SIRIUS G2.1 operates on anopen standard, allowing music lovers to upgrade both the processing power and the original performance envelope of their Digital-toAnalog Converters (DACs), whether they’re ising an AURALic branded DAC, or by another manufacturer.
SIRIUS G2.1 delivers to the DACs a wide variety of resolutions and formats and can accept any input data with sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz in PCM, or DSD64 to DSD512. Inputs and outputs onboard SIRIUS G2 are varied and plentiful. Standing apart from its peers, SIRIUS G2.1 can output USB, in any format, including PCM in 384 kHz and DSD512 with extreamly low distortion. The increased flexibility adds yet again to the list of the number of DACs eligible for optimiztion and enhancement provided by SIRIUS G2.1.
While external changes to the series are certainly welcome, internal circuitry modification couldn’t be ignored. For the ARIES G2.1, the USB output has been transformed into a more universal category of application, allowing for a broad level of compatibility across most manufacturers’ USB inputs. The HDD port, for local hard drive connectivity, has been given a power boost to handle a broad range of USB drives requiring higher power delivery. These optimizations have extended the potential feature sets of the products.
CD Playback and ripping – the latest from Lightning streaming
We couldn’t ignore the importance of additional features offered by the tried and tested Lightning OS, now in its seventh iteration. As requested by our customers, Lighting OS 7.0 will provide CD playback with optional ripping capabilities. Customers can use a CD drive connected via USB to the AURALiC product. Lightning’s CD function will read each disk sector several times to ensure ultimate data accuracy, then save to memory cache prior to playback. This makes for a completely jitter-free CD playback experience, besting other standalone CD players at far higher prices. As for ripping, while you may already have the lion’s share of your CD collection stored on a drive or NAS of some kind, the ability to comfortably add CD albums to your library on occasion will add a welcome utility to your AURALiC setup. This feature will work with any of our ARIES (Not ARIES Mini), ALTAIR and POLARIS variants. Simply connect a CD drive via USB to one of the capable AURALiC products and begin to play back or rip your CDs.
Enhanced Suspension System
The balanced weight distribution design found internally in the original G2/GX layout remains unchanged, but a newly designed suspension spike system further isolates the product from external mechanical vibration. Potentially harmful vibrations are absorbed within the six-coiled-spring, acoustically calibrated core of each foot, with each spring tuned to a different tension point, resulting in greater sound clarity and a more open sound field through vibration damping at separate frequencies, yet again providing for enhanced sonic performance.
SIRIUS G2.1 operates on an open standard, upgrading both the processing
power and the original performance envelope of their Digital-to-Analog