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Caching Music Server

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Description

Description

Elegantly Replaces Your Aging Computer Audio System with Powerful Performance Features

If you’ve ever owned a computer audio system, you know that time spent fussing is time lost enjoying music! Consider the alternative – the Aurender N100SC elegantly replaces your aging computer audio system and elevates your audio system’s sound quality. For the streaming enthusiast not in need of an onboard hard drive, it is ideal, though it also allows you to add an internal hard drive of your own at any time.

Management of your digital music library or Tidal and Qobuz lossless streaming services is simple and intuitive, thanks to Aurender’s award-winning Aurender Conductor app. And all major digital file formats are supported at native bit depth and sampling rates.

Housed in beautiful machined aluminum casework, the N100SC will complement your existing system components and deliver a new level of musicality you have to hear to believe.

“Complements the Most High-End Systems”

“The Aurender N100SC is the only high-end machine I know of that is fit to complement the most high-end systems and yet costs a comparative penny. Recommended.” notes Constantine Soo in his review for dagogo.com. “Ripped SACDs continued to exhibit superior tonal richness and soundstage three-dimensionality, but the Aurender elevated level of refinement of CD audio to such extent that I could be happy entirely on CD music if I hadn’t invested in the SACD format already.”

 

Innovative Technology

The N100SC digital music player incorporates technology derived from Aurender’s best-in-class models. The dedicated high-performance Audio 2.0 USB digital audio output or SPDIF coax output features ultra low-noise power circuitry to deliver a pristine digital stream to the connected DAC. Want to add your own hard drive? A rear panel tray can accommodate a 2.5″ HDD (up to 0.27″ in height) or a SATA SSD. Either drive is user installed.

Gigabit Ethernet LAN Port for Network Connectivity

For WiFi network connectivity, streaming, upgrades, and file transfers, the N100SC has a Gigabit Ethernet Port along with two USB 2.0 data ports for copying files from a USB HDD or USB thumb drive.

Copying Content

Loading music into your Aurender is simple and easy. You can choose between two simple methods depending upon where you digital music library currently resides – direct from a USB storage device or over the network from a NAS.

The Aurender Conductor App Takes Control of Your Music

The Aurender Conductor App turns your iPad, Android phone, or tablet into a highly versatile user interface for Aurender Music Servers making managing, viewing, playing and streaming high-resolution music collections a breeze. All permissions, behaviors and functions of the Aurender Music Server / Streamer can be easily accessed through the Settings menu of the Aurender ConductorApp.

Embedded within the Aurender App are the lossless streaming services Tidal and Qobuz (subscription required). When using a streaming service, Aurender handles the streaming content the same way as files stored internally, so all functions and operations are the same with either library. In fact, it’s easy to combine streaming content into your library of files making all content appear to be one and the same.

MQA Core Decoder (Optional In-App Purchase)

Aurender’s MQA Core Decoder upgrade is an optional in-app purchase that enables first unfold to play MQA files through a non-MQA certified DAC at up to 88.2kHz or 96kHz. The Core Decode upgrade can also deliver the first unfold to MQA certified DACs requiring it so the DAC can perform the final rendering.

USB HD and NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Support

Best performance occurs when music is stored on the Aurender’s internal storage. However, the Aurender platform is also capable of seamlessly integrating content stored on a NAS or external USB hard drive using AMM (Aurender Media Manager).

Network Streaming with Solid-State Drive (SSD) Caching Playback

After a song or album is selected from the Aurender Conductor App, that specific music is cached to the 120GB SSD from the internal HDD and the N100 will then playback directly from the SSD. This minimizes wear and tear on the HDD drive, because after loading to the caching drive, the HDD goes idle. Additionally, caching songs to the SDD for playback eliminates sound quality degradation and drop outs due to a non-optimal network connection from for example, a NAS drive. The N100SC includes a large 240GB caching drive so this functionality is available if a HDD or SSD is installed.

Dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 Output with Noise-Free Power Circuitry

Aurender’s dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output is designed to deliver an exceptionally transparent audio signal, free of noise and shielded from any outside electrical or RFI interference.

Ultra High-Quality SPDIF Digital Audio Output

SPDIF audio outputs differ from asynchronous (USB) outputs in that the clocking is done from within the server as opposed to the DAC. Which is best? You must try that in the context of your system to know. However, there many very good performing legacy DACs manufactured before USB existed, and here the SPDIF RCA Coax may be your only connectivity option.

Linear Power Supply

A full-linear power supply provides clean and stable power to the CPU and audio output circuitry. Linear supplies are renowned for their ability to deliver a wide dynamic range capability, deep and powerful low frequency response and a wide and deep soundstage.

Remote Internet Technical Support

In the unlikely event you may need technical support, you can do so right from the Aurender Conductor App. Sending a Remote Support Request from the app allows engineers to quickly diagnose and correct problems over the Internet, should they occur.

FEATURES

  • Fast and powerful music streamer
  • Elegantly replaces your aging computer audio system
  • Elevates your audio system’s sound quality
  • Codec Support: DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, ALAC, APE, AIFF, MP4 and other major formats at native bit sampling rates
  • USB and SPDIF outputs
  • Accommodates user’s own internal 2.5″ HDD up to 0.27″ in height or a SATA SSD (user-installed)
  • 240 GB SSD caching playback of internal or connected storage content
  • Gigabyte ethernet LAN port for network connectivity
  • Full-linear power supply
  • USB Audio Class 2.0 output
  • 3.0 inch AMOLED display. Readout selectable: alphanumeric, blue or amber meter
  • Machined aluminum casework
  • Detachable IEC power cord
  • Award-winning Aurender Conductor App for all music management functions
  • Embedded within the Aurender App are the lossless streaming services Tidal and Qobuz (subscription required)
  • Aurender’s MQA Core Decoder upgrade is an optional in-app purchase for Aurender Conductor App
  • Remote technical support from app
  • Finish: Silver or Black
Brand

Brand

Aurender

In the North American market, Aurender carefully selected Overture as its premier dealer for its Audiophile Music Servers because of Overture’s experience with, and endorsement of Aurender’s products. Aurender’s flagship W20 Music Server represents the perfect solution for even the most extensive high-resolution music collections. Robert Harley, Editor-in-Chief of The Absolute Sound Magazine, described the Aurender W20 Music Server as “the current state of the art in music servers…excels in every parameter; its array of features is unmatched; its interface is wonderful and intuitive; and most importantly, it delivers sound quality unmatched by any other digital source I’ve heard. Many listeners will be drawn to the Aurender W20 for its capabilities and outstanding iPad control app, but it’s really the sound quality that makes the W20 special.”  To experience the incredible sound reproduction that all Aurender Music Servers can produce, please visit Overture. If you are interested in purchasing an Aurender product, you can trade-in another electronic component by filling out our Trade-In Form.