Altair G1
Digital Audio Streamer

Assembling all the components for a feature-rich, wireless digital streaming Hi-Fi audio system that sounds great can be a formidable and expensive undertaking. That’s why we built an outstanding DAC and gave it the ability to stream ultra-high-resolution digital music. The ALTAIR G1 Wireless Streaming DAC connects to just about everything, all on its own. It’s a lot of technology in a single box that opens your system to the world.

£1,899

Whether you look at it from the standpoint of convenience, flexibility, performance, or sheer value, the ALTAIR is that rare multi-purpose component that can play many different roles, all of them successfully.
— Hi-Fi +

Key Features

• Native support for a wide range of streaming services, including TIDAL, Qobuz and Internet Radio

• The ALTAIR is a RoonReady endpoint too, or use Bluetooth, AirPlay, and SongCast for access to all your mobile device and computer services

• Stream DSD256 and PCM 32bit/384k over Wi-Fi


Product Specifications


Benchmark

Frequency Response: 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*
THD+N: <0.0003%, 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS
Dynamic Range: 124dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted

Streaming File Format

Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA

Sampling Rate

PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit***
DSD: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz)****

Control Software

AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS
AURALiC Lightning DS for web browser (device setting only)
OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
Roon (Roon Core required separately)

Audio Inputs

Streaming Inputs: Network shared folder, USB Drive, Internal Music Storage**, uPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady
Digital Inputs: 1*AES/EBU, 1*Coaxial, 1*Toslink, 1*USB device to computer

Audio Outputs

Balanced: XLR (4Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 10ohm)
Unbalanced: RCA (2Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 50ohm)
Headphone: 6.35mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)

Network

Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi

Power Consumption

Sleep: <10W
Playback: 35W at max.

Dimensions - W x D x H

13 x 9 x 2.6 in. (33cm x 23cm x 6.5cm)

Weight

7.0 lbs (3.2kg)

Product Finishing

Anodized precision machined extrusion aluminum case in matte black or matte silver.

Contents

AURALiC ALTAIR Wireless Streaming DAC, AURALiC RC-1 remote control, External WiFi antenna (2pcs), Power cord, USB cable, User's guide