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Aurender A100 Caching Music Server / Streamer / Player

$3,300.00

The Aurender A100 is an ideal solution for one-box simplicity: a music player with high performance MQA enabled DA, 2TB of internal hard disk drive, and one 120GB solid-state drive cache. This is a demonstration unit.

Description

Designed and conceived as a comprehensive and cost-effective source component for the digital music streaming enthusiast, the A100 offers much of the same performance and features of the more costly A10 from which it is was modeled. Caching networked music server, music streamer, and music player with analogue outputs, the Aurender A100 at its foundation is a music streamer that supports subscription based high-resolution streaming services like TIDAL and Qobuz.

The A100’s MQA Full-Decoder DAC provides optimal performance for streaming 10,000 + MQA albums available on TIDAL; and the A100 can also function as a music server with 2TB of storage with 120GB of SSD caching playback. Both streaming and file playback functions are exclusively controlled by the critically acclaimed app, Aurender Conductor. Hailed by reviewers worldwide for its speed and intuitive operation, Conductor was designed with managing large music databases in mind and provides exceptionally browsing and searching of your music collection.

A100 can perform streaming, cached file serving, file storage, and preamp functionality using the A100’s DAC-level volume control. Connect directly to a power amp and control volume from the Conductor app, supplied IR remote or the front panel rotary control. The Aurender A100 is the ideal digital hub to replace an aging cd player or tired computer audio system.

**This is a demonstration model and is no longer in active production; however, like all Aurender models the manufacturer continues to provide full support.**

Note: as an authorized Aurender dealer, The HiFi Attic has access to the complete Aurender catalogue – contact us for more information.

FEATURES

Integrated Single Stereo Design DAC with Fully Discrete Linear Power Supply: Single-ended/ Unbalanced (RCA) Audio Outputs, 768KHz/32bit Next Generation Flagship AK4490 DAC Chip, Volume adjustment from app, IR remote or front panel rotary control.

FPGA-Based Precision Clock with World-Class Jitter-Reducing Generator: Precision clock generation system incorporating Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) with sub 100fs world-class jitter-reducing clock generator precisely times digital audio data transmissions and minimizes jitter to below negligible levels

Designed to Keep the System Noise Level as Low as Possible: A full linear power supply along with special shielding prevents noise from being delivered to sensitive DACs for the best sound reproduction. Three individual toroidal power transformers are used for the music server, digital circuitry and DAC. Fully isolated asynchronous USB audio output is also designed to block spurious noise

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.

2TB Hard Disk Drive Storage with Solid-State Drive Cache for Playback: The internal hard drive provides 2TB of storage and a 120G 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.

USB and NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Support: 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.

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

  • 2TB of internal HDD storage
  • 120GB SSD storage for caching playback
  • Unbalanced (RCA) Audio Outputs
  • 768KHz/32bit AKM AK4490 DAC Chipset
  • DAC with Discrete Linear Power Regulator
  • Full-Linear Power Supply
  • Three Individual Toroidal Power Transformers for Server / Digital / DAC
  • FPGA-based Precision Data Re-clocking System with sub 100fs world-class jitter-reducing clock generator
  • Dedicated USB Audio Output with Ultra Low-Noise Power Circuitry
  • TOSLINK (optical) Audio Input
  • Volume control on app, IR remote or front panel rotary control
  • TIDAL and Qobuz Lossless Streaming and internet radio supported within Aurender Conductor
  • Support for Network Attached (NAS) and USB Storage
  • Award-wining Aurender Conductor App for convenience and ease of use
  • Smart Copy feature allows for easy transfer of music libraries
  • Remote Technical Support via Aurender Conductor App

The Aurender A100 includes full MQA Decoder technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the highest possible sound quality of the original master recording. The Aurender Conductor App will indicate that ’MQA’ or ’MQA Studio’ content is being played back. A green or blue dot next to the MQA logo indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. The blue dot indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

The A100’s front panel also uses text indicators to display MQA playback and the respective sampling rate of the file or stream being played. ‘MQA’ or ‘MQA Studio’ indicates that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. ’MQA Studio’ indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

Specifications

SSD for System and Cache 120G
Music Storage ​​2TB (2.5″ HDD)
Power ​Full-Linear
Display ​3.0″ AMOLED
​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)
Other I/O ​Gigabit Ethernet, USB Port x 2
​Analog Audio Output ​Unbalanced (RCA): 2Vrms
Volume Control -90 dB ~ 0dB, 0.5 dB step Velocity Sensitive Operation
​USB Audio Output ​PCM: up to 32-bit / 384 kHz   DSD: DSD64, DSD128 / DoP Mode
​DAC Chip ​AK4490(AKM) x 1 (Single Stereo Design)
THD + N Min. -111dB, IMD (SMPTE) Min. -110 dB
​THD (1KHz 2.5Vrms XLR output) ​0.00015 %
Dynamic Range MAX 128 dB  (CCITT filter)
​Stereo Crosstalk ​Better than -132dB(1kHz)
User Software Aurender Conductor App for iPad, iPhone, Android Phone and Tablets
Dimensions 13.0 x 2.2 x 14.0 inch / 330 x 55 x 355 mm (unit only)
13.0 x 2.7 x 14.0 inch / 330 x 68 x 355 mm (unit with foot)
Weight 22.0 lbs / 10.0 kg

 

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 40 × 6 × 45 cm

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