N150

Minimalist High-Performance Digital Output Network Transport
1 x Slot for 2.5inch HDD or SSD Drive (user-installable)
USB Digital Audio Output

N150

Simply Elegant. Bona Fide Aurender sound at a real-world price.

Minimalist High-Performance Digital Output Network Transport with dedicated USB Audio Output

Smart Decision for the Sound Obsessed

N150 is the most accessible and economical entry point to the “Aurender Way” of enjoying music with a stable, reliable, great sounding digital source component. Although it was designed with affordability in mind, in true Aurender fashion, its audio performance decidedly belies its cost. The N150 is the source to choose when upgrading from a cd player, computer, or budget brand streamer to discover the world of true high end, high resolution playback.

Designed to be used exclusively with a USB DAC, the N150 incorporates our latest dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output and double isolated gigabit LAN port to lower both noise and jitter for the pristine reproduction of high-resolution files and streams. A high contrast 3″ AMOLED screen mounted on a compact and handsome machined aluminum chassis indicates “Now Playing” track info.

Performance and usability enhancing features include a linear power supply, low power/high-efficiency Intel CPU board, super capacitor-based UPS, and a user-installable storage tray for the SSD or HDD that suits your library storage needs.

N150 is the perfect choice for music lovers who care not for the large, full-color screen and SPDIF or AES/EBU outputs of models higher up in Aurender’s range. There is nothing “entry level” about N150, except for the price.

Key Features

A Minimalist Approach

USB Audio connectivity has come a long way since the bad old days. At this point, most DAC manufacturers have engineered their USB Audio inputs for extremely high-performance playback. If all you need is USB, N150 delivers very nearly the best USB audio output that Aurender has to offer, in a tidy, affordable package.

Linear Power Supply with Integrated UPS

Clean power is the single most important factor in enjoying your favorite music with the highest fidelity from a digital source component. N150 features a fully linear power supply block for a low noise floor.

Aurender’s Dedicated USB Audio Output

USB is historically prone to transferring noise between devices. That’s why 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.

User-Installable Storage Options

N150 is built with a user-installable storage solution. You may easily install an SSD or HDD for music library storage. Or, not into storing files and prefer to stream? Leave the drive bay empty, and don’t pay for storage capacity you won’t use.

Elegant AMOLED Front Panel Display

An easy-to-read AMOLED display reproduces the “Now Playing” track information in understated elegance.

The Aurender Way

Listen to music the “Aurender Way” with the award winning Aurender Conductor App. Enjoy the simplicity, stability, and elegance of a closed system, and ditch the computer!

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 8.5″W x 13.9″W x 2.5″H (2.2 w/o Feet)
Weight 11.7 lb
Material Machined Aluminum Chassis
Front Panel Display 3″ AMOLED

Technical Specifications

Power Supply 1x50W (CPU)
CPU Intel Low Power Dual Core
RAM 8GB
Library Storage Capacity 2X 2.5″ Compartments (User-Installable Storage)
SSD for System & Cache 240GB NVME
Data USB Ports 2X USB 3.0 (Rear)
Software Suite Aurender Conductor
Ethernet Port Double-Isolated Gigabit LAN
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Yes (Super Capacitors)
Power Consumption Play (12W), Peak (32W), Standby (4.2W)
CD Ripping Capability
N/A

Audio Specifications

Analog Outputs N/A
DAC Chipset N/A
Audio Word Clock TCXO
Analog Outputs Supported Format N/A
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 N/A
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

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