Auralic Vega S 1 Streaming DAC, black

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Auralic Vega S 1 Streaming DAC, black


The VEGA S1 inherits AURALiC's innovative technologies from the VEGA G2.2. At its core lies AURALiC's proprietary Fusion DAC, a groundbreaking innovation the seamlessly integrates the finest elements of discrete ladder and Delta-Sigma DAC designs. In addition to this advanced DAC technology, the VEGA S1 incorporates Direct Data Recording (DDR), Galvanic Isolation, Analog Volume Control and Analog Preamplifier features derived from the acclaimed VEGA G2.2, ensuring a listening experience characterized by unmatched detail and precision. Based on the values of choice, natural sound, and reliability, our philosophy is a fundamental part of every product we design. Sonically, we engineer both our software and hardware to ensure a neutral and natural sound, allowing you to tailor your musical taste through speaker choice and room setup.
Analog Preamplifier

The VEGA S1 retains the successful analog preamplifier function from the VEGA G2.2. The ORFEO Class-A output modules ensure the balanced output can drive loads well below 600ohm with minimal performance degradation. 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.

Analog Volume Control

The VEGA S1 incorporate a highly regarded true analog ladder resistor 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, 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 S1.
 
Flexibility to Explore

VEGA S1 offers multiple input choices, enabling you to use your preferred music playback software effortlessly. It is 100% compatible with OpenHome based control software like BubbleUPnP and Linn Kazoo, as well as being a certified RoonReady endpoint for optimized performance within your Roon ecosystem. Enjoy the convenience of TIDAL Connect and Spotify Connect support, and experience seamless compatibility with Apple AirPlay 2 protocol. Elevate your music experience with the VEGA S1 - where choice meets premium audio performance.
 
Lightning DS is the ultimate control app designed exclusively for our streaming devices. Experience the power of seamless music management with our user-friendly interface, putting you in complete control. Browse and play your favorite tunes from various sources, including local files, streaming services, and internet radio, all with ease. Our app's intuitive layout and efficient navigation make it a must-have for audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike.
 
Tone Mode Adjustment

Tone Mode adjustment refines the output sound character of the DAC by incorporating harmonic elements into the music signal, based on a model rooted in auditory psychology. This innovative feature enhances the listening experience, elevating the VEGA S1 to new heights of audio excellence and musical enjoyment.
 
Dual 60fs Femto Clock

With a dedicated, low-noise 0.8uV power supply to minimize phase noise and keep it as quiet as it is accurate, our 60 Femto Master Clock is amazingly precise for less jitter, and immaculate sound. Its 60 femtosecond cycles — that’s 60 quadrillionths of a second — set a new standard for signal timing. Temperature-regulated for consistent performance, this clock is always there to keep things rock-steady.

Galvanic Isolation

One of the VEGA S1’s high-speed galvanic isolators lies between the Tesla processing platform and its highly sensitive DAC circuitry. Data can flow across the isolator, even while it physically separates and shields the DAC from interference. The result is a whopping 80% reduction in noise levels compared to the original VEGA DAC.

Tone & Filter Mode

Flexible Filter Mode gives you a nuanced level of control over your audio output. Its various modes were developed using a combination of objective data models and subjective testing, with each mode offering a unique array of filters to match the sonic quality of the source. Tone Mode adjustment refines the output sound character of the DAC by incorporating harmonic elements into the music signal, based on a model rooted in auditory psychology.

ORFEO Class-A Module

Inspired by classic analog circuit designs, ORFEO is capable of driving an array of loads to match the characteristics of a variety of amplifiers. Using small signal components with excellent linear qualities, thermally balanced and biased into Class-A, ORFEO has the power to drive loads as low as 600 ohms while keeping noise low — open loop distortion comes in at less than 0.001%.

Smart-IR Control

Smart-IR Remote Control lets your AURALiC device map its functionality onto any remote you’d like. Just let the device know which remote you prefer, and all of its operations (play/pause, volume control, track select, etc.) can be assigned to buttons just the way you like them.

Dual Purer-Power

The Purer-Power linear power supply reduces DC current noise by as much as 90dB with its power purification module. Using a specially designed transformer and unique wiring that minimizes vibration, noise from Purer-Power is kept below 1uV across the audible spectrum, leaving you to discover the details in your music, down to the last bit.

Specifications
 
Benchmark
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*
  • THD+N: < 0.00012% (XLR); < 0.00015% (RCA), 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS
  • Dynamic Range: 130dB (XLR), 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted
Streaming File Format
  • Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
  • Lossy: AAC, MP3 and WMA
Sampling Rate
  • 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 setting only)
  • OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
  • Roon (Roon Core required separately)
Audio Inputs
  • Digital Inputs: Coaxial, Toslink (2), USB Audio
  • Streaming Inputs: Network shared folder, USB Storage, USB CD Drive, UPnP/DLNA Media Server, Amazon Music Unlimited, HighResAudio, KKBOX, Qobuz Sublime+, Netease Music, TIDAL/TIDAL Connect, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, TuneIn, Internet Radio, Roon Ready
Audio Outputs
  • Balanced: XLR (6V / 2V user selectable, output impedance 5ohm)
  • Unbalanced: RCA (6V / 2V user selectable, output impedance 50ohm)
Network
  • Wired: Gigabit Ethernet
Power Consumption
  • Standby: <0.5W
  • Sleep: <10W
  • Playback: 30W at max.
Dimensions - W x D x H
  • 20.7cm x 29cm x 8.5cm (8.1 x 11.4 x 3.3 in.)
Weight
  • 4.0kg (8.8 lbs)
Product Finishing
  • Anodized aluminum case in matte black
Contents
  • AURALiC VEGA S1 Streaming DAC
  • Power cord
  • Quickstart Guide
* Tested under Filter Mode Precise for all sampling rate
** 352.8KHz and 384KHz and 32bit are supported through streaming, USB input only
*** By 'DoP V1.1' or native DSD protocol through streaming, USB input only
****Roon Ready available upon completion of certification
You receive a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase for all of our high quality hifi-products.

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