The VEGA G2.1 is first and foremost a performance-focused DAC. Every aspect of the VEGA G2.1’s engineering has been designed to push the boundaries of sonic performance, reshaping data into a vibrant, emotionally rewarding musical performance — but its engineering is only half the story. The always-evolving architecture of the VEGA G2.1 combines high-end DAC performance and feature-rich online streaming, emerging as the heart of your digital source. While it may not house the ARIES G2.1 server capabilities, VEGA G2.1 streaming is based on the Lightning Streaming framework, so favorite AURALiC features like On-Device Playlists, Memory Caching, Gapless Playback, and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room are all at your fingertips. With support for every audiophile format and resolution up to 32bit 384khz PCM and DSD512, the stellar VEGA G2.1 is the embodiment of what high-resolution digital-to-analog conversion should be.
A persistent desire to continue innovating has gone into the creation of the G2.1 line and the all-new VEGA G2.1, resulting in engineering innovations that continue improving the already great sound of our best performing DAC. With a completely new internal architecture focused on isolation techniques via a copper enclosure and an advanced multi-spring suspension system, the VEGA G2.1 continues its ride along the cutting edge. Advanced galvanic isolation and always-in-control, hyper-accurate Dual 72 Femtosecond clocks contribute to the extraordinary clarity and precision of the VEGA G2.1.
Master Clock DAC
The completely redesigned architecture of the VEGA G2.1 allows it to accomplish something amazing: it is the first DAC ever that operates independently of the source signal’s frequency.
Unity Chassis II
The VEGA G2.1 chassis has been designed as a double enclosure, where an outer case made from high-grade aluminum is supplemented with an inner layer of copper. A high-mass base and enhanced four-foot multi-spring suspension system complete the quiet, noise defeating performance of the VEGA G2.1’s Unity Chassis II.
VEGA G2.1 internal circuits are physically distributed to enhance overall balance. And with specially designed foot spikes that dampen and absorb vibrations, the VEGA G2.1 is always rock-steady, for ultra-smooth signal delivery.
The VEGA G2.1 introduces sophisticated galvanic isolation and Unity Chassis II techniques that drastically reduce the potential for electro-magnetic interference, for an extraordinarily pure, clean sound. And the VEGA G2.1 is 10% quieter than the our VEGA G2.
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
* Tested under Filter Mode Precise for all sampling rate
Streaming File Format
Lossless:AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV Lossy:AAC, MP3 and WMA
PCM:44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit*** DSD:DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)****
*** 352.8KHz and 384KHz and 32bit are supported through streaming, USB and Lighting-Link input only **** By 'DoP V1.1' or native DSD protocol through streaming, USB and Lightning-Link input only
AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS AURALiC Lightning DS for web browser (device setting only) OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo) Roon (Roon Core required separately)
Digital Inputs: Lightning-Link, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB Audio Analog Inputs: RCA Line-stage (2Vrms maximum) Streaming Inputs:uPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited, HighResAudio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+, TIDAL Connect, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, RoonReady
Balanced: XLR (4.8Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 5ohm) Unbalanced: RCA (4.8Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 50ohm) Headphone: 6.35mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)
Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
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)
21.0 lbs (9.5kg)
Anodized aluminum case in matte black with copper EMI shielding enclosure.
AURALiC VEGA G2.1 Streaming DAC Power cord USB Cable Lightning-Link Cable User's guide