The new G1.1 version of our groundbreaking ARIES wireless streaming transporter is ready to deliver high-resolution streaming music to your home audio system. Drawing on cutting-edge technologies from our premier G2.1 line, the ARIES G1.1 can stream audiophile-grade resolutions up to DSD512 and PCM 384 wirelessly. Connect natively to the best music services like Amazon Music, Qobuz, Tidal, KKBOX, and HighResAudio using our Lightning Streaming Platform. You can also create On-Device Playlists, listen to Internet Radio, or stream music stored on a local USB or NAS drive. Control the ARIES G1.1 with our intuitive Lightning DS app, as a Roon-Ready Endpoint, or with other Open Home compatible software. Featuring a more robust and elegant chassis, optional internal hard drive storage, and AirPlay 2 connectivity, the new ARIES G1.1 is ready to transform the way you listen to music.
The Art of High-End Streaming
Lightning OS is full of cutting-edge innovations that bring your music to life like never before. An extensive memory cache, bit-perfect multi-room functionality and on-device playlists help you seamlessly experience and explore all your high-resolution sources. Take control with user apps like Lightning DS or Roon, and meet true audiophile streaming.
A 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.
Tesla G2: Platform Made for Sound
In 2014 we developed the original Tesla hardware platform with the goal of creating a high-performance, upgradable platform optimized for audio sound quality. Working hand-in-hand with our control interface and innovative software features, it was the most powerful processing platform available for digital music playback and streaming.
Now there’s Tesla G2. 50% faster, with twice the processing resources, Tesla G2 is the hardware powerhouse behind the sonic excellence of the G2 line.
Flexibility to Explore
The ARIES G1.1 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 2 control.
CD Playback and Ripping
Still have some love for your old CDs? Not to worry; you can plug a generic USB CD drive into your ARIES G1.1 then choose to play a CD, rip a CD while playing, or just rip.
As with AURALiC’s Lightning file streaming, our unique CD playback feature uses the same advanced, jitter-reducing Memory Playback technology. CD data is first read, and compared several times for accuracy into the system cache before playing. The result is elimination of potentially induced jitter from the transport, canceling any negative effects from the quality of your chosen CD drive, potentially improving performance beyond what’s offered from competitors’ CD players.
Dual Purer-Power Linear Power Supplies
We’ve given the ARIES G1.1 two of our ultra-quiet Purer-Power linear power supplies, galvanically isolating them from each other in the obsessive quest to reduce noise for better sonic performance. Processing and display power is completely separated from sensitive audio components that operate on their own dedicated supply. Interference between the separate areas is reduced to zero, so all you’ll hear from the ARIES G1.1 is the music.
Streaming File Formats
Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA* and WMA
PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit**
DSD: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)***
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)
Network shared folder, USB Storage, USB CD Drive, Optional Internal Storage, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited, HighResAudio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+, NetEase Music, TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, AirPlay 2, RoonReady, Bluetooth
Digital Outputs: AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink
USB Output: USB Host to compatible DAC ****
Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi
Playback: 50W at max.
Dimensions – W x D x H
13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2 in. (34cm x 32cm x 8cm)
16.3 lbs (7.4kg)
Anodized aluminum case in matte black
AURALiC ARIES G1.1 Wireless Streaming Transporter
2*External WiFi antenna (2pcs)
* AURALiC streaming devices can act as a passthrough for unaltered MQA files to a customer’s own MQA-certified DAC for downstream processing.
** 352.8KS/s and 384KS/s and 32bit are supported through USB Output only
*** By ‘DoP V1.1’ or native DSD protocol
**** ‘Compatible DAC’ means a DAC not requiring a driver for Linux system