A30

Reference Analog Output Network Player
MQA Full-Decoder DAC / Headphone Amplifier
CD Ripper / Music Library Manager / 10TB HDD Storage
Variable-Output Balanced XLR and Single-Ended RCA Analog Outputs
USB Digital Output / Coaxial and Optical Digital Inputs

A30

Aurender’s best DAC, plus the convenience of built-in CD Ripping

Reference Analog Output Network Player with Aurender’s best built-in DAC, CD Ripping, Library Management functionality, 10TB storage, and Dedicated Headphone Section

A Marriage of Performance and Convenience

A30 is the flagship model from Aurender’s range of analog output network players. Like A200, A15, and A20, A30 is, at its essence, a caching music server/streamer with a built-in DAC and analog outputs. 

A30 is built around Aurender’s best internal DAC architecture: a dual-mono pair of AKM4497 DACs for the ultimate performance in channel separation, resolution, and control.

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. Beyond delivering exceptional audio quality, A30 includes functions like CD ripping, 10TB of internal storage, ultra-wide color LCD display, a high-quality dedicated headphone section, 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.

Key Features

Aurender’s Best DAC

Aurender designed the A30 for those seeking the simplicity of an all-in-one unit without sacrificing a high level of resolution, transparency, and the reproduction of inner detail. Built around an integrated dual-mono AKM4497 DAC module, A30 delivers MQA full-decoding to get the best performance out of MQA content, as well as every other major digital audio format.

Linear Power Supply with Integrated UPS

A fully-linear power supply architecture with extensive shielding prevents noise from being delivered to sensitive DACs. Four discrete toroidal transformers power the server system, digital outputs and dual-mono DAC respectively. A “super capacitor” based UPS system stabilizes A30 in the event of an abrupt loss of power.

FPGA-Based Precision Clock

A30’s precision clock generation system incorporates a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) with sub 100fs jitter-reducing clock generator to precisely time digital audio data transmissions and minimize jitter to below negligible levels.

Variable Output XLR & RCA Outputs

A30’s high quality Balanced (XLR) and Unbalanced (RCA) outputs guarantee compatibility with any preamp, integrated amp, or even power amps! A30’s DAC-level lossless volume control enables it to function as a preamp when connected directly to a power amplifier.

Dedicated Headphone Section

In addition to being a stellar Analog Output Network Player for loudspeaker systems, A30’s sophisticated headphone section is a real overachiever! Featuring a dedicated headphone amp and three different types of headphone outputs, A30 is a HeadFi lover’s endgame.

10TB HDD Internal Storage

With a 10TB HDD built-in, even the most extensive music libraries will have plenty of headroom.

Automatic CD Ripping

Aurender’s CD ripping software, which was custom engineered and optimized to work with the integrated TEAC CD-ROM, yields shockingly good CD rips in WAV, FLAC or AIFF codecs. Sophisticated error detection and correction software ensures accurate rips for great sounding digital files. A30 supports the Acronova Nimbie AutoLoader (not included) which allows for unattended and automated ripping of up to 100 cds at a time.

A30 Manager Companion App

A30 is so packed with features, we had to give it its very own app! The A30 Manager companion app is used to configure all Library Management functionality including CD ripping preferences and behaviors. Smart Copy/Move/Delete utilities, Metadata Editing and Duplicate Checker are just some of the library management software-based tools provided for you to organize your music library the way you want.

Digital Connectivity

A30 is capable of upsampling non-DSD files up to 705.6/768kHz to the analog outputs. Or leave upsampling off (default setting) for an untouched bitstream.

Upsampling DAC Option

A30 is capable of upsampling non-DSD files up to 705.6/768kHz to the analog outputs. Or leave upsampling off (default setting) for an untouched bitstream.

Hallmarks of Aurender

Hardware <> Software Integration

A closed system. Aurender playback and control software is developed in the same building as its hardware. Superior integration means that Aurender’s software engineers are able to specifically optimize playback performance of the extremely robust hardware at their disposal.

