Aurender

Founded in 2011 by Harry Lee, Aurender manufactures high performance, high-fidelity music servers and audio players. Most music servers were conceived as computers with some modifications to become music servers. In this manufacturing model, customers still end up dealing with a computer and all of its inherent hassles. Aurender's philosophy is to remove the hassles that take away from the enjoyment of computer (file) music.

At Aurender, all engineering and manufacturing is done in-house. Their design process starts with a blank sheet of paper. Everything from circuit design to industrial design is meticulously engineered with a focus on performance and build quality. Through their in-house development, Aurender also created an award-winning iPad app that simplifies access to one’s music library and to streaming services like Tidal, allowing for easy diagnostics and support from Aurender if needed.

Aurender stands for innovation, refined user experience, and impeccable quality.

W20 Music Server & Player

The award-winning Aurender W20 is widely recognised as one of the finest digital music players available. Designed to be used with high performance digital-to-analogue converters, it is one of the few players to support external word clocks, and fully support dual-wire mode used by many reference digital-to-analog converters for optimal fidelity of high data rate recordings. 

It is truly a cost-no-object design, incorporating a wide range of exceptional technologies in its 20kg solid aluminium chassis. An extraordinary, FPGA-based phase-locked loop system with oven-controlled crystal oscillators reduces jitter to the very lowest levels achievable, while two banks of LiFePO4 batteries completely isolate audio components from ground and mains noise. Indeed, it provides class-leading digital signal quality on all its digital outputs, spanning optical, coax (RCA and BNC), XLR and USB. Notably, DSD files can be converted on the fly to PCM using a state-of-the-art FPGA converter.

With 12TB of (6TBx2) internal hard disk drives and one 240GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the W20 is the perfect solution for even the most extensive high-resolution music collections. 

In common with all Aurender models, the W20 is controlled via the dedicated Aurender Conductor app which has a well-deserved reputation for its performance and intuitive operation. This app was developed in-house by Aurender, and makes the very best use of their hardware. It is carefully optimised for managing large music databases, providing exceptionally fast browsing and search facilities for your music library. Aurender also offers remote technical support directly through the app, where their engineers can quickly diagnose and correct problems over the Internet.

In addition, all Aurender servers and players fully support the TIDAL music service, which offers 35 million lossless CD quality music tracks.

“It excels in every parameter; its array of features is unmatched, the 12TB of available storage will accommodate virtually any library; its interface is wonderful and intuitive; and most importantly, it delivers sound quality unmatched by any other digital source I’ve heard. The W20 brought out the best in my system, delivering the greatest dimensionality, timbral purity, resolution, and freedom from hash I’ve heard from digital sources.”
The Absolute Sound
“The Aurender W20 is a purpose built race car that does one thing very well, it plays music that sounds better than any server I've ever used. When connected to great components the W20 enables one to hear into the music, with a low noise floor and clean signal, like nothing else. The flagship W20 is an engineering based marvel not dependent on high end hocus-pocus to turn heads and enthrall the ears.”
The Computer Audiophile

N10 Music Server & Player

The award-winning Aurender N10 contains many trickle-down technologies from the flagship W20, and delivers exceptional performance at its price point. 

Its 12kg aluminium chassis is carefully designed and constructed to minimise vibration. It shares a simplified version of the W20’s extraordinary, FPGA-based phase-locked loop system with oven-controlled crystal oscillators, delivering jitter levels measured in femtoseconds—millionths of a billionths of second, a time so short that light travels only 0.3µm. 

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.

The N10 provides exceptional digital signal quality on all its digital outputs, spanning optical, coax (RCA and BNC), XLR and USB. 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. Notably, DSD files can be converted on the fly to PCM using a state-of-the-art FPGA converter.
In common with all Aurender models, the N10 is controlled via the dedicated Aurender Conductor app which has a well-deserved reputation for its performance and intuitive operation. This app was developed in-house by Aurender, and makes the very best use of their hardware. It is carefully optimised for managing large music databases, providing exceptionally fast browsing and search facilities for your music library. Aurender also offers remote technical support directly through the app, where their engineers can quickly diagnose and correct problems over the Internet.

In addition, all Aurender servers and players fully support the TIDAL music service, which offers 35 million lossless CD quality music tracks.

“…the N10 hits the sweet spot where price, features, and functionality converge. 
…I very much enjoyed my time with the N10, especially given its sound quality and the usability of Aurender's Conductor app. Highly recommended.”
Stereophile

A10 Music Server & Player

The award-winning Aurender A10 is a music player with an integrated, high-performance digital-to-analogue converter. With a 4TB of internal hard disk drive and a 120GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the A10 is the perfect solution for those replacing CD Players. It offers world-class audio quality and convenience from a single box capable of holding over 260 days of CD quality audio as well as streaming from the huge variety of Internet audio services.

