W20 Music Player 16TB
Designed to be used with the highest performance digital-to-analogue converters, the Aurender W20 is one of the few Music Players to support external word clocks used in recording studios, and ...
Designed to be used with the highest performance digital-to-analogue converters, the Aurender W20 is one of the few Music Players to support external word clocks used in recording studios, and dual-wire mode used by many reference digital-to-analogue converters including some dCS models to separate transmission of left and right channels for better fidelity.
|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 : Depends on the DAC specifications (PCM);
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||16TB|
|SPDIF Clocking||FPGA-based All Digital Phase Locked Loop|
|Digital Audio Outputs||1 coaxial, 1 optical, 2 AES/EBU, 1 BNC, 1 USB Audio Class 2.0|
|Digital I/O||1 Gigabit LAN, 2 x USB 2.0|
|Word Clock Input||BNC|
|Protection Feature||Un-interruptible Power Supply|
|Audio Power Supply||LiFePO4 (LFP) Battery Power Supply|
|CPU Power Supply||Fanless 100W SMPS|
|CPU Board||Proprietary Aurender Board|
|HDD Isolation||Floating bracket suspension and machined aluminum enclosure|
|Finish||Silver or Black|
|Dimensions||430mm x 106mm x 370mm|
16.93in x 4.17in x 14.57in
In digital audio, jitter and noise in the audio signal can seriously affect the performance of digital-to-analog converters. The Aurender W20 is the world's first music player to completely eliminate noise from AC power supplies and AC mains through the use of LiFePO4 (LFP) batteries to power audio components. An FPGA-based All Digital Phase Locked Loop system with an Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) clock is used to maintain long term jitter to below negligible levels, and specially designed circuitry provides clean, noise-free power to the dedicated USB digital audio output. A solid-state drive cache for playback and extensive shielding using thick aluminum partitions also minimize and eliminate the many types of jitter and noise associated with the use of disk drives for playback.
Full Range of Digital Audio Outputs and Ports for Network Connectivity
Designed to be matched with high performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender W20 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 W20 comes with one a Gigabyte Ethernet port and two USB 2.0 data ports.
Aurender App Packed with Convenient Features 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.
Aurender’s goals are to enrich everyone’s lives by building high-quality audio products that are designed for audiophiles and music lovers who want to enjoy excellent sound quality, simplicity and convenience. As well as boasting excellent sound quality one of the major selling points of Aurender’s range of network music players is their ease of use. The app is intuitive and easy to use and the built in SSD means that there are no moving parts during playback.
Aurender is focused solely on doing one thing and doing it extremely well by producing some of the best network media players available. In essence Aurender’s products are built to store music, give easy access to that music and then provide the highest quality digital-output signal to your DAC.
If you’re looking for a state of the art music server that will excel in all areas and with an unmatched feature list, then Aurender is the brand for you. By focusing solely on one thing and doing it extremely well they’ve been able to deliver a truly exceptional piece of equipment that once you’ve heard you’ll wonder how you managed to live without it.