Auralic VEGA


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Replaced by Vega G1


VEGA, the next generation digital audio processor, is developed with the goal of ‘seeking for non-compromised sound’.

With plenty of I/O ports and powerful function, it will become the kernel component of your high-end stereo system.

With Sanctuary Audio Processor as heart, AURALiC introduces several cutting-edge technology for VEGA:


Megahertz up-sampling algorithm up-samples all PCM music to 1.5MHz in 32bit;

Femto Master Clock provides an ultimate clock precision with jitter only 82 femtoseconds(0.082 picosecond).

Binding with other AURALiC’s patented technologies such as ‘ORFEO Class-A module’ and discrete ‘Purer-Power™ solution’, VEGA will bring high-resolution music playback experience to climax.

VEGA supports all high resolution music formats including DXD(352.8KS/s, 384KS/s in 32bit) as well as DSD stream at 2.8224MHz and 5.6448MHz.

Five digital inputs include AES/EBU, coaxial(set of two), toslink and USB.

The balanced and single-ended analog outputs can connect to power amplifier directly, adjusting volume in digital precision without dynamic loss.

The Flexible Filter Mode embedded inside VEGA has six modes, each contains several digital filters optimized for corresponding sampling rate.

These filters are solely developed by AURALiC to optimise the listening experience for different music and format.

VEGA allows you to customise according to different music formats, tuning sound best to personal preference.

Technical Features

AURALiC Sanctuary Audio Processor


Sanctuary audio processor, the heart of VEGA, is based on multi-core ARM9 architecture with calculating capability at 1000MIPS which is ideal for handling multi-channel high resolution music.

AURALiC also introduces the second generation ActiveUSB ™ to VEGA that separates the USB PHY into a discrete chip to future reduce EMI  from computer.

Resorting to these technologies, VEGA not only support DXD format(352.8KS/s and 384KS/s PCM signal in 32bit) but also able to decode DSD stream at 2.8224MHz and 5.6448MHz in native though ‘DoP V1.1’ transmission standard.

Flexible Filter Mode

The Flexible Filter Mode technology inside VEGA has six built-in modes each contains several digital filters optimized for corresponding sampling rate.

These filters are developed under AURALiC’s subjective auditory sense and objective testing data relationship models which is to optimise the listening experience for different music and format.

The linear phase filter exhibits perfect in-band ripple and out-band attenuation performance while the minimum phase filter is better for enjoyment as it has no ‘pre-ringing’ effect.

There are also slow roll-off filter and several noise filters for native DSD conversion. To maximum usage of these filters, VEGA allows its user to customize according to different formats, tuning sound best to personal preference.

Femto Master Clock

The objective of Femto Master Clock  technology is to give DAC and upsampling circuit an ultimate clock with extremely low jitter and low phase noise.

It utilises aerospace grade crystal oscillator, ultra low noise linear power supply and temperature compensation technology to generate master clock with extremely low jitter at 82 femtoseconds.

What’s more important, the phase noise which affect sound quality a lot has been dramatically reduced to -168dBc/Hz.

VEGA has three level of clock precision for you to choose, with the highest grade ‘EXACT’ mode, it will give the purest reference clock.

Driving by such amazing clock, VEGA can easily reproduce the music details in the ‘last bit’, represent a rock solid stereo image you may never experience before.

Megahertz Up-sampling

Using latest ground breaking algorithm, Megahertz Upsampling technology process and up-sampling all incoming PCM signal to about 1.5MHz in 32bit depth.

These not only improve the precision of DAC, but also create a new Nyquist frequency for all PCM signal which farther away from the top end of audio frequency.

As a result, their engineers are able to design a brand new analog circuit structure with more bandwidth and faster slew rate. Comparing to previous design, the new structure is more transparent to

VEGA Specifications


Frequency Response 20 – 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*

THD+N <0.00015%, 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS

Dynamic Range 130dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted

Digital Inputs




1*USB 2.0 buffered by ActiveUSB™

Analog Outputs

1*Balanced XLR(output impedance 4.7ohm)

1*Single-ended RCA(output impedance 50ohm)

Supported Digital Formats

All PCM from 44.1KS/s to 384KS/s in 32Bit**

DSD64, DSD128, DSD256***

Output Voltage 4Vrms at Max. with dynamic-loss-free digital volume

User Interface

AURALiC RC-1 remote control

512*64 pixels OLED Display

Power Consumption

Standby: <2W

Sleep: <10W

Playback:  15W at max.

Dimensions 11”W x 9”D x 2.6”H (33cm x 23cm x 6.5cm)

Weight 3.4kg

* Tested under Filter Mode #1 for all sampling rate

** 352.8KS/s and 384KS/s are supported through USB only

** 32bit is supported through USB only

*** By ‘DoP V1.1’ protocol through USB only

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

AURALiC ORFEO Class-A Output Module

In order to drive various loads, matching different power amplifiers, VEGA is powered with AURALiC’s patented ORFEO Class-A module which is inspired by Neve 8078 analog console’s circuit design as the output stage.

The principle of this module is to use a mass of small signal components with best linear characteristic.

By packing them though a thermal balance procedure and bias the transistors into Class-A, ORFEO achieves impressive performance with open loop distortion less than 0.001%.

The ORFEO module used in VEGA has been selected and tweaked for lower noise while maintains its driving capability for 600ohm load without any distortion raise.

Superb match for the superb ARIES



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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