Aurender A20 Reference Caching Music Server / Streamer / DAC
Aurender A20 - Reference Caching Music Server / Streamer / MQA DAC / Headphone Amplifier
Aurender are both pioneers and leaders in the realm of managing and playing digital music. Whether you are wanting to play your own content files stored on a NAS drive, locally on the A20's drive, or from your favourite streaming services, the Aurender A20 presents the options via their Conductor app and then delivers your selection with close to audio perfection.
A20 - Redefining the Relationship between Digital Audio and Music
A20 is the latest addition to Aurender’s range of analog output music players. The A20, shares the same basic circuitry topologies, DAC chipset and form factor as the flagship A30. However, it dispenses with the CD ripping functionality, metadata editing software and the headphone connection provided is a single standard ¼” jack. By being scaled back, the A20 will appeal to the digital music lover whose library is already digitized and wants a full-fledged, high-performance server, streamer, preamplifier, DAC and headphone amplifier.
The A20 can be customized to your needs in terms of storage capacity and type. Two trays located on the rear panel each can accommodate a hard drive (HDD) or SSD. For users with large music collections, each tray could be fitted with an 8TB SSD providing a massive 16TB of digital file storage. Consequently, if the user is 100% streaming, no drives are required to be installed, but can be added later should you change your mind.
What distinguishes A20 from other analog output models is its pure audio performance. Employing the world-renown AKM 4497 chipset in a dual-mono with dual linear power supplies, you can expect nothing but the best in sound quality. Also included is 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.
Since many audiophiles will use the A20 as their “digital hub”, the ability to reduce system complexity is easily achieved. For example, the A20 can function as preamplifier allowing for direct connection to a stereo power amplifier or active speaker system. The preamp section has both SPDIF and optical inputs that allow other source components like a CD transport, Blu-Ray player or cable box to feed its audio through the A20’s DAC improving fidelity. Lastly, the system volume can be controlled three ways; the front panel rotary control, the Aurender Conductor app or using the supplied IR remote control.
Searching for a high-performance one-box source component? Look no further than the extraordinary A20 from Aurender.
Integrated Dual-Mono Full Decoder MQA DAC with Fully Discrete Linear Power Supplies
Balanced (XLR) / Unbalanced (RCA) Audio Outputs
Flexible Volume Adjustment
High-Performance Headphone Amplifier
FPGA-Based Precision Clock with World-Class Jitter Reduction
Linear Power Supply for Ultra-Low Noise Floor with Integrated UPS
The Aurender Conductor App Packed with Convenient Features for Full-Function Control.
Support for All High-Resolution Formats
User Adjustable Analog and Digital Filters
Critical Listening Mode
2X Isolated LAN Port
Remote Internet Technical Support
Aurender A20 SPECIFICATIONS
|Compatible Formats||DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others|
|Bit and Sample Rates||PCM up to 768kHz/32bit. DSD up to 256 DoP. Native DSD up to 512(Internal play only)|
|HDD for Music Library Storage||Tray for User Installation 2 x SSD or 2.5 inch HDD|
|SSD for System and Cache||480GB M.2 NVMe|
|DAC Chipset||AKM AK4497 Dual-Mono Design with Dual-Mono Linear Power Supplies|
|Display||8.8″ 1920 x 480 WIDE IPS COLOR LCD|
|Digital Audio Inputs||1 x RCA SPDIF / 1 x BNC SPDIF / 2 x TOSLINK up to 24-bit / 192 kHz / DOP up to DSD64|
|Data USB||2 x USB 3.0 (Rear)|
|Dedicated Audio USB Port||1 x USB AUDIO Class 2.0|
|Ethernet||1 x Double-Isolated Gigabit Ethernet|
|Volume Control||-90 dB – 0dB, 0.5 dB step, Velocity Sensitive Operation Variable output control from front panel rotary knob, Conductor App and supplied IR remote control when used as preamplifier|
|Clock Structure||Revised Full Differential System|
|Headphone Output||6.5mm Unbalanced|
|Main Clock Accuracy||OCXO Based Precision Jitter Reducing Clock Generator|
|CPU||Intel N4200 Quad Core|
|Internal UPS||Super Capacitor Based UPS (uninterrupted power supply)|
|USB Audio Output||PCM: Up to 32bit / 768kHz – DSD: DoP Up to 128- Native DSD Up to 256|
|Analog Audio Outputs||Unbalanced (RCA): 2.0 or 2.7 Vrms / Balanced (XLR): 4.0 or 5.4 Vrms selectable|
|User Software||Aurender Conductor App for iPad, iPhone, Android Phone and Tablets|
Unit with foot : 430 x 111 x 355 mm / 16.9 x 4.4 x 14.0 inch
|Weight||37.5 lbs / 17.0 kg|