Offering On-the-fly precision DSD to PCM Conversion by FPGA
Designed to be used with high performance DACs, the Aurender N10 is the only music player to support on-the-fly precision DSD to PCM conversion by FPGA. With your choice of 4TB or 8TB of internal hard disk drive capacity and one 240 GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the N10 is the perfect solution for even the most extensive high resolution music collections. Sophisticated circuitry and innovative design delivers superior performance from any digital music file format. Dual linear power and special shielding prevent noise from being delivered to sensitive DACs for the best sound reproduction.
"Detail was exquisite, especially the layering of detail," reports Romaz in a November 8, 2015 review at Head-fi.org. "The soundstage was expansive and the sense of space and air was intoxicating. Whether it was a solo vocal in an intimate venue or a grand orchestral performance, the level of engagement to what I was hearing had been multiplied several fold."
Full Range of Outputs – Plus Ports for Network Connectivity
Designed to be matched with a high performance DAC, 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.
4TB Music Storage & 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.
Aurender App 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. The Aurender Conductor has been developed and designed to utilize the full screen of the iPad screen. Conductor App for Android devices is available with limited functionality. An iPhone version is not available as of now.
Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO)
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.
Ultra Low Noise USB Audio Class 2.0 Output
The N10's 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.
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.
"Detail was exquisite, especially the layering of detail."
"The soundstage was expansive and the sense of space and air was intoxicating. Whether it was a solo vocal in an intimate venue or a grand orchestral performance, the level of engagement to what I was hearing had been multiplied several fold."
- Romaz, Head-fi.org, November 8, 2015