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Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:10 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that we also support Auralic

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Founded in 2009, AURALiC LIMITED has established a worldwide reputation for designing innovative music streaming and audio components of the highest quality - a combination of classic analogue technology and cutting edge digital evolution with a design aesthetic.

AURALiC’s hardware and software product make it easy for everybody to play the high resolution music in each room of their home, to control all their audio equipment with a single click on their portable devices, to play music from any internet services or local storage, to discover new music they never know based on their own tastes, to share music from their closest friends, and to re-born any of their existing audio system with the latest technology and sonic performance.

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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby MattSPL » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:39 pm

Hi Rick

Great news, some impressive kit :)

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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:09 pm

Hi Matt

Thanks :)

All the best

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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:41 am

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Auralic. Inspire the Music

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AURALiC dedicated to designing, engineering and manufacturing the audio equipment that could truly reproduce the charm of music and hope to build up a fabulous music hall inside your sweet home, making your dream of having mind-to-mind contact with those famous musicians come true. As we all know, to perfectly replay the music, we not only need to dig and reproduce every tiny detail in recording process, but also represent those wonderful music masterpieces in an artistic way. What AURALiC design and manufacture are not simply electric audio equipment, instead, are the artistic media through which you could recreate the great music chapter together with the musicians.

Along with the dramatic change in modern science and technology, our products are endowed with a concise shape and user-friendly property. Our products are free from the sophisticated operational and tuning steps of traditional audio equipment and could be better adapted into the modern fashionable family life. What’s key to mention, the reproduction of music from our product has “qualitative leap” and will make you lost in the moment, intimately experiencing the musical delight brought by digital music carrier in the new age.

During the long-term design and research, we’ve reached a conclusion that it is hard to build up a solid basis for development by solely relying on either instrument testing or attentive listening. Only with the discovery of the link between scientific data and auditory sense can we succeed in seeking reliable criteria of evaluation during the R&D process. As a result, we set up mathematician models between subjective auditory sense and objective testing data base at the very beginning of R&D, thus to expand all the research and design work based on such mathematician models.

Thanks to our chief designer, Xuanqian Wang’s years’ recording working experience, we could always succeed in approaching those outstanding recording engineers and musicians to hear their timely and professional feedback about our products. With taking their valuable advice into consideration, our design team then refines the design approaches according to mathematical models in order to achieve perfect yet rich artistic representation in terms of musical reproduction.

To reproduce those great pieces of music, AURALiC will never stop its steps in pursuing the perfect design solutions or discovering the harmonious synthesis of scientific data and the taste for music. With the mission of making you truly perceive the beauty of music as well as the musical delight, AURALiC has been always forging ahead along this journey of inspiring the music.

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About Us

Founded in 2009, AURALiC LIMITED has established a worldwide reputation for designing innovative music streaming and audio components of the highest quality - a combination of classic analogue technology and cutting edge digital evolution with a design aesthetic.

AURALiC’s hardware and software product make it easy for everybody to play the high resolution music in each room of their home, to control all their audio equipment with a single click on their portable devices, to play music from any internet services or local storage, to discover new music they never know based on their own tastes, to share music from their closest friends, and to re-born any of their existing audio system with the latest technology and sonic performance.


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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:09 am

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AURALiC Technology

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In order to capture the details in recording as accurately as possible and to reproduce the restorative power of music as perfectly as possible, AURALiC offers multiple original technical solutions by managing to combine the advanced digital technology and the sophisticated analogue circuit.

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AFN402™ Material

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 equipment. Along with the gradual widespread of Hi-Res 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-Res 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.

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Auralic. Inspire the music.

About Us

Founded in 2009, AURALiC LIMITED has established a worldwide reputation for designing innovative music streaming and audio components of the highest quality - a combination of classic analogue technology and cutting edge digital evolution with a design aesthetic.

AURALiC’s hardware and software product make it easy for everybody to play the high resolution music in each room of their home, to control all their audio equipment with a single click on their portable devices, to play music from any internet services or local storage, to discover new music they never know based on their own tastes, to share music from their closest friends, and to re-born any of their existing audio system with the latest technology and sonic performance.

Auralic. Inspire the Music

AURALiC dedicated to designing, engineering and manufacturing the audio equipment that could truly reproduce the charm of music and hope to build up a fabulous music hall inside your sweet home, making your dream of having mind-to-mind contact with those famous musicians come true. As we all know, to perfectly replay the music, we not only need to dig and reproduce every tiny detail in recording process, but also represent those wonderful music masterpieces in an artistic way. What AURALiC design and manufacture are not simply electric audio equipment, instead, are the artistic media through which you could recreate the great music chapter together with the musicians.

Along with the dramatic change in modern science and technology, our products are endowed with a concise shape and user-friendly property. Our products are free from the sophisticated operational and tuning steps of traditional audio equipment and could be better adapted into the modern fashionable family life. What’s key to mention, the reproduction of music from our product has “qualitative leap” and will make you lost in the moment, intimately experiencing the musical delight brought by digital music carrier in the new age.

During the long-term design and research, we’ve reached a conclusion that it is hard to build up a solid basis for development by solely relying on either instrument testing or attentive listening. Only with the discovery of the link between scientific data and auditory sense can we succeed in seeking reliable criteria of evaluation during the R&D process. As a result, we set up mathematician models between subjective auditory sense and objective testing data base at the very beginning of R&D, thus to expand all the research and design work based on such mathematician models.

Thanks to our chief designer, Xuanqian Wang’s years’ recording working experience, we could always succeed in approaching those outstanding recording engineers and musicians to hear their timely and professional feedback about our products. With taking their valuable advice into consideration, our design team then refines the design approaches according to mathematical models in order to achieve perfect yet rich artistic representation in terms of musical reproduction.

To reproduce those great pieces of music, AURALiC will never stop its steps in pursuing the perfect design solutions or discovering the harmonious synthesis of scientific data and the taste for music. With the mission of making you truly perceive the beauty of music as well as the musical delight, AURALiC has been always forging ahead along this journey of inspiring the music.


