New Retail Price: $8,000.00
Aurender N10-4TB music server/streamer. Unit is a store demo and is in near-perfect condition with original box, packing and accessories. Sells as new for $8,000.00
N10’s AES/EBU, BNC, Coaxial, and Optical outputs provide a superior musical presentation. As opposed to an asynchonous USB connection, where the DAC pulls packets of information from the player, N10’s SPDIF and AES/EBU audio outputs push signal out to the DAC at intervals defined by the on-board OCXO clock. With a clock this precise, trust us, you want to use it!
OCXOs are among the most accurate and stable clocks in use today, and are orders of magnitude more accurate and stable than commonly used ordinary crystal oscillators usually found in computers. Temperature changes cause crystal oscillations to fluctuate, which can lead to jitter in the digital audio signal. Moreover, ordinary crystals are much less stable and lose accuracy over time. In OCXO clocks, a very stable, high-grade crystal oscillator is enclosed in a compartment and kept at a constant temperature to prevent jitter from temperature fluctuations.
Many DACs support DSD decoding only on their USB inputs and not on SPDIF or AES/EBU. That’s why the Aurender N10 (and W20) feature an extremely high-quality DSD-to-PCM conversion by FPGA.
An All Digital Phase-Locked Loop system (ADPLL) incorporating Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) with OCXO clocks precisely times digital audio data transmissions and minimizes jitter to below negligible levels.
Internal hard drives provide either 4TB or 8TB of storage and a 240G solid-state drive is used to cache music for playback. If a selected song or album is already cached to the solid-state drive, the hard drive will remain asleep. This minimizes wear and tear on the hard drive. By caching songs to the solid-state drive for playback, electrical and acoustic noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are completely eliminated.
The dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output is designed to deliver an exceptionally transparent audio signal free of noise, and is shielded from outside electronic interference.
Best performance occurs when music is stored on the Aurender’s internal storage. However, the Aurender platform is also capable of seamlessly integrating content stored on a NAS or external USB hard drive.
The Aurender Conductor App turns the iPad into a versatile user interface for Aurender music servers. All settings and functions of the Aurender server can be easily accessed through the Settings menu, and the app comes with extensive features to make browsing and playing high resolution music collections a breeze.
Aurender’s optional MQA Core Decoder upgrade enables “first-level” MQA unfolding to play MQA files at up to 48 or 96 kHz.
Compatible FormatsDSD(DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and othersBit and Sample Rates
SPDIF: Up to 24-bit, 192kHz (PCM); 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64)
USB: 32bit / 384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128)
User SoftwareAurender Conductor iPad App, iPhone App (Lite Version), Android App (Lite Version), Tablet AppSolid-State Drive1 x 240 GBHard Disk Drives4TB / 8TBSPDIF ClockingFPGA-based All Digital Phase Locked LoopAudio ClockOCXODigital Audio Outputs1 coaxial, 1 optical, 1 AES/EBU, 1 BNC (Impedance 75Ω), 1 USB Audio Class 2.0Digital I/O1 Gigabit LAN, 2 x USB 2.0CPU BoardProprietary Aurender BoardMain Memory4GBFinishSilver or BlackPower ConsumptionPlay (27W), Peak (37W), Standby (3.1W)Dimensions
16.9 x 3.3 x 14.0 inch / 430 x 83 x 355 mm (unit only)
16.9 x 3.8 x 14.0 inch / 430 x 96 x 355 mm (unit with foot)
Weight: 27.0 lbs. / 12.3 kg
Box, Packing, Manual, Accessories