AURALiC Announces New ALTAIR G1.1 and ARIES G1.1 Music Streamers With Two Major Updates

If you’ve been to an audio show lately, then you’ve probably seen AURALiC music streamers playing in a good percentage of the listening rooms. Well, there’s a good reason for that. They sound really good.

ALTAIR G1.1

Today, AURALiC is launching their new ALTAIR G1.1 Digital Transport (no DAC) and ARIES G1.1 Digital Streamer (has internal DAC), which brings two new features to these popular players. First of all, both models now feature the high-mass base plate pulled from the more expensive G2.1 series. This silver base plate is said to both improve the aesthetic and provide extra vibration damping for better sonics. Second, both units now support AirPlay 2, which further expands your streaming options.

ARIES G1.1

In addition, both units receive their own individual upgrades, like a new internal storage option for the ALTAIR G1.1 transport (no DAC), while the ALTAIR G1.1

The ARIES G1.1 and ALTAIR G1.1 will each retail for $3,249. For availability, visit https://us.auralic.com/



The following press release is courtesy of AURALiC North America:

G1.1 Series Music Streamers
Announcing the New ALTAIR G1.1 and ARIES G1.1

July 25th, 2022 – AURALiC is delighted to announce an update for its ARIES G1 and ALTAIR G1 to the G1.1 version. Reflecting their drive to innovate and lead the music streaming market, this update provides exciting improvements for both models.

Engineered to exacting standards, the ARIES G1.1 and ALTAIR G1.1 excel in today’s demanding environment of high-resolution music streaming. Designed and consistently updated in-house, the Lightning streaming platform has led the industry since its release in 2014. Focused on providing the best possible sound and an outstanding user experience, Lightning streaming includes several unique features such as memory cache, CD playback and ripping, and wireless streaming up to 384 PCM and DSD512.

The Lightning DS iOS app provides native integration with high-resolution streaming services like Amazon Music, Qobuz, and HighResAudio, as well as other lossless services such as TIDAL, KKBox, and NetEase, providing a world of musical exploration. AURALiC’s Lightning streaming platform also supports TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and acts as a Roon Ready endpoint allowing you the freedom to access and control your music however you like.

The G1.1 update brings two new features common to both models. The ARIES G1.1 and ALTAIR G1.1 now feature the high-mass base from our award-winning G2.1 series products. This satin silver base plate improves their overall aesthetic and provides extra vibration damping for better sonic performance. Both units now support AirPlay 2, further expanding your streaming options.

ARIES G1.1

The ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter brings high-performance music streaming to your home audio system. Connect it to your DAC and stream your favorite music wirelessly. With the G1.1 update, customers can purchase an internal storage option to store their favorite music inside the device.

ALTAIR G1.1

The ALTAIR G1.1 Digital Audio Streamer, with its robust Wi-Fi connectivity and analog output, is a clean one-box solution for all your digital music. Connect the ALTAIR G1.1 to your amplifier or powered speakers and enjoy a world of music streaming options at your fingertips. ALTAIR G1.1 has an improved Femto clock, providing an even higher level of precision for the integrated DAC. It also has a more powerful built-in headphone amplifier, making the headphone listening experience even better.

“With these updates, our G1.1 Series products will continue to lead their categories in technology and functionality, providing the best streaming experience in their market sector.” — Xuanqian Wang, CEO

Founded in 2009 by Xuanqian Wang and Yuan Wang, AURALiC products are all designed and developed with unrelenting attention to detail, exacting tolerances, and extreme precision. AURALiC’s passion for music, peerless expertise in electronics design, and a complete understanding of electrical engineering all govern the care that goes into our design and build process.


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