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    Aurender A20

    Received word today that A20 now out for $14k USD -- no ripping, no HDD:


    AURENDER A20 MUSIC SERVER / STREAMER / MQA DAC
    This reference streaming DAC offers a headphone amp, optional internal storage, and a large color display
    The 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 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)

    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


    Now we just need the W30 ...
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    Re: Aurender A20

    I think the headphone details are wrong in this announcement. Supposedly only one HP output on the A20.
    EMM/Ayre/Aurender/Esoteric/Ideon/MBL/Absolare/AGD/NAD/Bayz/Fleetwood/B&W/Audience/Echole/Puritan Audio Labs/Shunyata/AQ/Sablon/FTA/Sony ES/Pioneer Elite/Parasound/Gallo/JL Audio/ASC/Stillpoints/GIK/Vicoustic/Symposium/Acoustic Revive/Furutech/A/V Room Service [and, sadly, only one pair of ears...]

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    Re: Aurender A20

    Any thoughts from owners of the A20? Seems like a good one-box solution but am curious as to the sound quality of the DAC. Your thoughts, Mike?
    Kevin

    VPI Aries 3/Grado Reference3, and Aurender N200 > PS Audio DS DAC. Luxman L-595A integrated amp. Sonus Faber Elipsa SE speakers. PS Audio P5 and P10. Transparent Audio, Cardas and Audioquest cables.

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    Re: Aurender A20

    Quote Originally Posted by 4N6 View Post
    Any thoughts from owners of the A20? Seems like a good one-box solution but am curious as to the sound quality of the DAC. Your thoughts, Mike?
    Personally, I would do the Lumin X1, P1 or Esoteric N-01XD instead. Love aurender, just think their dac-less servers are their forte.


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    Re: Aurender A20

    Quote Originally Posted by 4N6 View Post
    Any thoughts from owners of the A20? Seems like a good one-box solution but am curious as to the sound quality of the DAC. Your thoughts, Mike?
    i have one in my den system, its a great sounding unit, not as good as my burmester but it is very nice sounding
    Burmester 911mk3 amplifier
    Burmester 077 pre-amp
    Burmester 151mk2 streamer
    Burmester 948 conditioner
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    Re: Aurender A20

    IME it's system-dependent. In one set-up I found the A10 more enjoyable than a DAC that most everyone would consider quite superior -- the other DAC was just too polite for me -- in that system. In other systems I was perfectly happy with the "polite" DAC.
    The A10/20 certainly offers multi-function convenience ( though I never found the system in which the A10 preamp section made me happy). I would hope the new A20 has not only a better-sounding DAC but possibly an improved pre function as well.
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    Re: Aurender A20

    the preamp in the A20 is pretty nice, was told its much better than A10 as is the dac
    Burmester 911mk3 amplifier
    Burmester 077 pre-amp
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    Burmester 948 conditioner
    Master Artist Full Range Towers
    Espirit Lumina cables
    Solid Tech ROS stand

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