An Ingenious Solution to File-Based Media Storage, Management, and Databasing: Aurender ACS10 Content Server Features Bit-Perfect CD Ripping, Hard Disk Drives, and Server/Streamer Ability
Music lovers long dogged by the time-consuming nature and frustrating complexities of file-based media now have an ingenious solution in the form of the Aurender ACS10 content server. Integrating three critical functions – CD ripping; library storage, backup, and synchronization; and meta-tag editing – ACS10 allows users to finally bypass the use of computers, confusing software, and a NAS drive. ASC10 is digital audio at is most simplified and automated. It also serves as a caching streamer/server when paired with a USB DAC and controlled by Aurender's award-winning Conductor app.
ACS10's one-touch, bit-perfect, error-corrected CD ripping to selected target folders on its pair of 3.5-inch hard disk drives takes all the pain and worry out of transferring your collection to a central database. An industrial-grade CD-ROM drawer-style drive and choice of FLAC, WAV, or AIFF codecs cover the mechanical elements associated with the process. SmartCopy and SmartCollect programs make file importation, library organization, consolidation, and management straightforward and easy. It even comes equipped with a function that helps identify and remove duplicate files.
Of course, ACS10 also takes into account the modern need for customization. Metadata recovery with album-art previews on its four-inch color LCD screen abet the ability to meta-tag alter your media before or after ripping via an in-app tag-editing program that assists with library organization, sorting, and naming. ACS10 also supports plug-and-play connection for use with the optional "Nimbie" CD AutoLoader that allows for automated ripping for up to 100 discs at a time.
Recognizing everyone has different requirements, ACS10 factory-fitted hard disk drives are available in three different size configurations: 4TBX2, 8TBX2, or 12TBX2 (simply select from the drop-down menu above). You can employ ACS10 as the central library for multiple Aurender units or use it to expand your existing Aurender server's storage capacity. When utilized as a standalone server/streamer, ACS10 boasts audio performance slightly better than that of the Aurender N100H yet achieves optimal heights when its isolated LAN Port is interfaced with an N10 or W20 doing duty as the audio player.
Per Aurender's field-leading tradition, ACS10 is loaded with top-tier components and extensive features. Support for up to native DSD512 and 32-bit/786kHz PCM, app integration of TIDAL and Quboz, Spotify Connect, three LAN ports, three USB ports, and an uninterrupted power supply that safely shuts down the device in the event of a power-outage event allow ACS10 to stand alone in the industry. Optional MQA core software and our 100% Music Direct Guarantee make any decision to audition ACS10 for yourself a no-brainer.
“It enables listeners to keep Aurender servers such as the N10, W20, and N100 purely audio devices while handling all the heavy lifting with its more powerful computing platform. At the same time, the ACS10 can operate as a standalone server delivering N10-type quality to USB DACs without issues. The ACS10 is the missing piece to the Aurender ecosystem puzzle because it enables not only multiple Aurender audio zones but also full featured library management unavailable in previous Aurender servers.”
—Chris Connaker (The Computer Audiophile), Audiophile Style
"[If] your goal is to acquire a streamer source that will deliver the highest possible sonic quality currently available from higher-resolution streaming sources, handle all the ripping and storage, and do it elegantly, you will be hard-pressed to find a better, more comprehensive self-contained hardware/software option than the Aurender ACS10."
—Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound
|Dimensions & Weight||430 x 96 x 355 mm, 12.3 Kg (with 2HDD) / 16.92 x 3.77 x 13.97 inch, 27.1lbs|
|SSD for System and Cache||240GB (16TB model), 480GB (24TB model)|
|System Memory||8GB (16TB model) / 16GB (24TB model)|
16TB (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.
|Power||Full-Linear & UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) System|
4.0″ IPS LCD
|Digital Audio Output||USB Audio Class 2.0 – DoP (upto 256), NativeDSD (upto 512), PCM : up to 768KHz/32-bit|
USB 2.0 (x2), USB 3.0 (x1), CD-ROM Drive – Ripping Only CD-ROM
1 Gbps LAN Hub Port (three total – One 2X Isolated)