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UPGRADED Auralic Aries G2.1 streamer with 4Tb SSD + music *CD player ripper

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UPGRADED Auralic Aries G2.1 streamer with 4Tb SSD + music *CD player ripper

UPGRADED Auralic ARIES G2.1 in excellent condition

with Hi-End Hoer-wege POWER SUPPLY upgrade.


I am selling this gem with BONUSes!

- 4Tb Samsung 870 EVO SSD with almost 2Tb of music (around 4,000 albums),

- remote control,

‐ external drive for CD playback and ripping. Read about this unique CD Player and Ripper functionality below.


New cost $7000

Asking $4500


Also, I can offer for an extra cost two Hi-End cables:

- USB cable Revelation Audio Labs Prophecy CryoSilver Reference PowerFree 1m


- AES/EBU Crystal Cable / Siltech Silver Reference 3m


Most believe that Aries G2.1, which is a major improvement over the very high rated Aries G2, is the best sounding and most versatile streamer/music server available for a reasonable price.


Auralic G2.1 has many features, including TWO SEPARATE CLOCKS and insane double Faraday cage to isolate critical circuitry.


The only weak part in the stock Aries G2.1 is a mediocre noisy power supply. This G2.1 I'm offering has a professionally installed power upgrade from Stephan Hoer, the hoer-wege power board. The upgrade also included RF/EMI absorbing and chassis dampening material specific for Aries (inside the chassis).


Now, this is one of the best streamers for sure when it comes to its sound quality, stability, features, software, and looks.


The traditional digital brightness and thinness that people associate with streaming are not the case here. This streamer makes music uniformly more analog sounding. Not in a fake LP way, it just made the music sound more visceral and real, with greater solidity, image separation, soundstage width, depth, even height, and even more coherence, both in terms of frequency and timing.


It supports Roon, Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect as well as Qobuz and Tidal streaming, in addition to many other features. It has ) and is an extremely versatile device.


- Wireless or Ethernet cable ready.

- virtually every output imaginable: SPDIF/RCA, AES, USB, and Optical.

- HDD USB input allows any usb storage device or thumb drive to be inserted and music loaded to Aries library with all albums organized with Lightening DS software.

- Roon ready; recognized as a Roon endpoint, can use Roon software on iPad as well.

- will download and display music library from NAS or other upnp storage device for easy playback.

- flawless streaming Qobuz, Tidal and internet radio.




Unique jitter-reducing CD playback feature. By connecting a simple USB optical drive with a good external power supply, you will have a playback system that rivals many of the best high-end CD transports.

This playback feature uses our advanced Memory Cache technology to compare multiple scans of the CD data, ensuring its accuracy. This process eliminates errors and drastically reduces jitter resulting in superior performance.


When ripping, the streamer will read each data sector twice at the speed you select. If the two sets of data match, the read will be considered accurate. The streamer will save the data and move to the next sector. If the two readings do not match, the streamer will reduce its speed and re-read the data an additional 8 times. If all 8 readings are identical, then the streamer will save the data and move on to the next sector. If they are not identical, the most matched reading will be saved and the streamer will continue on.




Lightning OS is full of cutting-edge innovations that bring your music to life like never before. An extensive memory cache with bit-perfect functionality, and on-device playlists help you seamlessly experience and explore all your high-resolution sources. Take control with user apps like Lightning DS or Roon and meet true audiophile streaming.


A 4.0-inch true color in-plane switching display with a resolution of over 300ppi provides complete operational feedback: playback status, configuration settings, and a full library view for browsing your collection.




Streaming File Formats



Sampling Rates

PCM: up to 384KHz in 32Bit

DSD: up to 512


Streaming Inputs

- Network shared folder,

- USB Drive,

- Internal Music Storage (if internal SSD/HDD installed),

- UPnP/DLNA Media Server,

- Native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming,

- Internet Radio,

- AirPlay,

- Bluetooth,

- Songcast,

- RoonReady


Control Software

**** AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS

*** AURALiC Lightning DS for web browser (device settings only)

** OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)

* Roon (Roon Core required separately)



Wired: Gigabit Ethernet

Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi


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Lowering the price with 2Tb Samsung SSD plus bonuses - $4200


This upgraded G2.1 is still better than the new G2.2 because Auralic skimmed on good devices in the new power supply again.

The new G2.2 sh*tty power supply is getting upgrades from Hoer-wage again, but this upgrade is not as good as for the G2.1.

So the upgraded G2.1 sounds better than the upgraded G2.2 !

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