Auralic Altair Wireless Streaming DAC/Preamplifier EX-DEMO - Black
Auralic Altair Wireless Streaming DAC/Preamplifier EX-DEMO - Black

Auralic Altair Wireless Streaming DAC/Preamplifier EX-DEMO - Black

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The ALTAIR Streaming DAC utilizes AURALiC’s award-winning Lightning technology. Launched in 2014, Lightning is the audio industry’s first streaming technology that supports DXD and Quad-Rate DSD playback through a WiFi network. It also offers several new and advanced features such as Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlist, and Multiple-Room functions, as part of AURALiC’s ongoing program of offering regular upgrades that download in the background.

Using Lightning DS, you can also stream TIDAL, Qobuz and listen to Internet Radio at any time. ALTAIR’s AirPlay, Songcast and Bluetooth functions provide alternative ways to stream your favorite music from Apple Music, Spotify and other service providers through your smartphone or computer. ALTAIR’s streaming function, operated by AURALiC Lightning DS control App which is available on multiple platforms right now. It is also compatible with other 3rd party OpenHome or UPnP control software for playback. ALTAIR also works as a RoonReady endpoint to use with Roon software, bringing you a new way to discover and listen to music.


This product is ex-demonstration and will come fully boxed.


Technical Specifications

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**
  • 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 Outputs

  • 1*Balanced XLR(output impedance 10ohm)
  • 1*Single-ended RCA(output impedance 50ohm)
  • 1*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

Device Interface

  • 512*64 pixels OLED Display

Power Consumption

  • Sleep: <10W
  • Playback:  35W at max.


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


  • 7.0 pounds (3.2kg)


* 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

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