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Offline wvs007

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Auralic Aries G1
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:57 »
I am looking at adding an Auralic Aries G1 to my system. I have a few Bluesound streamers which are quite good but not hi-end sound..IMHO.
Does anybody have experience with Auralic products...or equivalent components around $3k budget?

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« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 10:14 by wvs007 »
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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 11:15 »
Perhaps can listen to Lumin's streamer.  Good value at that price point. Currenly using U1 mini which is very revealing. Beware of your pairing of dac though. Cheers.

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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 11:23 »
I highly recommend Lumin too,for that price point, u can look at D2, did AB with Blue Node , improvements day and night.
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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 09:31 »
I am looking at adding an Auralic Aries G1 to my system. I have a few Bluesound streamers which are quite good but not hi-end sound..IMHO.
Does anybody have experience with Auralic products...or equivalent components around $3k budget?

Thanks, and Gong Ci Fa Cai to all!

I used Auralic Aries Mini for many years now and recently upgraded to Aries G1. I must said in term of SQ, the Aries G1 is a big improvement. The thing I like about G1 is the big high res display that shows the album art, a study built chassis. There are factors such as built-in linear power supply, XMOS femto clock for the lowest jitter via USB output. In the software side, you can use SMB to access your NAS music library without resort to DLNA and MimicServer. I use it together with Holo Spring DAC and I highly recommend when you consider a separate streaming transport and DAC.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 09:37 by MusicEar »
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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 10:58 »
Hi bro,

May i know where can i purchase the Auralic Aries G1? Understand there is no local dealer in Sg.

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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 12:08 »
I used auralic aries mini and now using altair, i must said its a very good streamer with consistent firmware upgrade.
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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 13:19 »
Hi bro,

May i know where can i purchase the Auralic Aries G1? Understand there is no local dealer in Sg.

Thanks

I got directly from Auralic US, shipping is free. I brought it for USD2199 last year before the price increased. This worked out around SGD3000.
https://us.auralic.com/products/aries-g1
Holo Spring NOS R2R level 2 DAC | Holo Audio Titanis USB Regen | ROON ROCK on ZOTAC fanless PC | Seagate PersonalCloud 4TB NAS |KECES dual linear power supply for Roon ROCK and NAS | VTL 2.5i pre & VTL MB-125 monoblock tube power amps | Dynaudio Contour 1.8mk2 floorstanding speakers | Taralabs Reference Gen mk2 audio interconnects | Alpha Goertz MI-3 speakers cables & Chord Silverplus USB cable | W-Audio power distributor terminated with WattGate plugs | Auralic Aries Mini as Endpoint |

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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 14:18 »
Thanks for the info. I am also deliberating on the Lumin D2 but Lumin doesn't have built-in WiFi capability and my room doesn't have a router. I reckon the only option would be the Aries G1 to stream audio files from the room next door. Wondering if there is a noticeable difference in SQ between WiFi streaming and Ethernet cable on the Aries G1. Has anyone A/B between the Aries G1 and the Lumin D2 ?

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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 19:40 »
I will guess ethernet cable will be the best bet with stronger and stable signal, u can use google mesh(recommended) or use an extender in your room, then use the ethernet port, which I’m using now.
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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 22:39 »
Thanks bro. Will consult Dr. Google for more info and consider the 2 options.   

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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 01:39 »
As oer auralic designer he strongly suggest to use 5ghz wifi than LAN for the best performance. For details can refer to auralic forum or their qq group (if you understand chinese)
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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 11:11 »
I got directly from Auralic US, shipping is free. I brought it for USD2199 last year before the price increased. This worked out around SGD3000.
https://us.auralic.com/products/aries-g1


Hi bro,

Does the Aries G1 comes in local voltage? Do i need to specifically indicate this at point of purchase in the note box?

Thanks

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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2019, 14:18 »
Hi bro,

Does the Aries G1 comes in local voltage? Do i need to specifically indicate this at point of purchase in the note box?

Thanks


Yes of course. Please do that and also state from Singapore. Please contact Xuanqian Wang CEO of Auralic on your queries and visit his forum at

https://community.auralic.com

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« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 14:41 by MusicEar »
Holo Spring NOS R2R level 2 DAC | Holo Audio Titanis USB Regen | ROON ROCK on ZOTAC fanless PC | Seagate PersonalCloud 4TB NAS |KECES dual linear power supply for Roon ROCK and NAS | VTL 2.5i pre & VTL MB-125 monoblock tube power amps | Dynaudio Contour 1.8mk2 floorstanding speakers | Taralabs Reference Gen mk2 audio interconnects | Alpha Goertz MI-3 speakers cables & Chord Silverplus USB cable | W-Audio power distributor terminated with WattGate plugs | Auralic Aries Mini as Endpoint |

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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2019, 15:16 »
Noted and many thanks for the valuable info. Cheers !

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Re: Auralic Aries G1
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 15:18 »
This UK shop is also doing international delivering :
https://www.audioemotion.co.uk/streamers--music-servers-586-c.asp
HiFi setup : Gato Audio DIA-400S / Usher BE-718 / Oppo BPD-105D / Apple MacMini / Telos Black Reference / Isotek Premier / Auralic Aries Streamer
Mini HiFi : Peachtree Audio Nova 150 / Bluesound Power Node 2 / Bluesound Node 2 / Arcam IRDac / Dynaudio Focus 110 / Monitor Audio GX50 / Emotiva Basx S8 sub / Wyred4Sound MintAmp / Emotiva Stealth PA-1 / Tellurium Black II
Spare room : Marantz MCR-611 / Peachtree Audio MusicBox / MartinLogan Motion 4