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Aurender is the market leader in high-performance music servers, players and streamers. Our products are trendsetting by design and contest the status quo by providing a rich and satisfying user experience considered to be the best by audio critics worldwide. Our unified approach combines all the necessary components required for digital music reproduction. The CPU, power supply, digital audio output stages, HDD storage and SSD caching drives are housed in an exquisitely machined aluminum enclosure with a fit and finish that belies its cost. Due to the inherent simplicity of our user-centric design approach, we are able to deliver advanced functionallity without the steep learning curve and connectivity challenges normally associated with typical computer-based audio systems.

Thanks to the Aurender Conductor App, complete control of all aspects of music management are accomplished from an iPad. This is a dream come true for music lovers. The ability to store and playback a vast music library, easily access to TIDAL or Qobuz lossless streaming services or simply listen to internet radio is now a reality. And there’s an Aurender music server for every system at any budget that will maximize your musical enjoyment.

Other Products by Aurender
ASC10
$6000 USD

The Aurender ACS10 is a device designed to reduce reliance upon the computer and other IT products to support your digital audio system.

It has always been a goal for Aurender to develop an audio component that would replace the tasks usually done with computers, tag-editing software and NAS drives. That wait is over – with the ACS10, computers and other IT products are no longer necessary to listen with or manage your digital music library.

ACS10 can be used as a fully-functional music server and streamer delivering a pristine digital output via an Aurender’s filtered and isolated USB 2.0 audio port.

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ASC10 technical specs
  • Storage16TB (8TB x 2) – Note: Factory default storage configuration is RAID 1, which is a “mirrored” array, so total storage capacity is halved. The user may optionally reformat HDDs to use full capacity of both discs. 24TB(12TB x 2) Model is also available.
  • Digital Audio Output USB Audio Class 2.0 – DoP (upto 256), NativeDSD (upto 512), PCM : up to 768KHz/32-bit
  • Input/OutputUSB 2.0 (x2), USB 3.0 (x1), CD-ROM Drive – Ripping Only CD-ROM
  • Network1 Gbps LAN Hub Port (three total – One 2X Isolated)
  • Support for High-Resolution FormatsAll major codecs supported. PCM up to 786kHz/32-bit. DSD up to 256 DoP. Native DSD up to 512.
  • MQA Core Decoder (optional in-app purchase)Aurender’s optional MQA Core Decoder upgrade enables “first-level” MQA unfolding to play MQA files at up to 48 or 96 kHz.
N100
$2,700 USD

If you’ve ever owned a computer audio system, you know that time spent fussing is time lost enjoying music! Consider the alternative – the Aurender N100H, N100C or N100SC. All models elegantly replace your aging computer audio system and elevate your audio system’s sound quality. Music can be stored on the internal hard drive – 2TB (N100H) or 4TB (N100C) with a 120GB solid state (SSD) caching drive performing all file playback for superior fidelity and reliability. For the streaming enthusiast not in need of of a hard drive, we offer the N100SC in which storage is optional. Management of your digital music library or Tidal and Qobuz lossless streaming services is simple and intuitive, thanks to our award-winning Aurender Conductor app. And all major digital file formats are supported at native bit depth and sampling rates. Housed in beautiful machined aluminum casework, any N100 version will compliment your existing system components and deliver a new level of musicality you have to hear to believe.

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N100 technical specs
  • Codecs SupportedDSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, ALAC, APE, AIFF, MP4 and other major formats at native bit sampling rates
  • ​SSD for System and Cache120 Gigabytes
  • Music Storage2 Terabytes
  • FeaturesGigabit Ethernet LAN Port for Network ConnectivityLoad music direct from a USB storage device or over the network from a NAS.USB HD and NAS (Network-Attached Storage) SupportRemote Internet Technical Support
N200
$6000 USD's

The N200 represents a milestone in the ever-expanding offerings of music server / streamers from Aurender. Its combination of exceptional audio performance, unique feature set and selling price make the N200 a highly desirable model within the Aurender range.

N200 is yet another leap in audio performance that one would expect from a new Aurender model. Updated and improved upon by virtue of an all-new low-power Intel quad-core processor, low-noise linear power supply and increased system memory brings higher fidelity to your digital files and streams. A beautiful machined aluminum chassis sporting a 6.9” color LCD display lends the N200 the look of a mini N20.

Also included are all the Aurender innovations you’ve come to expect including our latest-generation Audio Class 2.0 USB and Coaxial digital outputs, 2X isolated gigabit ethernet port and super-capacitor based uninterrupted power supply (UPS). We’ve also expanded the options for internal music library storage capacity by providing two user accessible dual HDD/SSD trays allowing for the user to the drive type and capacity that best suits your needs. And, if you’re streaming 100%, no drives would need to be installed.

All Aurender music servers are controlled by our exclusive app, Aurender Conductor which is supported on iPad, iPhone, Android phone and tablets.

The N200, 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 incorporated 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.

