Auralic Altair G1.1 Streaming DAC


Original price was: £2,699.00.Current price is: £1,999.00.

Discover the Auralic Altair G1.1 streaming DAC and experience uncompromised sound quality, versatile connectivity options and integrated streaming capabilities. Upgrade your listening experience today!

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Introducing the Auralic Altair G1.1, an exceptionally versatile streaming DAC designed for the discerning audiophile. Combining the power of a state-of-the-art digital to analogue converter with the convenience of seamless streaming capabilities, this exceptional device will transform your listening experience like never before.

Designed to deliver uncompromised audio quality, the Altair G1.1 features an ultra-low noise femto master clock and a high resolution DAC chipset, ensuring stunning clarity and precision in every note. With support for multiple audio formats, including PCM up to 32 bit / 384 kHz and DSD up to DSD512, you can enjoy your favourite music exactly as the artist intended, with all the subtle nuances and details preserved.

Equipped with Auralic’s Lightning streaming technology, the Altair G1.1 effortlessly connects to your favourite music streaming services, enabling instant access to millions of songs at your fingertips. Its advanced buffering technology ensures uninterrupted playback, even in the busiest of network environments, ensuring you never miss a beat.

The Altair G1.1 boasts a versatile set of connectivity options, including USB, AES/EBU, coaxial and Toslink optical digital inputs. It offers single ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of audio systems.

Controlled with the Auralic Lightning DS iPhone and iPad app, the Altair G1.1 provides a user-friendly interface that allows you to effortlessly navigate through your music library, create playlists and adjust audio settings. While the inclusion of AirPlay, Roon, DLNA/UPnP and Bluetooth capabilities offer seamless integration with your existing devices, delivering an unparalleled streaming experience.

Crafted with precision and attention to detail, the Altair G1.1 incorporates a sleek and elegant design, making it a standout addition to any music lover’s setup. Its solid aluminium enclosure not only enhances durability but also shields against electromagnetic interference for pristine audio reproduction.

Unleash the full potential of your music collection with the Auralic Altair G1.1 streaming DAC, an audio powerhouse that combines cutting-edge technology, superior sound quality, and intuitive usability. Elevate your listening experience to new heights and immerse yourself in the music like never before.

  • Tesla G2 hardware platform
  • Single ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs
  • AES, coaxial, optical and USB digital inputs
  • 4″ 300 PPI display
  • IR remote learning feature
  • Control it with the Auralic Lightning DS for iPhone and iPad, Roon or third party OpenHome control point software on any operating system
  • High precision femto clocks to eliminate jitter and phase noise
  • Built-in parametric EQ and speaker placement compensation controls
  • Purer-Power linear power supply
  • Plays music from a USB drive, NAS, DLNA/UPnP server, Roon, Internet radio, TIDAL, Qobuz and Spotify
  • Play or rip CDs by connecting a USB CD transport

Additional information




Audio Inputs

1 x AES, 1 x coaxial digital RCA, 1 x optical digital Toslink, 1 x USB type B, Bluetooth, Internal storage, USB storage, AirPlay 2, DLNA/UPnP media server, Internet radio, Network shared folder, Qobuz, Roon, Spotify Connect, TIDAL

Audio Outputs

1 x 6.35 mm headphone jack, 1 x balanced XLR (fixed or variable), 1 x unbalanced RCA (fixed or variable)

Supported Formats


Sample Rates

DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DSD512, PCM from 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz in 32 bit

Control Software

Lightning DS, OpenHome compatible control software, Roon, UPnP compatible control software

Hardware Platform

2 GB system memory, 8 GB data storage, Auralic Tesla G2 with 1.2 GHz quad core processor

Storage capacity

None, Drive mounting kit only, 1 TB SSD, 2 TB SSD, 4 TB SSD, 8 TB SSD


4" 300 PPI IPS retina display


ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M


Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi

Power Supply

Purer-Power internal linear power supply

Dimensions (WxDxH)

340 mm x 320 mm x 80 mm


7.4 kg


2 years

Frequently Asked Questions

Altair G1.1 is compatible with most hard disk and solid state drives on the market. Though there are some limitations, your choices are pretty flexible. Here are some recommendations from Auralic.

  • 2.5″ HDD or SSD (SSD is preferred)
  • Maximum height of the drive: 9.5 mm
  • Maximum current draw of the drive: 1,000 mA / 1 A
  • A solid state drive is preferred due to zero noise and vibration
  • Recommended SSD brands: Intel, Samsung, Crucial, Plextor
  • Select from major brands and reliable product lines
  • There is no capacity limitation

Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD drives and derivatives are not recommended.

The warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 2 years.

Your Auralic Altair G1.1 Streaming DAC will normally be delivered in 1-2 days.

Delivery is free on orders over £100. We deliver anywhere in the UK using premium tracked delivery services from DPD Local, UPS, TNT and Royal Mail.

When you by a product from us, you will have 30 days to decide whether or not you want to keep it. If you decide to return it for any reason, even if you just changed your mind, it will not cost you a penny. Just let us know that you want to return it and we will take care of the rest.

We will agree a collection date with you and send you a pre-paid shipping label for the return trip. You can have full refund or you can try something else instead. It is up to you. All we ask is that you take good care of the product, along with any accessories and packaging, while you are deciding whether or not to keep it.

We accept all major credit and debit cards, including Mastercard, Visa and American Express. We also accept Apple Pay and Google Pay. Payments are securely managed by industry leading payment processor Stripe and protected by SSL encryption. We will not store your card number or other payment information.


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