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AURALiC SIRIUS G2 Universal Upsampling Processor

All of which means the SIRIUS G2 gets a real seal of approval. Whether used to start, finish, or flesh out an AURALiC stack or simply to buff another brand’s DAC, it works and works surprisingly well. If you are sceptical (rather than a cynic) and take a listen, what it does to a digital signal is surprising in a good way. What’s more, I’ve tried hard to hear where there is a downside to this kind of upsampling and for the most part I’m still trying. While the SIRIUS G2 shows listeners why AURALiC is so good by virtue of doing an exceptionally good job, it doesn’t force you into an AURALiC-shaped future. That being said, if you have a very good DAC and hear what the SIRIUS G2 does for it, don’t be surprised if you start asking questions about those other boxes in the line-up.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: Streaming Upsampler
  • Input channel: Lightning Link (Up to 384K/32bit, DSD512), USB Audio (Up to 384K/32bit, DSD512), AES/EBU (Up to 192K/24bit, DoP DSD64), Coaxial (Up to 192K/24Bit, DoP DSD64), TOSLINK (Up to 192K/24Bit, DoP DSD64)
  • Output channel: Lightning Link (Up to 384K/32bit, DSD512), 2x USB Host (Up to 384K/32bit, DSD512), AES/EBU (Up to 192K/24Bit, DoP DSD64), Coaxial (Up to 192K/24Bit, DoP DSD64), TOSLINK (Up to 192K/24Bit, DoP DSD64)
  • Sampling rate: PCM in 44.1K – 384K (16 to 32Bit), DSD64 – DSD 512 (Both 44x and 48x)
  • THD+N: <-150dB (Upsampling to any PCM or DSD64)
  • THD+N: <-155dB (Upsampling to DSD128-DSD512)
  • THD+N: <-130dB (Downsampling to 44.1K/48K) Digital
  • Dimensions W×H×D: 340 × 80 × 320mm
  • Weight: 7kg
  • PRICE:  £5,499

Manufacturer: AURALiC LIMITED

Distributor: AURALiC Europe

Tel: +44(0) 7590 106105

URL: auralic.com

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