Auralic Aries S1 Streaming Processor

£1,999.00

Equipping your home audio system with state-of-the-art streaming and audio processing features is more accessible than ever, thanks to the Auralic Aries S1 streaming processor.

Enhance the performance of your Aries S1 with the optional Auralic S1 External Purer-Power Supply Unit.

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Description

Aries S1 is Auralic’s latest entry level audio streamer. Powered by Auralic’s cutting edge Tesla G3 streaming platform, the Aries S1 inherits premium audio technologies from the acclaimed G2.2 reference products, including Direct Memory Access (DMA), Direct Data Recording (DDR), Galvanic Isolation and more.

Flexible Connectivity

Aries S1 features USB, AES, coaxial and optical digital outputs for compatibility with pretty much any DAC. It supports seamless streaming via Ethernet through Auralic’s Lightning DS, Apple AirPlay 2, TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio. Aries S1 is currently undergoing Roon Ready certification.

For the first time in the Aries lineup, this product can process incoming signals from digital or USB inputs. It includes USB, coaxial and optical digital inputs, allowing it to act as a hub for your other digital sources.

Powerful Processing

The Aries S1 has undergone a significant evolution, transitioning from a streaming transport or bridge to a robust streaming processor. With its advanced onboard processing capabilities, Aries S1 now offers a plethora of processing features aimed at optimising the audio signal. These include a high-quality resampler, parametric equaliser, speaker placement compensation and loudness levelling tools.

Leveraging its onboard Tesla G3 platform, the Aries S1 processes the signal, effectively removing jitter and artifacts before applying user-selected processing features to enhance the audio quality. The processed signal is then output via USB, AES, coaxial or optical digital connection, ensuring an enriched listening experience that remains faithful to the original source.

Optional Power Supply Upgrade

For enthusiasts who are dedicated to elevating audio performance to the next level, Auralic offers the optional S1 Purer-Power External Power Supply Unit. This unit is designed to further enhance sound quality, offering an unparalleled audio experience for those who demand the utmost in performance and fidelity.

Features
  • Tesla G3 hardware platform
  • USB, AES, coaxial and optical digital outputs
  • USB, coaxial and optical digital inputs
  • Built-in resampler, parametric equaliser, speaker placement compensation and loudness levelling tools
  • Built-in 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
  • Optional Auralic S1 External Purer-Power Supply Unit upgrade

Additional information

Brand

Colour

Black

Audio Inputs

1 x coaxial RCA, 1 x USB type B, 2 x optical digital Toslink, AirPlay 2, DLNA/UPnP media server, Internet radio, Network shared folder, Qobuz, Roon (pending Roon Ready certification), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, TIDAL Connect

Audio Outputs

1 x AES, 1 x coaxial RCA, 1 x optical Toslink, 1 x USB type A

Supported Formats

AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, WV

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, UPnP compatible control software, Roon (pending Roon Ready certification)

Hardware Platform

Auralic Tesla G3

Network

Gigabit Ethernet

Warranty

2 years

Press

David Price for StereoNET

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Michael Evans and David Price for Hi-Fi Riff

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The Aries S1 only has wired Ethernet. Wired Ethernet provides the most stable connection to your home network and maximises the available bandwidth.

Do not worry if you are unable to run an Ethernet cable between the Aries S1 and your router. There are lots of potential solutions. You could use an inexpensive wireless bridge to adapt the Aries S1’s Ethernet connection to your existing WiFi network. You could use Powerline adapters or WiFi range extenders with Ethernet ports. Our preferred solution is to install a wireless mesh system. These normally have one or more Ethernet ports on each mesh node to connect wired devices. Mesh systems offer the extra benefit of providing much better WiFi coverage throughout your home.

Please contact us for more specific advice and recommendations for your home network.

The Aries S1 comes with a fully functional built-in power supply. The Auralic S1 Purer-Power Supply Unit is an optional upgrade. You can purchase it with your Aries S1 or add it later. It takes the performance of the Aries S1 to the next level with additional storage capacity and regulation stages.

No. The Aries S1 supports external USB and NAS storage.

The original Auralic Aries was described as a “streaming bridge”. The Aries G1 and G2 series models adopted the term “streaming transport”. They could stream music from various Internet services and play music stored on internal drives or external NAS or USB drives.

The Aries S1 (and the Aries G3) are described as “streaming processors” for two reasons. Firstly, they do not just stream. They also have multiple digital inputs which can be used to connect other digital sources. Secondly, they have advanced audio processing onboard which can adapt the sound to better suit your room, speaker layout or taste.

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

Your Auralic Aries S1 Streaming Processor 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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