S10

Reference Music Server

Discontinued

S10

Engineered to deliver both superior sound quality and convenience, the Aurender S10 enables digital-to-analog converters to perform at full potential by outputting a bit-perfect audio signal with virtually no jitter or noise.
For the best convenience in browsing and playing music, the Aurender App is packed with features that make playing and managing high resolution music collections a breeze.

FEATURES

Pioneering Technology

The Aurender S10 is the world’s first audiophile music player to incorporate an FPGA-based All Digital Phase Locked Loop system with an Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) clock in order to minimize jitter in the SPDIF outputs. A solid-state drive cache for playback, a low noise linear power supply for audio circuits, fan-less design and extensive shielding using thick aluminum partitions also minimize and eliminate the many types of jitter and noise.

Full Range of Digital Audio Outputs and I/O Ports

Designed to be matched with high performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender S10 is equipped with a full range of SPDIF outputs (AES/EBU, coaxial, optical) and one USB Audio Class 2.0 output. For network connectivity and file transfers, the S10 also has a Gigabyte Ethernet port and two USB 2.0 data ports.

Aurender App Packed with Convenient Features

The Aurender App turns the iPad into a versatile user interface for Aurender Music Players. All settings and functions of the Aurender 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.

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 time digital audio data transmissions and minimize jitter to below negligible levels.

Hard Disk Drive Storage and Solid-State Drive Cache Playback System

An internal hard drive provides up to 4TB of storage and a 64G 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, jitter and noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are also completely eliminated.

Separate Power Supply for Audio Components

Noise from AC power and other devices connected to the power mains is another major source of jitter and noise in the audio signal. In the Aurender S10, a low-noise linear power supply is used to effectively minimize jitter and noise. A fanless Switching Mode Power Supply delivers stable power to non-audio components and is enclosed in a separate compartment to prevent any interference to sensitive audio components.

AMM and NAS(Network-Attached Storage) Support

If you already have NAS set-up, the Aurender W20 is able to play music stored on NAS devices, AMM(Aurender Media Manager) software is available for PC/Mac. You can run AMM software on your platform of choice, please specify the location of your content on NAS then it will automatically find the Aurender in you local network and make a combining music database. It’s transparent to the user, so once you run AMM , you can select the music with all the meta-data using the Aurender Conductor App without the knowledge of the location of your music files.

Remote Internet Technical Support

Sending a Remote Support Request through the Aurender App allows engineers to quickly diagnose and fix problems over the Internet.

S10 SPECIFICATION

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 : same as the DAC specifications (PCM);                  
          1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128)
User Software Aurender iPad App
Solid-State Drive 1 x 64 GB
Hard Disk Drives 1 x 2 TB
SPDIF Clocking FPGA-based All Digital Phase Locked Loop
Audio Clock OCXO
Digital Audio Outputs 1 x coaxial, 1 x optical, 1 x AES/EBU, 2 x USB Audio Class 2.0
​Digital I/O 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (used for USB Audio Class 2.0 and data)
Audio Power Supply Linear Power Supply​
CPU Power Supply Fanless 50W Switching Mode Power Supply
CPU Board Mini-ITX
​Main Memory 2GB​
HDD Isolation​ Rubber damping and shielding with aluminum partitions​
Finish Silver or Black​
Dimensions 430mm x 97mm x 353mm​
16.93in x 3.82in x 13.90in
Weight 14kgs​
30.86lb

 * DAC must support DSD over PCM (DoP) version 1.2 Supports only uncompressed DSD (No DST)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
* iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.