We have teamed up with the clever guys from AURALiC to bring an exciting competition to win an ARIES G1 streaming transport worth £1,899.
Our most recent AURALiC review was on the VEGA G2 streaming DAC with LEO GX clock in issue 164. HiFi+ stalwart Jason Kennedy wrote, “Used alone as a streamer and a DAC the VEGA G2 is a very nice piece of kit that is extremely revealing of the incoming source thanks in part to the way that the Sabre DAC chip has been engineered to work without PLL (Phase Lock Loop) in the traditional way but rather to operate independently of the source frequency”.
“It brings a presence and solidity to everything you play, making it more real and convincing than you have any right to expect with reproduced audio. It also seems to enhance dynamics, not in a loudness sense but with an increase in contrast between loud and quiet notes, so there’s a perceived increase in dynamic range”.
He concluded by saying, “Adding the LEO GX puts the ARIES G2 in another league, in particular when it comes to imaging. It creates a sense of presence that is very rare with reproduced audio of any kind which, coming as it does from a self-confessed, fully paid up member of the analogue nut club, is high praise indeed”
In the VEGA G2, the Sabre DAC chip has been engineered to work without PLL. What is PLL an acronym for?
A. Professional Loudness Level
B. Potential Light Loss
C. Phase Lock Loop
To answer, please visit AURALiC’s dedicated competition page at URL https://us.auralic.com/pages/2018-competition
Alternatively, send your answer on a postcard (including yourname, address, and contact details) to AURALiC Competition, c/o Absolute Multimedia (UK) Ltd, Unit 3, Sandleheath Industrial Estate, Sandeheath, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1PA
The competition will run from December 6th 2018 until January 31st 2019. The competition is open to everyone, but multiple, automated or bulk entries will be disqualified. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries, will be contacted via email (where possible) and their name will be published in the magazine. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Absolute Multimedia (UK) Ltd. is compliant with the Data Protection Act and UK laws apply. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.