Auralic POLARIS Wireless Streaming DAC Amplifier - Black

Auralic POLARIS Wireless Streaming DAC Amplifier
Auralic POLARIS Wireless Streaming DAC Amplifier - Black
Auralic POLARIS Wireless Streaming DAC Amplifier - Black
£2,875.00
(£2,395.83 ex VAT )
In Stock
Auralic POLARIS Wireless Streaming DAC Amplifier - Silver
Auralic POLARIS Wireless Streaming DAC Amplifier - Silver
£2,875.00
(£2,395.83 ex VAT )
In Stock
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 is an all-in-one audio system with an award-winning pedigree. Just add speakers. Flexible and powerful, with the POLARIS you’ll discover that convenience doesn’t have to mean compromise anymore.

Modern Features. Classic Hi-Fi. One box

The POLARIS is a high-performance streamer, a world-class DAC, a digital music server, a pre-amplifier and a 180-watts-per-channel power amplifier the can handle the most demanding loudspeakers. With the ease of a single box, the flexibility of an entire system, and the uncompromising quality of AURALiC’s award-winning engineering, the POLARIS has the power to breathe life into everything you listen to.

Connect... to Everything

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.

Power for Every Style

The POLARIS has 180 watts-per-channel to drive even the most demanding loud speakers. The result is an expansive output signal with exceptional clarity and definition that’s sure to get the best from your favorite speakers, no matter which style you choose.

Scalable Power, Custom-Built for Streaming Audio

The 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.

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

Fexible 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.

Hybrid Voluem Control - Maximizing Performance at Every Listening Level

With the POLARIS, AURALiC introduces one of their newest technologies: Hybrid Volume Control. It’s a feature that combines analog and digital volume controls to optimize sound quality at every level. Analog attenuators modify volume in 12dB steps while digital volume control handles smaller changes within each step. It’s an approach that ensures the DAC chip in the POLARIS is always operating in its peak performance range, lowering distortion and providing better dynamics and sounds quality even at low volumes.

Specifications

  • Benchmark
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
  • Network
    • 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)
  • Weight
    • 10.0 lbs (4.5kg)
  • Product Finishing
    • Anodized precision machined extrusion aluminum case in matte black or matte silver.
  • Contents
    • AURALiC POLARIS Wireless Streaming Amplifier, AURALiC RC-1 remote control, External WiFi antenna (2pcs), Power cord, USB cable, User's guide
* Tested under Filter Mode Precise for all sampling rate
** With optional 2.5-inch HDD or SSD installed
*** 352.8KHz and 384KHz and 32bit are supported through streaming and USB input only
**** By 'DoP V1.1' or native DSD protocol through streaming and USB input only
Auralic POLARIS Wireless Streaming DAC Amplifier - Black
Auralic POLARIS Wireless Streaming DAC Amplifier - Black
£2,875.00
(£2,395.83 ex VAT )
In Stock
Auralic POLARIS Wireless Streaming DAC Amplifier - Silver
Auralic POLARIS Wireless Streaming DAC Amplifier - Silver
£2,875.00
(£2,395.83 ex VAT )
In Stock
Price: £2,875.00
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