|[December 31, 2013]
AURALiC Introduces Industry's First Wireless Streaming Solution That Supports DSD, Double-Rate DSD, DXD & USB Output to DACs
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
AURALiC introduces its pioneering audiophile quality wireless
whole-house music solution at this year's CES (News - Alert) in Las Vegas: AURALiC
Lightning Streaming, a breakthrough high-resolution streaming
The Lightning is based on AURALiC's proprietary Tesla hardware platform.
The new platform includes a quad-core ARM (News - Alert) Coretex-A9 processor running
at 1GHz, 2GB DDR3 onboard Memory, and dual-band 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi
infrastructure. The brand-new Telsa platform enables a 25,000 MIPS
calculating capability compared to 1,000 MIPS for AURALiC's previous
platform, named Sanctuary.
Lightning, the speedy, versatile lynchpin of the new system, showcases
several industry firsts. It's the first streaming solution based on
dual-band 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi, among the world's fastest, with a
maximum speed of 1300 Mbps. As a result, Lightning is also the first
system able to stream Direct Stream Digital (DSD), double-rate DSD and
Digital eXtreme Definition (DXD) wirelessly.
In addition, Lightning is the first streaming solution that
allows digital audio signals to output though a USB host port to DACs,
like AURALiC's VEGA Digital Audio Processor (News - Alert). The USB output does PCM in
sampling rates from 44.1 to 384 KHz at 16-, 24- and 32-bit resolutions.
It also supports DSD, Double-Rate DSD and DXD at 2.8224 and 5.6448 MHz
rates, as well as a vast spectrum of audio formats, including AAC, AIFF,
ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV (News - Alert), WV and WMA.
Lightning is based on the OpenHome structure, adopted by the U.K.
streaming manufacturer Linn. Compared to the legacy standards of the
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance
(DLNA), Lightning supports several more-advanced functions, such as
on-device playlist that allow control software to turn off during play,
the gapless playback, and complete supporting of multi-room, multiple
Lightning also supports Songcast, a music distribution service that
allows users to map computer's sound to any Lightning-equipped system
and to map sound between different Lightning systems in the house.
Easy to Use
AURALiC's Lightning App can control all Lighting-powered hardware. The
Lightning App allows you to browse your music library on your
network-attached storage (NAS), to control the playback, and to set the
hardware settings. The Lightning App also comes with built-in radio
services, such as Spotify (News - Alert).
The Lightning App will be available on several platforms, such as Apple
iOS, Android, Windows PC, Mac OS X and even Linux. The Lightning
Streaming solution is compatible with other digital streaming control
programs, such as Kinsky and BubbleDS. It is also backwards compatible
with legacy UPnP and DLNA standards hardware and software.
ARIES - A DAC Bridge that Endows
DACs with Streaming
ARIES, the first product in the Lightning family, serves as a bridge
between music on network storage and DACs, enabling DACs to stream music
quickly and superbly via Wi-Fi in virtually any format, including DSD,
double-rate DSD and DXD. ARIES includes a switchable USB host output;
digital AES/EBU, coaxial and Toslink connections driven by AURALiC's
patented ActiveUSB technology; and an extremely accurate Femto Master
ARIES will be available in May 2014 at suggested prices starting at $999
AURALiC is conducting live demonstrations of its Lightning Streaming and
ARIES bridge, using a prototype, and showcasing other outstanding
AURALiC products at the Venetian Hotel, Suite 30-212, during CES.
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Based in Vancouver, Washington and Beijing, China, the newly
incorporated AURALIC AMERICAS and its parent company, AURALiC LIMITED,
are passionately committed to designing, engineering and manufacturing
user-friendly audio components that combine modern audio technologies
with superior design and functionality, providing music lovers with a
new way of enjoying music. Its growing family of products includes the GEMINI
Headphone Docks, the VEGA Digital Audio Processor with
Class-A preamplification, the 400-Watt MERAK Monoblock Power
Amplifier, the TAURUS PRE Balanced Class-A Line Stage
Preamplifier and the TAURUS MK II balanced Class-A headphone
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