I wrote on December 21st:
Am interested in purchasing, but have ?'s:
1.) Can all of Lightning DS features be used on my MacBook Air?
2.) Does it have any internal music storage (some sites say no, some seem to say 2TB HHD)?
3.) Can G1 output via ethernet to my PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC/preamp?
4.) Have read it works best with self powered HHD, would a SSD powered from USB work?
5.) If SSD works, what 1 TB model would you recommend?
6.) Could you provide a link to the owner’s manual?
7.) Am a certified computer dummy, how stable is the G1/Lightning DS? (Browsing the Auralic forum doesn’t instill a great deal of confidence.)
8.) How much hand holding can I honestly expect from you for setup/maintenance?
BTW, an email (to) the only apparent non-internet only U.S. dealer (in NJ) bounced back. A huge negative in my book.
On December 22nd, Wang Xuanqian answered:
As I read your questions and found out all No for the first 5, I think ARIES G1 is not the product for you.
Wang Xuanqian | 王轩骞