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    Re: Aurender A30

    The sound is shockingly good and the ripping is awesome. Aurender A30 has its own app.


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    Re: Aurender A30

    Looks incredible in black too!



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    Re: Aurender A30

    Mike, if possible, can you tell, how the sound compares with lumin x1, luxman-d08u, esoteric k-01x?. Is that close to these levels?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Aurender A30

    Agreed. Far more attractive than my ACS10 and any other model I've seen. Even the box is nicer!
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    Re: Aurender A30

    Quote Originally Posted by myjazz123 View Post
    Mike, if possible, can you tell, how the sound compares with lumin x1, luxman-d08u, esoteric k-01x?. Is that close to these levels?
    Thanks.
    To my ears, it far surpasses the Esoteric K-01x. I keep thinking to myself, “it’s the same chip, but such a better sound.” It has the Aurender “fullness” and “smoothness” characteristics, without any loss of detail. The Luxman D-08u is still, to my ears, very very analog like. Too bad it’s now retired. It truly could trick someone into thinking you were playing vinyl. The Lumin X1 is also, a champion and worthy of all the accolades. It has the toe tapping musicality one has come to expect Lumin while having incredible instrument separation.

    The A30’s huge screen, ripping capabilities, storage, etc. are just added bonuses to a phenomenal sounding piece, with loads of flexibility due to its digital inputs and outputs.

    Boy, are we in the golden age of digital or what?


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    Re: Aurender A30

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    To my ears, it far surpasses the Esoteric K-01x. I keep thinking to myself, “it’s the same chip, but such a better sound.” It has the Aurender “fullness” and “smoothness” characteristics, without any loss of detail. The Luxman D-08u is still, to my ears, very very analog like. Too bad it’s now retired. It truly could trick someone into thinking you were playing vinyl. The Lumin X1 is also, a champion and worthy of all the accolades. It has the toe tapping musicality one has come to expect Lumin while having incredible instrument separation.

    The A30’s huge screen, ripping capabilities, storage, etc. are just added bonuses to a phenomenal sounding piece, with loads of flexibility due to its digital inputs and outputs.

    Boy, are we in the golden age of digital or what?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    To my ears, it far surpasses the Esoteric K-01x. I keep thinking to myself, “it’s the same chip, but such a better sound.” It has the Aurender “fullness” and “smoothness” characteristics, without any loss of detail. The Luxman D-08u is still, to my ears, very very analog like. Too bad it’s now retired. It truly could trick someone into thinking you were playing vinyl. The Lumin X1 is also, a champion and worthy of all the accolades. It has the toe tapping musicality one has come to expect Lumin while having incredible instrument separation.

    The A30’s huge screen, ripping capabilities, storage, etc. are just added bonuses to a phenomenal sounding piece, with loads of flexibility due to its digital inputs and outputs.

    Boy, are we in the golden age of digital or what?


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    Would be interesting to hear about how the Aqua Formula XHD figures in this lineup.

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    Nice looking and sounding piece. I saw it at AXPONA last year and at Mike’s store yesterday. It is a well thought out solution to rip, store and play music. Furthermore, it really simplifies setting up and using a digital music solution for those that are not tech savvy.
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    The screen on this A30 is just beautiful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    To my ears, it far surpasses the Esoteric K-01x. I keep thinking to myself, “it’s the same chip, but such a better sound.” It has the Aurender “fullness” and “smoothness” characteristics, without any loss of detail. The Luxman D-08u is still, to my ears, very very analog like. Too bad it’s now retired. It truly could trick someone into thinking you were playing vinyl. The Lumin X1 is also, a champion and worthy of all the accolades. It has the toe tapping musicality one has come to expect Lumin while having incredible instrument separation.

    The A30’s huge screen, ripping capabilities, storage, etc. are just added bonuses to a phenomenal sounding piece, with loads of flexibility due to its digital inputs and outputs.

    Boy, are we in the golden age of digital or what?


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    Actually, I believe the A30 uses the same chip as Esoteric's newer K1/K-01Xs/K-03Xs.
    Also, Mike, any word on the US availability on the recently announced (at least in Asia) Luxman D-08u's replacement, the D-10X?

 

 
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