Upgraded Replacement of A10 with Intel N4200 Quad CPU, Dual-Mono AKM 4490 Full-Decode MQA DAC
The legendary Aurender A10 changed the paradigm for Aurender by introducing our first ever music server/streamer with a built-in DAC and analog outputs. Aurender is now proud to introduce the next generation model Aurender A15 to our product suite.
Equipped with many new features and audible improvements, A15 delivers a cost-effective, high end audio presentation from a streamlined one-box digital source component. By eliminating the complication and expense of assembling a system built around a stand-alone streamer and separate DAC, Aurender has taken the guesswork out of designing a stellar system with a digital front end.
A15 is packed with a high-performance, dual-mono AKM4490 digital-to-analog convertor with MQA full-decoder technology and balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) analog outputs. As with all of Aurender’s “A” series, A15 is designed to take full advantage of the vast selection of MQA encoded music that is now available.
It also has two rear panel bays which can accommodate user-installable 2.5″ HDDs or SSDs of (up to 8TB each) to store the largest of music libraries. A large full-color front panel display shows album cover art along with artist name and song title on the “now playing” screen.
- Upgraded Replacement of A10 with Intel N4200 Quad CPU
- Dual-Mono AKM 4490 Full-Decode MQA DAC
- PCM up to 768kHz/32bit. DSD up to 256
- Balanced and Single-ended Analog Outputs / USB Digital Output
- Full-Color 6.9″ 1280 x 480 Wide IPS LCD display
- Storage (user installed) 2 x 2.5” Tray for SSD or HDD
- Increased SSD Cache to 240GB / System Memory to 8GB
- 2X Isolated Gigabit LAN Port
- SPDIF Optical x 1 and RCA x 1 Digital Inputs
- Linear Power supply with Super Capacitor based UPS
Dual-Mono MQA Full-Decoder DAC
At the heart of A15 is a dual-mono configuration of the renowned AKM4490 DAC chipset. The DAC boards are supported by discrete linear power supplies for the best performance in channel separation, dynamics and noise floor reduction. Aurender engineers have designed input/output circuit topologies around this chip, achieving new levels of audio performance and fidelity.
Aurender A15 Music Server is voiced for a sonic signature that’s resolved and smooth, without sounding etched or dark. In addition to delivering the highest possible audio performance that the MQA process offers, A15’s built in DAC also decodes PCM files up to 32bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD512.