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Review - Auralic Polaris

Auralic Polaris

Auralic's new streaming amp Polaris is reviewed by AV Forums
A uralic's new streaming amplifier the Polaris is out and AV Forums has given their verdict. The Polaris's review price was £3,500.00. The venerable All-In-One Hi-Fi Systems reviewer AV Forums has given the Polaris 8 out of 10.



Review - Auralic Aries Mini

Auralic Aries Mini

The Auralic Aries Mini Streamer is reviewed by Hi-Fi Choice
A new review of the Auralic Aries Mini Streamer by Hi-Fi Choice. The review price for the Aries Mini was £450. The review uses the Mini as both a conventional streamer with RCA output from the Mini’s own DAC and as a digital bridge with digital output taken from the Coax output. In both cases the partnering equipment is Chord Electronics’ CPM 2800 MkII integrated amp with digital inputs and ATC SCM40 speakers. The review finally notes the improvements to be had by upgrading from the Aries’s wall wart power supply to the optional £250 Aries linear power supply.



Review - Auralic Aries Mini

Auralic Aries Mini

Does Auralic's new Auralic Aries Mini justify its billing? - AV Forums has given its verdict
O ne Music Streamers to rule them all? - Auralic's new Auralic Aries Mini is reviewed by AV Forums The Auralic Aries Mini's review price was £450.00. The Auralic Aries Mini gets 8 out of 10 from AV Forums.



Review - Auralic Aries Mini

Auralic Aries Mini

Review - Auralic Aries Mini - Streamer By DAR
T he Auralic Aries Mini (yours for £375) is reviewed by DAR. DAR approaches the Auralic Aries Mini from the perspective of looking for something better than Sonos and perhaps to rival the Logitech Squeezebox Touch (unfortunately long discontinued). The review also sees them use a Linear Power Supply Unit from Auralic to improve the power supply. The Aries Mini is a streamer and DAC section so can be plugged into an amplifier in an existing HiFi system to offer streaming capabilities. DAR sees their first to objectives achieved (for those that remember the Logitech Squeezebox Touch). They then go onto compare the Aries Mini DAC section (powered by the Linear PSU) against the Multibit Bifrost from Schiit and even the Chord Mojo, which just goes to show there are upgrade routes for the Aries Mini, via an external DAC ! DAR concludes with :-



Review - Auralic Aries Mini

Auralic Aries Mini

Video Review - Auralic Aries Mini - Streamer By HB Channel
T he Auralic Aries Mini is the subject of a comprehensive 15 minute video review by HB channel. The price at the time of the review for the Aries Mini was £375. The Aries Mini includes a DAC section so can be plugged into the amplifier of an existing HiFi system to offer streaming capabilities. There is a down side to the Aries Mini in that it doesn't have its own display, has only half the RAM of the full blown Aries and AES/EBU is missing as a digital output.



Review - Auralic Aries Streamer

Auralic Aries Streamer

Review - Auralic Aries Digital Media Bridge By Hi-Fi Plus
A review from Hi-Fi Plus of the Auralic Aries Digital Media Bridge, yours for £1,500. Hi-Fi Plus begin by asking what is a digital media bridge ? Well this turns out to be simpler than expected as a digital media bridge is a streamer with no DAC capability. The Aries can only output a digital signal and then needs a DAC to decode it. Bringing the various digital signals out there such as NAS drive, USB, streaming services such as Qobuz into one box then outputting a time stable, bit perfect signal is not easy (as anyone who's seen Windows 10 reboot in the middle of a listening session will immediately testify to or express in a stronger oath!). Hi-Fi Plus like the Auralic Aries as a solution to this streaming problem - concluding :-



Review - Auralic Aries Streamer

Auralic Aries Streamer

Review - Auralic Aries Streamer By PFO
T he Auralic Aries streamer £1,500 is the subject of a hands on review by PFO. They do have a few concerns re the Auralic Aries in stability problems and running hot but see the Aries as better than a PC or a MAC and conclude :-



Review - Auralic Taurus

Auralic Taurus

Video Review - Auralic Taurus Mk II - Headphone Amp - By HiFi Guy
T he Auralic Tautus Mk II Headphone Amp is the subject of a 7 minute video review. No unboxing this time as the video starts with the Taurus unboxed, plugged in and switched on (red lights glowing).



