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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Real Sounds And Aurenfer Composition: For the best convenience, the Aurender iPad App is packed with user friendly features that make managing, viewing, sorting, playing and editing playlists fast and easy.

Optional dongle available for Constellation pre-amplifiers to control volume and source selection through the Aurender App. The Aurender does not work entirely alone, it needs a wired network connection so that it can be controlled with an iPad and so that you can load music onto it from a computer.

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. Papillon — Blu-ray Movie Review. Music sounded more crisp with better resolution and overall an apparently lower noise floor. To prevent jitter from temperature fluctuations, In OCXO clocks, a very stable high grade ahrender oscillator is enclosed in a compartment and kept at a constant temperature.

Highs and lows were well-defined and extended but oh-so-smooth. Yes, you read that correctly.

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Great care was used to insure that cabling and equipment supports were consistent throughout the process, that everything had adequate time to warm up between cable switches, and that power cables were isolated from one another.


The Aurender App is frequently upgraded to provide the latest features and improvements and can be downloaded from the App Store free of charge. Finally came the Aurender S For access to partner forums, contributor archives and other consumer electronics resources, please click on the links below Another question is longevity.

What makes the S10 interesting is both this dedication of purpose and the shear seriousness with which the company has approached the issue of clock induced jitter. The two areas that immediately stood out when listening to music stored on the S10 were bass response and clarity. It sounded absolutely stellar. I have been using my Mac as a digital transport for some time now and get spectacular results with a good USB DAC and the right software. Press to cycle through 4 display options: This minimizes wear and tear on the hard drive.

I experienced one rare glitch in my attempts to upload files. Is that still completely justified I wondered. Leading edges appeared more sharply defined than when played from CD, the instruments beautifully separated in their different sections.

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Among other factors, I’m beginning to think that a server’s power supply has a role to play in bass reproduction which indicates to me that Aurender have done a very good job with the S10’s power supply. In my view, the Aurender S10 advances the state of the digital art.

Since the S10 made Seventeenth Century Music and Dance sound so good, I had to refresh my memory of how it sounded through my Auraliti. Should more storage be needed, the S10 and can also play music stored on NAS devices via a network connection.

Two years parts and labor nontransferable.

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Widealab of Korea is about to release a new generation of audio servers. My mother has been dead 29 years; I do not need another, thank you. In addition, ordinary crystals are much less stable and lose accuracy over time. Add the cost of purchasing an iPad aurenxer the price of ownership. Thankfully, the display can aaurender turned off by iPad remote. There may be better digital transports in the world but I have not encountered one.


Press top to turn on, bottom to turn off.

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All this makes basic good sense. Everything Old is New Again. This oven-control is not for baking rather it is designed to keep these time-keeping crystals at a constant temperature ” I did encounter two instances where a song skipped but restarting the app and the song solved this problem.

From there you search for the desired tune and add it to a playlist where the track is lined up for playback.

This 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. Renew Now Dont miss an issue! A comparison review of two DACs. Again, I loved how attractive album art looked, and how easy it aurendeg to construct playlists. As we look inside, its plainly obvious that the S10 goes to some trouble isolating various internal functions.

Then its just a matter of dragging and dropping your music into the S