The award-winning Aurender W20 is widely recognised as one of the finest digital music players available. Designed to be used with high performance digital-to-analogue converters, it is one of the few players to support external word clocks, and fully support dual-wire mode used by many reference digital-to-analog converters for optimal fidelity of high data rate recordings.
It is truly a cost-no-object design, incorporating a wide range of exceptional technologies in its 20kg solid aluminium chassis. An extraordinary, FPGA-based phase-locked loop system with oven-controlled crystal oscillators reduces jitter to the very lowest levels achievable, while two banks of LiFePO4 batteries completely isolate audio components from ground and mains noise. Indeed, it provides class-leading digital signal quality on all its digital outputs, spanning optical, coax (RCA and BNC), XLR and USB. Notably, DSD files can be converted on the fly to PCM using a state-of-the-art FPGA converter.
With 12TB of (6TBx2) internal hard disk drives and one 240GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the W20 is the perfect solution for even the most extensive high-resolution music collections.
In common with all Aurender models, the W20 is controlled via the dedicated Aurender Conductor app which has a well-deserved reputation for its performance and intuitive operation. This app was developed in-house by Aurender, and makes the very best use of their hardware. It is carefully optimised for managing large music databases, providing exceptionally fast browsing and search facilities for your music library. Aurender also offers remote technical support directly through the app, where their engineers can quickly diagnose and correct problems over the Internet.
In addition, all Aurender servers and players fully support the TIDAL music service, which offers 35 million lossless CD quality music tracks.
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 : 32bit /384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128)
Width Full Size: (430mm / 16.93in)
Height: 106 mm / 4.17 in
Length: 370 mm / 14.6 in
Weight: 21.9kg / 48.3 lbs
SSD for System and Cache 240G
Music Storage: 12TB HDD (3.5″ 6TB x 2)
Display: 3.7″ Dual AMOLED
Digital Audio Output: USB, COAX, Optical, BNC, AES/EBU x 2 (Dual-Wire)
Master Clock Input: Word Clock or Master Clock Input (BNC) 10 MHz, 12.8 MHz (44.1 kHz and 48 kHz multiples from 1 to 512), Input impedance 75 Ω
Other: I/O Gigabit Ethernet, USB Port x2
Power Consumption: Play (40W), Peak (70W), Standby (3.5W)