AURALiC Vega G3 Streaming DAC

$21,495.00 inc GST


The AURALiC Vega G3 Streaming DAC build upon the already impressive foundation of their predecessor, the G2.1.

It retains key features such as the AURALiC’s proprietary Fusion DAC structure, Direct Data Recording (DDR), Galvanic Isolation, passive analog volume control, and analog pre-amplifier.

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Description

AURALiC Vega G3 Streaming DAC

The unique architecture of the AURALiC Vega G3 Streaming DAC avoids using a PLL circuit. This is because it cannot fully remove the distortion and jitter present in the original clock signal. Instead, it records the audio data directly into the Tesla G3 processing platform’s system memory in binary format. This bypass’s the original clock signal entirely.

As a result of these cutting-edge technologies, the VEGA G2.2 and G3 are immune to the input signal’s distortion and jitter, delivering the highest level of sound quality possible.

New with the VEGA G3 over the ground-breaking G2.2 is an enhanced DAC design, delivering a 30% reduction in distortion and noise, and a 50% improvement in dynamic range. Moreover, the VEGA G3 offers the option to run in Pure DAC mode, disabling its internal streaming functions for those who prefer a more traditional approach

 

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Features

Direct Data Recording

DDR records audio data directly into Tesla G3’s system memory in binary format, and then processes and outputs it to the DAC with dual 60 fs femtoclock.

With one for 44.1x and another for 48x sampling frequencies, the clocks serve as a master that’s independent of the input signal.

Thanks to these cutting-edge technologies, VEGA G3 is immune to input signal distortion and jitter, delivering unmatched sound quality. Experience an unparalleled listening journey with stunning detail, clarity, and precision.

The Fusion DAC

Auralic’s groundbreaking Fusion DAC design in the VEGA G3 combines the finest elements of discrete ladder and Delta-Sigma DAC designs, creating a new standard in audio excellence.

This innovative approach involves modifying a high-performance, manufacturer DAC chip by bypassing most of its functions, such as PLL, digital filter, and oversampling circuits.

In their place, Auralic deploys its proprietary clock reconstruction, digital filter, and oversampling technologies, ensuring that only the precise switching network inside the DAC chip is used for the final digital-to-analog conversion stage. The result is an extraordinary sound quality that elevates the listening experience to new heights.

An Analog Preamp

The VEGA G3 retains the successful analog preamplifier function from the VEGA G2.2, now enhanced with an increased output level from 4.4 V to 6 V to cater to power-hungry amplifiers.

The ORFEO class-A output modules ensure the balanced output can drive loads well below 600 ohm. Users have the option to disable the preamplifier function through software and reduce the output level to 2V, allowing for seamless integration with external preamplifiers.

Additionally, a convenient home theater bypass mode is available for analog input channels, providing maximum flexibility for your audio setup.

Analog Volume Control

The VEGA G3 uses a resistor ladder volume control, which is recognized as the superior method for achieving high-performance audio playback.

Unlike digital volume control, which accurately reduces the signal level but cannot address the noise floor, an analog volume control reduces both the signal level and noise floor while preserving the system’s dynamic range.

By employing eight coil-latch relays, this volume control system consumes no power and emits no EMI noise when inactive, ensuring noise-free and distortion-free control. Once adjusted, the system remains electronically transparent, further enhancing the exceptional audio performance of the VEGA G3.

Galvanic Isolation

In the pursuit of an exceptional dynamic range that unveils intricate details in original recordings, modern high-end DACs demand utmost cleanliness in clocks, power supplies, and signal feeding.

The VEGA G3 meet this challenge by incorporating high-speed galvanic isolators, strategically positioned between the Tesla G3 processing platform and the ultra-sensitive audio circuit.

These isolators ensure complete physical separation and protection against interference, safeguarding the DAC from any noise coupling while enabling seamless data transfer.

Unity Chassis II

The VEGA G3 chassis is a double enclosure, with a high-grade aluminum outer, and an inner case made from nickel-coated copper. A high-mass base and enhanced four-foot multi-spring suspension system complete the quiet, noise-defeating performance of the VEGA G3’s Unity Chassis II.

VEGA G3 internal circuits are physically distributed to enhance overall balance. And with specially designed foot spikes that dampen and absorb vibrations, the VEGA G3 is always rock-steady, for ultra-smooth signal delivery.

 

Specifications

Inputs

  • Digital: Lightning-Link, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB Audio, HDMI eARC
  • Analog Inputs: RCA (2Vrms maximum) with theater bypass function
  • Streaming: UPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited, HighResAudio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+, Netease Music, TIDAL/TIDAL Connect, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, TuneIn, Internet Radio, RoonReady

Outputs

  • Balanced: 1 x stereo XLR
  • Unbalanced: 1 x stereo RCA
  • Headphone: 6.35 mm

Output Impedance

  • Balanced: 5 ohm
  • Unbalanced: 50 ohm
  • Headphone: 5 ohm

Additional information

Weight 7.8 kg
Dimensions 32 × 34 × 8 cm
Brand

Auralic

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