Auralic Vega G2 Up and Running....

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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    DSkip wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    http://www.luminmusic.com/lumin-app.html

    go to link scroll down to launch app store

    On that page you can see the 'recent playlist' on the left side of the iPad. It's extremely convenient especially when one gets to rummaging around on Tidal to find new material.

    Please give the pluging for tidal a rest..at least in threads I start and I said please. Never will I do tidal. Just want to see if like you said this app will work on my player. So far I haven't found it in the Apple store but when I get done with this movie I will try it again. Thanks Skip.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    I'm good. Lightning is Auralic's own baby and I love it. Was curious but going to pass on using anythjng else for the G2. If my app sucked I'd sure try em all before sending it back but lightning is surprising me more everytime I use it. And only using it for my library. So cool. Thanks anyway brother. I did peek.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 830
    DSkip wrote: »
    I think Johnny said the rep told him the reason to upgrade to the Edge NQ was for Chromecast. That isn't any kind of reason to spend an additional $2,500 on a streamer. That shook me to the core - not because I have any love or experience for the product itself, but that the main reason they could justify spending over twice was much was because of a single feature that, as far as I know, isn't a real appeal for ANY clientele who would spend $4,000 on such an item.

    At this point, I just want to spend time with it to see how good it can really be. $4,000 is a tough price point for any streamer, DAC built-in or no, and there is a lot of competition out there. Spending some time researching and exploring with Johnny on this one actually introduced me to a few different and interesting products.
    This sounds like Cambridge is looking to grow, so they hired a seasoned sales rep, not a seasoned audio guy. Unfortunately for them I don't think being a seasoned seller translates well into being able to move high end audio. Time will tell.
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    DSkip wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    http://www.luminmusic.com/lumin-app.html

    go to link scroll down to launch app store

    On that page you can see the 'recent playlist' on the left side of the iPad. It's extremely convenient especially when one gets to rummaging around on Tidal to find new material.

    Please give the pluging for tidal a rest..at least in threads I start and I said please. Never will I do tidal. Just want to see if like you said this app will work on my player. So far I haven't found it in the Apple store but when I get done with this movie I will try it again. Thanks Skip.

    Wow, I didn't take this as a plug for anything. I'm lurking trying to gain more insight in to the whole streaming medium. I've been following PS Audio's forum pertaining to their upcoming streamer release, and, at the prices some of these units are going for I'm interested in any quirks that I might need to avoid. I don't understand the "my thread and don't tread in it" mentality unless it's a for sale thread, or, something on a personal appeal (prayers, loss of a loved one, turning something political or religious). I'm picking up valuable bits of info that will aide in my buying decision.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    Kerry, where did you find any info on the upcoming streamer? I asked them when I called and they had another higher end DAC coming out, but no streamer.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Check here:
    https://forum.psaudio.com/t/ps-audio-music-server-in-the-pipeline/3521/20

    I have the thread saved on my computer at work, but, harder to find on my phone. I think the target date was earlier this year, but, they're still trying to get the interface where they want it.
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    kharp1 wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    http://www.luminmusic.com/lumin-app.html

    go to link scroll down to launch app store

    On that page you can see the 'recent playlist' on the left side of the iPad. It's extremely convenient especially when one gets to rummaging around on Tidal to find new material.

    Please give the pluging for tidal a rest..at least in threads I start and I said please. Never will I do tidal. Just want to see if like you said this app will work on my player. So far I haven't found it in the Apple store but when I get done with this movie I will try it again. Thanks Skip.

    Wow, I didn't take this as a plug for anything. I'm lurking trying to gain more insight in to the whole streaming medium. I've been following PS Audio's forum pertaining to their upcoming streamer release, and, at the prices some of these units are going for I'm interested in any quirks that I might need to avoid. I don't understand the "my thread and don't tread in it" mentality unless it's a for sale thread, or, something on a personal appeal (prayers, loss of a loved one, turning something political or religious). I'm picking up valuable bits of info that will aide in my buying decision.

    Was just messing with Skip but glad to capture more than one 🐐 goat at a time. Feeling "InTIDALed"😂😂
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Ah, man, you got me...I'm such a sucker! Has Qobuz been released in the US? No special equipment is needed, correct? Just the ability to play FLAC, right? I'm trying to get some learnin' so I can make an as educated guess as possible when I choose a streamer. Too much money to make a mistake to not get a function I truly need.
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    kharp1 wrote: »
    Ah, man, you got me...I'm such a sucker! Has Qobuz been released in the US? No special equipment is needed, correct? Just the ability to play FLAC, right? I'm trying to get entrysome learnin' so I can make an as educated guess as possible when I choose a streamer. Too much money to make a mistake to not get a function I truly need.

