High-Resolution Music Server with USB 2.0 and S/PDIF Outputs, Interfaces with DACs and Active Speakers: Aurender N100C Offers Cache Playback, Onboard Storage, Astonishing Sound, Native DSD
A self-contained high-resolution solution designed for use with USB DACs, NAS drives, and active loudspeakers – and an ideal solution to replacing older computers and the hassle of using a computer for audio playback – the Aurender N100C music server/player makes the company's state-of-the-art technology and audiophile performance available at a very manageable price point. Able to stream lossless files from TIDAL, the overbuilt N100C comes with a full linear power supply, either 2TB or 4TB of onboard storage (select from the drop-down menu), 120GB solid-state drive for cache playback, first-class USB 2.0 digital audio output based on the engineering of the flagship Aurender W20, and Gigabit Ethernet port. It also has a S/PDIF digital coaxial output to provide additional connectivity options, thereby allowing you to interface with active loudspeakers as well as DACs that may lack a USB input.
Compatible with DSD, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, APE, AIFF, M4A, and other major formats at native bit and sampling rates, N100C also touts machined aluminum case, and three-inch AMOLED display. Aurender's acclaimed Conductor app that works with tablets and smart phones help round out a component that will take you deep into the 21st century of high-res music and far beyond. And rest assured that copying your existing files into N100H is both simple and easy. Read more details below and remember our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee ensures you'll love N100C or we'll take it back.
Best-in-Class Technology Includes Solid-State Drive for Cached Playback
N100C incorporates many innovations originally developed for the higher-priced Aurender S10 and W20 models, including a 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, N100C will play from the internal SSD. This minimizes wear and tear on the NAS drive. Also, by caching songs to the solid-state drive for playback, N100C eliminates music-quality degradation and drop outs caused by non-optimal network connection between the NAS and the streamer. N100C's high-performance USB digital audio output was developed using the same engineering as the USB outputs on the flagship W20.
Award-Winning Aurender Conductor App with Convenient Features
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 N100C can be easily accessed through the Settings menu of the Aurender App. With the help of Aurender Media Manager (AMM) for PC/Mac, N100C and all other existing Aurender Music server series can display and use meta-tag information of the contents on the NAS the same as the content in the Aurender's internal Storage. 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.
Dedicated USB 2.0 Output Among Stellar Network Connectivity
Developed using the same engineering as the USB outputs on the flagship W20, a dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output delivers an exceptionally transparent, noise-free audio signal. It's also shielded from outside electronic interference. For network connectivity, streaming, upgrades, and file transfers, N100C has a Gigabyte Ethernet port and pair of USB 2.0 data ports for copying files from USB memory sticks. A full linear power supply provides clean and stable power to the CPU circuit and audio output circuit.
Copying Your Digital Library to N100C Is a Breeze
Loading music into N100C is simple and easy. You can choose between one of two methods depending upon where your digital music library resides. If your music is on a USB storage device, simply plug it into one of the two USB ports on the rear panel and, from the Aurender App, select "Copy All to Aurender." If your music resides on a NAS, you will need to attach the drive to N100C to the network using a computer. Once the folder for the internal drive is visible on your desktop, you may transfer music into it by cut and paste or drag and drop. Alternatively, for either method, if you just wish to transfer just specific folders, Smart Copy can be performed using the Conductor App.