Aurender N200 High-Performance Caching Music Server Streamer
The Aurender N200 represents a milestone in the ever-expanding offerings of music server / streamers from Aurender. Its combination of exceptional audio performance, unique feature set and selling price make the N200 a highly desirable model within the Aurender range.
N200 is yet another leap in audio performance that one would expect from a new Aurender model. Updating and improving upon the N100SC by virtue of an all-new low-power Intel quad-core processor, low-noise linear power supply and increased system memory bringing higher fidelity to your digital files and streams. Physically larger, as well and sporting a 6.9” color LCD display lends the N200 the look of a mini N20. Also incorporated are all the recent Aurender innovations, including the latest-generation Audio Class 2.0 USB and Coaxial digital outputs, 2X isolated gigabit ethernet port and super-capacitor based uninterrupted power supply (UPS). Aurender also expanded the options for internal music library storage capacity by providing two user accessible dual HDD/SSD trays allowing for the installation of the drive type and capacity that best suits your needs. And, if you’re streaming 100%, no drives need to be installed.
All Aurender products are controlled by the Aurender Conductor app, which is supported on iPad, iPhone, Android phone and tablets.
The N200, as is true will all Aurender models, benefits from being an inclusive design, meaning that all the necessary technology required for file serving or streaming music is incorporated within one audio component. This approach provides a high level of stability, reliability and predictability of operation which results in superior sound quality and user experience.
The N200 digital music server / streamer incorporates technology derived from our best-in-class models. For example, the solid-state 240GB NVMe caching drive for playback eliminates latency and the potential of drop-outs often associated with using IT storage devices like NAS and USB drives for music playback. And the dedicated high-performance Audio 2.0 USB digital audio output or SPDIF Coax feature ultra low-noise power circuitry to deliver a pristine digital stream to the connected DAC. The N200 greatly benefits from “trickle down” technology from our far more expensive models making them both deliver audio performance that belies their cost.
Storage, Your Way
Many consumers today are using streaming services exclusively. For these users, no internal hard drive is necessary, however the N200 has a rear panel tray that can accommodate dual 2.5″ HDDs or SSDs. Either drive is user installed at purchase, any time thereafter or never.
Gigabit Ethernet LAN Port for Network Connectivity
For network connectivity, streaming, upgrades and file transfers, N200 has a Gigabit Ethernet Port along with two USB 2.0 data ports for copying files from a USB HDD or USB thumb drive.
Loading music into your Aurender is simple and easy. You can choose between two simple methods depending upon where you digital music library currently resides – direct from a USB storage device or over the network from a NAS.
The Aurender Conductor App Takes Control Of Your Music
The Aurender Conductor App turns your iPad, Android phone or tablet into a highly versatile user interface for Aurender Music Servers making managing, viewing, playing and streaming high-resolution music collections a breeze. All permissions, behaviors and functions of the Aurender Music Server / Streamer can be easily accessed through the Settings menu of the Aurender ConductorApp.
Embedded within the Aurender App are the lossless streaming services Tidal and Qobuz (subscription required). When using a streaming service, Aurender handles the streaming content the same way as files stored internally, so all functions and operations are the same with either library. In fact, it’s easy to combine streaming content into your library of files making all content appear to be one and the same.
MQA Core Decoder (optional in-app purchase)
Aurender’s optional MQA Core Decoder upgrade enables first unfold to play MQA files through a non-MQA certified DAC at up to 88.2kHz or 96kHz. The Core Decode upgrade can also deliver the first unfold to MQA certified DACs requiring it so the DAC can perform the final rendering.
USB HDD and NAS (Network-Attached Storage) Support
Best performance occurs when music is stored on the Aurender’s internal storage. However, the Aurender platform is also capable of seamlessly integrating content stored on a NAS or external USB hard drive.(In this case, stored content navigation is accomplished from the folder view)
Network Streaming With Solid-State Drive (SSD) Caching Playback
After a song or album is selected from the Aurender Conductor App, that specific music is cached to the 240GB NVMe SSD from the internal drive and the N200 will then playback directly from the SSD. This minimizes wear and tear on the drives as after loading to the caching drive, the storage drive(s) goes idle. Additionally, by caching songs to the SDD for playback, it eliminates any sound quality degradation and even dropouts due to a non-optimal network connection from, for example, a NAS drive.
Dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 Output With Noise-Free Power Circuitry
Our dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output is designed to deliver an exceptionally transparent audio signal, free of noise and shielded from any outside electrical or RFI interference.
Ultra High-Quality SPDIF Digital Audio Output
SPDIF audio outputs differ from asynchronous (USB) outputs in that the clocking is done from within the server as opposed to the DAC. Which is best? One must try that in the context of your system to know. However, there many very good performing legacy DACs manufactured before USB existed and here the SPDIF RCA Coax may be you’re only connectivity option.
Linear Power Supply
A full-linear power supply provides clean and stable power to the CPU and audio output circuitry. Linear supplies are renowned for their ability to deliver a wide dynamic range capability, deep and powerful low frequency response and a wide and deep soundstage.
Remote Internet Technical Support
In the unlikely event you may need technical support, you can do so right from the Aurender Conductor App. Sending a Remote Support Request from our app allows engineers to quickly diagnose and correct problems over the Internet, should they occur.
|Front Panel Display||6.9” 1280 x 480 IPS Color LCD|
|CPU||Intel Low Power Quad-Core|
|SSD for System and Cache||240GB NVMe|
|Main Clock||TCXO Based Precision Jitter Reducing Clock|
|Storage (optional-user installed)||2.5” HDD or SSD x 1 or 2 (15mm height max)|
|I/O Ports||2 x USB 3.0 (rear)|
|Digital Audio Outputs Ports||USB Audio Class 2.0 x 1 and SPDIF Coaxial x 1|
|SPDIF Audio Output(COAX)||PCM up to 24-bit / 192kHz|
|USB Audio Output||
32-bit / 384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128), 11.2MHz (DSD256), 22.4MHz (DSD512)
|Compatible Formats||DSD (DSF,DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE|
|Gigabit Ethernet||Double-Isolated x 1|
||Full-Linear (35W x 2)|
||Yes (Super Capacitor based)|
||Aurender Conductor for iPad, Android Phone / Tablet|
||Machined Aluminum Chassis|
Dimensions & Weight
||13 x 3.8 x 14in., 19.8lbs. 330 x 96 x 355mm., 9.0kg|
||Play (25W), Peak (40W), Standby (3.5W)|