    Sorry brother, just getting over a pretty nasty illness that took a lot outta me. Still on the mend . I am no expert with the radio streaming but I know the Vega G2 does handle it. The lightning app is the "by far" the best app I have ever seen and there is options for tidal and Qobuz, I just don't use any of them. The library I have pit together is so massive and keeps growing all the time. I am not even lookin at numbers of albums anymore because it is just sick. and a real sickness of mine. I have been refered to several doctors for a cure but Witch Doctor already got to me first. :)

    I went with the G2 after going through a few entry level players that were fun to use, and then talking to a ton of experts in the field, (some that wren't even Auralic dealers) and so many fingers poined me to the G2 as the one. It is simply put "A World Class Player" and if that's what you want in a stand alone unit, I think you would love the Vega G2. With all the options out there, it can get confusing but once I heard this little monster do it's dance I was DONE!! Maybe fourm member "doctorcilantro" will chime in as he has owned the G2 for a while and was sure keeping me upbeat while I was waiting to get mine delivered. !!
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,433
    Quobu is un the USA. Strait high rez mo mqa or anything like that. Works nice in the lighting app.

    Now I will admit Tidal has more in it and a bit more comple collections
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    Brian, have you been drinking my friend?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    edited June 2019
    Was moving a little slow there for a while. That Pneumonia got into my darn blood because I thought it was a simpe flu that I could shake....NOT!!. Anyway, feeling a lot more normal and the Vega G2 is doing its thing like the champion player it really is.
    The Lightning DS app was something that took me up until this morning to really grasp as to it's capabilities and one feature I was hunting for (to no avail) was the shuffle option. Once I add (as many albums as I want to) to my playlist, all I have to do is play the first song and select the little shuffle icon at the top of the page and there it goes. The nicest shuffle function I have ever used. The lightning app hits a different song from a diffferent album every single time and that's what I didn't like about the Cambridge Audio SM6 app as well as the Cambridge Connect app. Both of those wiil play 2 and 3 songs in a row from an album before playing something from a different artist. That's ok too, I just like to chang it up every song!
    Makes it feel like a new ball game with this amazing player.

    Also letting go of the nicest RCA IC's I have ever owned (not the easiest thing to do) for the Core Power Technologies Diamond Series XLR's as well as their Gold Valiant power cable. Both of these have over 150 hours on them now and have tightened the overall sound up very nice. Digging em!!

    I am not going to go on and on about Vega G2 (anymore than I have already) but I am still very happy with my decision to get it, and dealing with Underwood HiFi Inc. was a real pleasure!
    Walt is a great guy and knows his stuff. I just wish all could hear this baby in action. Russ....where ya at???. I added a smoking area 2 blks behind my house just for ya brother! lol
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    I have a feeling I will be taking either the same route or similar Johnny, might be latter this year but it's my one and only next upgrade
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    joecoulson wrote: »
    I have a feeling I will be taking either the same route or similar Johnny, might be latter this year but it's my one and only next upgrade

    One and only next upgrade? Come on Joey. The trouble with that statement is when you get a player that's in this category you're probably going to want to change a couple other things too. Those changes are what we're going to call upgrades.😂 In my case my ic's and my power cable sure made a significant difference. And I'm sure you have Apple products, am I right? If not you will need one . iOS no android. Love the iPad pro. Then there is one last upgrade that I.will do soon that isn't a lot of dough but is said to be a nice one. I shall hear.doon. And yes Joey.the G2 is so darn good. You.would love it. Now to enjoy it.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    I think I am all set for just that my friend
    I have some really decent cables (IMO), great power, great pre/amps, and great speaks. I have the iPhone XS Max and the iPad pro. I should be all set :)
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    joecoulson wrote: »
    I think I am all set for just that my friend
    I have some really decent cables (IMO), great power, great pre/amps, and great speaks. I have the iPhone XS Max and the iPad pro. I should be all set :)

    And warning. Do not attempt to listen to music from.the G2 while trying to sleep (unless the volume is whisper quiet) as the detail will.keep.you on your toes. This is the only source that has ever done this to my ears and it just leaves you wanting to hear more. ....back to it.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    I'm not kidding about the warning and Auralic ought to include one with this thing. I have never been so glued to wanting to hear more and having my music delivered in such a way that keeps me right there. If any of you are looking for or wanting a player that serves it up in ultimate style this is just what to expect. I don't work for nor gain a thing by sharing this except possibly your same happiness if you get yourself one. A little expensive?? Sure but so worth every penny if serious listening is what you are after... 5:30.am in Ohio and my G2 is singing away
    My wife and young ones have been outta state visiting family for past 9 days so taking advantage of every last second.to listen to the goodness.
    Johnny Winter one of my favorite guitar singers in the world with Sweet Papa John. This player is more than I ever hoped for and hope what ever player you own gives you similar pleasure. Took me quite the journey to be able to hear what I'm hearing so trust the excitement is real and far from wearing off but just breaking in.
    Happy Listening to all.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    These are simply stunning pieces.

