AuralicG2 Vega usedAuralic G2 Vega - price firmFor sale, AURALIC VEGA G2 in mint condition. Superlative sounding DAC and STREAMER. Bough in January 2019. Selling because I am moving for a HEGEL H590 all integrated I offer a Apple TV remote to ...3800.00

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For sale, AURALIC VEGA G2 in mint condition. Superlative sounding DAC and STREAMER. Bough in January 2019. Selling because I am moving for a HEGEL H590 all integrated I offer a Apple TV remote to control it

Totally New Streaming DAC with High Level of Musicality

The original Vega Digital Audio Processor was a reference DAC that performed way beyond its price point. The brand-new Vega G2 Streaming DAC benefits from continued research and development at AURALiC. Vega G2 incorporates cutting-edge transfer protocols, enhanced isolation engineering, a redesigned chassis and much more, all while preserving beloved elements like the ORFEO output module. The result is a totally new streaming DAC that sets a new standard while achieving the level of musicality that is a hallmark of AURALiC products.

"Live recordings sounded especially magical, even the less spectacular ones have a vitality and presence that made them very hard to put down so strong is the sense of palpable reality once your eyes are shut," reports Jason Kennedy,, January 22, 2018 – which award the Vega G2 its top rating of Five Stars. "Ryan Adams and the Cardinals live version of 'Hallelujah' is a regular test track because it has so much scale and atmosphere, with the AURALiC it was positively electric, with so much low level detail and immediacy that you could almost smell the excitement in the audience."

"One of the Most Beautiful Sounding and Accomplished DACs"

"AURALiC's VEGA G2 represents a big sonic step forward from the firm's well-respected VEGA Digital Audio Processor and it also is one of the most beautiful sounding and accomplished DACs I've ever had the pleasure of using in my reference system," raves Chris Martens in his Hi-fi+ magazine review for June 19, 2018. "For this reason and more, the VEGA G2 is thoughtfully and enthusiastically recommended."

"With Vega G2 and indeed the entire G2 class of components, AURALiC seems to have succeeded and then some," notes Danny Kaey,, August 2, 2018. "Judging by what I am hearing in my system, G2 is reference quality, at distinctly non-reference price points. Half or far less the cost of other, comparable gear, the G2 will surely find plenty of prospective and eager buyers."

"Best DAC I Have Ever Tested

"Xuanqian Wang and his associates at AURALiC have developed a worthy successor to their VEGA DAC," reports Steve Plaskin in an October 2018 review for "Not only did I find the sound quality of the VEGA G2 to be very engaging and entertaining to listen to, but the numerous features and inputs – streaming especially – offer a level of versatility not often seen in today's increasingly crowded high-end DAC market."

"I don’t know how much better digital audio decoding can get," notes John E. Johnson, Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity, February 13, 2019. "Bottom line: The VEGA G2 is the best DAC I have ever tested."

Now with Spotify Connect

The AURALiC Vega G2 now lets you stream content from Spotify Connect. For the firmware update that makes this possible, just fire up the Lightning DS app on your iPhone or iPad. This gives you one more way to access music on your AURALiC device, and you are in good company. Spotify Connect is the number one streaming service and as of July 2017 claims 60 million paying subscribers and 140 million users, according to John Darko via

A New Standard in Digital Audio Processing

The AURALiC Vega G2 takes everything that made the original Vega a standout while adding entirely new features and technology. Original engineering designs focused on isolation and separation guard against the slightest attack on sound quality. Cutting-edge technologies and proprietary innovations offer expanded functionality and ultimate integration with the G Series family of products. If you're looking for the next reference DAC that demonstrates the future of integrated musical data processing that maintains an impeccable dedication to quality, look no further than the Vega G2.

Lightning Streaming

Like all streaming-capable AURALiC products, the Vega G2's expansive functionality and connectivity options take advantage of its native integration of AURALiC's custom-built Lightning Streaming technology. Lightning Streaming uses your existing network to create a dedicated music streaming environment capable of processing and streaming the highest resolution musical formats available, including DSD512 and PCM 32-bit, 384 kHz. Lightning Streaming brings all the audio network functionality you've come to expect from AURALiC devices too, like Gapless Playback, Memory Caching, Bit-Perfect Multi-Room, and Upsampling.

With the Vega G2 and the G series of products, AURALiC, introduces a browser-based interface for configuring Lightning Streaming and its features, allowing universal access for the first time from any smart phone, tablet, or computer. In addition to compatibility with AirPlay, the Vega G2 is a certified Roon Ready endpoint for seamless integration with Roon software, adding yet another element to its flexibility.

When working together with the AURALiC Aries G2 and other G2 series products, such as Sirius and Leo, the Vega G2's incredible power and tightly synchronized functionality elevates your setup to a cutting-edge streaming digital audio system.

Lightning Link

Lightning Link is a low-jitter, bi-directional 18 Gbps coupling that takes advantage of high- speed HDMI-type hardware connectors to provide a superior level of transmission control, making today's ultra-high resolution digital music shine like never before.