Using a masterful implementation based around dual 768KHz/32bit Next Generation Flagship AK4490 DACs, the A10 has highly optimised digital and analogue signal paths, using selected, high-quality components throughout. Four dedicated power supplies—for the server, digital communications and one for each DAC channel—ensure maximum resolution and minimise noise, while an FPGA-based precision clock drives jitter down to unprecedented, sub-100fs levels (a femtosecond is one millionth of one billionth of a second). 

With meticulous attention to power supply design, grounding and signal shielding it delivers astonishing performance at its price point, outperforming many stand-alone DACs that cost far in excess of the A10.

In common with all Aurender models, the A10 is controlled via the dedicated Aurender Conductor app which has a well-deserved reputation for its performance and intuitive operation. This app was developed in-house by Aurender, and makes the very best use of their hardware. It is carefully optimised for managing large music databases, providing exceptionally fast browsing and search facilities for your music library. Aurender also offers remote technical support directly through the app, where their engineers can quickly diagnose and correct problems over the Internet.

In addition, all Aurender servers and players fully support the TIDAL music service, which offers 35 million lossless CD quality music tracks.

“The all-in-one Aurender A10 caching music server /
player with analog output is the right product for
many music lovers.
Reproducing all types of music, the A10 brought out the best in my collection and maximized my time spent listening. From deep double bass to exquisitely high pitched violins to the decaying tone of an electric guitar, the A10 delivered consistently impressive results. Highly recommended…”
The Computer Audiophile

X100 Music Server & Player

The Aurender X100 provides exceptional music storage and playback from a compact chassis. Designed for those using USB DACs, it provides a single USB Audio Class 2.0 output, designed to deliver an exceptionally transparent audio signal, free of noise and shielded from outside electronic interference.

An internal hard drive provides up to 12TB of storage on the X100L model and 1TB of storage on the X100S model. Both models have a 120G solid-state drive to cache music for high performance 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/acoustic noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are also completely eliminated. 

In common with all Aurender models, the X100 is controlled via the dedicated Aurender Conductor app which has a well-deserved reputation for its performance and intuitive operation. This app was developed in-house by Aurender, and makes the very best use of their hardware. It is carefully optimised for managing large music databases, providing exceptionally fast browsing and search facilities for your music library. Aurender also offers remote technical support directly through the app, where their engineers can quickly diagnose and correct problems over the Internet.

In addition, all Aurender servers and players fully support the TIDAL music service, which offers 35 million lossless CD quality music tracks.

“The X100L experience is a whole different animal and really deserves as much attention as possible. User interaction one of the key benefits of a device such as this, and in my opinion Aurender absolutely nailed it. Oh, and the sound quality? Superb. Factor in the attractive appearance and the relatively low price (for what it is), and the X100L earns my absolute top recommendation.”
Part Time Audiophile

N100H Network Music Player

The Aurender N100H provides exceptional music storage and playback from a compact chassis. Designed for those using USB DACs, it provides a single USB Audio Class 2.0 output, designed to deliver an exceptionally transparent audio signal, free of noise and shielded from outside electronic interference.

An internal hard drive provides 2TB of storage, while there is also a 120G solid-state drive to cache music for high performance 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/acoustic noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are also completely eliminated. 

In common with all Aurender models, the N100H is controlled via the dedicated Aurender Conductor app which has a well-deserved reputation for its performance and intuitive operation. This app was developed in-house by Aurender, and makes the very best use of their hardware. It is carefully optimised for managing large music databases, providing exceptionally fast browsing and search facilities for your music library. Aurender also offers remote technical support directly through the app, where their engineers can quickly diagnose and correct problems over the Internet.

In addition, all Aurender servers and players fully support the TIDAL music service, which offers 35 million lossless CD quality music tracks.

“The N100H is a great next step for those looking to move from a traditional computer based source to a more complete system approach that continues to improve without the need for user intervention. Let the Aurender team do the work while you do the listening.”
Computer Audiophile

X725 DAC/Amplifier

The Aurender X725 is an all-in-one DAC, preamplifier and power amplifier designed to simplify the task of configuring and setting up a High-Resolution audio system. As the DAC, preamplifier and power amplifier are conveniently integrated in a single box, all you need to do is to connect the speakers to the Aurender X725. 

An audio system designed around the Aurender X725 and X100/N100H music players will use fewer cables and fewer audio components than a traditional audio system, and can be set up much more quickly and easily. The Aurender X725 maintains audio quality at exceptional levels while delivering a simple, compact and elegant solution.

The digital audio signal received to the USB audio input of X725 from the X100 or N100H is converted to an analogue signal by the high quality internal DAC. The preamplifier section controls volume and source selection, and finally a 100W per channel power amplifier based on Bang and Olufsen’s innovative ICEPower technology amplifies the audio signal to power the speakers. 

“The X725 sounded good enough to be compared to other 100wpc amplifiers within its price range. What seals the deal, though, is that the X725 is not an amplifier, but an integrated amp/DAC, and which means that Aurender is ostensibly throwing in the onboard DAC for free…”
Enjoy the Music