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Reviewer: Joël Chevassus Financial Interests: click here. Source: Esoteric K, Apple iMac Lion OSX, Squeezebox Touch + Welborne Labs PSU, Audio GD Ref . Aurender S10 Reviewers’ Choice If you aren’t familiar with the SoundStage! Network’s The World’s Best Audio System events, each is an. The Aurender S10 is a Linux based digital transport from Widealab Inc of Korea, in essence it’s a computer that is dedicated to delivering a PCM bitstream.

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Because the job has already been handled perfectly well by many of my talented colleagues, I will dispense with historical data on the Korean company and any in-depth technical description of aureender S10 machine. The Aurender S10 is carefully engineered to deliver both superior sound quality and convenience.

Great sound enhances enjoyment and convenience is conducive to frequent music listening. A fanless Switching Mode Power Supply delivers stable power to non-audio components and is enclosed in a separate compartment to prevent any interference to sensitive audio components.

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It also makes for an extremely well thought out, solidly built unit that does not fail to impress. The most satisfying sound, with the greatest color differentiation and three-dimensionality, came from the prototype Auraliti L The operation was as easy as copying files from one directory to another on the computer — a surender skill.

This transport does not have aueender obviously ‘transparent’ character, there is none of the midband emphasis that creates that style of sound but it is exceptionally revealing, especially of the dynamic range on offer. It was as if I were watching the same Technicolor movie, first in a version that had been circulating a bit, then in a new print, and finally in a new print in a state-of-the-art theater.


I suspect the few exceptions were due to my attempts to force an unnatural organizational scheme on the files. The S10 uses both switch-mode and linear power supplies, as aurenser.

Add the cost of purchasing an iPad to the price of ownership. All settings and functions of the Aurender Music Player can be easily accessed through the Settings menu, and the Aurender App comes with extensive features to make managing, viewing and playing high resolution music collections a breeze. For purposes of my review, WideaLab furnished both the router and iPad.

The image deepened, too.

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Consequently, that a aurneder file might survive the hostile environment of a home computer and emerge unsullied as a bit-perfect rendition of the CD from which it was ripped seems largely unfeasible. Ayrender difference was not extreme but if I planned to buy an Aurender, I’d want to make sure it can hold all of my music especially seeing how the app handles NAS-based music from a browsing perspective using the limited folder view.

Next to the iMac running Decibel via Vertere D-Fi USB cable, and with no other applications running, which is essentially as good as I can get this computer to sound, the Aurender is considerably arender solid and realistic as well as being dramatically more engaging.

To reap the most benefit from a music collection, convenience and sound quality are important. It responds quickly to commands, too.

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Aurender S10 Music Server. A simple touch of the finger cued music up, and playback began rapidly after hitting play. Allowing such easy access to your hi-fi should improve the appeal of your hi-fi and you. A standalone music server is a device capable of storing and playing computer audio files and sending a bitstream to s01 DAC. Taking a few DSD tracks for a spin was pure pleasure and only served to reinforce how lovely music can sound when delivered as DSD.

WideaLab Aurender S10 Music Server

For those people who feel that 2TB will hold their current music libraries while leaving adequate room for expansion, the Aurender S10 comes very highly recommended. If a selected song or album is already cached to the solid-state drive, the hard drive will remain asleep.


The same files were installed on the Aurender S This would surely level the playing field. By caching songs to the solid-state drive for playback, jitter and noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are also completely eliminated. That, I hasten to add, was before Amarra launched its 2. Since 1s0 have to use an iPad, Aurender decided to put the operations manual there: Greatest Bits Component List.

This oven-control is not for baking rather it is designed to keep these time-keeping crystals at a constant temperature ” Listening to the Aurender S10 Augender music server’s have a sound?

There are a number of other features, too many to go into here, but if you’re interested in learning more check out the S10 Online Manual. I compared playing music from the S10’s internal storage to my NAS-based music and I ahrender the S10’s internal storage. I experienced one rare glitch in my attempts to upload files. USB output is not currently provided, however. I’d say the Aurender’s good looks are more than skin deep.

A music server is a purpose built computer whose purpose is storing and playing file-based music and the Aurender S10 is such a beast and without giving too much away, it serves its purpose splendidly. There I found myself charmed by company President Harry Lee, his wife, and two extremely intelligent and articulate children. So maybe the question of whether or not hi-rez recordings sound better aurwnder further exploration.