Review - Auralic Aries Streamer

Auralic Aries Streamer

Review - Auralic Aries Streamer By StereoNet
T he £1,500 Auralic Aries Streamer is reviewed by StereoNet from Australia. In California - ComputerAudiophile found the Aries better than any computer music server that they could put together so how does the Aries go down - down under? Well pretty well with the conclusion on Aries being :-



Review - Auralic Merak

Auralic Merak

Review - Auralic Taurus Pre Amp - Auralic Merak Power Amps - By Stereo.Net
T he Auralic Taurus Pre Amp is partnered with its natural power amp the Auralic Merak Mono Block Power Amps which use class D mode to run coolly but still offer 200 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms (400 Watts into 4 Ohms by the way so respectable power)from small enclosures. The review is from Australian on-line reviewer Stereo.Net.Au so the prices quoted are in Aussie dollars - here in the U.K. it's around £1,800 for the Taurus Pre (which also functions as a headphone amp) and around £2,000 each for the Merak power amps. The reviewer is impressed by this Auralic Taurus / Merak Pre/Power amplifier combination and gives the three boxes a Recommended award in the conclusion of :-



Review - Auralic Aries Streamer

Auralic Aries Streamer

Review of the Auralic Aries Streamer by Computeraudiophile
A seriously glowing review of the Auralic Aries Streamer or Digital Media Bridge by Computeraudiophile. The £1,500 Auralic has no internal USB DAC instead it acts as a play back bridge between digital sources where ever these are e.g. on a NAS, USB drive or a streaming service such as Qobuz or Tidal and your DAC. Computeraudiophile spends many months with the Auralic Aries noting that the Aries continued to improve over that time just through free firmware updates. Very interestingly they conclude that it’s the best streamer they heard, better than a turnkey solution or a laptop, even bettering their own CAPS Server (one serious Desktop Computer !). A CASH (Computer Audiophile Suggested Hardware) award is the result with a conclusion of :-



Review - Auralic Aries Streamer

Auralic Aries Streamer

Review - Auralic Aries Streamer and Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock by High Fidelity
T wo reviews for the price of one in which the £1,500 Auralic Aries Digital Media Bridge is reviewed alongside the £1,890 Auralic Aries Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock. These two Auralic products are unusual in that the Auralic Aries is a streamer without a USB DAC ( technically a digital media bridge ) and the Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock actually includes a USB DAC and headphone amp, so put together you have a complete headphone playback system. The reviewer notes that the Auralic Aries is really a very well thought out, Computer Audio orientated, computer and concludes :-



Review - Auralic Vega

Auralic Vega

Review of the Auralic Vega USB DAC by HomeTheater HiFi
H ome Theater HiFi are a US based On-Line reviewer. They review the £2,890 Auralic Vega USB DAC and are very impressed, concluding :-



Review - Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Review of the Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone dock by HiFi+
H iFi+ a UK based HiFi reviewer appraise the £1,890 Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock. Their conclusion ( fair praise ) is :-



Review - Auralic Vega

Auralic Vega

Review of the Auralic Vega USB DAC combined with the Auralic Taurus Headphone amp by PFO
P FO, a U.S. based on-line reviewer, listen to and opine on the Auralic Vega - a USB DAC capable of DSD decoding and the Vega's matching headphone amp - the Auralic Taurus. In conclusion they note :-



Review - Auralic Aries Streamer

Auralic Aries Streamer

Review of the Auralic Aries - Digital media bridge by Audiostream
A very comprehensive review of the £1,500 - Auralic Aries Digital Media Bridge by Audiostream. As Audiostream point out



Review - Guide to High-End electronics 2014 by TAS

Guide to High-End electronics 2014 by TAS
F rom across the pond , TAS look at some of the best High-End HiFi electronics, many of the products they report on are available here in the U.K. or even as in the case of Arcam and the Arcam FMJ A19 and airDAC originate from here !



