CES 2015 January 6, 2015 — AURALIC North America Inc. and its parent company, AURALIC LIMITED, are pleased to be the first to offer DSD256 [Quad-Rate DSD] music streaming over Wi-Fi. This technology, though not available yet commercially, is four times the rate of DSD and doubles the resolution of DSD128 (Double-Rate DSD). It’s also the most cutting-edge high-resolution recording format.
The upgrade, available via firmware, is the latest in a series of ongoing improvements to AURALiC’s Lightning DS Control Software, introduced at last year’s CES, and its ARIES Hi-Res Steaming Bridge, which connects to a consumer’s DAC via USB and continues to be the industry’s only system able to stream DSD, Double-Rate DSD and DXD wirelessly.
“More and more DACs will be supporting DSD256 in the future, and we are excited to be able to accommodate the format now,” says Xuanqian Wang, CEO of AURALiC. “By adding DSD256, we hope to illustrate our continuous support of the Lightning DS streaming platform and the most current technologies available.
The addition of DSD256 capability follows AURALiC’s recent integration of TIDAL full-resolution music streaming to ARIES, thereby eliminating the need for a computer connection to access the service. USB playback is another function recently added to AURALiC’s streaming platform. AURALiC will continue to support its customers by adding more functionality to the ARIES Wireless Bridge in the future.
Based in Vancouver, Washington and Beijing, China, the U.S subsidiary AURALIC North America Inc. and its parent company, AURALIC LIMITED, are passionately committed to designing, engineering and manufacturing user-friendly audio components that combine modern audio technologies with superior design and functionality, providing music lovers with a new way of enjoying music. Its growing family of products includes the GEMINI Headphone Docks, the VEGA Digital Audio Processor with Class-A preamplification, the 400-Watt MERAK Monoblock Power Amplifier, the TAURUS PRE Balanced Class–A Line Stage Preamplifier and the TAURUS MK II Balanced Class-A Headphone Amplifier.
For further technical information, visit AURALiC’s website at
For further press information and high-resolution images, visit
B. Stanton Communications NY/CT/LA/HK
Building Brands for A/V Products & Technologies Since 1977
PO Box 488, Norfolk, CT 06058
+1.860.542.1234 X 705