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An elegant digital audio source, the Aurender ACS100 is a device designed to support your digital audio system with multiple capabilities including a Caching Music Server, Streamer with USB Output, CD Ripper, Metadata Editor, Dual-HDD Storage and Library Manager.
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Aurender ACS100 Caching Music Server / Streamer / CD Ripper
The ACS100 was developed to be a more cost-effective version of the ACS10 offering many of the same functions as the ACS10. The ACS100 quite simply delivers much more than other competitive brands in its price class.
As a music server and streamer, the ACS100 enjoys operational control via Aurender Conductor for both iPad tablets and Android devices. All the features you’d expect from Aurender like clutter-free direct access to your music as well as app-embedded Tidal and Qobuz subscription streaming services, Spotify Connect, internet radio, MQA Core decoding (optional), CD ripping and advanced metadata editing and library management.
• 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 PCM 384kHz/32-bit, Native DSD 512
• Choice of FLAC, WAV and AIFF codecs
• Store up to 16TB of music locally with the dual 2.5” SSD/HDD bays (drives not included)
• 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB3.0 ports, 1x USB 2.0 port
• Super-capacitor-based uninterruptible power supply
• 4” Colour IPS LCD display for displaying track information and album artwork
• Machined aluminium chassis with black/silver finish
• Control playback and access technical support from the Aurender Conductor app
ACS100 provides two sliding trays located on the rear panel that are designed to hold your choice of HDDs or SSDs for storage. You can install one drive to start and as your storage requirements change, add another or load both for maximum storage capacity.
Aurender’s CD ripping engine creates the best sounding files in your choice of FLAC, WAV or AIFF codecs. Metadata is automatically retrieved and the album cover art and other metadata can be viewed on the front panel display. A TEAC CD-ROM drive extracts the CD data in bit-perfect fashion in a one-touch operation and places the file in a user determined folder for immediate playback.
Tag Editing and Library Management
Smart Tag Editor is an application for the modification of various metadata fields allowing user to correct the files tags to suit their music sorting requirements. A Copy / Move / Delete feature allows for easy transfer of music libraries from various other network attached devices and can also perform a scan for duplicate file removal.
The ACS100 employs an innovative method of digital audio file playback. Every Aurender uses at least two drives, one or more to store the library, the other for playback. When the user gives the command to play an album, the music moves from the library drive to the SSD caching drive where playback begins. The library drive goes idle reducing both mechanical and electrical noise and lessening wear and tear. With the ACS100 the user has the ability to install SSDs as library drives, allowing both storage and playback of file-based media to be handled entirely by SSDs.
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 sounding CD rips! Sophisticated error detection and correction ensures accurate rips technically superior to rips made on a computer.
A USB Digital Audio Class 2.0 output allows ACS100 to function as a music server/streamer when connected to an external DAC. Two USB 3.0 data ports (one on the front panel, one on the rear) allow for fast data transfer to the ACS100’s internal drives. Another USB 2.0 located on the rear panel can be used for thumb or USB storage devices or for connecting to an Acronova Nimbie AutoLoader (optional – third-party supplied). An isolated LAN port is provided for direct connection to your router.
Support for High-Resolution Formats
All major codecs supported. PCM up to 384kHz/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 88.2 or 96 kHz into DACs that are not MQA certified.
Aurender Conductor App Packed with Convenient Features for Full-Function Control
The Aurender Conductor App turns the iPad, Android phone or tablet into a versatile user interface for each Aurender music server. All settings and functions of the Aurender scan be easily accessed through the Settings menu, and the app comes with extensive features to make browsing and playing high-resolution music collections a breeze.
Download the Aurender Conductor App
ACS Manager Companion App
ACS100 has many features allowing the user to correct mistagged files. A specialized app, ACS Manager is a companion app to Conductor and is used to configure all system settings including CD ripping preferences, Smart Copy, Move, Delete, Duplicate Checker, Smart Tag Editor, and much more.
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.
HDD Storage Capacity for the Large Music Libraries
ACS100 is designed to be customized by the user in terms of storage capacity. The unit is delivered without any drives installed in the dual drive trays so the user must determine the type and capacity of the drives they install. For example, if using two 4TB SSD drives (currently the largest SATA type available), the ACS100 would then have a total music library capacity of 8TB.
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.
Power Supply with Integrated UPS
A 19V power supply adapter plus a “supercapacitor” based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for stabilizing the ACS100 under an abrupt power outage condition.
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.
|MQA Core Decoder||Yes (optional)|
|Automated Ripping||Yes – Software for Acronova Nimbie included (Nimbie hardware is separate purchase from third party)|
|Inputs / Outputs||USB 3.0 x 2 (1 x front, 1 x rear panel), USB 2.0 x 1 (rear), LAN Port (1 Gbps)|
|Storage||Tray for Easy User Installation – 2 x 2.5” SATA HDD (7mm, Up to 2 x 2TB) or 2 x 2.5” SSD (up to 2 x 4TB)|
|CD-ROM for Ripping||Yes (TEAC Slot-Load Type) CD-ROM Drive for ripping only|
|Digital Audio Output||USB 2.0, Digital Audio Class 2.0 – DoP (Up to 256), Native DSD (Up to 512) PCM up to 384kHz / 32-bit|
|CPU||Intel N4200 Quad CPU|
|UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)||Yes (Super Capacitor based)|
|Power Supply||DC19V / 3.42A|
|Front Panel Display||4.0″ Color IPS LCD|
|SSD for System and Cache||240GB|
|Finish||Silver or Black|
|Software||Aurender Conductor App for iPad, iPhone, Android Phone and Tablets
|Dimensions||8.5 x 3.9 x 10.1 inch / 215 x 98 x 257 mm (unit only)
8.5 x 4.4 x 10.1 inch / 215 x 111 x 257 mm (unit with foot)
|Weight||11.0 lbs / 5.0 kg|
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