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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:47 am

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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POLARIS defines the AURALiC brand: innovative technology, great sound, superb user experience, and excellent value. It is a wireless streamer, a music server, a DAC, a pre-amplifier and a stereo power amplifier – the ultimate solution for music lovers seeking high quality streaming from a single, compact audio component. It has seventeen inputs channels comprising streaming, digital and analogue sources. The internal DAC, incorporating AURALiC Flexible Filters and Femto Master Clock, supports Quad-Rate DSD and PCM up to 32Bit/384K. The powerful internal stereo amplifier module can deliver 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 180 watts per channel into 4 ohms continuous power with exceptionally low distortion- sufficient for the most demanding loudspeakers.

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POLARIS utilizes AURALiC’s award-winning Lightning Streaming Platform. Launched in 2014, Lightning Streaming is industry’s first streaming solution that supports Quad-Rate DSD, PCM up to 32Bit/384K through Wi-Fi network. Lightning Streaming offers several innovative and unique features such as Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlist, Memory Cache and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room functions. This on-going platform is maintained, and continually developed by AURALiC’s in-house software R&D team to ensure customers are regularly updated with new features through the product’s automatic software update system.

Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier RRP £3499

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

Auralic Polaris Technical Features:

17 Input Sources, More to Come -

POLARIS can act as home music centre for virtually all input source. It read music stored on USB drive, internal hard disk, network shared folder and DLNA/UPnP music server. By joint use with Lightning DS, you can also stream TIDAL, Qobuz and listen to Internet Radio at any time. POLARIS’s AirPlay, Songcast and Bluetooth inputs provide alternative way to stream your favourite music from Apple Music, Spotify and other service providers through smartphone or computer.

POLARIS also work as RoonReady endpoint to use with Roon software if necessary, bringing you a new way to discover and listen to music. The rest of inputs includes AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink and USB connection to computer working as USB DAC. When ordering POLARIS, you can add a 2’5-inch hard disk drive or solid state drive as internal music storage as an option, turning POLARIS into a full function music server. Since there is no capacity limitation, you can always purchase POLARIS and install the storage by yourself.

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POLARIS is equipped with two pairs of multi-function RCA connectors - these two stereo pairs of analogue channels can be configured as a phono stage input, a line stage input or pre-amplifier output through the product settings menu. Digital inputs include AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink and a USB connection to a computer working as a standalone USB DAC.

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POLARIS is powered by AURALiC's proprietary Tesla hardware platform that includes a Quad-Core Coretex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, 1GB DDR3 on board memory and 4GB system storage. The Tesla platform has a calculation ability of 25,000 MIPS, more than enough to decode a vast spectrum of audio formats, including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA. AURALiC has chosen this platform for its flexibility and long term support consideration. Future features planned include DSD Upsampling, Room Acoustic Treatment. All these features can be delivered through automatic online updates without user’s attention.

Femto Master Clock -

The dual-frequency Femto Master Clock inside the POLARIS is specially designed and optimized for its ESS Sabre DAC chip: with one frequency for playing music with a sampling rate which is the multiple of 44.1K, and a second for 48K, making it possible for the POLARIS to be able to lock on with highest clock precision (equal to the VEGA’s “EXACT” mode) at all time without dropouts. The Femto Master Clock, which is powered by a 9uV extremely low noise dedicated power supply, has a very low phase noise performance. It not only has dramatically low phase noise, which is only at -151dBc/Hz level, but also an excellent 100Hz offset noise level which is only -115dBc/Hz. Driven by such a high performance clock, the POLARIS can bring you vivid music with natural detail and a solid sound image.

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AURALiC is introducing another innovative technology: Hybrid Volume Control for POLARIS. The Hybrid Volume Control uses both analogue and digital volume control together for optimum audio performance and the best possible sound quality. The analogue attenuators reduce the signal level in 12dB steps whilst the DAC's internal digital volume control handles small amounts of volume change within each step. By using this technology, the DAC chip always operates in the best performance range, bringing much lower distortion, better dynamic range and high sound quality at low volume levels.

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POLARIS has four built-in filter modes which allows its user to customize sound best befitting their personal preference. Those filter modes were developed from AURALiC’s well known Flexible Filter Mode in the VEGA Digital Audio Processor, with each containing several digital filters optimized for a corresponding sampling rate. Flexible Filter Mode was developed under AURALiC's subjective auditory sense and objective testing data relationship models, to optimize the listening experience for different music and format. The “Precise” mode exhibits perfect in-band ripple and out-band attenuation performance, while the “Smooth” mode is better for overall enjoyment as it has no 'pre-ringing' effect. The other two modes, named “Dynamic” and “Balance” are optimized for different music formats as well.


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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Sat May 06, 2017 2:10 am

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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MERAK is an amazing monoblock power amplifier born for the 21st century. It is the perfect combination of inspiring artistry and ingenious design. AURALiC created MERAK by merging the sophisticated amplifier design philosophy with modern audio technology, and dressed it up with a compact appearance.

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Auralic. Inspire the music.

The heart of MERAK is AURALiC Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology. By joint using it with ORFEO Class A output module, input isolation transformer, linear power supply and several latest technologies, AURALiC has successfully brought the design essence of analogue age back to life. With the new generation of switching technology, MERAK achieves 400W continuous output power while maintains its efficiency at 90%. Benefited from linear power supply and a 56,000uF capacitors array, energy storage of MERAK is more than 120 Joule, this enables MERAK to deliver 16 amps peak current which is equal to about 900W power into large, power-hungry loudspeakers, easily presenting the magnificence of stage, reproducing the tiniest detail of music to you.

The sound of MERAK is sweet, warm and vivid with great artistic appeal; it fulfills AURALiC’s elegant and graceful aesthetic taste. Thanks to the Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology and power management circuit, MERAK realizes the perfect balanced between driving capability and energy consumption. Comparing to the other traditional power amplifiers, MERAK is more environmentally friendly by reducing the carbon emission of 1100kg per year, making it to be another nova of ‘green’ hi-end equipment.

Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier RPP £1998/each

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier technical features:

Hybrid Analog Amplify Technology -

AURALiC introduce a cutting edge technology: Hybrid Analogue Amplify to MERAK. This technology combines the advantages from linear and switching amplifier circuits. It uses linear components to handle the input signal, to process the voltage amplification so as to achieve very low noise and distortion. Meanwhile, low impedance, high speed switching components was deployed in output stage to maximize the driving capability and reduce heat dissipation. With Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology, MERAK owns excellent linearity, great output power as well as high energy efficiency.

Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology utilizes high quality input isolation transformer made by Lundahl and AURALiC ORFEO Class-A module in signal amplify circuit. The isolation transformer contributes a perfect EMI noise attenuation while maintains the signal integrity; it can reduce EMI noise by 100dB even under non-ideal situation which is 1000 times superior to the traditional circuit design. AURALiC’s patented ORFEO Class-A module is also used here for driving the output stage. ORFEO Class-A module is not only powerful in driving capability but also show itself with vanishingly low distortion at less than 0.001% within complete audio band.

The output stage is powered by Hypex UcD technology. AURALiC has modified and optimized the Hypex design based on mathematician models between subjective auditory sense and objective testing data. Comparing to the original solution, high order distortion components (mostly from 4th to 7th) were effectively suppressed by over 10dB, this lead to a significant improvement in listening experience. In additional, the output stage owns a frequency-constant output performance when driving loads from 4 to 16 ohm, making it suitable for driving various kinds of loudspeakers.

Purer-Power™ Linear Power Solution -

Strong, smooth and constant power supply is essential to monoblock power amplifier like MERAK. To satisfy this, AURALiC tailor made Purer-Power Linear Power Solution for a pure and abundant power supply. The 500VA main transformer used in MERAK is customized with patented low noise, narrow band technology from Plitron, following by a 56000uF capacitors array. Purer-Power Linear Power Solution can store up to 120 Joule energy, keeping the noise and source impedance at lowest level as well as offering excellent current transient performance.

To let MERAK sounds as transparent as possible, Purer-Power Linear Power Solution was designed to offer an astonishing purifying ability. It can strongly isolate common-mode and differential-mode interference from both within and outside audio band as high as 90dB while reshape the electrical circuit and remove DC current. The power solution can also 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.

Advanced Power Management -

For better balance between performance and energy saving, MERAK is equipped with AURALiC's advanced power management circuit. MERAK will automatically run at warm-up mode as soon as the mains power is connected. In warm-up mode, MERAK shut down its output stage to save energy while leave the Class-A signal amplify circuit and Purer-Power supply unit in working status. At a little expense of less than 5 watt energy consumption, the signal amplify circuit which usually requires warm-up to achieve the best performance is always in best order. When MERAK wake up for operation, it always present with best sound.

Advanced power management also endues MERAK with intelligent wake up and auto sleep function. When this function is active, MERAK will monitor its input and wake up by any valid music signal above 5mV within 0.5 second, ensure that you will not miss the start chapter of music. When signal stopped for 5 minutes, MERAK will go back to warm-up mode. The intelligent wake up function is controlled by a computer based signal processor, it can distinguish any interference from music such as the pop noise when you plug or unplug the input cable.


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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu May 18, 2017 2:15 am

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Auralic will be exhibiting at the 2017 (May 18 - 21) High End Munich Show - AURALIC North America Inc., Room/Booth A4.2 E211

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Founded in 2009, AURALiC LIMITED has established a worldwide reputation for designing innovative music streaming and audio components of the highest quality - a combination of classic analogue technology and cutting edge digital evolution with a design aesthetic.

AURALiC’s hardware and software product make it easy for everybody to play the high resolution music in each room of their home, to control all their audio equipment with a single click on their portable devices, to play music from any internet services or local storage, to discover new music they never know based on their own tastes, to share music from their closest friends, and to re-born any of their existing audio system with the latest technology and sonic performance.

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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Fri May 26, 2017 2:19 am

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Auralic showing their new G2 Series - VEGA G2 Streaming DAC, LEO G2 Reference Master Clock, ARIES G2 Streaming Transporter and ARIES G2 Upsampling Processor of components at the 2017 High End Munich Show

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Founded in 2009, AURALiC LIMITED has established a worldwide reputation for designing innovative music streaming and audio components of the highest quality - a combination of classic analogue technology and cutting edge digital evolution with a design aesthetic.

AURALiC’s hardware and software product make it easy for everybody to play the high resolution music in each room of their home, to control all their audio equipment with a single click on their portable devices, to play music from any internet services or local storage, to discover new music they never know based on their own tastes, to share music from their closest friends, and to re-born any of their existing audio system with the latest technology and sonic performance.

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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:05 am

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Hi-Fi Plus reviews Auralic's MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/aurali ... mplifiers/

"In summary, I think the MERAKs represent something of a price/performance breakthrough for those of us who seek top-tier (or at least upper tier) performance, but are not made of cubic money. I say this not because the MERAKs are ‘perfect’ amplifiers (there is no such thing), but because they are well and truly excellent amplifiers that normal mortals can, with a bit of judicious saving, actually afford to own. While it would be bad form for me ever to do such a thing, if I were to list some of the more costly amplifiers I have heard the MERAKs outperform, that list would include some very distinguished competitors indeed. That alone tells you how good these sensibly priced monoblocks truly are."

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MERAK is an amazing monoblock power amplifier born for the 21st century. It is the perfect combination of inspiring artistry and ingenious design. AURALiC created MERAK by merging the sophisticated amplifier design philosophy with modern audio technology, and dressed it up with a compact appearance.

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Auralic. Inspire the music.

The heart of MERAK is AURALiC Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology. By joint using it with ORFEO Class A output module, input isolation transformer, linear power supply and several latest technologies, AURALiC has successfully brought the design essence of analogue age back to life. With the new generation of switching technology, MERAK achieves 400W continuous output power while maintains its efficiency at 90%. Benefited from linear power supply and a 56,000uF capacitors array, energy storage of MERAK is more than 120 Joule, this enables MERAK to deliver 16 amps peak current which is equal to about 900W power into large, power-hungry loudspeakers, easily presenting the magnificence of stage, reproducing the tiniest detail of music to you.

The sound of MERAK is sweet, warm and vivid with great artistic appeal; it fulfills AURALiC’s elegant and graceful aesthetic taste. Thanks to the Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology and power management circuit, MERAK realizes the perfect balanced between driving capability and energy consumption. Comparing to the other traditional power amplifiers, MERAK is more environmentally friendly by reducing the carbon emission of 1100kg per year, making it to be another nova of ‘green’ hi-end equipment.

Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier RPP £1998/each

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier technical features:

Hybrid Analog Amplify Technology -

AURALiC introduce a cutting edge technology: Hybrid Analogue Amplify to MERAK. This technology combines the advantages from linear and switching amplifier circuits. It uses linear components to handle the input signal, to process the voltage amplification so as to achieve very low noise and distortion. Meanwhile, low impedance, high speed switching components was deployed in output stage to maximize the driving capability and reduce heat dissipation. With Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology, MERAK owns excellent linearity, great output power as well as high energy efficiency.

Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology utilizes high quality input isolation transformer made by Lundahl and AURALiC ORFEO Class-A module in signal amplify circuit. The isolation transformer contributes a perfect EMI noise attenuation while maintains the signal integrity; it can reduce EMI noise by 100dB even under non-ideal situation which is 1000 times superior to the traditional circuit design. AURALiC’s patented ORFEO Class-A module is also used here for driving the output stage. ORFEO Class-A module is not only powerful in driving capability but also show itself with vanishingly low distortion at less than 0.001% within complete audio band.

The output stage is powered by Hypex UcD technology. AURALiC has modified and optimized the Hypex design based on mathematician models between subjective auditory sense and objective testing data. Comparing to the original solution, high order distortion components (mostly from 4th to 7th) were effectively suppressed by over 10dB, this lead to a significant improvement in listening experience. In additional, the output stage owns a frequency-constant output performance when driving loads from 4 to 16 ohm, making it suitable for driving various kinds of loudspeakers.

Purer-Power™ Linear Power Solution -

Strong, smooth and constant power supply is essential to monoblock power amplifier like MERAK. To satisfy this, AURALiC tailor made Purer-Power Linear Power Solution for a pure and abundant power supply. The 500VA main transformer used in MERAK is customized with patented low noise, narrow band technology from Plitron, following by a 56000uF capacitors array. Purer-Power Linear Power Solution can store up to 120 Joule energy, keeping the noise and source impedance at lowest level as well as offering excellent current transient performance.

To let MERAK sounds as transparent as possible, Purer-Power Linear Power Solution was designed to offer an astonishing purifying ability. It can strongly isolate common-mode and differential-mode interference from both within and outside audio band as high as 90dB while reshape the electrical circuit and remove DC current. The power solution can also 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.

Advanced Power Management -

For better balance between performance and energy saving, MERAK is equipped with AURALiC's advanced power management circuit. MERAK will automatically run at warm-up mode as soon as the mains power is connected. In warm-up mode, MERAK shut down its output stage to save energy while leave the Class-A signal amplify circuit and Purer-Power supply unit in working status. At a little expense of less than 5 watt energy consumption, the signal amplify circuit which usually requires warm-up to achieve the best performance is always in best order. When MERAK wake up for operation, it always present with best sound.

Advanced power management also endues MERAK with intelligent wake up and auto sleep function. When this function is active, MERAK will monitor its input and wake up by any valid music signal above 5mV within 0.5 second, ensure that you will not miss the start chapter of music. When signal stopped for 5 minutes, MERAK will go back to warm-up mode. The intelligent wake up function is controlled by a computer based signal processor, it can distinguish any interference from music such as the pop noise when you plug or unplug the input cable.


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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:17 am

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Hi-Fi Plus reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/aurali ... amplifier/

"I wrapped up my listening with a new album from the Vancouver garage rock band Japandroids, Near to the Wild Heart of Life on TIDAL. The POLARIS grabbed the Treo CT’s and delivered a punk grunge dose of energy. This guitar and drums duo remind me of a Canadian version of the Black Keys. To me they are a musical metaphor for the POLARIS simple seeming as a Duo (Or single box audio device), but once you get into it you can enjoy the breadth without strain. Bravo AURALiC! Highly recommended."

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POLARIS defines the AURALiC brand: innovative technology, great sound, superb user experience, and excellent value. It is a wireless streamer, a music server, a DAC, a pre-amplifier and a stereo power amplifier – the ultimate solution for music lovers seeking high quality streaming from a single, compact audio component. It has seventeen inputs channels comprising streaming, digital and analogue sources. The internal DAC, incorporating AURALiC Flexible Filters and Femto Master Clock, supports Quad-Rate DSD and PCM up to 32Bit/384K. The powerful internal stereo amplifier module can deliver 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 180 watts per channel into 4 ohms continuous power with exceptionally low distortion- sufficient for the most demanding loudspeakers.

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Auralic. Inspire the music.

POLARIS utilizes AURALiC’s award-winning Lightning Streaming Platform. Launched in 2014, Lightning Streaming is industry’s first streaming solution that supports Quad-Rate DSD, PCM up to 32Bit/384K through Wi-Fi network. Lightning Streaming offers several innovative and unique features such as Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlist, Memory Cache and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room functions. This on-going platform is maintained, and continually developed by AURALiC’s in-house software R&D team to ensure customers are regularly updated with new features through the product’s automatic software update system.

Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier RRP £3499

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

Auralic Polaris Technical Features:

17 Input Sources, More to Come -

POLARIS can act as home music centre for virtually all input source. It read music stored on USB drive, internal hard disk, network shared folder and DLNA/UPnP music server. By joint use with Lightning DS, you can also stream TIDAL, Qobuz and listen to Internet Radio at any time. POLARIS’s AirPlay, Songcast and Bluetooth inputs provide alternative way to stream your favourite music from Apple Music, Spotify and other service providers through smartphone or computer.

POLARIS also work as RoonReady endpoint to use with Roon software if necessary, bringing you a new way to discover and listen to music. The rest of inputs includes AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink and USB connection to computer working as USB DAC. When ordering POLARIS, you can add a 2’5-inch hard disk drive or solid state drive as internal music storage as an option, turning POLARIS into a full function music server. Since there is no capacity limitation, you can always purchase POLARIS and install the storage by yourself.

Analogue Channels & Phono Stage -

POLARIS is equipped with two pairs of multi-function RCA connectors - these two stereo pairs of analogue channels can be configured as a phono stage input, a line stage input or pre-amplifier output through the product settings menu. Digital inputs include AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink and a USB connection to a computer working as a standalone USB DAC.

