Aurender X100L Digital Music Player
2 Options Available: 12TB HD ($3,899) or 6TB HD ($3,499)
The X100 is ideal for playing and storing High Resolution Music for those who own quality USB DACs.
supports DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, ALAC, APE, AIFF, M4A and other major formats at native bit and sampling rates.
Clean USB digital audio output
6 or 12 Terabytes of internal storage,
120GB solid-state drive for cached playback
The X100 digital music player incorporates many innovations originally developed for the higher priced Aurender S10 and W20 models.
The X100 includes a solid-state drive cache for playback which eliminates jitter, latency and electrical/acoustic noise from spinning hard drives, and compact disks.
The high performance USB Audio Class 2.0 digital audio output was developed using the same engineering as the USB outputs on the flagship Aurender W20.
For network connectivity, streaming, upgrades and file transfers, the X100 has a Gigabyte Ethernet port along with two USB 2.0 data ports for copying files from USB memories.
Hard Disk Drive for Storage with Solid-State Drive Cache for Playback
An internal hard drive provides up to 12TB of storage on the X100L. the X100L has a 120G solid-state drive to cache music for high performance 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, electrical/acoustic noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are also completely eliminated.
Dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 Output with Noise-Free Power Circuitry
The dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output is designed to deliver an exceptionally transparent audio signal free of noise and is shielded from outside electronic interference.
Fanless Switching Mode Power Supply (SMPS)
A fanless quality Switching Mode Power Supply delivers stable power to the system.
Damped Hard Disk Drives
The internal hard disk drives are damped to minimize vibrations and noise.
3.3 inch AMOLED display
3.3 inch AMOLED display shows meta-tag information including song titles, artist names, bit width and sample rate of the songs being playes.
Aurender App with Convenient Features
The Aurender Condutor App turns the 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 the Aurender Music Server/Player can be easily accessed through the Settings menu of the Aurender App.
Android App(Lite Version) is also available.
AMM and NAS(Network-Attached Storage) Support
If you already have NAS set-up, the Aurender X100 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 using the Aurender Conductor App allows engineers to quickly diagnose and fix problems over the Internet.
|User Software:||Aurender App for iPad/iPad Mini|
|Supported Audio Formats:||DSD* (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, MP4, others|
|Bit and Sampling Rates:||PCM: same as DAC specifications; DSD: 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128)|
|Solid-State Drive:||1 x 120GB|
|Hard Disk Drives:||Aurender X100L (6TB) / Aurender X100S (1 x 1TB), 12TB model is also available for X100L|
|Digitial Audio Outputs:||1 dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 with proprietary power circuitry|
|Digital I/O:||1 Gigabit LAN, 2 x USB 2.0|
|CPU Power Supply:||Fan-less 100W SMPS|
|CPU Board:||Proprietary Aurender Board|
|Dimensions:||Aurender X100L ( 215mm x 83mm x 355mm / 8.46in x 3.27in x 13.98in )
Aurender X100S ( 215mm x 83mm x 257mm / 8.46in x 3.27in x 10.12in )
|Weight:||Aurender X100L ( 7.5 kg / 16.53lb )
Aurender X100S ( 5.0 kg / 11.02lb )
I read a review of the Aurender line, and was struck by how every review stated that the Aurender (any Aurender) was a big step-up from a MacBook or PC as the music server.
The difference was obvious in the first minute of playing a favorite track: lower noise floor (although I couldn't actually hear noise before, but it seems that there's even less now); brighter and clearer high-frequency transients; more bass punch; better-defined soundstage.
It was a "wow", versus the "hmmm, maybe" that I was expecting. The free Conductor app is far superior to IOS Remote, and Tidal integration is pretty good.