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    Aurender Model Choice

    I’m interested in the Aurender line of Streamers. The N200 looks like the sweet spot in the line. Don’t need a DAC so the A200 not for me. I have a store near me where I can audition the N200. If I really like it I’m going to question how much better is the N20 at twice the price. Unfortunately no where that I can audition that model near me. So has any one had that opportunity and if so is it worth that pricing doubling and if so can you describe why? Thanks

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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    What does the rest of your system look like? Current streamer? DAC? Amplification? Speakers?

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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    What does the rest of your system look like? Current streamer? DAC? Amplification? Speakers?
    This is very important information. If the rest of your system is worthy, my opinion is the N20 is one and done. If you get the N200 you will always wonder. And eventually upgrade especially if you upgrade downstream. So the N20 is actually less expensive.
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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    In another thread the OP has Benchmark DAC and components driving Harbeth C7's if memory serves.
    Aurender ACS10 w/Audioquest Diamond USB, Esoteric N05xd
    Mark Levinson #526, 534 & JBL 4367's
    Clearaudio Performance DC w/Maestro cart
    Clarus Concerto & their Crimson cables

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    Transparent, Analysis Plus & Tributaries. PS Audio filtering
    Sony XBR-75X940D & BDP
    Parasound P6, MBL 8006b, Artisan speakers/subwoofer

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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    If it's in your budget, get the N20. It's superb. I wrote the review of it for TAS, so you can find it if you search for it.
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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    What does the rest of your system look like? Current streamer? DAC? Amplification? Speakers?
    Benchmark ABH2Amp
    Benchmark HPA4 Pre amp
    Benchmark DAC3
    All Balanced Connections
    Harbeth C7es-XD Speakers
    Currently using a new MacBook Air USB connected to the DAC with AudioQuest Coffee USB

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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    What does the rest of your system look like? Current streamer? DAC? Amplification? Speakers?
    Benchmark ABH2, HPA4, DAC3
    All balanced connections
    Harbeth C7es-XD Speakers
    New MacBook Air Connected to DAC via AudioQuest Coffee USB

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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    I'm also in a similar camp to JFRMusic. I can't help but feel like there's a bit more to squeeze out of my streamer front end (Innuos Zenith Mk2) through my Kii Threes. It's a significant price/cost leap though and likely an illogical and unjustified cost leap in terms of squeezing that last ounce of performance. The Innuos sounds great on some evenings, and it falls flat on others.

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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    Found the review. Very comprehensive. Still the question will be whether the additional 6k results in significant or marginal upgrade in sound quality over the N200 which is an excellent unit. Need to give it more thought and decide after I get a chance to audition the N200 in a few weeks.

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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by JFRMusic View Post
    Found the review. Very comprehensive. Still the question will be whether the additional 6k results in significant or marginal upgrade in sound quality over the N200 which is an excellent unit. Need to give it more thought and decide after I get a chance to audition the N200 in a few weeks.
    Yep, understood; also I can't provide any input on products I've not heard.

    Moreover, each customer has to decide for themselves whether purchasing a higher-specification product is a value proposition, or not.

    Good luck with your search, cheers.
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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    The biggest jump in the Aurender lineup is N200 to N20.


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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The biggest jump in the Aurender lineup is N200 to N20.
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    I was certainly really impressed with it, when I had it in for review for TAS, Mike. I was using my SoTM SMS-200 UltraNeo as my network bridge in my "streaming setup" at the time it arrived in-house for review, and the N20 was a LOT better. It's music streaming software, Conductor, also sounds better than Roon, as you know.

    It's also beautifully made, has a gorgeous front panel display and, it has a proper ground terminal on the rear panel for connecting to...Altaira. What's not to like? 😺

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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    I went from the N200 to the N 20. I wish I had started with the N 20 as I would’ve saved a lot of money.
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    JVC RS400 projector, 130" Stewart screen, Oppo 105D, Audio Physic Classic speakers, REL 3D subs, MC8207 MX136, Synergistic Research Powercell, AZ interconnects, speaker cables and PC's.

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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by PMCH View Post
    I went from the N200 to the N 20. I wish I had started with the N 20 as I would’ve saved a lot of money.
    See post #3 above.
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    Re: Aurender Model Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by PMCH View Post
    I went from the N200 to the N 20. I wish I had started with the N 20 as I would’ve saved a lot of money.
    I remember having this conversation! Aurender Model Choice


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