Different from the I2S standard, the bi-directional Lightning Link opens the door to jitter-free operation of all the devices in your system. Clocking information from destination devices such as the Vega G2 can drive the ARIES G2 timing, for example, providing perfect data synchronization. Lightning Link also carries system control data for everything from volume control to processor engine setup, allowing all linked AURALiC devices to appear in a single, unified control interface.

Tesla Platform

The AURALiC Tesla Platform is at the heart of the Vega G2's processing power. Built around a Quad-Core A9 chip, with 1 GB DDR3 memory and 4 GB of storage, the Vega G2 runs at a whopping 25,000 MIPS, which is 25 times faster than the processor found in the original Vega. This allows for the introduction of more sophisticated filter algorithms and oversampling techniques than ever before. As always, automatic updates keep the Vega G2 current with the latest feature set and support, continually expanding its functionality and ensuring peak performance.

Dual 72fs Femto Master Clocks

AURALiC built the Vega G2 with two incredibly precise clocks for amazing accuracy. One clock handles sampling of formats in multiples of 44.1kHz, and the second takes care of 48kHz (and multiples) files. They're the most sophisticated clocks AURALiC has ever built, and they function on 72 femtosecond cycles – 72 quadrillionths of a second. The result is less jitter and immaculate sound.

The 72fs Femto Master Clock is just as quiet as it is accurate, with an extremely low -169 dBc / Hz of phase noise and a 100 Hz offset noise level of only -118 dBc / Hz, thanks in part to its low- noise 3 uV dedicated power supply.

Jitter-Free Operation

The union of AURALiC's Lightning OS, the Tesla Platform, and the 72fs Femto Master Clock leads to a new trick hiding up the VEGA G2's sleeve: it's a DAC that's always in charge. While DACs until now have relied on DPLL circuitry to lock on to the input signal's frequency, the VEGA G2 has no such limitation – a first in the audio industry.

Lightning OS takes full advantage of the Tesla Platform's considerable resources by buffering enough data to make the input signal's frequency irrelevant, allowing the Vega G2 to govern all processing with that super-accurate 72fs Femto Master Clock. It's a configurable setting, too, from 0.1s to 1s, so a smaller buffer size may be set for higher quality sources.

Digital Audio Galvanic Isolation

Physically separating electrical circuits while allowing data to flow between them, Digital Audio Galvanic Isolation in the Vega G2 offers a new level of protection against electromagnetic interference. AURALiC has designed a high speed galvanic isolator that's configured between primary circuits in the Vega G2. The noise-sensitive D/A converter, Femto Clock, and analog circuit are isolated from the central processing circuit, eliminating EMI noise and contributing to unparalleled sound quality.

Full Passive Volume Control

Years of development at AURALiC have resulted in yet another brand-new feature appearing in the VEGA G2 – a high-performance, low power, fully passive volume control. The fact that most relays need to draw power whether their status is 'closed' or 'open' is not only inefficient, but their always-energized coils also generate significant levels of EMI noise, adversely affecting sound quality. The eight coil-latch relays driving the Vega G2's R-2R resistor ladder attenuator network draw no current once set. That fully passive, zero-current system means zero noise. It's an expensive solution to construct, but when the goal is precise control and uncompromised sound quality, it's worth every penny.

ORFEO Class-A Output Module

Inspired by the classic Neve 8078 analog console circuit design, the ORFEO Class-A Output Module found in the Vega G2 is capable of driving various loads, matching the characteristics of different power amplifiers. ORFEO uses small signal components with excellent linear characteristics, thermally balanced and biased into Class-A to achieve open loop distortion of less than 0.001%. In the Vega G2, ORFEO has been optimized for lower noise while maintaining the ability to drive 600 ohm loads without increasing distortion.

Dual Low-Noise Linear Purer-Power

AURALiC's Purer-Power technology already re-examined every detail of power delivery with innovative wiring and circuit designs based on the concepts of isolation and purification. The Vega G2 takes that approach a step further by including two internal Purer-Power linear power supplies, separating and protecting distinct power circuits from interference. The first Purer-Power supply feeds the Vega G2's processing circuit, LCD display, and network interface. The second Purer-Power pathway is dedicated to sensitive audio components such as the D/A converter, the Femto clock, and the analog circuit. Both power supplies are galvanically isolated from each other to ensure zero EMI interference between them.

Unity Chassis

The Vega G2 is housed in a completely redesigned enclosure – the Unity Chassis. It's machined from a single billet of aluminum and specifically designed for the premium lineup of AURALiC G Series products, right down to mass balancing and the shape of its foot spikes. The Unity Chassis excels at shielding the inner workings of the Vega G2 from EMI and providing superior dampening and absorption, reflecting the obsessive attention to noise reduction throughout the G Series.

Flexible Filter Mode

The second generation of AURALiC's Flexible Filter Mode makes an appearance in the Vega G2 for a nuanced level of user-selected control over audio output. It includes four filter modes developed using a combination of objective data models and subjective testing, with each mode assembling a unique array of filters to match the sonic qualities of the source. Precise Mode maximizes in-band ripple and out-band attenuation performance for example, while Smooth Mode eliminates pre-ringing. Dynamic and Balance Modes round out the available options that provide an extra level of control for your listening.

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