Purchase Software update to enable MQA“™”Core Decoding for your Aurender.This update is available
for any Aurender model without a DAC and will unfold the MQA file to deliver even higher than CD-quality.
This first unfold recovers all the direct music-related information and sampling rate output will be 88.2kHz or 96kHz.
The update is available for all Aurender models (except S10). It’s not needed for A10 as it already has
MQA“™” full decoding technology.
The MQA logo is a trade mark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2019
Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.
New Flagship Caching Music Server and Streamer / MQA Core-Decoder / 4TB SSD Storage with 1 TB SSD Caching / Battery Operated Power Supply for Audio / Full-Linear Power Supply for CPU / Double-Isolated LAN and Audio USB Port / Dual-AES/EBU up to 24-Bit 384kHz, Coaxial, BNC and Optical Outputs / Word Clock Input
Flagship Caching Music Server / Streamer
12TB Storage, Battery PSU
USB, Dual-AES/EBU, Coaxial, BNC and Optical Outputs, Word Clock Input
Reference Caching Music Server / Streamer
4TB or 8TB Storage
USB, AES/EBU, Coaxial, BNC and Optical Outputs
Caching Music Server / Streamer / Player
with MQA Full-Decoder DAC and Balanced and Unbalanced Analog Outputs
Caching Music Server / Streamer / CD Ripper / 10TB HDD Storage
/ Full MQA Decoder DAC / Headphone Amplifier
A30 is the flagship model from Aurender’s range of analog output digital music players. Like A10 and A100, A30 is, at its essence, a caching music server / streamer & DAC with internal storage and control via Aurender Conductor.
The Aurender A30 also includes full MQA Decoder technology which enables you to play back full-resolution MQA audio files and streams, delivering the highest possible sound quality of the original master recording. What distinguishes A30 from the others is the pure audio performance and exhaustive feature set. Aurender has designed A30 to be the comprehensive digital focal point of your system providing useful aides not usually associated with a typical music server. Functions like CD ripping, a high-quality headphone amplifier, 10TB of internal storage, ultra-wide color LCD display and an integrated software suite of metadata editing and library management tools. All this, and much more, makes the A30 the new performance standard in all-in-one digital source components.
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Aurender’s track record for great products and customer service over the last decade, now enhanced by its analog flagship A30, is proof that this company has taken itself to another level. I believe Aurender should now be considered one of the blue chip companies in HiFi. I unquestionably recommend the A30 to even the most knuckle-dragging, stubborn, old school audiophiles. To quote the late Christopher Wallace, “If you don’t know, now you know.”
If you have managed to wade through this review and actually reach this point, you’ll know that I’m pleased as punch at both the performance and the user friendliness of the Aurender A10 music server/DAC combination. It’s a great one-box option for those who don’t want to mess around with the do-it-yourself modular option.
I’ve heard tell that subtlety is an art, but I feel that sometimes the art lies in not being subtle at all.
Subtlety can come in many forms, there is the barely-there glance between two people when the laws of attraction are piqued, or the hint of vanilla hidden deep in the tasting notes of a single-malt Scotch, or the almost unnoticed taper of a lapel on a bespoke suit.
“Never heard a music server that sounds better”
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a music server that sounds better, and maybe none as good. It stood out for its bass extension and impact, as well as its natural reproduction of midrange detail. Its looks are as classy as those of any component I’ve had in my system. I began to describe it as audio jewelry, but then realized that the phrase often means “gaudy” — and the N100H isn’t.