AURALiC Tesla Platform -

POLARIS is powered by AURALiC's proprietary Tesla hardware platform that includes a Quad-Core Coretex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, 1GB DDR3 on board memory and 4GB system storage. The Tesla platform has a calculation ability of 25,000 MIPS, more than enough to decode a vast spectrum of audio formats, including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA. AURALiC has chosen this platform for its flexibility and long term support consideration. Future features planned include DSD Upsampling, Room Acoustic Treatment. All these features can be delivered through automatic online updates without user’s attention.

Femto Master Clock -

The dual-frequency Femto Master Clock inside the POLARIS is specially designed and optimized for its ESS Sabre DAC chip: with one frequency for playing music with a sampling rate which is the multiple of 44.1K, and a second for 48K, making it possible for the POLARIS to be able to lock on with highest clock precision (equal to the VEGA’s “EXACT” mode) at all time without dropouts. The Femto Master Clock, which is powered by a 9uV extremely low noise dedicated power supply, has a very low phase noise performance. It not only has dramatically low phase noise, which is only at -151dBc/Hz level, but also an excellent 100Hz offset noise level which is only -115dBc/Hz. Driven by such a high performance clock, the POLARIS can bring you vivid music with natural detail and a solid sound image.

Hybrid Volume Control -

AURALiC is introducing another innovative technology: Hybrid Volume Control for POLARIS. The Hybrid Volume Control uses both analogue and digital volume control together for optimum audio performance and the best possible sound quality. The analogue attenuators reduce the signal level in 12dB steps whilst the DAC's internal digital volume control handles small amounts of volume change within each step. By using this technology, the DAC chip always operates in the best performance range, bringing much lower distortion, better dynamic range and high sound quality at low volume levels.

Flexible Filter Mode -

POLARIS has four built-in filter modes which allows its user to customize sound best befitting their personal preference. Those filter modes were developed from AURALiC’s well known Flexible Filter Mode in the VEGA Digital Audio Processor, with each containing several digital filters optimized for a corresponding sampling rate. Flexible Filter Mode was developed under AURALiC's subjective auditory sense and objective testing data relationship models, to optimize the listening experience for different music and format. The “Precise” mode exhibits perfect in-band ripple and out-band attenuation performance, while the “Smooth” mode is better for overall enjoyment as it has no 'pre-ringing' effect. The other two modes, named “Dynamic” and “Balance” are optimized for different music formats as well.


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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:21 am

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier SPECIAL PRICE OFFER BETWEEN 15TH JULY 2017 AND 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 - WAS £2000/each _____NOW £1499/each

Hi-Fi Plus reviews Auralic's MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/aurali ... mplifiers/

"In summary, I think the MERAKs represent something of a price/performance breakthrough for those of us who seek top-tier (or at least upper tier) performance, but are not made of cubic money. I say this not because the MERAKs are ‘perfect’ amplifiers (there is no such thing), but because they are well and truly excellent amplifiers that normal mortals can, with a bit of judicious saving, actually afford to own. While it would be bad form for me ever to do such a thing, if I were to list some of the more costly amplifiers I have heard the MERAKs outperform, that list would include some very distinguished competitors indeed. That alone tells you how good these sensibly priced monoblocks truly are."

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MERAK is an amazing monoblock power amplifier born for the 21st century. It is the perfect combination of inspiring artistry and ingenious design. AURALiC created MERAK by merging the sophisticated amplifier design philosophy with modern audio technology, and dressed it up with a compact appearance.

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Auralic. Inspire the music.

The heart of MERAK is AURALiC Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology. By joint using it with ORFEO Class A output module, input isolation transformer, linear power supply and several latest technologies, AURALiC has successfully brought the design essence of analogue age back to life. With the new generation of switching technology, MERAK achieves 400W continuous output power while maintains its efficiency at 90%. Benefited from linear power supply and a 56,000uF capacitors array, energy storage of MERAK is more than 120 Joule, this enables MERAK to deliver 16 amps peak current which is equal to about 900W power into large, power-hungry loudspeakers, easily presenting the magnificence of stage, reproducing the tiniest detail of music to you.

The sound of MERAK is sweet, warm and vivid with great artistic appeal; it fulfills AURALiC’s elegant and graceful aesthetic taste. Thanks to the Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology and power management circuit, MERAK realizes the perfect balanced between driving capability and energy consumption. Comparing to the other traditional power amplifiers, MERAK is more environmentally friendly by reducing the carbon emission of 1100kg per year, making it to be another nova of ‘green’ hi-end equipment.

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier technical features:

Hybrid Analog Amplify Technology -

AURALiC introduce a cutting edge technology: Hybrid Analogue Amplify to MERAK. This technology combines the advantages from linear and switching amplifier circuits. It uses linear components to handle the input signal, to process the voltage amplification so as to achieve very low noise and distortion. Meanwhile, low impedance, high speed switching components was deployed in output stage to maximize the driving capability and reduce heat dissipation. With Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology, MERAK owns excellent linearity, great output power as well as high energy efficiency.

Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology utilizes high quality input isolation transformer made by Lundahl and AURALiC ORFEO Class-A module in signal amplify circuit. The isolation transformer contributes a perfect EMI noise attenuation while maintains the signal integrity; it can reduce EMI noise by 100dB even under non-ideal situation which is 1000 times superior to the traditional circuit design. AURALiC’s patented ORFEO Class-A module is also used here for driving the output stage. ORFEO Class-A module is not only powerful in driving capability but also show itself with vanishingly low distortion at less than 0.001% within complete audio band.

The output stage is powered by Hypex UcD technology. AURALiC has modified and optimized the Hypex design based on mathematician models between subjective auditory sense and objective testing data. Comparing to the original solution, high order distortion components (mostly from 4th to 7th) were effectively suppressed by over 10dB, this lead to a significant improvement in listening experience. In additional, the output stage owns a frequency-constant output performance when driving loads from 4 to 16 ohm, making it suitable for driving various kinds of loudspeakers.

