When computer audio first started to gain popularity, USB was the de-facto standard for the digital audio signal transport – 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.
The N10 Reference-Class Music Server / Streamer by Aurender represents a state-of-the art implementation of these protocols with its OCXO controlled SPDIF outputs – use them and discover a higher standard than USB.
- Ultra High-Quality SPDIF and AES/EBU Digital Audio Outputs
- Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) for long-term jitter reduction
- Precision DSD-to-PCM Conversion by FPGA
- FPGA-Based All Digital Phase-Locked Loop System
- 4TB or 8TB Hard Disk Drive Storage with Solid-State Drive Cache for Playback
- Dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 Output with Ultra Low Noise Power Circuitry
- USB HDD and NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Support
- Aurender Conductor App Packed with Convenient Features for Full-Function Control
- MQA Core Decoder (optional in-app purchase)
- Remote Internet Technical Support
- 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)
- USB – 32bit / 384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128)
- User Software: Aurender Conductor iPad App, Android App (Lite Version)
- Solid-State Drive: 1 x 240 GB
- Hard Disk Drives: 4 TB / 8 TB
- SPDIF Clocking: FPGA-based All-Digital Phase-Locked Loop
- Audio Clock: OCXO
- Digital Audio Outputs: 1 coaxial, 1 optical, 1 AES/EBU, 1 BNC (Impedance 75 Ω), 1 USB Audio Class 2.0
- Digital I/O: 1 Gigabit LAN, 2 x USB 2.0
- CPU Board: Proprietary Aurender Board
- Main Memory: 4GB
- Finish: Silver or Black
- Dimensions: 430 x 83 x 353 mm (16.93 x 3.27 x 13.9 in)
- Weight: 12.26 kg (27.03 lb)
- Power Consumption: Play (27 W), Peak (37 W), Standby (3.1 W)
Full Aurender Range Available
Unilet Sound & Vision are official retail partners for Aurender, able to source and supply their entire product range. Do contact us for more information, or to arrange a demonstration of any component.