Automatic CD Ripping / Library Management / Metadata Editing

Central Server Hub for Library Expansion and Multi-Room Systems

2x Slots for 2.5" HDD or SSD Drive (user Installable)

Digital Output Network Transport


The Utility Player - CD Ripping and Library Management

Automatic CD Ripping / Library Management / Metadata Editing Central Server Hub for Library Expansion and Multi-Room Systems, 2x Slots for User-Installable 2.5" HDD or SSD Drive, Digital Output Network Transport

The Multi-Talented Utility Player

ACS100 offers a sensible solution to add CD Ripping, Library Management, and Central Server functionality to any Aurender system. Conceived as an accessory upgrade or add-on, ACS100 includes all the utility of ACS10 in a simpler package.

ACS100 uses a less expensive external switch-mode power supply instead of a linear power supply. It also omits the dedicated filtered & isolated USB audio output since its highest and best use is as a stand-alone Central Server.

Therefore, it is the ideal add-on companion to A200, A15, A20, N20, W20SE and N30SA. And, while adding valuable functionality to another Aurender, ACS100 can simultaneously be used as a source component for a second system.

Key Features

Reference Quality Automatic CD Ripping
ACS is for the music lover looking to convert a collection of CDs to a file-based format in the highest quality available. Enjoy lossless, error-corrected CD rips using ACS's TEAC optical drive and customized audiophile CD ripping engine.
Central Server Hub
Do you have more than one system in your home? Think of ACS as your musical "mothership" where your music library lives. Other Aurender systems on your network can stream your library from ACS seamlessly. With ACS handling the content storage/server tasks, your other systems run nice and light for superior audio performance.
Nimbie Auto-Loader Compatibility
For large CD archival projects, connect an Acronova Nimbie Auto Loader (sold separately) for automated batch ripping.
Metadata Editing and Library Management
Like any precious collection, Music Libraries need curation. The dedicated ACS Manager app allows the user to manage, catalog, and groom a vast library for easy access. Browse your library with pride again.
User-Installable Storage Options
ACS100 is built with two trays for user-installable storage. Install up to two 8TB SSDs for 16TB of internal storage capacity! This is enough to accommodate even the largest music libraries.
Future-Proofed Processing Power
The ACS system incorporates significant processing power and system memory designed to maximize headroom for expanded functionality now and in the future.

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.
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 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 8.5"W x 10.1"D x 4.4"H (3.9"H)
Weight 11 lb
Material Machined Aluminum Chassis
Front Panel Display 4.0" IPC LCD


Technical Specifications

Power Supply External SMPS 19V(3.42A) DC Adapter
CPU Intel Low Power Quad Core
Library Storage Capacity 2X 2.5" Compartments (User-Installable Storage)
SSD for System & Cache 240GB NVME
Data USB Ports 1X USB 3.0 (Rear), 1X USB 3.0 (Front), 1X USB 2.0 (Rear)
Software Suite Aurender Conductor, ACS Manager
Ethernet Port Double-Isolated Gigabit LAN
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Yes (Super Capacitors)
Power Consumption Play (16.5W), Peak (23.5W), Standby (6.5W)
CD Ripping Capability Yes, Slot-Loading Optical Drive, Compatible with Nimbie Autoloader

Audio Specifications

Analog Outputs N/A
DAC Chipset N/A
Audio Word Clock X-TAL
Analog Outputs Supported Format N/A
Digital Outputs USB (basic)
USB Output Supported Format Up To 32-bit / 384kHz, DSD128 (DoP), DSD512 (Native)
SPDIF & AES/EBU Output Supported Format N/A
Digital Inputs
Headphone Section N/A
Master Clock Input N/A
MQA Support MQA Core-Decoder Upgrade Available
Compatible Formats DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
DSD-to-PCM Conversion N/A