The culmination of more than 10 years of research and product development has led Aurender to N30SA: the ultimate Digital Output Network Transport with the utmost in transparency, resolution, pace, rhythm, dynamics and revealing musical expression.
In digital audio rendering, there are two predominant forces which must be mitigated in order to provide a pristine musical presentation: Noise and Jitter. N30SA's dual-chassis design physically and electrically isolates the sensitive audio outputs from the noise-generating components of the machine to deliver an uncanny kind of coherence and quiet. The kind of quiet that results in the listener's ability to hear deep into the music and identify each individual instrument with unbridled dynamics, true-to-life timbre, deep bass extension and slam – even from the most complex musical passages.
As with N20 and W20SE, N30SA's SPDIF and AES/EBU outputs are controlled by an ultra precise OCXO clock to minimize jitter and its harmful artifacts, therefore alleviating the harshness and incoherence that plagues some digital audio presentations. Add an external Master Clock connection like Aurender's MC20 for the ultimate in atomic clock timing accuracy.
OCXO Clock Controlled Outputs
Aurender's Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) clocks are unique in a category that has historically treated superior SPDIF and AES/EBU audio outputs as an afterthought. Unlike USB, where the DAC's clock matters most, SPDIF and AES/EBU data streams are only as good as the transport clocks that govern them. N30SA, N20, and W20SE all employ exceptionally accurate and stable OCXO clocks for a smooth, saturated, and laser-focused audio presentation.
N30SA takes physical and electrical noise isolation to unprecedented extremes. By isolating the sensitive audio outputs from the noise generating pieces of the component, N30SA achieves a noise floor so low that nothing competes with the music .
Linear Power Supply with Integrated UPS .N30SA’s unique hybrid power supply delivers a pure DC current to flawlessly power the digital audio output board, while a separate linear power supply chain feeds clean power to the non-audio adjacent components of the machine. N30SA redefines what’s possible in terms of the profound musical engagement extracted from files and streams.
Front Panel Display: Full-color 8.8” 1920 x 480 wide IPS LCD
CPU: Intel Low Power Quad-Core, 8 GB RAM
System and Cache Storage: 480 GB SSD
Storage: 8 TB SSD installed. Slot for additional 2.5” drive
Word Clock Input: 75 ohm BNC 10 MHz, 12.8 MHz (44.1 kHz and 48 kHz multiples from 1 to 512)
I/O Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 (rear)
Digital Audio Outputs: 1 x AES/EBU (75 ohm), 1 x coax, 1 x BNC, 1 x TOSLINK, 1 x USB Audio Class 2.0
S/PDIF sampling rate (PCM): Up to 192 kHz, 24 bit
USB sampling rate (PCM/DSD): Up to 384 kHz, 32 bit/Up to DSD512
Compatible Formats: DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE
Power Consumption (Play, Peak, Standby): 4 W, 70 W, 3.5 W
Dimensions (each): 16.9" x 3.8" x 14"
Weight (each): 48.5 lb