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Auralic Altair G2.2 - Digital Audio Streamer

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Powered by the state-of-the-art Tesla G3 streaming platform, the new Auralic Altair G2.2 introduces several updates not seen in its predecessors, including the adoption of Direct Data Recording (DDR), Fusion DAC, and Galvanic Isolation, all aimed at elevating audio quality to new heights.

In addition to these advancements, the ALTAIR G2.2 now boasts an HDMI eARC input, further enriching its already impressive array of input channels. This addition ensures seamless integration with a wide range of audio sources, making the ALTAIR G2.2 the ultimate hub for audiophiles seeking uncompromising performance and versatility.

Boasting a refined analog preamplifier section with precise analog ladder resistor volume control, it ensures an unparalleled noise-free signal, seamlessly interfacing with our Class A ORFEO output modules. Catering to discerning audiophiles, the ALTAIR G2.2 transcends boundaries, effortlessly delivering high-resolution audio from diverse sources, be it online streaming services, files stored on NAS drives, or vinyl records on a turntable. Elevate your music experience with the ALTAIR G2.2.

Fusion DAC - A Groundbreaking in DAC Design

AURALiC's groundbreaking Fusion DAC design in the ALTAIR G2.2 combines the finest elements of discrete ladder and Delta-Sigma DAC designs, creating a new standard in audio excellence. This innovative approach involves modifying a high-performance, manufacturer DAC chip by bypassing most of its functions, such as PLL, digital filter, and oversampling circuits.

Instead, AURALiC deploys its proprietary clock reconstruction, digital filter, and oversampling technologies, ensuring that only the precise switching network inside the DAC chip is utilised for the final digital-to-analogue conversion stage. The result is an extraordinary sound quality that elevates the listening experience to new heights.

The Fusion DAC design empowers users with unparalleled customisation and flexibility, enabling fine-tuning and optimisation to match individual preferences. AURALiC’s proprietary implementation of this unique, in-house developed technology represents a significant leap forward in DAC design, delivering exceptional performance and unparalleled sound quality.

Analogue Preamplifier

The ALTAIR G2.2 retain the successful analogue preamplifier function from the original ALTAIR G2.1, now enhanced with an increased output level from 4.4V to 6V to cater to power-hungry amplifiers. The ORFEO Class-A output modules ensure the balanced output can drive loads well below 600ohm with minimal performance degradation.

Users have the option to disable the preamplifier function through software and reduce the output level to 2V, allowing for seamless integration with external preamplifiers. Additionally, a convenient home theater bypass mode is available for analogue input channels, providing maximum flexibility for your audio setup.

Analogue Volume Control

The ALTAIR G2.2 incorporate a highly regarded true analogue ladder resistor volume control, which is recognised as the superior method for achieving high-performance audio playback. Unlike digital volume control, which accurately reduces the signal level but cannot address the noise floor, analogue volume control reduces both the signal level and noise floor while preserving the system's dynamic range.

By employing eight coil-latch relays, this volume control system consumes no power and emits no EMI noise when inactive, ensuring noise-free and distortion-free control. Once adjusted, the system remains electronically transparent, further enhancing the exceptional audio performance of the ALTAIR G2.2.

Galvanic Isolation

In the pursuit of exceptional dynamic range that unveils intricate details in original recordings, modern high-end DACs demand utmost cleanliness in clocks, power supplies, and signal feeding. The ALTAIR G2.2 meet this challenge by incorporating high-speed galvanic isolators, strategically positioned between the Tesla G3 processing platform and the ultra-sensitive audio circuit.

These isolators ensure complete physical separation and protection against interference, safeguarding the DAC from any noise coupling while enabling seamless data transfer. With these advanced features, the ALTAIR G2.2 deliver unparalleled audio clarity and precision, revealing the true essence of your music.

Lightning OS V10 - Ever Powerful Streaming

AURALiC's celebrated Lightning Streaming platform commemorates its 10th anniversary with the much-anticipated release of version 10.0 firmware. This milestone update brings new features like PureDAC mode, Tone Mode to enhance sound sound quality.

Lightning OS V10 will be available through Over-The-Air updates for compatible products by the end of April, marking a significant leap forward in audio performance and functionality for AURALiC users worldwide.

Tesla G3 - A New Era for Wireless Streaming

Built on a quad-core 64-bit architecture, our Tesla G3 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.

