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Separation of Music and Noise
The culmination of more than 10 years of research and product development has led Aurender to N30SA: the ultimate Digital Output Network Transport with the utmost in transparency, resolution, pace, rhythm, dynamics and revealing musical expression.
In digital audio rendering, there are two predominant forces which must be mitigated in order to provide a pristine musical presentation: Noise and Jitter. N30SA's dual-chassis design physically and electrically isolates the sensitive audio outputs from the noise-generating components of the machine to deliver an uncanny kind of coherence and quiet. The kind of quiet that results in the listener's ability to hear deep into the music and identify each individual instrument with unbridled dynamics, true-to-life timbre, deep bass extension and slam – even from the most complex musical passages.
As with N20 and W20SE, N30SA's SPDIF and AES/EBU outputs are controlled by an ultra precise OCXO clock to minimize jitter and its harmful artifacts, therefore alleviating the harshness and incoherence that plagues some digital audio presentations. Add an external Master Clock connection like Aurender's MC20 for the ultimate in atomic clock timing accuracy.
N30SA takes physical and electrical noise isolation to unprecedented extremes. By isolating the sensitive audio outputs from the noise generating pieces of the component, N30SA achieves a noise floor so low that nothing competes with the music.
Discrete Power and Data Umbilical Connections
A pair of bespoke cables for connecting the two chassis are included in 0.5m and 1.5m lengths. One cable supplies power to the audio box, and a separate cable carries audio data. This connectivity scheme allows for further physical separation and noise suppression between the audio outputs and the rest of the component.
Linear Power Supply with Integrated UPS
N30SA’s unique hybrid power supply delivers a pure DC current to flawlessly power the digital audio output board, while a separate linear power supply chain feeds clean power to the non-audio adjacent components of the machine. N30SA redefines what’s possible in terms of the profound musical engagement extracted from files and streams.
OCXO Clock Controlled Outputs
Aurender's Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) clocks are unique in a category that has historically treated superior SPDIF and AES/EBU audio outputs as an afterthought. Unlike USB, where the DAC's clock matters most, SPDIF and AES/EBU data streams are only as good as the transport clocks that govern them. N30SA, N20, and W20SE all employ exceptionally accurate and stable OCXO clocks for a smooth, saturated, and laser-focused audio presentation.
N20, N30SA, W20, and W20SE all feature a unique Clock Input for connectivity with an external Master Clock such as MC20. A superior Master Clock can make a good system sound uncannily realistic, giving a new literal meaning to "High Fidelity."
8.8" Front Panel Display
An impressive 8.8” full-color IPS LCD display reproduces the album art, artist name and song title in utter elegance.
8TB SSD Storage + Expansion Port
An 8TB SSD is internally fitted, with a second disk tray for storage expansion, if needed.
N30SA is capable of upsampling any lower resolution content up to 176.4/192kHz for better performance with some DACs. Upsampling effects only the system’s SPDIF digital outputs. USB is always bit-perfect with no digital signal processing.
Hallmarks of Aurender
Hardware <> Software Integration
A closed system. Aurender playback and control software is developed in the same building as its hardware. Superior integration means that Aurender's software engineers are able to specifically optimize playback performance of the extremely robust hardware at their disposal.
Caching Playback Engine
Other systems buffer. Aurenders cache. Every Aurender model features a massive solid state memory from which all playback occurs. This important feature helps to minimize system resource requirements for enhanced audio performance and stability.
Dedicated USB Audio Output
USB is prone to transferring noise between devices. Aurender's dedicated USB Audio output is physically and electrically isolated from the noise-generating CPU board to minimize noise in the sensitive audio interconnect.
Precision DSD-to-PCM Conversion
Many DACs support DSD decoding via USB inputs, but not on SPDIF or AES/EBU. But, software/DSP-level DSD-to-PCM conversion almost always sounds terrible. That’s why Aurender's Digital Output Network Transports with high-end SPDIF outputs also feature an extremely high quality DSD-to-PCM conversion engine performed by FPGA using thousands of tap filters.
Low-Power High-Efficiency CPU
A powerful CPU is essential to making any computer run smoothly and quickly. However, with more power comes more noise. Aurender's low-power high-efficiency Intel CPUs have enough headroom to run the machine while minimizing the amount of current drawn in order to keep the noise floor as low as possible.
Elegant Front Panel Display
Easy to read high resolution LCD display. Dynamic, elegant, understated.
Double Isolated LAN Port
Two layers of transformer based isolation to filter noise out of Ethernet connection.
Local Library Storage Capacity
Every Aurender contains either massive built-in internal storage capacity, or at least one slot for super easy user-installable storage options. Enjoy localized media storage, and ditch the cumbersome NAS or HDD.
Integrated Streaming Services
The entire world of streaming music content is available to you within one great app. Enjoy integrated access to TIDAL, Qobuz, and Internet Radio. Plus Spotify Connect and AirPlay.
Critical Listening Mode
Enable Critical Listening Mode to defeat the front panel screen, buttons, and all background computing activity that is not essential for playing music. CLM offers an even quieter, more transparent audio presentation.
USB HDD and NAS Connectivity
The best user experience occurs occurs when your music content is stored on Aurender’s internal storage. However, USB 3.0 data ports and NAS share connectivity are included in order to play or import content stored on a NAS, external USB hard drive, or thumb drive.
Support for All Major Audio Codecs & Formats
Remote Internet Technical Support
In case you should encounter any difficulty or problems, Aurender's dedicated support team may log into your system remotely to diagnose and fix any issues. We take support extremely seriously, and we're here to help!