Aries G1
Wireless Streaming Bridge

The AURALiC ARIES G1 connects over Wi-Fi to digital sources like network attached storage, Internet streaming services like TIDAL and Qobuz, Internet Radio, and USB drives to bring high performance streaming to your home audio system. On-Device Playlists, Memory Caching, Gapless Playback and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room functionality are among the features found in all AURALiC streaming devices, and with support for Spotify Connect, AirPlay, and Roon Ready, ARIES G1 connectivity is more expansive than ever. Improved hardware offers a serious boost in performance in the ARIES G1, to make it a perfect choice for streaming audiophile-grade resolutions up to DSD512 and PCM 32bit/384k.

£1,899

The main issue for Auralic is that from the perspective of using it with a DAC from a different manufacturer, the logic of spending twice as much on the G2 looks less clear following my time with its more affordable sibling. The Aries G1 is a beautifully realised streaming platform that delivers the Auralic experience to a variety of DACs at an attractive price.
— Hi-Fi Choice

Key Features

• The ARIES G1 offers nearly universal connectivity for access to all your digital sources. Tri-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet open your system to UPnP/DLNA media servers, shared network folders, high-resolution Internet Services, and Internet Radio, as well as RoonReady, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and SongCast control

• 4.0-inch true color in-plane switching display with a resolution of over 300ppi provides complete operational feedback: playback status, configuration settings, and a full library view for browsing your collection


Product Specifications

Streaming File Formats

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

Sampling Rates

PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit*
DSD: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)**

Control Software

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

Streaming Inputs

Network shared folder, USB Drive, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Internet Radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady

Audio Outputs

Digital Outputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink
USB Output: USB Host to compatible DAC ***

Network

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

Power Consumption

Sleep: <10W
Playback: 50W at max.

Dimensions - W x D x H: 13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 in. (34cm x 32cm x 8cm)

Weight: 15.9 lbs (7.2kg)

Product Finishing: Anodized aluminum case in matte black