Purer-Power™ Linear Power Solution -

Strong, smooth and constant power supply is essential to monoblock power amplifier like MERAK. To satisfy this, AURALiC tailor made Purer-Power Linear Power Solution for a pure and abundant power supply. The 500VA main transformer used in MERAK is customized with patented low noise, narrow band technology from Plitron, following by a 56000uF capacitors array. Purer-Power Linear Power Solution can store up to 120 Joule energy, keeping the noise and source impedance at lowest level as well as offering excellent current transient performance.

To let MERAK sounds as transparent as possible, Purer-Power Linear Power Solution was designed to offer an astonishing purifying ability. It can strongly isolate common-mode and differential-mode interference from both within and outside audio band as high as 90dB while reshape the electrical circuit and remove DC current. The power solution can also 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.

Advanced Power Management -

For better balance between performance and energy saving, MERAK is equipped with AURALiC's advanced power management circuit. MERAK will automatically run at warm-up mode as soon as the mains power is connected. In warm-up mode, MERAK shut down its output stage to save energy while leave the Class-A signal amplify circuit and Purer-Power supply unit in working status. At a little expense of less than 5 watt energy consumption, the signal amplify circuit which usually requires warm-up to achieve the best performance is always in best order. When MERAK wake up for operation, it always present with best sound.

Advanced power management also endues MERAK with intelligent wake up and auto sleep function. When this function is active, MERAK will monitor its input and wake up by any valid music signal above 5mV within 0.5 second, ensure that you will not miss the start chapter of music. When signal stopped for 5 minutes, MERAK will go back to warm-up mode. The intelligent wake up function is controlled by a computer based signal processor, it can distinguish any interference from music such as the pop noise when you plug or unplug the input cable.


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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:15 am

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Positive-Feedback reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

http://positive-feedback.com/reviews/ha ... amplifier/

"The AURALiC POLARIS is great fun and receives my highest recommendation."

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POLARIS defines the AURALiC brand: innovative technology, great sound, superb user experience, and excellent value. It is a wireless streamer, a music server, a DAC, a pre-amplifier and a stereo power amplifier – the ultimate solution for music lovers seeking high quality streaming from a single, compact audio component. It has seventeen inputs channels comprising streaming, digital and analogue sources. The internal DAC, incorporating AURALiC Flexible Filters and Femto Master Clock, supports Quad-Rate DSD and PCM up to 32Bit/384K. The powerful internal stereo amplifier module can deliver 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 180 watts per channel into 4 ohms continuous power with exceptionally low distortion- sufficient for the most demanding loudspeakers.

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Auralic. Inspire the music.

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/aurali ... amplifier/
Hi-Fi Plus reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

"I wrapped up my listening with a new album from the Vancouver garage rock band Japandroids, Near to the Wild Heart of Life on TIDAL. The POLARIS grabbed the Treo CT’s and delivered a punk grunge dose of energy. This guitar and drums duo remind me of a Canadian version of the Black Keys. To me they are a musical metaphor for the POLARIS simple seeming as a Duo (Or single box audio device), but once you get into it you can enjoy the breadth without strain. Bravo AURALiC! Highly recommended."

POLARIS utilizes AURALiC’s award-winning Lightning Streaming Platform. Launched in 2014, Lightning Streaming is industry’s first streaming solution that supports Quad-Rate DSD, PCM up to 32Bit/384K through Wi-Fi network. Lightning Streaming offers several innovative and unique features such as Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlist, Memory Cache and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room functions. This on-going platform is maintained, and continually developed by AURALiC’s in-house software R&D team to ensure customers are regularly updated with new features through the product’s automatic software update system.

Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier RRP £3499

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

Auralic Polaris Technical Features:

17 Input Sources, More to Come -

POLARIS can act as home music centre for virtually all input source. It read music stored on USB drive, internal hard disk, network shared folder and DLNA/UPnP music server. By joint use with Lightning DS, you can also stream TIDAL, Qobuz and listen to Internet Radio at any time. POLARIS’s AirPlay, Songcast and Bluetooth inputs provide alternative way to stream your favourite music from Apple Music, Spotify and other service providers through smartphone or computer.

POLARIS also work as RoonReady endpoint to use with Roon software if necessary, bringing you a new way to discover and listen to music. The rest of inputs includes AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink and USB connection to computer working as USB DAC. When ordering POLARIS, you can add a 2’5-inch hard disk drive or solid state drive as internal music storage as an option, turning POLARIS into a full function music server. Since there is no capacity limitation, you can always purchase POLARIS and install the storage by yourself.

Analogue Channels & Phono Stage -

POLARIS is equipped with two pairs of multi-function RCA connectors - these two stereo pairs of analogue channels can be configured as a phono stage input, a line stage input or pre-amplifier output through the product settings menu. Digital inputs include AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink and a USB connection to a computer working as a standalone USB DAC.

AURALiC Tesla Platform -

POLARIS is powered by AURALiC's proprietary Tesla hardware platform that includes a Quad-Core Coretex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, 1GB DDR3 on board memory and 4GB system storage. The Tesla platform has a calculation ability of 25,000 MIPS, more than enough to decode a vast spectrum of audio formats, including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA. AURALiC has chosen this platform for its flexibility and long term support consideration. Future features planned include DSD Upsampling, Room Acoustic Treatment. All these features can be delivered through automatic online updates without user’s attention.

Femto Master Clock -

The dual-frequency Femto Master Clock inside the POLARIS is specially designed and optimized for its ESS Sabre DAC chip: with one frequency for playing music with a sampling rate which is the multiple of 44.1K, and a second for 48K, making it possible for the POLARIS to be able to lock on with highest clock precision (equal to the VEGA’s “EXACT” mode) at all time without dropouts. The Femto Master Clock, which is powered by a 9uV extremely low noise dedicated power supply, has a very low phase noise performance. It not only has dramatically low phase noise, which is only at -151dBc/Hz level, but also an excellent 100Hz offset noise level which is only -115dBc/Hz. Driven by such a high performance clock, the POLARIS can bring you vivid music with natural detail and a solid sound image.

Hybrid Volume Control -

AURALiC is introducing another innovative technology: Hybrid Volume Control for POLARIS. The Hybrid Volume Control uses both analogue and digital volume control together for optimum audio performance and the best possible sound quality. The analogue attenuators reduce the signal level in 12dB steps whilst the DAC's internal digital volume control handles small amounts of volume change within each step. By using this technology, the DAC chip always operates in the best performance range, bringing much lower distortion, better dynamic range and high sound quality at low volume levels.

