A100

Caching Music Server / Streamer / Player

with full MQA Decoder DAC and RCA Analog Outputs

2TB Storage

A100

A100 is a budget-friendly follow up to the popular Aurender A10. A music player with a high performance MQA enabled digital-to-analog converter, 2TB of internal hard disk drive and one 120GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the A100 is the perfect solution for those replacing CD players or seeking one-box simplicity.

TYPICAL SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

FEATURES

Integrated Single Stereo Design DAC with Fully Discrete Linear Power Supply

Single-ended/ Unbalanced (RCA) Audio Outputs
• 768KHz/32bit Next Generation Flagship AK4490 DAC Chip
• Volume adjustment from app, IR remote or front panel rotary control

FPGA-Based Precision Clock with World-Class Jitter-Reducing Generator

Precision clock generation system incorporating Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) with sub 100fs world-class jitter-reducing clock generator precisely times digital audio data transmissions and minimizes jitter to below negligible levels

Designed to Keep the System Noise Level as Low as Possible

A full linear power supply along with special shielding prevents noise from being delivered to sensitive DACs for the best sound reproduction. Four individual toroidal power transformers are used for the music server, digital circuitry and dual DACs. Fully isolated asynchronous USB audio output is also designed to block spurious noise

Aurender App Packed with Convenient Features for Full-Function Control

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

2TB Hard Disk Drive Storage with Solid-State Drive Cache for Playback

The internal hard drive provides 2TB of storage and a 120G 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, electrical and acoustic noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are also completely eliminated.

Dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 Output with Ultra Low-Noise 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.

USB and NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Support

Best performance occurs when music is stored on the Aurender’s internal storage. However, the Aurender platform is also capable of seamlessly integrating content stored on a NAS or external USB hard drive.

Remote Internet Technical Support

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

FEATURES

Integrated Single Stereo Design DAC with Fully Discrete Linear Power Supply

• Single-ended/ Unbalanced (RCA) Audio Outputs

• 768KHz/32bit Next Generation Flagship AK4490 DAC Chip

• Volume adjustment from app, IR remote or front panel rotary control

FPGA-Based Precision Clock with World-Class Jitter-Reducing Generator

Precision clock generation system incorporating Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) with sub 100fs world-class jitter-reducing clock generator precisely times digital audio data transmissions and minimizes jitter to below negligible levels

Designed to Keep the System Noise Level as Low as Possible

A full linear power supply along with special shielding prevents noise from being delivered to sensitive DACs for the best sound reproduction. Four individual toroidal power transformers are used for the music server, digital circuitry and dual DACs. Fully isolated asynchronous USB audio output is also designed to block spurious noise

Aurender App Packed with Convenient Features for Full-Function Control

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

2TB Hard Disk Drive Storage with Solid-State Drive Cache for Playback

The internal hard drive provides 2TB of storage and a 120G 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, electrical and acoustic noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are also completely eliminated.

Dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 Output with Ultra Low-Noise 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.

USB and NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Support

Best performance occurs when music is stored on the Aurender’s internal storage. However, the Aurender platform is also capable of seamlessly integrating content stored on a NAS or external USB hard drive.

Remote Internet Technical Support

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

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)

MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the studio. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream, while also being backward compatible, so you can play MQA music on any device.

MQA technology is licensed by labels, music services, and hardware manufacturers worldwide.

Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.

The Aurender A100 includes full MQA Decoder technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the highest possible sound quality of the original master recording.

The Aurender Conductor App will indicate that ’MQA’ or ’MQA Studio’ content is being played back. A green or blue dot next to the MQA logo indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. The blue dot indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

The A100’s front panel also uses text indicators to display MQA playback and the respective sampling rate of the file or stream being played. ‘MQA’ or ‘MQA Studio’ indicates that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. ’MQA Studio’ indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

*MQA and the Sound Wave Device are registered trademarks of MQA Limited.© 2016

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Silver or Black finish
  • 12.99 x 2.2 x 13.9 in, 22 lbs
    / 330 x 55 x 353 mm, 10 kg

A100-Silver

A100-Black

A100 SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions & Weight 330 x 55 x 353 (mm) 12.99 x 2.2 x 13.9 (inches) / 10Kg 22 Lbs
​SSD for System and Cache 120G
Music Storage ​​2TB (2.5″ HDD)
Power ​Full-Linear
Display ​3.0″ AMOLED
​Digital Audio Output ​USB Audio Class 2.0
​Digital Audio Input

​SPDIF Optical up to 24-bit / 192 kHz (Optical Input will be routed to Analog Out only. Not to USB Out)

Other I/O ​Gigabit Ethernet, USB Port x 2
​Analog Audio Output

​Unbalanced (RCA): 2Vrms 

Volume Control

-90 dB ~ 0dB, 0.5 dB step Velocity Sensitive Operation

​USB Audio Output ​PCM: up to 32-bit / 384 kHz   DSD: DSD64, DSD128 / DoP Mode
​DAC Chip ​AK4490(AKM) x 1 (Single Stereo Design)
THD + N Min. -111dB, IMD (SMPTE) Min. -110 dB
​THD (1KHz 2.5Vrms XLR output) ​0.00015 %
Dynamic Range MAX 128 dB  (CCITT filter)
​Stereo Crosstalk ​Better than -132dB(1kHz)

 

A100 / A10 Product Comparison

A100 A10
Dimensions & Weight 330x55x353 (mm) 12.99×2.2×13.9 (inches)
7.8Kg 17.2lbs
430x55x353 (mm) 16.93×2.2×13.9 (inches)
10.2Kg 22.5lbs
Music Storage 2TB (2.5″ HDD) 4TB (2.5″ HDD)
Analog Audio Output Unbalanced (RCA): 2Vrms Unbalanced (RCA): 2Vrms / Balanced (XLR): 4Vrms
DAC Chip AK4490(AKM) x 1 (Single Stereo Design)

AK4490(AKM) x 2 (Dual-Mono Design)

IR Remote Control Plastic Case

Metal Case