In the world of Music Servers there is everybody else and then there is Aurender.
All of its creations are best in class for a few simple reasons:
Aurender sounds better than any of its competitors.
Aurender has the most robust and intuitive Control App on the market.
Aurender is the only manufacturer of Music Streamers which offers reliable online and telephone help to solve any issues which may come up .During the day you can call their Geniuses in the USA.or if you would rather , just send an email directly from the Aurender App to the home office and a tech will dial in to your unit and troubleshoot it for you!
Aurender has onboard storage sufficient to hold the largest digital librairies. No need to pull music across your intranet from a NAS.
Aurender is made better than any other Music server.
Designed to be used with high performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender N10 – the penultimate server is the only Music Player to support on-the-fly precision DSD to PCM conversion by FPGA.
With 8TB of (4TBx2) internal hard disk drives and one 240GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the N10 is the perfect solution for even the most extensive high resolution music collections.
If you own a computer audio system, you know that time spent fussing is time lost listening.
Consider the alternative - the Aurender N100H or N100C seamlessly replaces your aging computer. Your music will now be stored on the N100’s internal hard drive, available in either 2TB or 4TB capacity with a 120GB solid state (SSD) caching drive performing all file playback for superior fidelity and reliability. Management of your digital music library and Tidal lossless streaming service is simple and intuitive, thanks to our award-winning Aurender Conductor app. And all major digital file formats are supported at native bit and sampling rates.
Housed in beautiful machined aluminum casework, either N100 version will compliment your existing system components and deliver a new level of musicality you have to hear to believe.
A Smart Decision for the Sound Obsessed on a Budget
The N150 represents the entry-level point of Aurender’s range of music servers/ streamers. It delivers exceptional audio performance and is the perfect model to choose if, for example, you are upgrading from a laptop-based audio system. N150 is the latest iteration of the legendary N100H and incorporates several upgrades and improvements that bring it to a new level of audio performance and functionality. The heart of the N150 is the newly specified low-power Intel dual-core CPU providing low-noise processing for the desirable quiet background your music will emerge from. Also, contributing to lower noise operation is the new 2X isolated Gigabit LAN port and ultra-clean Audio Class 2.0 USB output. Additionally, a built-in super-capacitor based uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is there to safely boot-down the N150 in case of an abrupt power outage. We’ve also expanded the options for internal music library storage by providing a single user accessible HDD/SSD tray allowing for the drive type and capacity of your choice. And, if you’re streaming 100%, hard drives are totally unnecessary!
N150 is a compact component incorporating everything needed to browse and stream hi-res music from Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify or internet radio using our dedicated application, Aurender Conductor. Should you wish to add digital files to the N150, there’s a provision to add a single 2TB or 4TB HDD or an 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 8TB SSD in order to fully accommodate the size of your file library. And the N150 handles virtually any file format. From its “clean” Audio Class 2.0 USB output file resolutions supported include 32-bit / 384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128), 11.2MHz (DSD256) and DSD512. Updated and improved upon by virtue of an all-new dual-core processor, low-noise linear power supply and increased system memory brings higher fidelity to your digital files and streams. The beautifully machined aluminum chassis sports a 3.0” AMOLED display that indicates the album and song name in an alphanumeric readout.
All Aurender music servers are controlled by our exclusive app, Aurender Conductor which is supported on iPad, iPhone, Android phone and tablets.
The N150, as is true will all Aurender models, benefits from being an inclusive design, meaning that all the necessary technology required for file serving or streaming music is incorporate within one audio component. This approach provides a high level of stability, reliability and predictability of operation which results in superior sound quality and user experience.
Inheriting Aurender's unique next-generation family design identity, the N30SA High Definition Caching Music Server and Streamer is visually distinguished by both its dual-chassis form factor and wide-screen full-color LCD display first seen on the A30 and N20. At first glance, you immediately notice its substantial presence, elegance and grace – a visual metaphor of what to expect sonically. However, N30’s audiophile essence also lies within its inner beauty. N30SA takes its hardware and circuit topology innovations first explored on the N20 to its empirical conclusion. N30SA goes above and beyond the N20 in terms of noise and jitter reduction, increased dynamics and uncompromised purity of the audio signal. This is it thr best Aurender Music Server yet built which in our mind makes it the best !
