The flagship Aurender W20 music server is now available for audition at Pymble Hi Fi. The W20 is a high-performance music server with 6TB of internal storage capacity, a 240GB solid-state drive for cached playback, an Ethernet port for network connectivity, and a full range of digital outputs that include BNC, coaxial, AES/EBU, optical, and USB Audio Class 2.0.
The W20 is designed to be used with a wide variety of digital-to-analog converters and is one of the very few music servers able to support external word clocks and dual-wire AES mode. The W20 delivers bit-perfect output with absolutely zero ground noise and virtually no jitter. The W20 is the first music server to eliminate ground noise through the use of LiFePO4 batteries to power the audio circuits. This also eliminates jitter resulting from the use of AC power supplies. In addition, the W20 incorporates a FPGA-based digital Phase Locked Loop system with OCXO clocks, fan-less design, extensive shielding, along with in-house developed CPU and audio boards to ensure that jitter is minimized to below negligible levels.
The Aurender iPad App is the user interface for all Aurender music servers and is optimized for speed and convenience. In addition to the standard features found on other music players, the Aurender iPad App also has bit- and sample-rate filters, a five-star rating system, user-nameable browser buttons, changeable album-cover sizes, and many other features that make viewing, searching, and playing music collections easy and enjoyable.
The recommended retail price of the Aurender W20 is $18,500.