The Aurender N-10 is a high-quality source for a high-end system. An on-board hard drive plays music with excellent precision, and streaming is done with high quality
World's Only Music Player/Server to Support On-the-Fly, Precision DSD-to-PCM Conversion by FPGA: Superb Aurender N10 a High-Resolution Powerhouse With OXCO, Cache Playback, Tons of Storage
The Stereophile Class A+ Recommended Aurender N10 is made for music enthusiasts that employ state-of-the-art DACs and have massive high-resolution music collections. Built to the extremes with a dual linear power supply and custom shielding for supreme low-noise performance, N10 touts 8TB of hard-disk drive storage as well as a large 240GB solid-state drive for cached playback. And with N10, you won't struggle for connectivity options. Multiple S/PDIF outputs, a dedicated USB 2.0 output, two USB data ports, and a 1GB Ethernet port mean you can hook up to practically any device. Accessing more than 35 million tracks on TIDAL lossless streaming is a touch away. N10 also includes another secret weapon critical to its staggering sound quality: An oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OXCO) that helps kill jitter dead. Like all Aurender servers, N10 comes complete with the award-winning Conductor app that turns music management into a delight and your iPad into one of the most intuitive full-function controllers ever imagined. Conductor even allows you to message Aurender engineers to solve any problems you might encounter. Apart from the conveniences and flexibility, N10 stands out for its audiophile sonics. Once you experience it, there's no going back.
“This server is a keeper.”
—John Atkinson, Stereophile, Class A+ Recommended Component
Exclusive: On-the-Fly Precision DSD-to-PCM Conversion by FPGA Plus Cache Playback
Designed to be used with high-performance DACs, N10 is the only music player to support on-the-fly precision DSD to PCM conversion by FPGA. With 8TB of internal hard disk drives and one 240GB solid-state drive cache for playback, N10 is suited for even the most extensive high-resolution music collections. The 240GB solid-state drive cache for playback eliminates latency. If a selected song or album is already cached to the solid-state drive, N10 will play from the internal SSD and the hard drive remains asleep. This minimizes wear and tear on the hard drive. Also, 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.
Supremely Low Noise, Dual Linear Power Supply, and Stunning Connectivity
Dual linear power and special shielding prevent noise from being delivered to sensitive DACs. N10 is also 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, N10 comes with one Gigabyte Ethernet port and two USB 2.0 data ports.
Reference-Grade Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) Slays Jitter
OCXOs are among the most accurate and stable clocks in use and are significantly more accurate and stable than commonly used 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 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. 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.
Intuitive Conductor App Turns Your iPad into a Full-Control Interface
The Aurender Conductor App turns your iPad into a versatile user interface for Aurender Music Players and makes managing, viewing, and playing high-resolution music collections a breeze. All settings and functions of N10 can be easily accessed through the Settings menu of the Aurender App. Offering unparalleled support, sending a Remote Support Request using the Aurender Conductor App allows Aurender engineers to quickly diagnose and fix problems over the Internet.
- 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)
- Solid-State Drive 1 x 240 GB
- Hard Disk Drives 8TB (2 x 2TB)/4TB
- SPDIF Clocking FPGA-based All Digital Phase-Locked Loop
- Digital Audio Outputs 1 coaxial, 1 optical, 1 AES/EBU, 1 BNC, 1 USB Audio
- Finish Silver or Black
- Dimensions 430mm x 83mm x 353mm 16.93in x 3.27in x 13.9in