When computer audio first started to gain popularity, USB was the de facto standard for the digital audio signal transport. This was simply because computers have USB ports, not AES/EBU or other SPDIF ports. Unfortunately, USB can be a flawed protocol for digital audio transmission as it is prone to noise, jitter, and compatibility issues. Done properly, AES/EBU and SPDIF audio outputs represent a superior method of audio transmission with nearly universal compatibility, less jitter, and greater ease and flow to the overall musical presentation. N10 represents the state-of-the art of these protocols with its OCXO controlled SPDIF outputs – use them and discover a higher standard than USB.
Designed to be used with high performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender N10 is the only music player to support on-the-fly precision DSD to PCM conversion by FPGA.
With 4TB of (2TBx2) internal hard disk drives and one 240GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the N10 is the perfect solution for even the most extensive high resolution music collections.
Dual linear power and special shielding prevent noise from being delivered to sensitive DACs for the best sound reproduction. Designed to be matched with high performance digital-to-analog converters, 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.
|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)
USB : 32bit /384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128)
|Aurender Conductor iPad App, Android App (Lite Version)
|1 x 240 GB
|Hard Disk Drives
|4TB / 8TB
|FPGA-based All Digital Phase Locked Loop
|Digital Audio Outputs
|1 coaxial, 1 optical, 1 AES/EBU, 1 BNC, 1 USB Audio Class 2.0
|1 Gigabit LAN, 2 x USB 2.0
|Proprietary Aurender Board
|Silver or Black
|430mm x 83mm x 353mm
16.93in x 3.27in x 13.9in
|Play(27W), Peak(37W), Standby(3.1W)