Technical Specifications

Benchmark 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 Formats Lossless AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
Lossy AAC, MP3 and WMA
Sampling Rates PCM 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit
DSD DSD64 (2.8224MHz), DSD128 (5.6448MHz), DSD256 (11.2896MHz), DSD512 (22.57892MHz)
Control Software Auralic Lightning DS for iOS and Web Browser, Auralic Lightning DS for Web Browser (device setting only)
OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo) Roon (Roon Core required separately)
Audio Inputs Digital Inputs Coaxial (2), Toslink, USB Audio, HDMI eARC
Analogue Inputs Line-stage (2Vrms max.), MM Phono (0.3Vrms max.)
Streaming Inputs Network shared folder, USB Storage, USB CD Drive, Optional Internal Storage, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited, HighResAudio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+, TIDAL Connect, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, RoonReady
Audio Outputs Balanced XLR (6V / 2V user selectable, output impedance 5ohm)
Unbalanced RCA (6V / 2V user selectable, output impedance 50ohm)
Headphone 6.35mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)
Network Wired Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi
Power Consumption Standby <0.5W
Sleep <10W
Playback 50W at Max
Dimensions - W x D x H 13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 in. (34cm x 32cm x 8cm)
Weight 22.0 lbs (10kg)

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The products we use and sell are of the highest quality and we trust them wholeheartedly, but every now and again a product has a fault that is covered under the manufacturers warranty.

In the event of such an occurance please contact us via email at info@studioincar.co.uk to proceed with the warranty process.

Below is a list of all the Manufacturers warranty timeframes with any special instructions for extended warranties:

Alpine

  • 1 Year Standard Manufacturers Warranty

Amphion

  • 5 Years standard Manufacturers Warranty

AudioControl

  • 5 Years with Installation by an Authorised Installer (Studio Incar is an Authorised Installer)
  • 1 Year if you are doing your own Installation
  • 2 Years if you register the product with the UK supplier

AudioLab

  • 2 Years standard Manufacturers warranty

    Audison

    • 1 Year standard Manufacturers warranty
    • 2 Years if you register the product with the UK supplier

    Auralic

    • 90 Days Standard Manufacturers Warranty
    • 3 Years Extended Warranty - Product Registration within 30 days of Purchase

    Blackvue

    • 6 Months standard Manufacturers warranty

    Blaupunkt

    • 1 Year standard Manufacturers warranty

    Chord Company

    • Lifetime Warranty

    Cyrus Audio

    • XR series - 3 Years
    • Classic series - 2 Years
    • Turntable - 3 Years

    Product Registration Here

    Dynaudio

    • 2 Years on Car Audio Products - No Extendable Warranty
    • 2 Years standard Warranty on Home Audio Products
    • up to 8 Years Extendable Warranty on Home Audio Products when you register at Dynaudio

    Focal

    • 1 Year Standard Manufacturers Warranty
    • 2 Years Extended Warranty when registered with Focal

    Hegel

    • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty

    Hertz

    • 1 Year standard Manufacturers warranty
    • 2 Years if you register the product with the UK supplier

    HiFi Rose

    • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty

    iFi Audio

    • 1 Year Standard Manufacturers Warranty

    JL Audio

    • 1 Year for Speakers and Subwoofers
    • 2 Years for Amplifiers and Processors

    Luxman

    • 3 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty

    Mission

    • 1 Year Standard Manufacturer Warranty
    • 3 Years Extended Warranty if Registered with Mission

    Ortofon

    • 1 Year Standard Manufacturers Warranty

    Peachtree Audio

    • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty
    • 3 Years Extended Warranty if Registered with Peachtree

    Pro-Ject

    • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty
    • 3 Years Extended Warranty if Registered with Pro-Ject

    Q-Acoustics

    • 4 Years for Passive Loudspeakers
    • 1 Year for Active Loudspeakers / Subwoofers
    • 5 Years for Passive Loudspeakers if Registers with Q Acoustics
    • 2 Years for Active Loudspeakers / Subwoofers if Registered with Q Acoustics

    SolidSteel

    • 1 Year Standard Manufacturer Warranty

    Sony

    • 1 Year Standard Manufacturer Warranty

    Wharfedale

    • 2 Years Standard Manufacturers Warranty
    • 3 Years Extended Warranty if registered with Wharfedale
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