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Aurender W20 Ex Demo

We are selling our demonstration model Aurender W20. It comes in secure original packaging with a UK mains lead. The unit has small marks on the front fascia, see included images to see extent of ...

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R.R.P: £16,500.00
Status: Ex-Demo

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We are selling our demonstration model Aurender W20. It comes in secure original packaging with a UK mains lead. The unit has small marks on the front fascia, see included images to see extent of marks. Overall in good condition and in full working order. Happy to demo in store with your own kit or loan out for a home trial. Grab a great demo deal whilst its available. W20 is the music server of choice for the very finest stereo systems in the world. Designed to be used with high performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender W20 is one of the few music servers to support external word clocks used in recording studios, and dual-wire mode AES/EBU used by many reference digital-to-analog converters to separate transmission of left and right channels for better fidelity. However, even without using the word clock input or dual AES/EBU outputs, W20’s battery power supply provides a dramatically lower noise floor for a completely silent background. With 12TB (6TBx2) internal HDDs and one 240GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the W20 is the perfect solution for even the most extensive high-resolution music collections.

W20 is the music server of choice for the very finest stereo systems in the world. Designed to be used with high performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender W20 is one of the few music servers to support external word clocks used in recording studios, and dual-wire mode AES/EBU used by many reference digital-to-analog converters to separate transmission of left and right channels for better fidelity. However, even without using the word clock input or dual AES/EBU outputs, W20’s battery power supply provides a dramatically lower noise floor for a completely silent background.
With 12TB (6TBx2) internal HDDs and one 240GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the W20 is the perfect solution for even the most extensive high-resolution music collections.
Innovative Technology with Battery Power, Dual-Wire AES/EBU, Master Clock Input
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 server 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 caching drive for playback and extensive shielding using thick aluminum partitions also minimize and eliminate the many types of jitter and noise usually 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, dual AES/EBU, coaxial and optical) and one dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output. For network connectivity and file transfers, the W20 comes with one a Gigabit Ethernet port and two USB 2.0 data ports.

Aurender Conductor App Packed with Convenient Features for Full-Function Control
The Aurender Conductor App turns the iPad into a versatile user interface for Aurender music servers. All settings and functions of the Aurender server can be easily accessed through the Settings menu, and the app comes with extensive features to make browsing and playing high resolution music collections a breeze.
External Word Clock Support
Word Clocks are used in recording studios to synchronize timing between devices and ensure jitter-free and time-perfect data transmission. W20 can accept clocks with the following frequencies: Master clock : 10 MHz, 12.8 MHz, Word clock : 44.1 KHz and 48 KHz multiples from 1 to 512. W20 supports both word clock (dCS DACs or similar) or Master Clock (MSB DACs or similar) inputs.

Dual-Wire Mode AES/EBU
Dual-wire AES/EBU mode is used by reference digital-to-analog converters to double the level of resolution possible on an AES/EBU digital interconnect. When dual AES/EBU mode is used, left and right channel information transmitted at 96kHz sample rate to make 192kHz stereo transmission. Since the max frequency is halved, transmission line requirement becomes less strict.

Separate LiFePO4 (LFP) Battery Power Supply for Audio Components
Three banks of LiFePO4 batteries alternately power audio components and recharge. This completely isolates audio components from ground noise and also eliminates jitter and distortion incurred in converting AC to DC.

Internal UPS to Protect Against an Abrupt Power Outage
W20’s batteries act as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and protect the system in case any sudden power outages occur. The Aurender W20 will always shut down safely.

Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) for Long Term Jitter Reduction
OCXOs are among the most accurate and stable clocks in use today. OCXOs are orders of magnitude more accurate and stable than commonly used ordinary crystal oscillators usually found in computers. Temperature changes cause crystal oscillations to fluctuate, which can lead to jitter in the digital audio signal. Moreover, ordinary crystals are much less stable and lose accuracy over time. In OCXO clocks, a very stable high grade crystal oscillator is enclosed in a compartment and kept at a constant temperature to prevent jitter from temperature fluctuations.

FPGA-Based All Digital Phase-Locked Loop System
An All Digital Phase-Locked Loop system (ADPLL) incorporating Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) with OCXO clocks precisely times digital audio data transmissions and minimizes jitter to below negligible levels

12TB Hard Disk Drive Storage with Solid-State Drive Cache for Playback
An internal hard drive provides 12TB 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.

Aurender

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.