VEGA, the next generation digital audio processor, is developed with the
goal of 'seeking for non-compromised sound'. With plenty of I/O ports
and powerful function, it will become the kernel component of your
high-end stereo system. With Sanctuary Audio Processor as heart, AURALiC
introduces several cutting-edge technology for VEGA: Megahertz
upsampling algorithm up-samples all PCM music to 1.5MHz in 32bit ;
Femto Master Clock provides an ultimate clock precision with jitter
only 82 femtoseconds (0.082 picosecond). Binding with other AURALiC's
patented technologies such as ' ORFEO Class-A module' and discrete
'Purer-Power™ solution', VEGA will bring high resolution music playback
experience to climax. VEGA supports all high resolution music formats
including DXD ( 352.8KS /s, 384KS /s in 32bit ) as well as DSD stream at
2.8224MHz and 5.6448MHz . Five digital inputs include AES/ EBU ,
coaxial(set of two), toslink and USB. The balanced and single-ended
analog outputs can connect to power amplifier directly, adjusting volume
in digital precision without dynamic loss.
The Flexible Filter Mode embedded inside VEGA has six modes, each contains several digital filters optimized for corresponding sampling rate. These filters are solely developed by AURALiC to optimize the listening experience for different music and format. VEGA allows its user to customize according to different music formats, tuning sound best to personal preference.
20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*
<0.00015%, 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS
130dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted
1*USB 2.0 buffered by ActiveUSB™
1*Balanced XLR(output impedance 4.7ohm)
1*Single-ended RCA(output impedance 50ohm)
Supported Digital Formats
All PCM from 44.1KS/s to 384KS/s in 32Bit**
DSD64( 2.8224MHz) and DSD128(5.6448MHz)***
4Vrms at Max. with dynamic-loss-free digital volume
AURALiC RC-1 remote control
512*64 pixels OLED Display
Playback: 15W at max.
11''W x 9''D x 2.6''H (33cm x 23cm x 6.5cm)
7.5 pounds (3.4kg)
When I add up the evidence of sonic elegance, comprehensive featurization, excellent build quality and dual-format top-resolution compliance, there's only one appropriate response: rousing applause (pipe that in now in full DSD128 or native 24/384) and a very blue award.
To say that I am impressed with the AURALiC
Vega is an understatement. Its ability to turn music reproduction into
an engaging and thrilling musical experience is simply stunning.
Offering up to DXD and 2x DSD playback, the AURALiC Vega has everything going for it that a DAC should and then some.
The AURALiC VEGA is a must audition component for readers seeking a DAC that does it all and does it all well for less than $3,500...Sound quality and flawless operation of the AURALiC VEGA are the main reasons this DAC is better than the competition.
The AURALiC′s talents hit you right between the eyes with a much greater tonal colour
palette, more textural information, better dynamics micro and macro and
far greater transparency all delivered with silken repose.
Ich hab‘s geahnt. Nachdem mich Auralic mit dem ARK-Wandler schon tief beeindruckt haben, setzt der Vega in Sachen Technik, Innovation, Klang und Ausstattung mächtig einen drauf und muss als der Top-Wandler in seiner Preisklasse betrachtet werden. Das sollte die Reputation der Chinesen mächtig aufpumpen.
Die kleine, feine Marke Auralic hat mit dem Vega einen wirklichen Alleskönner geschaffen. Etwas Vergleichbares ist mir nicht bekannt. Dies gilt für seine vielseitige Ausstattung mit diversen Möglichkeiten zur Anpassung an den persönlichen Geschmack über die Filter und die variable Clock. Aber eigentlich liegt seine enorme Attraktivität in seiner außerordentlichen Musikalität begründet.
Technically, uncompromising, top processed, DSD-capable digital preamp with good facilities and varied switchable sound options. from the sound character rather fluency as boldly spectacular
Through long-term research and test, we find out that audio signal could easily be disturbed by electromagnetic interference and get distorted. Such distortion could lead to the lacking in the sense of natural liveliness and smoothness of the music replay. The protection from traditional aluminous or ironic cabinet to audio signal is very limited. Therefore, in the times of CD as the main music player, the tiny details in music could not be represented fully as a result of the limitation of electricity properties from recording media and replay equipments. Along with the gradual widespread of Hi-Rez format music, the characteristics of replay equipment, the abilities of discovering and reproducing tiny details of music in particular, became the bottleneck of the whole system′s development. Also, external electromagnetic interference, for the 1st time, turned out to be the heart of the matter.
In order to satisfy the needs of Hi-Rez format music replay, AURALiC researched and developed a kind of cabinet material named AFN402, which is an alloy of iron with certain portion of nickel, silicon and other rare metals. AFN402 could not only isolate external electromagnetic interference effectively and efficiently, but also restrain resonance. The isolation ability within audio frequency and above audio frequencies from AFN402 turned out to be 3 times and 10 times of that of traditional cabinet respectively.
Alire™ Resonance Damper
As is well known, Resonance could affect the phase of audio signal tremendously and could cause the instability to soundstage. As a result, resonance has always been one of the key directions for research in audio system. The electric current in conductor could cut external magnetic field under resonance and thus produce the induced current with specified frequency in conductor, which will make audio signal get distorted to a certain serious degree no less than that from electromagnetic interference.
In order to restrain vibrations, AURALIC researched and developed a new kind of material, Alire Resonance Damper, which was made by arranging and pressing multiple raw materials of diverse resonance frequency from layer to layer. Through sticking Alire to the inner side of cabinet so as to make the 'sandwich' structure, resonance could be effectively restrained and its resonance frequency could be changed. All the chassis of AURALiC series products are covered by Alire, which could exempt the products from both electromagnetic interference and vibration interference and ensure provide purist signal to the initial stage of music replaying.
Power supply of audio equipment is one of the most key parts in influencing its electrical characteristics and sound representation. The aim of Purer-Power technology is to provide pure and stable power supply to audio-frequency circuit. It works as follows: the AC power from electrical network goes through AURALiC power purification module; then the purification module will strongly isolate common-mode and differential-mode interference from both within and outside audio frequencies frequency as high as 90dB; after that, the module will reshape the electrical circuit and remove DC current. To summarize, AURALiC power purification module could effectively prevent electrical circuit from being interfered by those current entering into system via power supply, by which means to ensure more stability of circuit and more purification of sound.
The purified electrical current enters into the primary transformer to get voltage changed. According to diverse situations and property needs, AURALiC has tailed-made the multiple standards of transformers series and set up the partnership with Plitron as its producer. With regards to those transformers designed for very specific needs, the workers are to adopt man-made method. Those transformers are made from the iron core of special specifications and unique wiring, which will definitely improve its effectiveness and lower its internal resistance as well as its vibration. Therefore, the transformer of such kind will work very quietly without impacting their surrounding electrical circuit.
DC supply circuit in purer-power technology has been designed on the simulate battery properties. It works like this: DC current goes into filtering circuits (which are made of a set of huge storage capacitors) and isolates efficiently the noise within and above the audio frequency; then the current goes into high speed, low noise, low impedance, multi-stage regulators; these regular circuits provide pure and stable current to audio frequency power supply. From the above description, we can see that DC supply circuit in Purer-Power provides lowest noise and highest stability. In the contrast, internal resistance of battery changes according to the residual amount of electricity and produce electrochemistry noise consequently. Therefore it is evident that DC supply circuit in purer-power technology owns better electrical characteristics.