Auralic Altair G1.1 Digital Audio Streamer

£2,699.00£2,899.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available.

Designed to provide a comprehensive, sound quality first, solution for the discerning music enthusiast, the new upgraded Altair G1.1 by AURALiC excels as a DAC, preamplifier, server, and wireless streamer.

Altair G1.1 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.

Available in Black finish only, with either no internal storage, or 2TB SSD.


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Altair G1.1

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.
  • ActiveUSB.
  • 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

Full Auralic Range Available

Unilet Sound & Vision are official retail partners for Auralic, providing sales, advice and assistance on their entire range of high-quality products. Please do get in touch if you would like a demonstration or wish to purchase.

More Information

Additional information

Weight 7.4 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 34.0 × 8.0 cm

No Storage, 2TB SSD

Purchase Options

Click & Collect, Trade-In Available



Founded in 2009, AURALiC designs innovative, high-performance audio products focused on getting the most out of your music. Whether stored on a hard drive at home, or streamed to you from an online service, AURALiC products will bring all your music to life.

AURALiC devices help you explore digital streaming, discover new music, and share experiences with friends. They connect your home by delivering high-resolution music to every room, and make novel use of your mobile devices to control it all. Combining progressive technologies that deliver on the promise of modern digital formats with revitalised analog circuitry and hardware rooted in classic designs, the company is always creating new ways to bring consumers closer to their music.

As of December 2021, all AURALiC streaming products now offer the capability to deliver Amazon Music Unlimited via their Lightning DS Control App.

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