Auralic Polaris Streaming Amplifier (Ex Demonstration)

£2,875.00 £1,999.00

Brand Auralic
Ex Demonstration unit in good condition complete with original box and packaging.
From digital to vinyl, music file to online streaming, POLARIS is everything you need to unite your musical world — without the racks and interconnects of traditional multi-component systems.
The POLARIS brings together technologies that made our standalone components game-changers in the audiophile world, for an all-in-one audio system with an award-winning pedigree. Flexible and powerful, with the POLARIS you’ll discover that convenience doesn’t have to mean compromise anymore.


The POLARIS is ready for every type of digital sourcing available with a host of physical ports, from USB to TOSLINK, AES/EBU and more. But there’s another trick up this unit’s sleeve: two pairs of high-end, multi-function analog RCA connectors that can be configured for pre-amplifier output duties, line-level input, or phono input to take advantage of the POLARIS’ built-in phono stage. Add native integration of AURALiC’s Lightning OS and your system opens up to the world of high-resolution streaming from network and online streaming like TIDAL, Qobuz and Internet Radio. A RoonReady endpoint with support for AirPlay, SongCast, and Bluetooth, the POLARIS is the missing link that finally unites all the ways you listen to music.
From digital conversion to power amplification, the technology behind everything the POLARIS can do is inherited from our line of industry-leading standalone components. Its DAC uses innovative designs that made the VEGA a standout. Elements from our game-changing ARIES Wireless Streaming Bridge are found in the POLARIS, and its output uses circuitry built for our original MERAK monoblock amplifiers. Years of striving for the best sound quality to be had from modern techniques comes together in a product that’s as serious about sound as you are.

Auralic’s Tesla G1 hardware platform is the processing engine that gives the POLARIS the power and flexibility it needs to meet the demands of modern high-resolution streaming. Designed around a high-performance Quad-Core Cortex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, Tesla G1 sports 1GB DDR3 RAM and 4GB of storage. Automatic updates keep the Tesla G1 platform outfitted with the latest features and support, so your device is always ready for peak performance and up-to-the-minute functionality.



Continuous Output Power: 120W/180W (8ohm/4ohm)
Frequency Response: 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*
THD+N: <0.01%, 20Hz-20KHz@1W
IMD: <0.01%, 20Hz-20KHz@1W

Streaming File Format

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
Analog Inputs: Line Stage (Input Sensitivity: 2Vrms), MM Phono Stage (Gain: 36dB, 65mV at maximum)

Audio Outputs

Pre-Amp Output: Single-Ended RCA (6Vrms @ 0dBFS)
Loudspeaker Output: Binding Post (2ohm minimum)


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

Power Consumption

Sleep: <10W
Playback: 450W at max.

Dimensions - W x D x H

13 x 10.2 x 2.6 in. (33cm x 26cm x 6.5cm)


10.0 lbs (4.5kg)

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