As very many other audiophiles, I use my HiFi system not only for music but also to improve the sound of movies from TV and Blu Ray player. So, I connected my new Vega G2 not only via Ethernet for music but also with my TV via Toslink and my Blu Ray player via Coax, in just the same way as I did for last seven years with my PS-Audio PerfectWave DAC. But now the sound is totally out of sync with the picture. Not just a little bit, but WAY out of sync!
The reason for this is of course the input buffering of the Vega G2 which undoubtedly is one of the main reasons for its great almost jitter-free sound. While this buffering is no problem for audio-only listening, it makes every other use of my whole HiFi system now impossible – from watching Netflix to enjoying a concert from Blu Ray.
Even Stereo Magazine mentions this explicitly in its May 2018 test (which is also listed on the Auralic web page). Quote: ‘… not a problem for listening to music, the already strictly two-channel Vega G2 fails when it comes as means of listening to TV sound, for example, where synchronization with video is required.’ End quote. I wonder how many potential buyers interested in the Vega G2 stopped right there when reading this, thinking ‘Oh! That’s too bad. But then, this is not the right one for me’. I certainly would have… but I bought the Vega G2 already before I read that test.
Now I am asking you @Xuanqian, please in the next Firmware update give us the option to reduce the buffer time all the way to zero (instead of just down to 100 ms) so that we have a chance to watch movies again! Even better, if we could select different buffer times for different inputs. Then we could for instance set the buffer time to 300 ms for Ethernet and USB and 0 ms for Toslink and Coax and everybody could be happy again.