Aurender N30 Manual


Warranty Notice

This Limited Warranty covers any defects in material or workmanship under normal use during the Warranty Period. Aurender products warranty period is 2 years.


To fully utilize N30 below equipment is required. iPad, wireless router, one of the Aurender Music Server models, LAN cables, Internet connection.


1. Please do not place strong magnetic material near the unit.
2. Dust, hot temperature, high humidity can cause the product to malfunction.
3. Please detach AC cable only after the unit is powered off fully
4. Aurender is not responsible for any data loss from the unit. Please make sure that your Aurender does not contain the ONLY copy of your music library!
5. Please do not open the unit’s enclosure.


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.


Aurender is a linux based device and utilizes Linux, MPD and other open source software covered by the GNU General Public License version 2 (some parts of it are under different licenses compatible with the GPLv2). To receive the modified source, please contact with the following information: date of purchase, name of dealer purchased from, model and serial number.

Placing the unit

1. Place the unit on a flat, sturdy surface.
2. Please do not install N30 near other devices which generate heat.
3. Please do not stack other devices on top of the unit.
4. Please ensure that the unit has at least 4 inches of space on each side for proper ventilation.

Front Panel

1. On/Off/Standby

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 off, press the front panel power button once so that it wakes up from stand-by mode. And then press the front panel power button again. The light exterior to the button will start to flash. Flashing will stop when the unit is off.

2. 8.8″ Wide Front LCD Display

3. Display Menu button

Press to cycle through 2 display options: Song Information and Playlist. Songs from playlists may be selected using the four buttons on the right side of the front panel display. Use buttons 4 and 5 to scroll between playlists and button 2 to select a playlist. After the playlist is selected, press button 2 again to start playback. Once the playlist is selected, buttons 4 and 5 buttons 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, LAN/Wi-Fi status, IP address, and other details will appear. To return to the normal display, press the button again.

4. Play/Pause button

Press to start or pause playback.

5. Previous button

Press to skip to the previous track.

6. Play Next button

Press to skip to the next track.


Rear Panel

1. AC Power Switch

Press top to turn on, bottom to turn off. The rear panel power switch should be used to turn off the unit, only after the unit has been turn off completely. Abnormal shutdown or using the rear panel power button while the unit is in standby can cause a message will appear on the display stating that the unit is checking the system.
N30 has UPS circuitry inside, so it will take time to turn off after the power switch turned off.

2. AC Power Inlet

Connect this using the AC Power cord to a power source/outlet.

3. Earth Terminal

4. Power Outlet to Audio Unit

5. 6. USB 3.0 Data Port 1, 2

Both ports can be used to copy files from USB memory devices. Either port can also be connected to dCS systems by using the optional USB to RS232 dongle. Connecting the dCS RS232 control cable will enable automatic clock selection between the Aurender N30 and the dCS Master Clock. These ports should not be used as audio outputs.

7. Gigabit Ethernet Port

To connect to a network and Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. The Aurender is able to stream music from NAS. The ethernet cable to the network router should be connected before turning on the Aurender.

8. DATA Connector to Audio Unit

9. Power inlet from BASE Unit

Connect to the BNC output of the master word clock.

10, Earth Terminal

11. Dedicated proprietary USB Audio Class 2.0 Output

To connect to asynchronous USB DACs. (5V/1A). 

12. AES/EBU XLR Output

Connects to the XLR input of the digital-to-analog converter.

13. Optical Output

Connects to an optical input of the digital-to-analog converter.

14. Coaxial RCA Output (SPDIF)

Connects to a digital coaxial input.

15. Coaxial BNC (SPDIF) Output

Connect to the BNC input of the digital-to-analog converter.

16. Coaxial BNC Word Clock Input

Connect to the BNC output of the master word clock.

17. DATA Connector From BASE Unit

UNIT Connection


STEP 1: Connect to Power

Using the included power cable, connect your Aurender to 110V/120V or 220V (depending on your region) electrical outlet or a power conditioner/surge protector.

STEP 2: Connect to Local Area Network (LAN)

Your Aurender server must be connected to your router via a hard-wired Ethernet connection. Aurender servers do NOT have any WiFi connectivity (this is by design as most WiFi networks are unreliable and subject to drop-outs and limited bandwidth).
In cases where your listening room location makes it physically impossible to run an Ethernet
connection back to the router, you might consider using a WiFi extender or ethernet-over-powerline adapter to establish connectivity. Please contact Aurender Support for assistance.
Below is a diagram of a common connection schematic. Your network configuration may vary.

Note: Your Aurender is supplied with a generic IEC power cable. However, many Aurender
users choose to use an upgraded power cable for enhanced performance. Please consult your dealer for cable recommendations.

STEP 3: Connection to Main Amplifier or Preamplifier

Using the included power cable, connect your Aurender to 110V/120V or 220V (depending on your region) electrical outlet or a power conditioner/surge protector.