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

Postby Musicraft » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:21 am

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AV Forums reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

https://www.avforums.com/review/auralic ... view.13713

"This compact and well thought out device offers excellent performance for the asking price and warrants 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://hometheaterhifi.com/news/product ... r-preview/
Home Theater HiFi reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

"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!"

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 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:37 am

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Auralic will be exhibiting at the Indulgence Show, London, UK on 29th September - 1st October, 2017. Room: Auralic - Cremant (Mezzanine), Room: G2 Show Debut - D1 - St Julien (2nd Floor)

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

Postby Musicraft » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:16 am

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Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier has a new UK RRP of £2875 (£3499)

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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.

Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier UK RRP £2875

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Auralic. Inspire the music.

https://www.avforums.com/review/auralic ... view.13713
AV Forums reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

"This compact and well thought out device offers excellent performance for the asking price and warrants recommendation."

http://hometheaterhifi.com/news/product ... r-preview/
Home Theater HiFi reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

"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!"

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.

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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 Nov 23, 2017 3:19 am

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Digital Audio Review reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2017/ ... ntury-boy/

"What the audio(phile) world needs more of: decent sounding gear that doesn’t look like a science project. To this end, the AURALiC Polaris is the epitome of Future-Fi. It’s all we might ever need. What a result! Super indeed."

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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.

Auralic Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier UK RRP £2875

Image
Auralic. Inspire the music.

https://www.avforums.com/review/auralic ... view.13713
AV Forums reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

"This compact and well thought out device offers excellent performance for the asking price and warrants recommendation."

http://hometheaterhifi.com/news/product ... r-preview/
Home Theater HiFi reviews Auralic's Polaris Wireless Streaming Amplifier

"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!"

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.

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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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***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK *****


***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list http://www.musicraft.co.uk/special-offers/ *****


Thanks

Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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