A MUSIC SERVER IS A PURPOSE BUILT Audio Component which replaces a computer for organisation and playback of all digital audio files and music streaming from the internet. Some Music servers offer high capacity digital file storage and/or CD ripping . Some Music servers are full function Music Transports incorporating sophisticated playback software and a dedicated APP for control. Other servers are nothing more than bridges between NAS drives and DACS and rely on playback software residing on the NAS. Some Servers have dedicated APPS others rely on off the shelf playback programs.
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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 blazing Intel processor and 8 gigabytes of RAM make the BDP-3 extremely quick when managing even the largest of music libraries. The new USB 3.0 ports dramatically improve disk performance when using USB 3.0 attached drives. When you add up the BDP-3's DSD support, the extra USB ports, and Gigabit network connectivity, and then factor in world renowned Bryston sound quality, you end up with a high resolution digital player that will be your source component of choice for years to come.
Connect Any DAC
Not only is the BDP-3 compatible with USB and HDMI DACs but it also excels with DACs with traditional digital inputs. Use the S/PDIF or AES/EBU outputs and enjoy the benefits of Bryston's proprietary Integrated Audio Device. The AES/EBU and S/PDIF outputs are fully impedance matched and transformer coupled for the best possible digital audio transmission to the DAC of your choice. Measured jitter is so low, it’s nearly undetectable even by Bryston's state-of-the-art laboratory.
Separate USB Buses
The BDP-3 features two entirely separate USB buses, which makes it possible to connect a USB DAC to a completely separate circuit than USB drives. Now the BDP is compatible with more DACs than ever including those using the Streamlength protocol.
Highest Quality Audio Performance
The Bryston BDP-3 is a bit-perfect dedicated player for high resolution digital audio files. Employing a highly-customized Linux OS optimized to provide the highest quality audio performance, the BDP-3 will play high resolution audio files (up to PCM 384 kHz / 32 bit and DSD128) from digital storage devices without compromise.
The BDP-3 features a high current linear power supply, custom Intel Celeron powered motherboard, and eight gigabytes of RAM for incredible responsiveness, ultra-fast performance, and horsepower to spare for future feature additions.
Roon-Ready and More…
The BDP-3 supports TIDAL (subscription required) and is Roon-Ready, too (subscription required). It plays AIFF, FLAC, WAV, MP3, M4A, OGG, and most common audio file formats. It offers multiple control options via iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android OS, and PC and has user upgradable firmware. The RS-232 serial data port offers remote control via Crestron, AMX or similar control systems.
The BDP-3 provides plenty of connections for your music. It includes three USB 3.0 inputs, five USB 2.0 inputs, and one Gigabit Ethernet connection. On the output side, it provides SPDIF (BNC), AES/EBU (XLR), USB, and HDMI connections. BDP3 DIGITAL PLAYER
CD35 Prisma features Prisma, Primare’s new whole-home, high-fidelity control and connectivity solution. Prisma provides multi-room/multi-zone connectivity and control for playback of stored and streamed media, wired or wireless, all managed from any mobile device through a dedicated system control app. In addition to Bluetooth®, AirPlay, and Spotify Connect, Prisma features Chromecast built-in, a unique streaming portal allowing effortless direct connection to hundreds of streaming applications.
Providing 100 watts at 8 ohms of absolutely linear UFPD 2 amplification across the entire audible bandwidth, I25 Prisma delivers naturally fast, clean and agile sound with an unprecedented ability to bring music to life.
In addition to five analog inputs, I25 Prisma includes a DM35 full-featured DAC stage enabling up to PCM 768kHz/32bit and DSD 256 conversion, as well as Prisma connectivity and control technology.
Absolutely the best integrated amlifier ever made by Krell , the K 300i punches way above its weight. Available as simple integrated or fitted with its own Dac
work card, the Krell K 300i integrated has earned Kudos wherever it has been reviewed. Most Recently ,What Hi fi had this to say
Thr Ne Plus Ultra design from Inuos,Statement Server Stands out as the most sophisticated ROON Core Music Server extant.It is hard to Imagine just how much better ROON Streaming sounds
thru the Statement than it does using any other Music server, and at about $14,000.00 that is to be expected.What is interesting is how much truer the music is developed using the Statement than with Streamers priced at 2-3 times higher .
The ZEN Mk3 Music Server Series brings in exciting new improvements in sound quality based on trickle-down technology from our award-winning ZENith SE:
As John Atkinson,Editor in Chief at Stereophile at the time, commented:
The immediate impression was of extraordinary clarity. This wasn't as if the edges of the objects within the soundstage had been enhanced, as can be done to images with PhotoShop, but as if the pixel count of the image had been increased. It didn't manage this by emphasizing treble detail, but to resort to an audio reviewer cliché, the DAC502 cleaned the window into the recorded soundstage to an impressive extent...
(U)ltimately, musical enjoyment is what this product is all about. As I write this conclusion, I am listening to Stanford's hauntingly engaging song "The Blue Bird," performed by the Gabrieli Consort directed by Paul McCreesh (from Silence & Music, 16/44.1k FLAC, Signum Classics/Tidal). The interplay between the unaccompanied voices, the bell-like interjections of the high soprano, the setting of all the singers within a supportive chapel acoustic—the Weiss DAC502 made all these aspects clear, in service of the music. Which is what a great audio component should do."STEREOPHILE, Jul 24, 2020
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)|
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.
Designed for the true music lover, the C1's apparent simplicity hides highly sophisticated technological solutions with the single goal of recreating the full musical experience. This emotion can only be achieved when both level and time information are properly reconstructed from the digital data. And this is what the C1 is all about...
The C1 is based on a fully modular, future-proof architecture. Up to three inputs boards include standard digital inputs complemented by the proprietary CH-Link interface. Optional streaming audio inputs as well as line-level analog inputs enable the use of the C1 as a full featured preamplifier thanks to its integrated volume control.
A reference grade linear power supply (with <1W power consumption in standby mode), sophisticated mechanical chassis design and full USB based firmware update also contribute the C1's uniqueness, for now and for any future format!