High-Resolution Music Server Designed for USB DACs and NAS: Best-in-Class Aurender N100H Offers Cache Playback, USB 2.0 Output, Onboard Storage, Astonishing Sound, Native DSD
Winner of The Absolute Sound's Product of the Year and Editors' Choice Awards, and a self-contained high-resolution solution designed for use with USB DACs and NAS drives, the Aurender N100H music server/player makes the company's state-of-the-art technology and audiophile performance available at a very manageable price point. Compatible with DSD, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, APE, AIFF, M4A, and other major formats at native bit and sampling rates, N100H comes with a full linear power supply, either 2TB or 4TB of onboard storage (select from the drop-down menu), a 120GB solid-state drive for cached playback, first-class USB digital audio output based on the engineering of the flagship Aurender W20, and a Gigabit Ethernet port for outstanding connectivity. Want to enjoy lossless files streamed from TIDAL? N100H has you covered. A machined aluminum case, three-inch AMOLED display, and Aurender's acclaimed Conductor app help round out a component that will take you deep into the 21st century of high-res music and far beyond.
"Having used the N100H and W20 side-by-side, [I] can say that the N100H offers the identical user experience and many of the flagship's sonic virtues for a lot less money."
– Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, Product of the Year and Editors' Choice Awards
"The N100H arrives with more than enough potential and flexibility to satisfy both newcomers and experienced ‘philes alike...."
– John Darko, Digital Audio Review, Knock-Out Award
Best-in-class technology includes a Solid-State drive for cached playback
N100H incorporates many innovations originally developed for the higher-priced Aurender S10 and W20 models, including a solid-state drive cache for playback that eliminates latency and drop-outs from NAS drives. If a selected song or album is already cached to the solid-state drive, N100H will play from the internal SSD. This minimizes wear and tear on the NAS drive. Also, by caching songs to the solid-state drive for playback, N100H eliminates music-quality degradation and dropouts caused by non-optimal network connection between the NAS and the streamer. N100H's high-performance USB digital audio output was developed using the same engineering as the USB outputs on the flagship W20.
Dedicated USB 2.0 Output Among Stellar Network Connectivity
Developed using the same engineering as the USB outputs on the flagship W20, a dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output delivers an exceptionally transparent, noise-free audio signal. It's also shielded from outside electronic interference. For network connectivity, streaming, upgrades, and file transfers, N100H has a Gigabyte Ethernet port and pair of USB 2.0 data ports for copying files from USB memory sticks. A full linear power supply provides clean and stable power to the CPU circuit and audio output circuit.
"Aurender’s N100H sounds terrific. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a music server that sounds better, and maybe none as good. It stood out for its bass extension and impact, as well as its natural reproduction of midrange detail"
- SSD for System and Cache -120G
- Music Storage - 2TB (2.5" HDD)
- Power - Full-Linear
- Display - 3.0" AMOLED
- Digital Audio Output - USB
- Other In/Outputs - Gigabit Ethernet, USB Port x 2
- Power consumption - Play: 16.5, Standby: 0.7W
- Dimensions: 8.46" x 1.77" x 14.0"
- Weight: 10.14 lbs.