Aurender A30 Manual
Please read the following instructions carefully before setting up the Aurender Music Player.
• Be careful not to drop the device to avoid internal damage.
• Do not disassemble the device.
• Keep magnetic materials away from Aurender to prevent any damage to data.
• Do not expose device to oil, dust, water, high humidity, or smoke.
• Keep ventilation openings free from obstruction.
• When cleaning, use only a soft cloth. Keep out of contact with water or other liquids.
• All servicing must be performed by a qualified representative, or the warranty will be voided.
• Unplug power cord during severe lightning storms or when unused for a long period of time.
• Unplug the device from the outlet only after completely turning off the unit.
• Always turn the power off before connecting or disconnecting any cables.
• Please note that hard drives can break down.
It is important to back up your music collection periodically to a separate memory device. In the event of drive failure, Aurender is not responsible for any loss of data. The drive manufacturer will only replace faulty drives under warranty and do not compensate for any loss of data.
• Place your device on a flat, horizontal, and stable surface.
• Keep away from heat sources, such as radiators.
• Do not stack other products on top of the Aurender.
• Allow space around the device for ventilation.
• Do not place inside an enclosed cabinet.
1. On/Off Button
In the default mode, pressing will power the unit on and completely off. In the Standby mode, pressing the front panel button will put the unit into standby, and the unit will turn on instantly. In standby mode, to turn the unit completely, press the button once so that it shows the display and press the button again so that it turns off. Flashing will stop when the unit is off.
2. CD slot for ripping
3. Input selection / CD eject button
-Press the button short to toggle input A30-COAXIAL 1-COAXIAL 2-OPTICAL 1-OPTICAL 2
-Press the button long to Eject the CD in the tray
4. IR Receive window
5. Output selection
Press the button to toggle output LINE OUT-BALANCED HP- UNBALANCED HP If you select UNBALANCED HP then 1/4′ Unbalance Headphone out is turn on If you turn BALANCED HP on then XLR Balance/4.4 mm Balance Headphone outs are turn on simultaneously.
6. Volume Knob
7. Headphone Jacks
1/4′ Unbalance / XLR Balance / 4.4 mm Balance Headphone jacks
8. LCD Display
9. Display Menu button
Press to cycle through 3 display options: Song Information, Playlist and Ripping Menu. Songs from playlists may be selected using the four buttons on the right side of the front panel display. Use buttons 10 and 12 to scroll between playlists and button 11 to select a playlist. After the playlist is selected, press button 11 again to start playback. Once the playlist is selected, buttons 10 and 12 can be used to select songs within the selected playlist.
To see the Device Information Display, please keep the button depressed for about three seconds until the display blinks, release the button and wait. The Device Information Display with details about Server name, Network status, IP address, and other details will appear. To return to the normal display, press the button again.
10. Play Previous button
Press to skip to the previous track.
11. Play/Pause button
Press to start or stop playback.
12. Play Next button
Press to skip to the next track.
1. Analog Audio Output – XLR Right
2. Analog Audio Output – RCA Right
3. Digital Audio Input – Optical SPDIF 1
4. Digital Audio Input – Optical SPDIF 2
5. Digital Audio Input – Coaxial SPDIF 1 (RCA)
6. Digital Audio Input – Coaxial SPDIF 2 (BNC)
7. Analog Audio Output – XLR Left
8. Analog Audio Output – RCA Left
9. USB 3.0 Data Port 1
10. USB 3.0 Data Port 2
11. 1Gbps Double isolated LAN port
12. USB Audio 2.0 Out
13. AC Power Socket
Connect to a power outlet with AC Power cord.
14. AC Power Switch
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 A30 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. This method of decoding delivers the highest possible sound quality available from MQA.
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 A30’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.
*The MQA logo is a trade mark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2019
2. Power ON/OFF
3. Play Previous
4. Play / Pause
5. Play Next
6. Output Select
7. Input Select
8. Display Menu
9. Volume Up
10. Volume Down
Before connecting audio cables, first check to see that all devices are grounded using grounded plugs and grounded sockets. In addition, all devices should be turned off, before connecting any audio or digital cables. If the devices are not grounded, a voltage potential difference between devices can cause a voltage surge through the audio cable that can weaken and eventually damage sensitive circuits in D/A converters and other devices.