Released in July 2022, the new 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. It offers a vast number of features and functions, allowing you to stream music from virtually any source.
Play from locally stored files on your network, a USB drive, an optional integrated hard drive, as well as AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth sources. Our Lightning Streaming Platform integrates natively with services like Amazon Music, Qobuz, Tidal, KKBOX, Internet Radio, and Spotify Connect.
A 4.0-inch true colour in-plane switching display with a resolution of over 300 ppi provides complete operational feedback: playback status, configuration settings, and a full library view for browsing your collection.
The G1.1 upgrade for the Altair includes a more robust chassis and 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. Connect the Altair G1.1 to your amplifier or powered speakers and enjoy a world of music streaming options at your fingertips.
Designed to provide a comprehensive, sound quality first, solution for the discerning music enthusiast, the new Altair G1.1 excels as a DAC, preamplifier, server, and wireless streamer. Using the Altair G1.1 with the Auralic Lightning Streaming Platform, as a Roon Ready Endpoint, or with other OpenHome compatible software, you have the freedom to stream music the way you want to. Featuring Digital COAX, TOSLINK, and AES/EBU inputs, plus single-ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs, the Altair G1.1 delivers high performance in a wide variety of system configurations.
Designed for ease of use, crystal-clear sound, and highly flexible system configuration, Altair G1.1 brings high-performance, cutting-edge technology and incredible value to any high-fidelity music system.
Altair G1.1 also features Lightning OS, which Auralic developed be the highest-quality streaming environment you’ve ever heard. A meticulously-crafted software architecture designed specifically to work hand-in-hand with the powerful Tesla hardware platform found in Auralic streaming products, Lightning OS is full of cutting-edge innovations that bring your music to life like never before. Connect to all your of high-resolution sources, take control with user apps like Lightning DS or Roon, and meet true audiophile streaming.
Still have some love for your old CDs? Not to worry; you can plug a generic USB CD drive into your Altair G1 then choose to play a CD, rip a CD while playing, or just rip.
As with Auralic’s Lightning file streaming, the unique CD playback feature uses the same advanced, jitter-reducing Memory Playback technology. CD data is first read, and compared several times for accuracy into the system cache before playing. The result is elimination of potentially-induced jitter from the transport, canceling any negative effects from the quality of your chosen CD drive, potentially improving performance beyond what is offered from competitor CD players.
- Complete Digital Source.
- 4-inch 300 PPI True Colour Display.
- CD Playback + Ripping.
- Dual 72fs Femto Clock.
- 1GB Memory Cache.
- Flexible Filter Mode.
- Smart-IR Control.
- Purer-Power System.
- Frequency Response: 20 – 20 KHz, +/- 0.1 dB
- THD+N: < 0.0002 % (XLR); < 0.0003 % (RCA), 20 Hz – 20 KHz at 0 dBFS
- Dynamic Range: 124 dB, 20 Hz – 20 KHz, A-weighted
- Lossless Streaming File Formats: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
- Lossy Streaming File Format: AAC, MP3, WMA
- PCM Sampling Rate: 44.1 KHz to 384 KHz in 32 Bit
- DSD Sampling Rate: DSD64 (2.8224 MHz), DSD128 (5.6448 MHz), DSD256 (11.2896 MHz), DSD512 (22.57892 MHz)
- Control Software, 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: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB Audio
- Streaming Inputs: Network shared folder, USB Storage, USB CD Drive, Optional Internal Storage, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited, HighRes Audio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, NetEase Music, TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, AirPlay 2, RoonReady, Bluetooth
- Balanced Audio Output: XLR (4.4 Vrms at 0 dBFS, output impedance 10 Ohms)
- Unbalanced Audio Output: RCA (2.1 Vrms at 0 dBFS, output impedance 50 Ohms)
- Headphone Output: 6.35 mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 2.5 Ohms)
- Wired Network: Gigabit Ethernet
- Wireless Network: 802.11 b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi
- Power Consumption: Playback: 50 W at max.
- Dimensions: 34 x 32 x 8 cm
- Weight: 7.4 kg
- Finish: Anodized aluminium case in matte black
- Altair G1.1
- 2 x External WiFi Antenna
- Power Cord
- USB Cable
- User Guide
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