Aurender
ACS10 Caching Music Server Streamer CD Ripper

Aurender
ACS10 Caching Music Server Streamer CD Ripper

$10,995

Replace your computer as a digital audio source with this elegant streaming device from Aurender. The Aurender ACS10 is a device designed to reduce reliance upon the computer and other IT products to support your digital audio system.

  • Caching Music Server / Streamer with USB Output
  • CD Ripper / Metadata Editor / Dual-HDD Storage / Library Manager
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Aurender ACS10 Caching Music Server / Streamer / CD Ripper

The Aurender ACS10 is a device designed to reduce reliance upon the computer and other IT products to support your digital audio system.

It has always been a goal for Aurender to develop an audio component that would replace the tasks usually done with computers, tag-editing software and NAS drives. That wait is over – with the ACS10, computers and other IT products are no longer necessary to listen with or manage your digital music library.

ACS10 can be used as a fully-functional music server and streamer delivering a pristine digital output via an Aurender’s filtered and isolated USB 2.0 audio port.

However, the highest audio performance is realized when using the ACS10 mated with models A10, N10 or W20, where its CD ripping, library management, 2X isolated LAN port, and powerful processor will greatly enhance the Aurender experience. For existing Aurender users seeking to add the functions of CD ripping, expanded storage and backup and metadata editing, the ACS10 is the ideal companion. Customers seeking that same functionality, but in a stand-alone server/streamer with an external USB DAC, can use ACS10 in that way as well.

Key Features

• Caching Music Server / Streamer with USB Output
• One-touch CD Ripping with metadata and cover art retrieval. Industrial-grade, tray loading TEAC CD-ROM drive
• Stream and play hi-res music up to 32bit/768kHz, DSD up to 512
• Choice of FLAC, WAV and AIFF codecs. Unique user-defined target folder depository feature
• Store up to 16TB of music locally with the dual 2.5” SSD/HDD bays (drives not included)
• Support for using ACS10 as central library storage or as part of a multi-device Aurender network
• Linear power supply with super-capacitor-based UPS
• 4” Colour IPS LCD display for displaying track information and album artwork
• Machined aluminium chassis with silver finish
• Control playback and access technical support from the Aurender Conductor app

State-of-the-Art Automatic CD Ripping

Aurender’s CD ripping software, which is custom engineered to work with the high-quality TEAC CD-ROM drive, yields shockingly good CD rips! Sophisticated error detection and correction ensure accurate rips for great sounding results.

USB Connectivity

High-performance USB Audio Class 2.0 output allows ACS10 to function as a music server/streamer when connected to an external DAC. ACS10’s USB audio output quality is equivalent to N10’s USB audio output.

ACS10 features a USB 3.0 port for super fast copying from a USB hard drive. It also features a front-mounted USB 2.0 port (for connecting an Acronova Nimbie AutoLoader) and a filtered and isolated USB Audio 2.0 port dedicated for pristine audio.

2X Isolated LAN Port

ACS10 features 3 LAN ports, so it can be used as an Ethernet switch. One of three LAN Ports is 2X isolated – use this 2X isolated LAN port to connect to another Aurender server/player to isolate the server/player from any noise introduced by the LAN connection. If using ACS10 as a stand-alone server, use the 2X isolated LAN to connect directly to the router.

Linear Power Supply with Integrated UPS

Full-linear power supply plus “super capacitor” based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for stabilizing the ACS10 under an abrupt power outage condition. This full-linear power supply is designed to keep system noise levels as low as possible.

Support for High-Resolution Formats

All major codecs are supported. PCM up to 786kHz/32-bit. DSD up to 256 DoP. Native DSD up to 512.

MQA Core Decoder (optional in-app purchase)

Aurender’s optional MQA Core Decoder upgrade enables “first-level” MQA unfolding to play MQA files at up to 48 or 96 kHz.

The Aurender Conductor App Takes Control of Your Music

The Aurender Conductor App turns your iPad, iPhone, 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, behaviours and functions of the Aurender Music Server / Streamer can be easily accessed through the Settings menu of the Aurender Conductor App. Embedded within Conductor are the lossless streaming services Tidal and Qobuz (subscription required). Spotify Connect and internet radio are also available as alternative music sources. When using a streaming service, Aurender handles the streaming content the same way as files stored internally (Tidal and Qobuz only), 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.

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ACS Manager Companion App

ACS10 is so packed with features, we had to give it its very own app! The ACS Manager companion app is used to configure all system settings including CD ripping preferences, Smart Copy, Move, Delete, Duplicate Checker, Smart Tag Editor, and more.

Adaptive File Library Storage

The ACS10 provides two user accessible ports on its rear panel that allow the user to install the type and capacity of hard drive that best meets their requirements. Most users opt for SSDs which are reliable, cost-effective and are available in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 8TB capacity. With the dual trays, it’s possible to fit the ACS10 with up to a mindboggling 16TB of SSD storage! If you’re a streaming enthusiast, then no drive(s) need to be fitted. But should your situation ever change you can install them at a later date and begin to collect and store hi-res file-based content.

Caching Storage

The internal hard drive you install provides for storage of your high-resolution files and a 240GB solid-state drive is used to cache music for playback. When the command to playback a song or album is initiated, the content moves from the storage drive to the caching drive for playback. When that selected song or album is cached to the solid-state drive, the hard drive will remain asleep. This minimizes wear and tear on the HDD. By caching songs to the solid-state drive for playback, electrical and acoustic noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are also completely eliminated.

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 Aurender’s app allows their engineers to quickly diagnose and correct problems over the Internet, should they ever occur.

Aurender – The Future of Sound

Laptops and consumer-grade network products are a significant source of noise and jitter, and a high-quality streamer is potentially one of the biggest upgrades you can make in a digital system. Aurender designs its products with sonic quality first, using the best components, most efficient processing, high-quality clocks, and excellent isolation.

Through in-house engineering and manufacturing, Aurender makes the finest high-fidelity music servers and audio players on the market. Their design process starts with a blank sheet of paper. Everything from circuit design to industrial design is meticulously engineered with a focus on performance and build quality.

Aurender’s hand-picked components have changed the game, standing head and shoulders above the rest of the field.

SSD for System and Cache: 240GB
System Memory: 8GB
Storage: Optional HDD/SSD storage up to 16TB (8TB x 2) – Note: Factory default storage configuration is RAID 1, which is a “mirrored” array, so total storage capacity is halved. The user may optionally reformat HDDs to use full capacity of both discs.
Power: Full-Linear & UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) System
Display: 4.0″ IPS LCD
Digital Audio Output: USB Audio Class 2.0 – DoP (upto 256), NativeDSD (upto 512), PCM : up to 768KHz/32-bit
Input/Output: USB 2.0 (x2), USB 3.0 (x1), CD-ROM Drive – Ripping Only CD-ROM
Network: 1 Gbps LAN Hub Port (three total – One 2X Isolated)
User Software: Aurender Conductor App for iPad, iPhone, Android Phone and Tablets, ACS Manager
Material: Machined Aluminum
Dimensions: 430 x 83 x 355 mm (unit only), 430 x 96 x 355 mm (unit with feet)
Weight: 12.3 kg

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