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    Aurender A30

    I decided to get the Aurender A30 for the store. This is a superb “all-in-one” digital hub that I’ve had my eye on since I first got to demo it in April.

    Many of my clients as asking for something that has a CD ripper built in, streams, etc. A one box solution if you will.

    The Aurender A30 has:

    - A GORGEOUS full color screen
    - A superb DAC in it (AKM’s latest chipset at the time - 4497). It has a CD ripper.
    - It has 10TB of storage.
    - It has a slew of digital inputs (for connecting say a CD Transport).
    - It has two USB inputs for additional storage.
    - It has network connectivity and
    - It has a USB Digital Output (dedicated for audio), so if you want to use an external DAC, you can. This last bit, is key.

    How good is the USB digital output on the A30? “Better than the N10 and very close to the W20SE”, according to Aurender. Although the W20SE has some other bells and whistles to keep it as Aurender’s Premier computer audio transport. But the A30 comes close and has a ripper, more storage and a DAC.

    The reviews and rewards for the A30 are piling in. Check it out.

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    Re: Aurender A30

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    - It has a USB Digital Output (dedicated for audio), so if you want to use an external DAC, you can. This last bit, is key.

    so would you say actually it needs an external dac to really shine?
    btw a beautiful and very interesting machine. well i think it would be interesting as a one box solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    so would you say actually it needs an external dac to really shine?
    btw a beautiful and very interesting machine. well i think it would be interesting as a one box solution.
    No, it has a dual mono AKM4497 chipset which is used in some very expensive stand alone DAC’s today.

    The USB Output is for the person who says “but one day, what if I want to try another DAC?” You’re not “stuck” with the DAC in it. It’s a superb DAC chipset today, but in 5 years, the user may want to try another DAC and they can keep the ripper/streamer part. Very flexible.


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    Re: Aurender A30

    thx.
    just wondering how much more expensive it would be to equal same sq with seperate units, cables, racks etc
    nagra hd dac, mps, cd, audionet humboldt, wilson tunetot, odin

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    thx.
    just wondering how much more expensive it would be to equal same sq with seperate units, cables, racks etc
    The issue for my clients, many seek out a ripping solution with the true “one box solution.”


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    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Roon Labs, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suncoast-Au...1105178279194/

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    Re: Aurender A30

    The A30 looks seriously awesome.
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    The A30 is such a beautiful design and so well executed with every detail addressed.
    Buddy

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    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Roon Labs, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suncoast-Au...1105178279194/

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    Re: Aurender A30

    Beautiful!
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    Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M, JBL 590.

    Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: Aurender A30

    This is by far the best looking Aurender product.

 

 
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