Caching Playback Engine

Other systems buffer. Aurenders cache. Every Aurender model features a massive solid state memory from which all playback occurs. This important feature helps to minimize system resource requirements for enhanced audio performance and stability.

Dedicated USB Audio Output

USB is prone to transferring noise between devices. Aurender’s dedicated USB Audio output is physically and electrically isolated from the noise-generating CPU board to minimize noise in the sensitive audio interconnect.

Low-Power High-Efficiency CPU

A powerful CPU is essential to making any computer run smoothly and quickly. However, with more power comes more noise. Aurender’s low-power high-efficiency Intel CPUs have enough headroom to run the machine while minimizing the amount of current drawn in order to keep the noise floor as low as possible.

Elegant Front Panel Display

Easy to read high resolution LCD display. Dynamic, elegant, understated.

Double Isolated LAN Port

Two layers of transformer based isolation to filter noise out of Ethernet connection.

Local Library Storage Capacity

Every Aurender contains either massive built-in internal storage capacity, or at least one slot for super easy user-installable storage options. Enjoy localized media storage, and ditch the cumbersome NAS or HDD.

Integrated Streaming Services

The entire world of streaming music content is available to you within one great app. Enjoy integrated access to TIDAL, Qobuz, and Internet Radio. Plus Spotify Connect and AirPlay.

Critical Listening Mode

Enable Critical Listening Mode to defeat the front panel screen, buttons, and all background computing activity that is not essential for playing music. CLM offers an even quieter, more transparent audio presentation.

USB HDD and NAS Connectivity

The best user experience occurs when your music content is stored on Aurender’s internal storage. However, USB 3.0 data ports and NAS share connectivity are included in order to play or import content stored on a NAS, external USB hard drive, or thumb drive.

Support for All Major Audio Codecs & Formats
Remote Internet Technical Support

In case you should encounter any difficulty or problems, Aurender’s dedicated support team may log into your system remotely to diagnose and fix any issues. We take support extremely seriously, and we’re here to help!

MQA Core-Decoder Upgrade Available

Physical Specifications

Dimensions 16.9″W x 14″D x 5.6″H (4.7″ w/o Feet)
Weight 37.5 lb
Material Machined Aluminum Chassis
Front Panel Display 8.8″ 1920 x 480 Wide IPS Color LCD

Technical Specifications

Power Supply Full Linear, 1x50W (CPU), 2x25W (DAC L&R), 1x25W (Headphone), 1x25W (FPGA)
CPU Intel Low Power Quad Core
RAM 8GB
Library Storage Capacity 10TB (3.5″ HDD)
SSD for System & Cache 480GB NVME
Data USB Ports 2X USB 3.0 (Rear)
Software Suite Aurender Conductor, A30 Manager
Ethernet Port Double-Isolated Gigabit LAN
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Yes (Super Capacitors)
Power Consumption Play (47W), Peak (80W), Standby (6W)
CD Ripping Capability Yes, Slot-Loading Optical Drive, Compatible with Nimbie Autoloader

Audio Specifications

Analog Outputs XLR (Balanced), RCA (Unbalanced)
DAC Chipset AKM 4497 – Dual-Mono
Audio Word Clock OCXO
Analog Outputs Supported Format PCM: Up to 32-bit / 768 kHz; DSD: Up to DSD512
Digital Outputs USB Audio (Dedicated)
USB Output Supported Format Up To 32-bit / 384kHz, DSD128 (DoP), DSD512 (Native)
SPDIF & AES/EBU Output Supported Format N/A
Digital Inputs 1X Coax RCA, 1X Coax BNC, 2X Optical/Toslink
Headphone Section 1 x 1/4″ (6.5mm) Unbalanced, 1 x 4-pin XLR Balanced, 1 x 4.4 mm Balanced
Master Clock Input N/A
MQA Support MQA Full-Decoder On Board
Compatible Formats DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
DSD-to-PCM Conversion N/A

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