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Aurender A20 Music Server / Streamer / MQA DAC

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CONDITION: Aurender A20 Music Server / Streamer / MQA DAC

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The Aurender A20 is based on the flagship A30 streaming DAC and offers the same audio quality with an edited feature set. While the A30 is aimed at customers with large disc collections, the A20 dispenses with CD ripping and metadata handling, and does not come with built-in storage, though you have the option to add two 2.5″ drives. The A20 also has fewer headphone outputs, offering just one 1/4″ jack.
The top-of-the-line dual-mono DAC stage in the Aurender A20 has fully discrete linear power supplies for each channel, and is built around a 768 kHz, 32-bit design using the AKM AK4497 chipset. This all-out attack is designed for the most demanding audiophile with just one shelf of audio rack space, who wants the very best one-box digital source.
Features
  • Dual mono DAC with fully discrete ultra-low-noise dual-mono linear power supplies with built-in UPS function
  • Volume adjustment from app, IR remote, or front panel knob
  • FPGA clock with jitter reduction
  • High-performance headphone amplifier
  • 2 x 2.5” (15mm height) bays for SSD or HDD
  • Dedicated ultra-low-noise USB Audio Class 2.0 output
  • Full MQA decoding
  • Upsampling to 786 kHz, 32 bit
  • DSD up to 256 DoP, 512 native
  • Isolated LAN, USB 3.0
  • Remote tech support via the Aurender app
Specifications
Supported formats: DSD(DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE
Sampling rate (PCM/DoP): Up to 768 kHz, 32 bit/DSD256 DoP, DSD512 internal
DAC chip: 2 x AK4497
Digital connections
Output: USB Audio Class 2.0

Input: 1 x RCA S/PDIF, 1 x BNC S/PDIF, 2 x TOSLINK
Other: Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x USB 3.0 A (data)
CD transport: TEAC slot-load CD-ROM drive
Analog outputs: 1 x stereo RCA, 1 x balanced stereo XLR
Headphone outputs: 1 x 4 pin XLR balanced, 1 x 4.4 mm balanced,  1 x 6.5 mm unbalanced