish something amazing: it is the first DAC ever that operates independently of the source signal’s frequency.
The VEGA G2 introduces sophisticated galvanic isolation and Unity Chassis techniques that drastically reduce the potential for electro-magnetic interference, for an extraordinarily pure, clean sound. And the VEGA G2 is a full 20% quieter than the original VEGA DAC.
Customised DAC Chip
There wasn’t a DAC chip on the market that could satisfy their requirements for sonic performance with the all-new VEGA G2.
That’s why they used a modified Sabre DAC chip scheme, optimised for audio signal processing of resolutions up to DSD512.
It’s just one more way we made sure everything inside the VEGA G2 lives up the premium standard of the entire G2 line.
Fully Passive Volume Control
Precise control, distortion free, noise free.
The only way to get all three is to painstakingly construct a R-2R resistor ladder network — and that’s exactly what they have done for the VEGA G2.
Eight coil-latch relays remain entirely passive when not in use, drawing no power and producing exactly zero EMI noise.
Once set, the volume control system remains electronically invisible — one more detail that helps the VEGA G2 push the boundaries of sonic performance.
Scalable Power, Custom-Built for Streaming Audio
Auralic’s Tesla G1 hardware platform is the processing engine that gives the VEGA G2 the power and flexibility it needs to meet the demands of modern high-resolution streaming.
Designed around a high-performance Quad-Core Cortex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, Tesla G1 sports 1GB DDR3 RAM and 4GB of storage.
Automatic updates keep the Tesla G1 platform outfitted with the latest features and support, so your device is always ready for peak performance and up-to-the-minute functionality.
A 4.0-inch true color in-plane switching high-resolution display provides complete operational feedback: input channel, volume, sampling rate, playback status, and configuration settings.
Flexibility to Explore
Connect every source you’ve got using its full array of ports. Traditional AES/ EBU, Digital Coaxial, and TOSLINK ports are all galvanically isolated for enhanced performance. Access network resources like UPnP/DLNA media servers, shared network folders, high-resolution Internet Services and Internet Radio via Ethernet.
Jitter-free to maximise sonic performance, Lightning Link provides single-point control of the entire G2 audio system.
Specifications VEGA G2
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
Lossless:AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA
PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit**
DSD: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)***
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)
Digital Inputs: Lightning-Link, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB Audio
Analog Inputs: RCA Line-stage (2Vrms maximum)
Streaming Inputs: uPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, RoonReady
Balanced: XLR (4.8Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 5ohm)
Unbalanced: RCA (4.8Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 50ohm)
Headphone: 6.35mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)
Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
Playback: 50W at max.
Dimensions – W x D x H
13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 in. (34cm x 32cm x 8cm)
17.2 lbs (7.8kg)
Anodised precision-machined extrusion aluminum case in matte black
AURALiC VEGA G2 Streaming DAC