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Review: Auralic VEGA G1 Streaming DAC

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Auralic VEGA G1 Back Panel

The Auralic VEGA G1 DAC may take a little more explaining than your average DAC review but that’s because the proposition has evolved, just as the digital audio scene has. No longer just a digital converter from USB or SPDIF, the new VEGA is a DAC and streamer. The entire device is controllable from Auralic’s own Lighting DS app or as an endpoint for Roon, and the usual streaming services apply – even the recently launched Qobuz (for the US at least). … Read the full article

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A short film about the AURALiC Aries G1

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Using a standard Mac or PC as a network streamer – WiFi/Ethernet in, USB out – will only get us so far on sound quality. So too will patching the Mac or PC’s electrically noisy USB output with filters and/or USB re-clockers. Adding a linear power supply to a desktop PC might bring an audible improvement but it doesn’t bypass or disable the noisy switching power supplies and regulators running on the motherboard.

For extracting better performance from our downstream DAC, we need a network streamer that has been built to satisfy audiophile sensibilities: a motherboard and digital outputs with lower electrical noise and lower jitter.… Read the full article

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