Auralic Altair G2.1 Digital Audio Streamer

£4,599.00£4,999.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available

Combining every function available from AURALiC into the ultra-quiet G2.1 chassis, the new Altair G2.1 is perfect for the most demanding music lover.

Altair G2.1 is an all-encompassing digital and analog source component, providing abundant capabilities as part of the performance-oriented G2.1 Series.

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

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Altair G1

The Altair G2.1 by AURALiC is an all-encompassing digital and analog source component which provides abundant capabilities to the performance-oriented G2.1 Series.

Combining every function available from AURALiC into the ultra-quiet G2.1 chassis, Altair G2.1 is perfect for the most demanding music lover. Whether you desire a high-resolution title from an online streaming service, a file from your NAS drive, or a vinyl LP from your turntable, Altair G2.1 will deliver exquisitely rendered, dynamic music, from almost any source.

As part of the range-wide 2.1 update, hardware upgrades include the Unity Chassis II, a copper enclosure minimising interference, an anti-vibration footer system on a massive base, clocking armed with hyper-accurate femto-second clocks, a Purer-Power power supply, and Class-A Orfeo Output modules.

Internet radio, Airplay™, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, and optional internal storage are also available.

Control Altair G2.1 intuitively via the proven Lightning DS app, or via the controls clearly shown on the high-resolution 4-inch colour display. Completing this extensive feature set are full Wi-Fi and ethernet connectivity, smart IR control, and a locked-in analog volume control.


  • High Performance DAC
  • Phono Stage
  • Network Streaming
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Qobuz, Tidal
  • Airplay, Spotify Connect, HRA
  • Roon Endpoint
  • 32/384 PCM
  • Analogue Volume Control
  • Home Theatre Bypass
  • USB Drive Connect
  • Selectable Digital Filters
  • Unity Chassis II
  • Lightning Server
  • Dual Femto-Second Clocks
  • XLR (Balanced) + RCA Outputs
  • Gapless Playback
  • Onboard SSD Storage Option
  • DSD12 Over Wi-Fi
  • Line-Level Analogue Input
  • iOS-Compatible Lightning OS
  • Class-A Orfeo Analogue Output
  • Purer-Power Power Supply
  • Multi-Room Audio


Full specifications have not yet been released by AURALiC (as of late June 2021), however below are the specs for the original Altair G1 unit, which we could reasonably expect to be a minimum for this new unit:

  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB
  • THD+N: < 0.0002% (XLR); < 0.0003% (RCA), 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS
  • Dynamic Range: 124dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted
  • Lossless Streaming File Formats: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
  • Lossy Streaming File Format: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA
  • PCM Sampling Rate: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit
  • DSD Sampling Rate: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)
  • 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 Drive, Optional Internal Storage, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Internet Radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady
  • Balanced Audio Output: XLR (2.2Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 10ohm)
  • Unbalanced Audio Output: RCA (2.2Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 50ohm)
  • Headphone Output: 6.35mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)
  • Wired Network: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless Network: 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi
  • Power Consumption: Playback: 50W at max.
  • Finish: Anodised aluminium case in matte black

More Information



AURALiC was born in 2009, built around the idea that true hi-fi should be accessible to everyone. Today the company enjoys a worldwide reputation for innovative digital and analog components that sound as great as they look.

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.

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Additional information

Weight 6.8 kg
Dimensions 32 × 34 × 8 cm


Purchase Options

Click & Collect, Trade-In Available


No Storage, 2TB SSD


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