Auralic Altair G1 Review by John Darko

John Darko reviews the Altair G1 Digital Audio Streamer

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Always informative and well balanced

I especially like the comparison with the Mytek BB which costs nearly half as much again and there’s nothing in it, basically comes down to preference, a win in my book.

The real surprise though was with regards to the dSC unit he previously reviewed and that the G1 made it easy not to miss it, high praise indeed when you consider that box is approx 6x the G1’s cost.

Mind you, I’m probably biased because I’ve been living with mine for a couple of weeks now, but I really do find it a very enjoyable listen. It doesn’t appear to favour any particular format (or should say it doesn’t dish lower bit rates), all are processed with a very even hand, detailed but not fatiguing over long listening sessions which easily release the musical textures, it just seems to simply draw you in.

Because of this easy going nature I would suspect the G1 will slot in to most systems without difficulty.

As you can tell, I’m loving mine :grin:


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