Auralic Altair Network Player

£1,749.00

Brand Auralic
  • Outstanding streaming DAC-Preamp
  • High end performance from most digital file types
  • Streams from TIDAL, Qobuz, Internet Radio
  • Airplay and Bluetooth compatible

ALTAIR

Wireless Streaming DAC

Assembling all the components for a feature-rich, wireless digital streaming Hi-Fi audio system that sounds great can be a formidable and expensive undertaking. That’s why we built an outstanding DAC and gave it the ability to stream ultra-high-resolution digital music. The ALTAIR Wireless Streaming DAC connects to just about everything, all on its own. It’s a lot of technology in a single box that opens your system to the world.

15 Input Channels. Limitless Possibilities.

A bounty of physical connections is just the start for the ALTAIR. It features ports for just about every hardware connection type, but native integration of Lightning OS means the possibilities don’t stop there. Streaming from local network locations is a snap, and online streaming like TIDAL, Qobuz and Internet Radio are all at your fingertips. The ALTAIR is a RoonReady endpoint too, or use Bluetooth, AirPlay, and SongCast for access to all your mobile device and computer services.

Femto Clock

Based on 120 femtosecond cycles, this extremely precise clock keeps a tight reign on timing for less jitter, and better sound. It’s capable of adjusting frequencies for varying sampling rates too, and with a dedicated low-noise 9uV power supply it’s just as quiet as it is accurate. A specially adapted aerospace-grade crystal is the beating heart that gives our 120 Femto Master Clock its impeccable rhythm.

Flexible Filter

Flexible Filter Mode gives you a nuanced level of control over your audio output. Its four filter 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. Whether it’s modes to tweak in-band ripple, out-band attenuation, ultrasonic filtering and more, you’ve always got the power to dial in the performance you want.

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: <0.0003%, 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS
Dynamic Range: 124dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted

Streaming File Format

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

Sampling Rate

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

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

Streaming Inputs: Network shared folder, USB Drive, Internal Music Storage**, uPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast, RoonReady
Digital Inputs: 1*AES/EBU, 1*Coaxial, 1*Toslink, 1*USB device to computer

Audio Outputs

Balanced: XLR (4Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 10ohm)
Unbalanced: RCA (2Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 50ohm)
Headphone: 6.35mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)

Network

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

Power Consumption

Sleep: <10W
Playback: 35W at max.

Dimensions - W x D x H

13 x 9 x 2.6 in. (33cm x 23cm x 6.5cm)

Weight

7.0 lbs (3.2kg)

Product Finishing

Anodized precision machined extrusion aluminum case in matte black or matte silver.

Contents

AURALiC ALTAIR Wireless Streaming DAC, AURALiC RC-1 remote control, External WiFi antenna (2pcs), Power cord, USB cable, User's guide