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N200 technical specs
N20
$12,000 USD

The N20 caching music server / streamer provides the fidelity, features and flexibility the digital audiophile will find attractive and meaningful. A significant advantage is that the N20 contains two empty storage bays. This allows you to customize storage to best meet your budget and intended use. For example, these days many music lovers listen exclusively to streaming content. Therefore, no internal storage is necessary (although it can be easily added at any time if desired). Have a modestly sized music collection? Install an inexpensive 2TB HDD. Own a massive music library? Opt-in for 2 SSDs or HDDs. Fully loaded, the N20 is capable of accommodating an incredible 16TB of solid-state storage!

Within the Aurender range of models, the N20 truly represents the best cost / performance ratio in terms of audio performance, features and functionally. Many performance enhancing design techniques, circuit topologies and upgraded component parts have been employed to push its advancement of digital audio reproduction.

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N20 technical specs
  • Compatible FormatsNative DSD, DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE
  • Bit and Sample RatesSPDIF: Up to 24-bit, 192kHz USB: 32bit / 384kHz, DSD: Up to DSD256 (DoP), Native – Up to DSD512
  • DSD-to-PCMPrecision DSD-to-PCM conversion for SPDIF outputs
  • Digital Audio Outputs(1 each)AES/EBU, Coaxial, BNC (75Ω), TOS-LINK, USB
  • FeaturesUltra-High-Quality SPDIF and AES/EBU Digital Audio OutputsOven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) for Long-Term Jitter ReductionPrecision DSD-to-PCM Conversion by FPGAFPGA-Based All-Digital Phase-Locked Loop SystemDedicated Word Clock Input
N30SA - 8TB
$24,000 USD's

Inheriting Aurender’s unique next-generation family design identity, the N30SA 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, N30SA’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.

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N30SA - 8TB technical specs
W20SE - 4TB
$22,000 USD

Since its launch in 2013, the Aurender W20 has occupied the enviable position of “the music server others are judged against”. Revised and refined in 2019, the new W20SE (Special Edition) raises the bar again in both user experience and absolute audio performance.

W20SE is the music server of choice for the finest audio systems in the world. Designed to be used with high-performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender W20SE is one of the few music servers to provide support for external word clocks used in professional audio and recording studios. Additionally, a dual-wire mode AES/EBU used by some reference grade digital-to-analog converters to allow separate transmission of left and right channels for better fidelity. However, even without using an external word clock input or dual AES/EBU outputs, W20SE’s battery power supply provides a dramatically lower noise floor for a totally silent background. With a 4TB internal SSD and a 1TB SSD caching drive for playback, the W20SE is the ideal solution for even the most extensive high-resolution music collections.

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W20SE - 4TB technical specs
  • Compatible FormatsDSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
  • Bit and Sample RatesDSD SPDIF/AES Single: DSD64 through DoP, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512 through DSD to PCM (88.2 and 176.4 kHz) AES Dual: DSD64 and DSD128 through DoP, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512 through DSD to PCM (88.2, 176.4 & 352.8kHz) USB: 32-bit / 384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128), 11.2MHz (DSD256), 22.4MHz (DSD512)
  • ​Music Storage4TB SSD (2.5″ 4TB x 1)
  • Digital Audio Outputs​​​​USB, COAX, Optical, BNC, AES/EBU x 2 (Dual-Wire)
  • FeaturesMQA Core Decoder InstalledExternal Word Clock Support
A30
$18,000 USD

A30 is the flagship model from Aurender’s range of analog output digital music players. Like A10 and A100, A30 is, at its essence, a caching music server / streamer with internal storage and control via Aurender Conductor. The Aurender A30 also includes full MQA Decoder technology which enables you to play back full-resolution MQA audio files and streams, delivering the highest possible sound quality of the original master recording. What distinguishes A30 from the others is the pure audio performance and exhaustive feature set. Aurender have designed A30 to be the comprehensive digital focal point of your system providing useful aides not usually associated with a typical music server. Functions like CD ripping, a high-quality headphone amplifier, 10TB of internal storage, ultra-wide color LCD display and an integrated software suite of metadata editing and library management tools. All this, and much more, makes the A30 the new performance standard in all-in-one digital source components.

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A30 technical specs
  • Compatible Formats DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
  • Bit and Sample Rates PCM up to 768kHz/32bit. DSD up to 256 DoP. Native DSD up to 512(Internal play only)
  • HDD for Music Library Storage 10TB 3.5″ X 1 HDD
  • DAC Chipset AKM AK4497 Dual-Mono Design with Dual-Mono Linear Power Supplies
  • Digital Audio Inputs 1 x RCA SPDIF / 1 x BNC SPDIF / 2 x TOSLINK up to 24-bit / 192 kHz / DOP up to DSD64
  • Featuresntegrated Dual-Mono Full Decoder MQA DAC with Fully Discrete Linear Power SuppliesHigh-Performance Headphone AmplifierAurender Conductor App Packed with Convenient Features for Full-Function Control