Flexible Filter Mode -

POLARIS has four built-in filter modes which allows its user to customize sound best befitting their personal preference. Those filter modes were developed from AURALiC’s well known Flexible Filter Mode in the VEGA Digital Audio Processor, with each containing several digital filters optimized for a corresponding sampling rate. Flexible Filter Mode was developed under AURALiC's subjective auditory sense and objective testing data relationship models, to optimize the listening experience for different music and format. The “Precise” mode exhibits perfect in-band ripple and out-band attenuation performance, while the “Smooth” mode is better for overall enjoyment as it has no 'pre-ringing' effect. The other two modes, named “Dynamic” and “Balance” are optimized for different music formats as well.


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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:39 am

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Home Theater HiFi reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

http://hometheaterhifi.com/news/product ... r-preview/

"THE AURALiC has set a high performance-to-cost value standard with the POLARIS, which is a superb-sounding integrated amplifier equipped with phono-stage, DAC, Bluetooth, and high-resolution DSD/DXD/MQA network streamer".

"With these tons of features and its excellent sonic performance, the POLARIS represents a value-product at its $3799 price tag. Without a doubt, this is a truly superb product that I can wholeheartedly recommend!"

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POLARIS defines the AURALiC brand: innovative technology, great sound, superb user experience, and excellent value. It is a wireless streamer, a music server, a DAC, a pre-amplifier and a stereo power amplifier – the ultimate solution for music lovers seeking high quality streaming from a single, compact audio component. It has seventeen inputs channels comprising streaming, digital and analogue sources. The internal DAC, incorporating AURALiC Flexible Filters and Femto Master Clock, supports Quad-Rate DSD and PCM up to 32Bit/384K. The powerful internal stereo amplifier module can deliver 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 180 watts per channel into 4 ohms continuous power with exceptionally low distortion- sufficient for the most demanding loudspeakers.

Image
Auralic. Inspire the music.

http://positive-feedback.com/reviews/ha ... amplifier/
Positive-Feedback reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

"The AURALiC POLARIS is great fun and receives my highest recommendation."

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/aurali ... amplifier/
Hi-Fi Plus reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

"I wrapped up my listening with a new album from the Vancouver garage rock band Japandroids, Near to the Wild Heart of Life on TIDAL. The POLARIS grabbed the Treo CT’s and delivered a punk grunge dose of energy. This guitar and drums duo remind me of a Canadian version of the Black Keys. To me they are a musical metaphor for the POLARIS simple seeming as a Duo (Or single box audio device), but once you get into it you can enjoy the breadth without strain. Bravo AURALiC! Highly recommended."

POLARIS utilizes AURALiC’s award-winning Lightning Streaming Platform. Launched in 2014, Lightning Streaming is industry’s first streaming solution that supports Quad-Rate DSD, PCM up to 32Bit/384K through Wi-Fi network. Lightning Streaming offers several innovative and unique features such as Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlist, Memory Cache and Bit-Perfect Multi-Room functions. This on-going platform is maintained, and continually developed by AURALiC’s in-house software R&D team to ensure customers are regularly updated with new features through the product’s automatic software update system.

Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier RRP £3499

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

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Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

Auralic Polaris Technical Features:

17 Input Sources, More to Come -

POLARIS can act as home music centre for virtually all input source. It read music stored on USB drive, internal hard disk, network shared folder and DLNA/UPnP music server. By joint use with Lightning DS, you can also stream TIDAL, Qobuz and listen to Internet Radio at any time. POLARIS’s AirPlay, Songcast and Bluetooth inputs provide alternative way to stream your favourite music from Apple Music, Spotify and other service providers through smartphone or computer.

POLARIS also work as RoonReady endpoint to use with Roon software if necessary, bringing you a new way to discover and listen to music. The rest of inputs includes AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink and USB connection to computer working as USB DAC. When ordering POLARIS, you can add a 2’5-inch hard disk drive or solid state drive as internal music storage as an option, turning POLARIS into a full function music server. Since there is no capacity limitation, you can always purchase POLARIS and install the storage by yourself.

Analogue Channels & Phono Stage -

POLARIS is equipped with two pairs of multi-function RCA connectors - these two stereo pairs of analogue channels can be configured as a phono stage input, a line stage input or pre-amplifier output through the product settings menu. Digital inputs include AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink and a USB connection to a computer working as a standalone USB DAC.

AURALiC Tesla Platform -

POLARIS is powered by AURALiC's proprietary Tesla hardware platform that includes a Quad-Core Coretex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, 1GB DDR3 on board memory and 4GB system storage. The Tesla platform has a calculation ability of 25,000 MIPS, more than enough to decode a vast spectrum of audio formats, including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA. AURALiC has chosen this platform for its flexibility and long term support consideration. Future features planned include DSD Upsampling, Room Acoustic Treatment. All these features can be delivered through automatic online updates without user’s attention.

Femto Master Clock -

The dual-frequency Femto Master Clock inside the POLARIS is specially designed and optimized for its ESS Sabre DAC chip: with one frequency for playing music with a sampling rate which is the multiple of 44.1K, and a second for 48K, making it possible for the POLARIS to be able to lock on with highest clock precision (equal to the VEGA’s “EXACT” mode) at all time without dropouts. The Femto Master Clock, which is powered by a 9uV extremely low noise dedicated power supply, has a very low phase noise performance. It not only has dramatically low phase noise, which is only at -151dBc/Hz level, but also an excellent 100Hz offset noise level which is only -115dBc/Hz. Driven by such a high performance clock, the POLARIS can bring you vivid music with natural detail and a solid sound image.

Hybrid Volume Control -

AURALiC is introducing another innovative technology: Hybrid Volume Control for POLARIS. The Hybrid Volume Control uses both analogue and digital volume control together for optimum audio performance and the best possible sound quality. The analogue attenuators reduce the signal level in 12dB steps whilst the DAC's internal digital volume control handles small amounts of volume change within each step. By using this technology, the DAC chip always operates in the best performance range, bringing much lower distortion, better dynamic range and high sound quality at low volume levels.

