High-Res Music Player/Server and 32-Bit/768kHz DAC Plays Up to 2x DSD and TIDAL Masters With Wowing Dynamics: Aurender A10 Features Full Decoder MQA DAC, Cache Playback, Analog Outputs
Designed for music lovers seeking to augment their CD players, and enhanced with a built-in Full Decoder MQA DAC able to play back and display information from TIDAL Masters files, the Aurender A10 high-resolution music server/DAC creates new worlds of sound via its flagship 32-bit/768kHz dual-mono DACs and expands existing sonic vistas by using a 4TB internal hard-disk drive to store your collection. Also featuring a 120GB solid-state drive for transparent cache playback and analog outputs, A10 supports TIDAL Masters streaming, plays up to 2x DSD and 32-bit/768kHz, includes the award-winning Aurender Conductor app, and touts a dedicated, fully shielded USB 2.0 output for noise-free signal performance. Inside, A10 claims a linear power block, four individual toroidal power transformers, and asynchronous USB audio block to ensure outrageously lifelike musical reproduction marked by grand dynamics, stellar textures, and involving emotionalism. Not enough? An FPGA-based precision clock generator system delivers world-class jitter reduction. Simply sending a support request via Conductor alerts an engineer to your problem for a quick, easy fix. A10 is built to intuitively set up with your system and integrates with your iPad to give you full-function control complete with artwork, song titles, and everything you want to manage your library. Of course, The Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Award-winning A10 serves as it's own DAC so you won't need to get another box. A10 is high-res audio made simple, fast, and addictive. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
"The A10 is the world's first full MQA decoding music server with onboard DAC. Inside, Aurender has managed to keep electrical and acoustical noise to an absolute minimum. This design is why the product sounds so delightful. Reproducing all types of music, the A10 brought out the best in my collection and maximized my time spent listening."
– Chris Connaker, The Computer Audiophile, CASH Listed review
Dual-Mono DAC Chipset, Solid-State Drive for Cache Playback, Full Linear Power Supply
In addition to a world-class dual-mono DAC, A10 boasts a 120GB solid-state drive cache for playback that eliminates latency and drop-outs from NAS drives. If a selected song or album is already cached to the solid-state drive, A10 will play from the internal SSD. This minimizes wear and tear on the hard drive. Also, 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. In addition, A10's full linear power and special shielding prevent noise from being delivered to sensitive DACs for the best sound reproduction.
"One can imagine that the Aurender A10 is what digital playback will look like in 10 or 15 years for a consumer who values superior build quality and good sound but would like to avoid as many boxes and cables as possible."
– The Absolute Sound, Editors' Choice Award
Stellar Conductor App Turns Your iPad into a Full-Control Interface
The Aurender Conductor App turns your iPad into a versatile user interface for Aurender Music Players and makes managing, viewing, and playing high-resolution music collections a breeze. All settings and functions of A10 can be easily accessed through the Settings menu of the Aurender App. Offering unparalleled support, sending a Remote Support Request using the Aurender Conductor App allows Aurender engineers to quickly diagnose and fix problems over the Internet.
"The Aurender A10 is a fantastic product that brings Aurender’s already proven and well-regarded server technology to a broader market. Because Tidal supports MQA and I have a Tidal subscription, I was able to stream MQA-encoded tracks as well as the regular 'Red Book' CD tracks. With 'Red Book' alone, I’ve found Tidal to be a tremendous value, and MQA ups the ante."
FPGA Clock Generation System, Dedicated USB 2.0 Output
A10's precision clock generation system incorporates Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) with sub-100fs world-class jitter, minimizing jitter to below-negligible levels. A dedicated USB Audio 2.0 output delivers exceptionally transparent audio signal free of noise and is shielded from outside electronic interference. When not in use, the power to the USB Audio output can be shut off depending on the USB DAC's requirement.
"Its strong suits were bass, speed, ease of operation, convenience, and the ability to play multiple formats."