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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    joecoulson wrote: »
    These are simply stunning pieces.

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    The pic makes it look bigger than it actually is. And stunning the G line really is.
    I'm happy for your decision to get yourself one Joey and I do know the feeling.
    I don't use the coax out, just toss and RCA for tv and streaming tv. Both of those sound very nice too.
    Congrats again..
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    Thanks man. You too bro
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    joecoulson wrote: »
    These are simply stunning pieces.

    4qriz67hvu80.jpeg

    The pic makes it look bigger than it actually is. And stunning the G line really is.
    I'm happy for your decision to get yourself one Joey and I do know the feeling.
    I don't use the coax out, just toss and RCA for tv and streaming tv. Both of those sound very nice too.
    Congrats again..

    And, I'm happy to score Joe's hand me downs! :smile:
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    edited June 2019
    Always Dave, you get first dibs.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    So unfortunately my unit has to go back. There is an issue with the screen, probably the least expensive item on the unit. There are scan lines showing on the screen. Tried all ways to reset to no avail. Couldn’t find ANYTHING online where someone had the same issue. Posted the issue on Auralic’s support site.
    Got this response from the president of Auralic:

    The display module is not installed properly and mostly the FPC cable on the back or was damaged during transportation. What we usually do is to replace the entire display module in case there is any potential problem. Please contact your local distributor and have this problem fixed.

    So it’s gonna go back to Auralic. Fortunately Walter is such a stand up guy, not only did he send me a prepaid UPS label (which as I understand it in these situations, are the buyers responsibility) but he also going to assume liability for the faulty unit and send me a new one ASAP.
    Underwood hifi folks. Nice knowing that the dealer is customer centric.

    So I’ll be packing it up tomorrow and be very sad because other than the screen, the unit has been absolutely stunning. The sound has been transformative in my rig.

    I’ll look forward to getting a new one back up and running.

    Pics of the issue

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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    joecoulson wrote: »
    So unfortunately my unit has to go back. There is an issue with the screen, probably the least expensive item on the unit. There are scan lines showing on the screen. Tried all ways to reset to no avail. Couldn’t find ANYTHING online where someone had the same issue. Posted the issue on Auralic’s support site.
    Got this response from the president of Auralic:

    The display module is not installed properly and mostly the FPC cable on the back or was damaged during transportation. What we usually do is to replace the entire display module in case there is any potential problem. Please contact your local distributor and have this problem fixed.

    So it’s gonna go back to Auralic. Fortunately Walter is such a stand up guy, not only did he send me a prepaid UPS label (which as I understand it in these situations, are the buyers responsibility) but he also going to assume liability for the faulty unit and send me a new one ASAP.
    Underwood hifi folks. Nice knowing that the dealer is customer centric.

    So I’ll be packing it up tomorrow and be very sad because other than the screen, the unit has been absolutely stunning. The sound has been transformative in my rig.

    I’ll look forward to getting a new one back up and running.

    Pics of the issue

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    ilzrj4bktl8f.jpeg

    Not what ya wanna hear I know but it will be resolved and hearing is believing. Just waiting on some wax to make mine buzz a little smoother and then I'm close to slappin' a new ⌚ Rolex ⌚ up on my "2" to see what that might do!😂😂 see with my ears that is😂😂🎩
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    Oh wow. Your gonna bite the bullet then?
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,698
    Jeez, Joe...such a picky-arse diva :D
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    So sad

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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,377
    edited July 2019
    joecoulson wrote: »
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    I can't believe I'm the only one intelligent enough to figure this out. There's nothing wrong with that display. That's a music player and those lines are the "staff". The horizontal lines and spaces that each represent a different musical pitch or in the case of a percussion staff, different percussion instruments. You probably paid extra for it to display that option.

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    :smiley:
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,120
    Hermitism wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    ilzrj4bktl8f.jpeg
    I can't believe I'm the only one intelligent enough to figure this out. There's nothing wrong with that display. That's a music player and those lines are the "staff". The horizontal lines and spaces that each represent a different musical pitch or in the case of a percussion staff, different percussion instruments. You probably paid extra for it to display that option.

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    :smiley:

    Every Good Boy Does Fine.

    Face It!😂😂🎩
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,976
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT - Parasound P6 - Parasound A21+ - Elac Adante AS-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u

    HT - Panasonic BDP/Tivo Bolt - Marantz SR5013 - Def tech C and In ceiling - Sony XBR 75"
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