Flexible Filter Mode -

POLARIS has four built-in filter modes which allows its user to customize sound best befitting their personal preference. Those filter modes were developed from AURALiC’s well known Flexible Filter Mode in the VEGA Digital Audio Processor, with each containing several digital filters optimized for a corresponding sampling rate. Flexible Filter Mode was developed under AURALiC's subjective auditory sense and objective testing data relationship models, to optimize the listening experience for different music and format. The “Precise” mode exhibits perfect in-band ripple and out-band attenuation performance, while the “Smooth” mode is better for overall enjoyment as it has no 'pre-ringing' effect. The other two modes, named “Dynamic” and “Balance” are optimized for different music formats as well.


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Re: Auralic (+ News & Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:36 am

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Tone Audio reviews Auralic's MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

http://www.tonepublications.com/review/ ... mplifiers/

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***** Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier SPECIAL PRICE OFFER BETWEEN 15TH JULY 2017 AND 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 - WAS £2000/each _____NOW £1499/each *****

MERAK is an amazing monoblock power amplifier born for the 21st century. It is the perfect combination of inspiring artistry and ingenious design. AURALiC created MERAK by merging the sophisticated amplifier design philosophy with modern audio technology, and dressed it up with a compact appearance.

Image
Auralic. Inspire the music.

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/aurali ... mplifiers/
Hi-Fi Plus reviews Auralic's MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

"In summary, I think the MERAKs represent something of a price/performance breakthrough for those of us who seek top-tier (or at least upper tier) performance, but are not made of cubic money. I say this not because the MERAKs are ‘perfect’ amplifiers (there is no such thing), but because they are well and truly excellent amplifiers that normal mortals can, with a bit of judicious saving, actually afford to own. While it would be bad form for me ever to do such a thing, if I were to list some of the more costly amplifiers I have heard the MERAKs outperform, that list would include some very distinguished competitors indeed. That alone tells you how good these sensibly priced monoblocks truly are."

The heart of MERAK is AURALiC Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology. By joint using it with ORFEO Class A output module, input isolation transformer, linear power supply and several latest technologies, AURALiC has successfully brought the design essence of analogue age back to life. With the new generation of switching technology, MERAK achieves 400W continuous output power while maintains its efficiency at 90%. Benefited from linear power supply and a 56,000uF capacitors array, energy storage of MERAK is more than 120 Joule, this enables MERAK to deliver 16 amps peak current which is equal to about 900W power into large, power-hungry loudspeakers, easily presenting the magnificence of stage, reproducing the tiniest detail of music to you.

The sound of MERAK is sweet, warm and vivid with great artistic appeal; it fulfills AURALiC’s elegant and graceful aesthetic taste. Thanks to the Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology and power management circuit, MERAK realizes the perfect balanced between driving capability and energy consumption. Comparing to the other traditional power amplifiers, MERAK is more environmentally friendly by reducing the carbon emission of 1100kg per year, making it to be another nova of ‘green’ hi-end equipment.

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

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Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier

Auralic MERAK 400w monoblock power amplifier technical features:

Hybrid Analog Amplify Technology -

AURALiC introduce a cutting edge technology: Hybrid Analogue Amplify to MERAK. This technology combines the advantages from linear and switching amplifier circuits. It uses linear components to handle the input signal, to process the voltage amplification so as to achieve very low noise and distortion. Meanwhile, low impedance, high speed switching components was deployed in output stage to maximize the driving capability and reduce heat dissipation. With Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology, MERAK owns excellent linearity, great output power as well as high energy efficiency.

Hybrid Analogue Amplify technology utilizes high quality input isolation transformer made by Lundahl and AURALiC ORFEO Class-A module in signal amplify circuit. The isolation transformer contributes a perfect EMI noise attenuation while maintains the signal integrity; it can reduce EMI noise by 100dB even under non-ideal situation which is 1000 times superior to the traditional circuit design. AURALiC’s patented ORFEO Class-A module is also used here for driving the output stage. ORFEO Class-A module is not only powerful in driving capability but also show itself with vanishingly low distortion at less than 0.001% within complete audio band.

The output stage is powered by Hypex UcD technology. AURALiC has modified and optimized the Hypex design based on mathematician models between subjective auditory sense and objective testing data. Comparing to the original solution, high order distortion components (mostly from 4th to 7th) were effectively suppressed by over 10dB, this lead to a significant improvement in listening experience. In additional, the output stage owns a frequency-constant output performance when driving loads from 4 to 16 ohm, making it suitable for driving various kinds of loudspeakers.

Purer-Power™ Linear Power Solution -

Strong, smooth and constant power supply is essential to monoblock power amplifier like MERAK. To satisfy this, AURALiC tailor made Purer-Power Linear Power Solution for a pure and abundant power supply. The 500VA main transformer used in MERAK is customized with patented low noise, narrow band technology from Plitron, following by a 56000uF capacitors array. Purer-Power Linear Power Solution can store up to 120 Joule energy, keeping the noise and source impedance at lowest level as well as offering excellent current transient performance.

To let MERAK sounds as transparent as possible, Purer-Power Linear Power Solution was designed to offer an astonishing purifying ability. It can strongly isolate common-mode and differential-mode interference from both within and outside audio band as high as 90dB while reshape the electrical circuit and remove DC current. The power solution can also 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.

Advanced Power Management -

For better balance between performance and energy saving, MERAK is equipped with AURALiC's advanced power management circuit. MERAK will automatically run at warm-up mode as soon as the mains power is connected. In warm-up mode, MERAK shut down its output stage to save energy while leave the Class-A signal amplify circuit and Purer-Power supply unit in working status. At a little expense of less than 5 watt energy consumption, the signal amplify circuit which usually requires warm-up to achieve the best performance is always in best order. When MERAK wake up for operation, it always present with best sound.

Advanced power management also endues MERAK with intelligent wake up and auto sleep function. When this function is active, MERAK will monitor its input and wake up by any valid music signal above 5mV within 0.5 second, ensure that you will not miss the start chapter of music. When signal stopped for 5 minutes, MERAK will go back to warm-up mode. The intelligent wake up function is controlled by a computer based signal processor, it can distinguish any interference from music such as the pop noise when you plug or unplug the input cable.


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