Review - Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Review of the Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000 by TAS
A very favourable review of the £1,890 Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000, from across the pond, by TAS. Their conclusion is :-



Review - Auralic Aries Streamer

Auralic Aries Streamer

Living with the Auralic Aries Streamer - By Computer Audiophile
C omputer Audiophile based in Califonia, definitely like the £1,500 Auralic Aries ( the Editor is using the Auralic Aries as his main streamer ! ) seeing it as : -



Review - Auralic Merak

Auralic Merak

Review of the Auralic Merak - Monoblock power amps by HiFi+
A very favourable review of the £4,180 for a pair - Auralic Merak - Monoblock power amps by HiFi+. They conclude :-



Review - Auralic Taurus

Auralic Taurus

Review of the Auralic Taurus Mk II headphone amp by Home Theater
A very favourable review of the £ 1,5900 Auralic Taurus Mk II headphone amp, from across the pond, by Home Theater. They conclude :-



Review - Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Review of first listening to the Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000 by HiFi Plus
A favourable first listen review of the £1,890 Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000, by HiFi+. They conclude :-



Review - Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Review of the Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000 by ToneAudio
A favourable review of the £1,890 Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000, from across the pond, by ToneAudio. They conclude :-



Review - Favourite USB DACs by Audiostream

Favourite USB DACs by Audiostream
A list of favourite USB DACs, from across the pond, by Audiostream. Some of their favourites are



Review - Auralic Aries Streamer

Auralic Aries Streamer

Video review of the Auralic Aries Wireless DSD streamer by Auralic
V ideo review of the £1500 Auralic Aries Wireless DSD streamer by Auralic themselves. I was struck by how small it is.



Review - Auralic Aries Streamer

Auralic Aries Streamer

Review of the Auralic Aries Streamer by Parttimeaudiophile
A features and initial listen review, from across the pond, of the £999 Auralic Aries streamer by Parttimeaudiophile. (N.B. Auralic Aries comes in two flavours the Auralic Aries LE at £999 and Auralic Aries at £1499. From the dollar price it looks like it was the LE model being listened to here.) They conclude :-



Review - Auralic Merak

Auralic Merak

Review of the Auralic Merak - Monoblock power amp by Toneaudio
A favourable review of the £2090 each or £4180 for a pair Auralic Merak - Monoblock power amp, from across the pond, by ToneAudio. They conclude :-



Review - Auralic Taurus

Auralic Taurus

Review of the Auralic Taurus Mk II headphone pre amp by Inner Fidelity
R ead their review of the "The Spectacularly Transparent" AURALiC TAURUS MKII headphone pre amp below :-



Review - Auralic Vega

Auralic Vega

Review of the Auralic Vega USB and DSD capable DAC from Absolute sound
R ead their favourable review of the Auralic Vega USB DAC below



Review - Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Review of the Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock from 6Moons
A uralic like their astronomy think Vega , Taurus etc. and as befits the Gemini “Heavenly twins” there are two models in the Auralic Gemini Headphone dock range. What is a Headphone dock might be the immediate question here find out more via the 6Moons and HiFi Enthusiast below :-



Review - Auralic Merak

Auralic Merak

Review of the Auralic Merak - Monoblock power amp by 6 moons
A favourable review and blue moon award of the £2090 each or £4180 for a pair Auralic Merak - Monoblock power amp, from across the pond, by 6 moons. They conclude :-



Review - Auralic Vega

Auralic Vega

Review of the Auralic Vega USB and DSD capable DAC from TONEAudio
V ega is the brightest star in the constellation of Lyra and the Auralic Vega is a bright star among DACs offering DSD over USB playback too. Read the favourable review of the Auralic Vega from TONEAudio below :-



Review - Auralic Vega

Auralic Vega

Outstanding product award for the Auralic Vega USB DAC pre amp from HiFi News
H iFi News review the Auralic Vega DAC and conclude :-The Auralic Vega sounds glorious: there’s a natural ease to its music making with an effortless quality that makes listening pure pleasure. Yet it’s not too smooth-sounding to rob the music of vitality, preserving dynamic swings and leading-edge transients with aplomb. Its feature set is also pretty much state of the art, making it an outstanding proposition for anyone looking for a top quality DAC.



Review - Auralic Taurus

Auralic Taurus

Review of the Taurus headphone pre amp from auralic in HiFi plus
R ead the review from Hifi+ of the AURALiC TAURUS MkII
headphone amplifier/preamplifier below :-



Review - Auralic Vega

Auralic Vega

New very favourable online reviews of the Auralic Vega from 6Moons
F rom 6Moons and audiostream , follow the links below




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