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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.
N100H - 2TB
$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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N100H - 2TB 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
N100C - 4TB
$3,500 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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N100C - 4TB 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 Gigibytes
  • Music Storage 4 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
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
N10 - 4TB
$8,000 USD

When computer audio first started to gain popularity, USB was the de facto standard for the digital audio signal transport. This was simply because computers have USB ports, not AES/EBU or other SPDIF ports. Unfortunately, USB can be a flawed protocol for digital audio transmission as it is prone to noise, jitter, and compatibility issues. Done properly, AES/EBU and SPDIF audio outputs represent a superior method of audio transmission with nearly universal compatibility, less jitter, and greater ease and flow to the overall musical presentation. N10 represents the state-of-the art of these protocols with its OCXO controlled SPDIF outputs – use them and discover a higher standard than USB.

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N10 - 4TB technical specs
  • Compatible FormatsDSD(DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
  • Bit and Sample RatesSPDIF: Up to 24-bit, 192kHz (PCM); 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64) USB: 32bit / 384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128)
  • Solid-State Drive1 x 240 GB
  • Hard Disk Drives4TB / 8TB
  • Digital Audio Outputs1 coaxial, 1 optical, 1 AES/EBU, 1 BNC (Impedance 75Ω), 1 USB Audio Class 2.0
  • FeaturesUltra High-Quality SPDIF and AES/EBU Digital Audio OutputsOven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) for Long-Term Jitter ReductionPrecision DSD-to-PCM Conversion by FPGA
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
A100
$3,900 USD

A100 is a budget-friendly follow up to the popular Aurender A10. A music player with a high performance MQA enabled digital-to-analog converter, 2TB of internal hard disk drive and one 120GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the A100 is the perfect solution for those replacing CD players or seeking one-box simplicity.

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A100 technical specs
  • Music Storage2TB (2.5″ HDD)
  • ​Digital Audio Output ​USB Audio Class 2.0
  • ​Digital Audio Input ​SPDIF Optical up to 24-bit / 192 kHz (Optical Input will be routed to Analog Out only. Not to USB Out)
  • ​Analog Audio Output​Unbalanced (RCA): 2Vrms
  • ​USB Audio Output​PCM: up to 32-bit / 384 kHz DSD: DSD64, DSD128 / DoP Mode
  • ​DAC ChipAK4490(AKM) x 1 (Single Stereo Design)
A10
$5,500 USD

A10 is an exceptionally high value music player with a superior built-in digital-to-analog converter. The full-decoder MQA DAC has a rich, organic sound that is extremely competitive sonically against stand-alone DACs costing as much or even far more than the A10 itself! With a 4TB internal hard disk drive and 120GB solid-state drive cache for playback and control by Aurender Conductor, the A10 is the perfect one-box solution for those replacing high-end CD players or just seeking performance and simplicity.

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A10 technical specs
  • Music Storage​​4TB (2.5″ HDD)
  • ​Digital Audio Output ​USB Audio Class 2.0
  • ​Digital Audio Input ​SPDIF Optical up to 24-bit / 192 kHz (Optical Input will be routed to Analog Out only. Not to USB Out)
  • ​USB Audio Output ​PCM: up to 32-bit / 384 kHz DSD: DSD64, DSD128 / DoP Mode
  • ​DAC ChipAK4490(AKM) x 2 (Dual-Mono Design)
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