Aurender: Everything Audiophiles Should Know | Moon Audio
Aurender: Everything Audiophiles Should Know | Moon Audio
Meet the new little brother to the ACS10, a more affordable, more compact way to tip CDs into your digital collection with the touch of a button.
As a music server / streamer, the ACS100 enjoys operational control via Aurender Conductor for both iPad tablets and Android devices. All the features you’d expect from Aurender like clutter-free direct access to your music as well as app-embedded Tidal and Qobuz subscription streaming services, Spotify Connect, internet radio, MQA Core decoding (optional), CD ripping and advanced metadata editing and library management.
The smaller, more compact, and more affordable way to add the ability to rip CDs to any existing Aurender system.
On the back of the unit, the ACS100 has a network connection, USB 2 and USB 3 ports with the option to add a 19-volt external linear power supply to enhance the sound quality. The ACS100 also has a slot-loading CD ripper instead of a drawer for loading CDs into the CD ripper like in the ACS10.
The back of the unit features two drawers for two swappable Solid State Drives (SSDs) up to 4 TB each for a total capacity of 8 TB. Easily swap out full drives -- or divide your library into dedicated drives for Blues, Jazz, Rock, and Classical music.
With playback on the ACS100, your music goes out directly through the SSDs to your USB connected DAC. For higher USB sound quality and solid-state caching through a connected USB drive to your DAC, upgrade to the ACS10.
The Nimbie USB Plus is available to Moon Audio customers who have purchased the Aurender ACS10 Music Server and CD Ripper. Adding the Nimbie USB Plus to the ACS10 allows you to import your entire library by pressing a few buttons. The ACS10 will retrieve and integrate metadata and cover art, making the digitization of your entire collection hassle-free and hands-off.
Rental of the Nimbie USB Plus is for a 30-day term and customers must pay an additional security deposit. The deposit will be refunded once the product is returned and inspected for damage. Late fees and damages may be deducted from the deposit amount.Learn More
ACS100 provides two sliding trays located on the rear panel that are designed to hold your choice of HDDs or SSDs for storage. You can install one drive to start and as your storage requirements change, add another or load both for maximum storage capacity.
Aurender’s CD ripping engine creates the best sounding files in your choice of FLAC, WAV or AIFF codecs. Metadata is automatically retrived and the album cover art and other metadata can be viewed on the front panel display. A TEAC CD-ROM drive extracts the CD data in bit-perfect fashion in a one-touch operation and places the file in a user determined folder for immediate playback.
Smart Tag Editor is an application for the modification of various metadata fields allowing user to correct the files tags to suit their music sorting requirements. A Copy / Move / Delete feature allows for easy transfer of music libraries from various other network-attached devices and can also perform a scan for duplicate file removal.
One can use ACS100 as a central server for other Aurender players. Connectivity is accomplished over the network allowing the ACS100 to be placed anywhere convenient. Although the ACS100 can operate as a stand-alone music server / streamer, best sound quality is achieved when using an N100H, N100C, N100SC, N10, A100, A10, A30 or W20SE Aurender music server / streamer as the main player.
The ACS100 employs an innovative method of digital audio file playback. Every Aurender uses at least two drives, one or more to store the library, the other for playback. When the user gives the command to play an album, the music moves from the library drive to the SSD caching drive where playback begins. The library drive goes idle reducing both mechanical and electrical noise and lessening wear and tear. With the ACS100 the user has the ability to install SSDs as library drives, allowing both storage and playback of file-based media to be handled entirely by SSDs.
The Aurender Conductor App turns the iPad, Android phone or tablet into a versatile user interface for each Aurender music server. All settings and functions of the Aurender scan be easily accessed through the Settings menu, and the app comes with extensive features to make browsing and playing high-resolution music collections a breeze.
ACS100 has many features allowing the user to correct mis-tagged files. A specialized app, ACS Manager is a companion app to Conductor and is used to configure all system settings including CD ripping preferences, Smart Copy, Move, Delete, Duplicate Checker, Smart Tag Editor, and much more.
Aurender’s CD ripping software, which is custom engineered to work with the high-quality TEAC CD-ROM drive, yields shockingly good sounding CD rips! Sophisticated error detection and correction ensures accurate rips technically superior to rips made on a computer.
A USB Digital Audio Class 2.0 output allows ACS100 to function as a music server / streamer when connected to an external DAC. Two USB 3.0 data ports (one on the front panel, one on the rear) allow for fast data transfer to the ACS100’s internal drives. Another USB 2.0 located on the rear panel can be used for thumb or USB storage devices or for connecting to a Acronova Nimbie AutoLoader (optional – third party supplied). An isolated LAN port is provided for direct connection to your router.
ACS100 is designed to be customized by the user in terms of storage capacity. The unit is delivered without any drives installed in the dual drive trays so the user must determine the type and capacity of the drives they install. For example, if using two 4TB SSD drives (currently the largest SATA type available), the ACS100 would then have a total music library capacity of 8TB.
A 19V power supply adapter plus a “super capacitor” based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for stabilizing the ACS100 under an abrupt power outage condition.
All major codecs supported. PCM up to 786kHz/32-bit. DSD up to 256 DoP. Native DSD up to 512.
Aurender’s optional MQA Core Decoder upgrade enables “first-level” MQA unfolding to play MQA files at up to 88.2 or 96 kHz into DACs that are not MQA certified.
*Use only Recommended SSD Drives