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Offline eze73

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Auralic Aries G2 or VEGA 2
« on: October 03, 2017, 01:03 »
Hello folks
Just to know whether someone listened to the new Aries G2 ?
Keep posting
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« Last Edit: October 08, 2017, 18:49 by eze73 »

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Re: Auralic Aries G2
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 08:51 »
Saw some pics posting on Auralic community forum...

https://community.auralic.com/t/pictures-of-auralic-g2-product/904

I like the Vega G2, it is essential a Networked DAC or NDAC, it is all in one solution streaming DAC! The hardware construction looks awesome 😎!
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Re: Auralic Aries G2
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 15:14 »
Superb looks
Thanks

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Re: Auralic Aries G2
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 15:59 »
Hello
The other question is about the Auralic VEGA G2 , having an ethernet input ...strange , it will be a roon end point as such ?
And it may well be totally mqa compatible ..
Is Auralic turning to be the Lumin rival ?
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Re: Auralic Aries G2
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 13:07 »
The Ethernet input is for streaming from NAS and internet (Tidal Hi-Fi), though it doesn't have WIFI, only G2 Aries have. I'm using Aries Mini at the moment and it can decode MQA using their own proprietary method and it is RoonReady. I believe this should extend to the G series. Auralic and Lumin make excellent streamers.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2017, 13:13 by MusicEar »
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Re: Auralic Aries G2
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 15:09 »
Hello
I had the Auralic Aries (Femto with Linear PSU) when it came out
Bought the Aries mini , and used it (for curiosity)
To my ears , the mini delivered superb sound for money
Then I bought the Melco N1A : in usb it delivered as good as the Aries , lacking as such a good control app on IOS
Entered in my system , the Chord Dave .. well the Dave performed strangely better in AES
So I bought the Lumin U1 , selling the Auralics
I totally agree with you that both Lumin and Auralic make good streamers
I do have the impression that Auralic is going up market , without the all in one solution
If I buy the Aries G2 , that would be for curiosity , and some dealers are stating that it sounds better than Aurender N10
We'll listen , but this hobby is costly I fear (LOL)
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Re: Auralic Aries G2 or VEGA 2
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 18:51 »
Hello
After some reading , the question which arises is whether the Auralic Vega G2 is not the way to go
The Vega 2 can accept RJ45 , and is a renderer
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Re: Auralic Aries G2 or VEGA 2
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 16:51 »
Hello
After some reading , the question which arises is whether the Auralic Vega G2 is not the way to go
The Vega 2 can accept RJ45 , and is a renderer
Cheers

It is not a renderer, it does everything like Aries Mini and Altair except for USB HDD and internal HDD, WIFI and Bluetooth.

https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/31570-auralic-g2-series-digital-components-aries-g2-vega-g2-and-etc-information/?page=8
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 16:57 by MusicEar »
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Re: Auralic Aries G2 or VEGA 2
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 16:55 »
Hello
I had the Auralic Aries (Femto with Linear PSU) when it came out
Bought the Aries mini , and used it (for curiosity)
To my ears , the mini delivered superb sound for money
Then I bought the Melco N1A : in usb it delivered as good as the Aries , lacking as such a good control app on IOS
Entered in my system , the Chord Dave .. well the Dave performed strangely better in AES
So I bought the Lumin U1 , selling the Auralics
I totally agree with you that both Lumin and Auralic make good streamers
I do have the impression that Auralic is going up market , without the all in one solution
If I buy the Aries G2 , that would be for curiosity , and some dealers are stating that it sounds better than Aurender N10
We'll listen , but this hobby is costly I fear (LOL)
Cheers


Should have bought a Lumin A1 or S1....one box solution, no more issue.

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Re: Auralic Aries G2 or VEGA 2
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 18:42 »

Hello
After some reading , the question which arises is whether the Auralic Vega G2 is not the way to go
The Vega 2 can accept RJ45 , and is a renderer
Cheers

It is not a renderer, it does everything like Aries Mini and Altair except for USB HDD and internal HDD, WIFI and Bluetooth.

https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/31570-auralic-g2-series-digital-components-aries-g2-vega-g2-and-etc-information/?page=8

Yes it is a renderer. The VEGA G2 is a full blown renderer.


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Re: Auralic Aries G2 or VEGA 2
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2017, 16:04 »
Hello
The VEGA G2 being a renderer , it could be a good add-on to the melco
However , mqa will not be supported as such ..
in this world , mqa is getting more attractive
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Re: Auralic Aries G2 or VEGA 2
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2019, 18:42 »
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Re: Auralic Aries G2 or VEGA 2
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2019, 12:04 »
How does it sound quality compare with Arrender?