Auralic ALTAIR Streaming DAC

Auralic ALTAIR Streaming DAC

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The Auralic Altair is a combination digital to analogue converter, network streamer and preamplifier offering exceptional sound quality and a flexible feature set. It provides a choice of volume controlled or line level analogue outputs using balanced XLR or standard RCA connectors. It can optionally be ordered with a variety of built-in HDD and SSD storage options.

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    The AURALiC Altair is a perfect single-box music source for your modern HiFi system. It combines a high-end DAC with a world class wired and wireless streaming solution. The 15 input sources include streaming from network shared folder, USB drive, internal music storage (optional), UPnP/DLNA media server, TIDAL and Qobuz streaming services, Internet radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast and Roon. Also included are AES/EBU, coaxial, Toslink, USB device to computer and two USB host ports for attaching storage or an external DAC.

    Altair is based on AURALiC’s award-winning VEGA digital audio processor and Lightning streaming platform. Launched in 2014, Lightning is the first streaming solution to support quad-rate DSD and PCM up to 32 bit/384kHz over a WiFi network. Lightning streaming offers several innovative and unique features such as gapless playback, on-device playlist, memory cache and bit-perfect multi-room functions. The 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.



    Frequency Response

    • 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB*


    • <0.0003%, 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS

    Dynamic Range

    • 124dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted

    Streaming Inputs

    • Network shared folder
    • USB Drive
    • Internal Music Storage (optional)
    • uPnP/DLNA Media Server
    • TIDAL and Qobuz streaming
    • Internet Radio
    • AirPlay
    • Bluetooth
    • Songcast

    Digital Inputs

    • 1 x AES/EBU
    • 1 x Coaxial
    • 1 x Toslink
    • 1 x USB device to computer
    • 2 x USB host to storage and DAC
    • 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
    • 1 x 802.11b/g/n/ac Tri-Band WiFi

    Analog Outputs

    • 1 x Balanced XLR (output impedance 10ohm)
    • 1 x Single-ended RCA (output impedance 50ohm)
    • 1 x 6.35mm headphone Jack (output impedance 5ohm)

    Supported File Formats


    Supported Digital Formats

    • All PCM from 44.1KS/s to 384KS/s in 32Bit
    • DSD64, DSD128, DSD256

    Output Voltage

    • 4Vrms at 0dBFS (XLR)
    • 2Vrms at 0dBFS (RCA)

    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:  35W at max.


    • 13''W x 9''D x 2.6''H (33cm x 23cm x 6.5cm)


    • 7.0 pounds (3.2kg)


    • Matte Black / Matte Silver