Auralic has just announced the launch of 4 new G series products, including the Auralic Aries G2.2. The Aries G2.2 represents a generational shift in the technology platform while maintaining the understated elegance and classic design of the G series UnityChassis II that incorporating a pure copper sub-enclosure and multi-point tuned sprung base assembly.
New Tesla G3 Streaming Platform
The Aries G2.2 houses Auralic's new Tesla G3 streaming platform, using a 64-bit architecture that enables it to achieve eight times the processing power of the previous version. The memory capacity has also been increased to 4 GB, and Direct Memory Access Technology (DMA) has been integrated into the system.
These advancements are engineered in such a way in that all audio-related circuits to connect directly to the system memory, substantially reducing latency and jitter by 90% comparing to its predecessor.
New Features and Upgrades
AURALiC has completely redesigned the ARIES G2.2, incorporating over 90% new components to deliver unparalleled performance. The USB DAC output now boasts second-generation galvanic isolation technology, enhancing compatibility with a wide range of DACs and ensuring a more refined audio experience.
The new Purer-Power low noise power supply design features double the capacity of preceding G2.1 models and even lower noise levels, providing extremely stable
and reliable power to the device. Moreover, the optional internal music storage is now based on NVMe SSD technology, delivering read and write speeds up to ten times faster than its predecessor.
External Storage with USB 3.0
The ARIES G2.2 now supports USB 3.0 for external music storage, further expanding its capabilities and making it easier than ever to access and stream high-quality audio files.
The ARIES G2.2 features compatibility with the LEO GX.1 reference master clock, enabling users to achieve even greater levels of precision and accuracy when it comes to their digital audio outputs. By connecting to the LEO GX.1, you are able to take advantage of its advanced clocking technology, resulting in a more refined and nuanced audio reproduction.
New Galvanic USB Isolation
This new isolator has improved DAC compatibility, functioning in the same way as a regular USB port with hot plug/unplug support. The signal quality and jitter performance of the 2nd generation Galvanic USB has been further optimised, resulting in noticeable sound quality improvement.
In addition, users can now choose to enable or disable the USB port power supply to the DAC through software, which ensures an even cleaner signal path.
New Purer-Power Design
The ARIES G2.2 features the Purer-Power low noise power supply with a capacity that is twice that of the previous version, and an even lower noise design. This increased capacity ensures a clean and stable power supply for the high-performance processing platform and music storage options.
All digital audio-related circuits, including the Galvanic USB, have their individual power supplies, maintaining an extremely low noise level of just 0.8 microvolts - an 80% reduction from G2.1 model. Furthermore, the computing circuits, which are less sensitive to noise, benefit from a low noise power supply of just 27 microvolts, a 50-fold improvement from G2.1.
This advanced power supply design ensures that the digital audio circuits receive a clean and stable power supply, free from noise and interference, resulting in a superior audio experience for the listener.
NVMe Internal Storage
With the new Tesla G3 processing platform in place, ARIES G2.2 have upgraded internal storage from traditional SATA based SSD or HDD to the most advanced NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) SSD storage option. This upgrade offers numerous benefits, including outstanding data transfer speeds and dependability, ensuring a seamless experience for storing and playing digital music.
Thanks to the Direct Memory Access (DMA) technology, NVMe storage offers significantly faster transfer speeds and lower latency than traditional storage options, resulting in improved performance and faster access to stored music. Compared to the G2.1 model, the ARIES G2.2 now offer a copying speed that is ten times faster when transferring music from Ethernet to the internal storage.
|Streaming File Formats||Lossless||AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV|
|Lossy||AAC, MP3, MQA 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|
|OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo) Roon (Roon Core required separately)|
|Streaming Inputs||Network shared folder, USB Storage, USB CD Drive, Internal Music Storage, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited||HighResAudio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+, Netease Music, TIDAL/TIDAL Connect, Airplay, Spotify Connect, TuneIn, Internet Radio, RoonReady|
|Audio Outputs||Digital Outputs||AES/EBU, Lightning Link, Coaxial, Toslink|
|USB Output||USB Host to compatible DAC|
|Wireless||802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi|
|Playback||50W at Max|
|Dimensions - W x D x H||13.4 x 12.6 x 3.7 in. (34cm x 32cm x 9.6cm)|
|Weight||22.5 lbs (10.2kg)|