The G1 not being a G2 only manifests in comparison. In day-to-day use, the VEGA G1 is an ideal network streaming device that puts many really good rival products to shame. It’s extremely well built, sounds exceptionally good, and plays nice with most products it’s likely to be hooked to. I started this investigation to see what all the fuss was about, and now I’m reading from the AURALiC Fanatic’s Handbook. The company really does live up to the hype, as anyone who gives the VEGA (G2 or G1) a serious listen will attest. In fact, they might well say one of the notes I made while listening to the AURALiC VEGA G1 – Bloody hell... this thing’s good!
Type: Streaming DAC preamplifier
THD: <0.00016%, balanced <0.00015%
Dynamic Range: single ended >124dB, balanced >127dB
Streaming Inputs: Network shared folder, uPnP/DLNA Media Server, TIDAL and Qobuz streaming, Internet Radio, Songcast (limited)
Digital Inputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB B, RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Supported File Formats: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA
Supported Digital Formats: PCM from 44.1kHz to 384kHz in 32Bit, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512
Output Voltage: 4Vrms at 0dBFS (XLR), 2Vrms at 0dBFS (RCA)
Control Software: Lightning DS for iOS, RC-1 remote handset, OpenHome compatible, UPnP compatible control software, Roon Ready
Dimensions W×H×D: 340 ×80 ×320mm
Manufacturer: AURALiC Ltd.
Distributor: AURALiC Europe
Tel: +44(0) 7590 106105