As mentioned, the N30SA consists of two separate chassis linked together by two cables. The power box houses all power supplies, display driver, HDD/SSD storage and all circuitry related to system control The audio box contains the display, SPDIF audio board with all digital output protocols and the OCXO clock. Both chassis are distinguished by their 10mm thick top covers which act as an effective EMF shield as well as having anti-resonance properties. In the audiophile world, two-chassis designs connote “ultra-high end” such as a separate CD transport / DAC or preamplifier with separate power supply. However, in the N30SA, this is not just a mere stylistic gesture as significant benefits in fidelity are realized with this configuration. For example, the power box can be located up to 1.5m away from the audio box greatly reducing the potential for spurious noise pollution cause by physical interaction. But more importantly, the AC powered linear power supply converts and delivers a clean DC power source from which the audio box is powered. This arrangement dramatically lowers the noise floor resulting to an uncannily quiet background from which music can emerge. Through segregation of the noise inducing componentry such as the AC socket, LCD display driver, AC to DC power rectifier, hard drive spindle noise and LAN port results in an unprecedented level of audio purity.
In addition to removing AC power noise from the outside by converting it into a clean DC power, another major source of outside noise is from the ethernet cable. Like the AC/DC conversion the N30SA’s LAN ports have a similar behavior. LAN signals containing noise from the router are separated by galvanic isolation through a transformer and double-isolated LAN port, and then transmitted to the audio box through a dedicated data cable. Viewing the audio outputs, located on the rear panel there is one each AES/EBU, BNC, Coax, Tos-Link and Audio 2.0 USB. This audio signal processing unit outputs an extremely low noise audio signal made possible by a unique grounding technique, electrical isolation and operation by DC power supplied from the power supply unit. The resulting noise floor is nearly unmeasurable.
A high-quality Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (same as the one in W20SE) is used for the SPDIF outputs in the Aurender N30SA. Since only the parts directly related to audio playback are located together in one chassis, they can be totally isolated and free from noise generated from other than audio signal processing. That noise may occur inside the chassis and can be delt with through meticulous internal processing.
This input allows interface with an external word or master clock which are offered by several high-performance DAC manufacturers. Simply put, a word clock is a device that is given the job of keeping perfect time and preventing digital audio data errors when multiple components are used together. Using the 75 Ω BNC connector as a connection method, both master clock and word clock inputs are supported for various scalability options.
Aurender Conductor is an award-winning music management application that is at the heart of every Aurender music server / streamer. It provides quick access to your favorite files or steaming service and is intuitive, easy to use and simple to master. Conductor is supported on iPad, iPhone, Android Phones and Tablets. An Aurender music server is inclusive and designed in such a way so that both hardware and software work in harmony. This integration ensures better sound quality, reliability, stability and predictability of operation. It also allows Aurender to provide an unprecedented level of customer support via app-based remote support login.
|Front Panel Display||Full-Color 8.8” 1920 x 480 wide IPS LCD|
|CPU||Intel Low Power Quad-Core|
|SSD for System and Cache||480GB SSD|
|Main Clock||OCXO Based Precision Jitter Reducing Clock|
|Storage||8TB SSD installed. Slot for additional 2.5” drive|
|Word Clock Input||BNC 10MHz, 12.8MHz (44.1kHz and 48kHz multiples from 1 to 512), Input impedance 75 ohms|
|I/O Ports||2 x USB 3.0 (rear)|
|Digital Audio Outputs||AES/EBU, Coaxial, BNC, Optical and USB Audio Class 2.0 x 1|
|SPDIF Audio Output||PCM up to 24-bit / 192kHz|
|USB Audio Output||32-bit / 384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128), 11.2MHz (DSD256), 22.4MHz (DSD512)|
|Compatible Formats||DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE|
|DSD-to-PCM||Precision DSD-to-PCM conversion for SPDIF outputs Support for DSD64/128/256/512 to 88.2kHz or 176.4kHz|
|MQA Core Decoder||Optional|
|Gigabit Ethernet||Double-Isolated x 1|
|Power Supply||Full-Linear supply isolated by separated chassis|
|UPS||Yes (Super Capacitor based)|
|Control Software||Aurender Conductor for iPad, Android Phone / Tablet|
|Material||Machined Aluminum Chassis|
|Dimensions & Weight (each)||16.9 x 3.8 x 14.0in., 48.5lbs / 430 x 96 x 353mm., 22.0kg|
|Power Consumption||Play (4W), Peak (70W), Standby (3.5W)|