Aurender N10 Music Server

Testimonials

“The Aurender N10 hits the sweet spot where price, features and functionality converge. Highly recommended!”
 – John Atkinson, Stereophile, April, 2016

“At the end, the sound from an N10 is musical, engaging, satisfying. It has increased my desire to just listen rather than tweak… It has a rightness to its sound that is emotionally captivating.”
– Computer Audiophile (read the review)

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Overview

The Aurender N10 Music Server

Note: Aurender Model Comparison Chart below.
Differences Between the Aurender N10 and the N100 models.

The N10 has  larger power supply with an extra stage and filtering, swings higher voltage, is built with a  higher grade of parts. The CPU is more powerful and is in a full size chassis, with a better circuit better, better grounding and shielding, and improved RFI suppression. The N10 allows for DSD to PCM conversion on the fly – and delivers output sampling at 88.2 or 176 output over SPDIF or AES.

The result is a lower noise floor, improved resolution and a more spacious sound.

On-the-fly precision DSD to PCM Conversion by FPGA.

Designed to be used with high performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender N10 is the only Music Player to support on-the-fly precision DSD to PCM conversion by FPGA.
With 4TB of (2TBx2) 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.

 

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Designed to keep the noise system noise level as low as possible.

Dual linear power and special shielding prevent noise from being delivered to sensitive DACs for the best sound reproduction.

Full Range of Digital Audio Outputs and Ports for Network Connectivity.

Designed to be matched with high performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender N10 is equipped with various SPDIF outputs (BNC, AES/EBU, coaxial, optical) and one dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output. For network connectivity and file transfers, the N10 comes with one a Gigabyte Ethernet port and two USB 2.0 data ports.

Aurender App Packed with Convenient Features for Full-Function Control.

The Aurender Conductor App turns the iPad into a versatile user interface for Aurender Music Server/Players. All settings and functions of the Aurender Server/Music Player can be easily accessed through the Settings menu, and the Aurender App comes with extensive features to make managing, viewing and playing high resolution music collections a breeze.

Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) for long-term jitter reduction

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.

 

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FPGA-based All Digital Phase-Locked Loop System

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.

4TB Hard Disk Drive Storage with Solid-State Drive Cache for Playback

Two internal hard drives provide 4TB 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 also completely eliminated.

Dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 Output with Ultra Low Noise Power Circuitry

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. When not in use, the power to the USB Audio output can be shut off depending on the USB DAC’s requirement.

AMM and NAS(Network-Attached Storage) Support

If you already have NAS set-up, the Aurender N10 is able to play music stored on NAS devices,

AMM(Aurender Media Manager) software is available for Mac(OS X 10.9 or later) now. Windows version will be available later.

You can run AMM software on your platform of choice, please specify the location of your content on NAS then it will automatically find the Aurender in you local network and make a combining music database. It’s transparent to the user, so once you run AMM , you can select the music with all the meta-data using the Aurender Conductor App without the knowledge of the location of your music files.

Remote Internet Technical Support

Sending a Remote Support Request through the Aurender App allows engineers to quickly diagnose and fix problems over the Internet.

 

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Specifications

  • Compatible Formats DSD(DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
  • Bit and Sample Rates SPDIF : Up to 24-bit, 192kHz (PCM); 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64)
  • USB : Depends on the DAC specifications (PCM); 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128)
  • User Software Aurender Conductor iPad App, Android App (Lite Version)
  • Solid-State Drive 1 x 240 GB
  • Hard Disk Drives 4TB (2 x 2TB)
  • SPDIF Clocking FPGA-based All Digital Phase Locked Loop
  • Audio Clock OCXO
  • Digital Audio Outputs 1 coaxial, 1 optical, 1 AES/EBU, 1 BNC, 1 USB Audio Class 2.0
  • Digital I/O 1 Gigabit LAN, 2 x USB 2.0
  • CPU Board Proprietary Aurender Board
  • Main Memory 4GB
  • Finish Silver or Black
  • Dimensions 430mm x 83mm x 353mm, 16.93in x 3.27in x 13.9in
  • Weight 12kgs, 26.4lb

 

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