AURALiC Polaris Streaming Amplifier


Reg. price £2,875.00

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AURALiC Polaris 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.

Polaris incorporates seventeen input channels comprising streaming, digital and analog 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.

Aries is powered by AURALiC's proprietary Tesla hardware platform that includes a Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, 1GB DDR3 on-board memory and 4GB internal 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.

POLARIS is equipped with two pairs of multi-function RCA connectors - these two stereo pairs of analog 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.

POLARIS can act as home music center 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 favorite music from Apple Music, Spotify and other service providers through smartphone or computer.

Continuous Output Power - 120W/180W (8ohm/4ohm)
Frequency Response - 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.5dB*
THD+N <0.01%, 20Hz-20KHz@1W
IMD <0.01%, 20Hz-20KHz@1W
Streaming Inputs - Network shared folder USB Drive Internal Music Storage** uPnP/DLNA Media Server TIDAL and Qobuz streaming Internet Radio AirPlay Bluetooth Songcast RoonReady
Digital Inputs - 1*AES/EBU 1*Coaxial 1*Toslink 1*USB device to computer 2*USB host to storage and DAC 1*RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet 1*802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi
Analog Inputs - Line Stage (Input Sensitivity: 2Vrms) MM Phono Stage (Gain: 36dB, 65mV at maximum)
Analog Outputs - Single-Ended RCA (6Vrms @ 0dBFS) Loudspeaker Binding Post
Supported File Formats - AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA
Supported Digital Formats - All PCM from 44.1KS/s to 384KS/s in 32Bit*** DSD64, DSD128, DSD256***
Control Software - AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS AURALiC RC-1 remote control OpenHome compatible control software uPnP compatible control software Roon
Power Consumption - Sleep: <10W Playback: 450W at max.
Dimension - 13’W x 10.2’D x 2.6’H (33cm x 26cm x 6.5cm)
Weight - 10.0 pounds (4.5kg)
Finishing - Matte Black / Matte Silver

* Tested under Filter Mode Precise for all sampling rate
** With optional 2.5-inch HDD or SSD installed
** 352.8KS/s and 384KS/s are supported through streaming and USB input only
*** 32bit is supported through streaming and USB input only
*** By 'DoP V1.1' or native DSD protocol through streaming and USB input only

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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