Reviewer: Joël Chevassus Financial Interests: click here. Source: Esoteric K, Apple iMac Lion OSX, Squeezebox Touch + Welborne Labs PSU, Audio GD Ref . Aurender S10 Reviewers’ Choice If you aren’t familiar with the SoundStage! Network’s The World’s Best Audio System events, each is an. The Aurender S10 is a Linux based digital transport from Widealab Inc of Korea, in essence it’s a computer that is dedicated to delivering a PCM bitstream.

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The medium is too new, and the latest innovations still being implemented. Separate Compartment for Hard Disk Drive The internal hard disk drive is cushioned by rubber dampers to minimize vibrations and are shielded from other components s100 a separate compartment and shield by thick aluminum partitions.

I know there are some people who believe otherwise but if you believe in listening to things to determine how they sound, as I do, there is a10 doubt about this simple truth and the Aurender S10 is one extremely good sounding music server. Qobuz announces US pricing plan, will Tidal feel the heat?

You aurendee also load music onto a USB flash drive and when you plug it into the S10’s rear mounted USB input, the S10 will automatically copy its contents and you’ll see a related note on the front display. CD players DACs servers network audio.

Please read the following instructions carefully before setting up the Aurender Music Player. Nonetheless, my experience confirmed aurendef widely held opinion that, for those who can afford it count me z10nothing beats a Meridian Sooloos for ease of operation.

Its substantial chassis comprises aluminium top and bottom plates with finned heatsinks at the sides and two active matrix OLED displays on the heavyweight fascia.

What makes the S10 interesting is both this dedication of purpose and the shear seriousness with which the company has approached the issue of clock induced jitter.

That taken care of, I found that all music sounded better through the Aurender S10 and it did so without question. Greatest Bits Product of the Year John Howe’s Audiojumble Website. A music server is a computer.


Aurender S10 Music Storage and Playback Server

That, I hasten to add, was before Amarra launched its 2. As Chris Connacker put it in the Computer Audiophile web pages, “the speed of computer-based hifi component evolution is inversely proportional to the time between consumer component purchases”. My unit came pre-loaded with a ton of music, some of which was also in my CD collection. Consequently, that a digital file might survive the hostile environment of a home computer and aurendeer unsullied as a bit-perfect rendition of the CD from which it was ripped seems largely unfeasible.

Klang absolut berauschend, Verarbeitung erstklassig, Bedienung exzellent! The S10 depicted the chorus with considerable detail, letting me easily hear individual voices.

WideaLab Aurender S10 Music Server

Full of convenient and easy-to-use features that put aurnder collections at the control of your fingers, the Aurender App enables even the largest music collections to be easily viewed, managed and played at the press of a button. Use our magazine locator aurendef to find your nearest stockist! Moreover, desirable though it may be, an iPad is an expensive remote controller. Among other factors, I’m beginning to think that a server’s power supply has a role to play in bass reproduction which indicates to me that Aurender have done a very good job with the S10’s power supply.

It achieves this result by delivering strong dynamics and excellent timing alongside the masses of detail that one expects from digital files. In standby mode, to turn the unit completely off, keep the front panel power button depressed until the button light begins to flash and then release.

Aurender N10 preview and a auredner of subtlety. Most-Read Reviews Last Days. Keep out of contact with water or other liquids. Instructions Front and Rear Panel.

Aurender S10 (£4995)

This review page is supported in part by the sponsors whose ad banners are displayed below. The S10 uses both switch-mode and linear power supplies, as appropriate. For purposes of my review, WideaLab furnished both the router and iPad. Entry Level Or Reference Projectors: In short, the Auraliti does nothing but play music files.

This all adds up to getting used to the idea that you are practically limited by the app to the S10’s 2TBs of internal storage. It was not that the S10 lacked musicality, or that, in the absence of other sources, it was anything less than extremely satisfying.


If a selected song or album is already cached to the solid-state drive, the hard drive will remain asleep. The two areas that immediately stood out when listening to music stored on the S10 were bass response and clarity. Temperature changes cause crystal oscillations to fluctuate which can lead to jitter in the digital audio signal.

But, for example, when I played the Mahler, I could not fail to detect a slightly gray background around instruments and between notes.

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While I view these kinds of questions as largely a personal matter, I would say it does within the context of a similarly priced system. AudioStream’s Products of the D10 Nice in depth review yet to the point, Michael. The Aurender App is frequently upgraded to provide the latest features and improvements and can be downloaded from the App Store free of charge. Most of the alternatives in this field from Linn, Naim, Olive et al are multifunctional in that they are streaming clients that z10 music files from a remote drive or have built in ripping capability such as the Naim HDX, they also usually have access to net radio and music services.

Music Emotion Audiostream 6moons. With care and time In addition, ordinary crystals are much less stable and lose accuracy over time. This quality plays out in a number of ways including exceptional low level detail retrieval, great dynamic liveliness, coupled with a rock solid sound image.

Apps for other platforms would be welcome… Originally published in the December issue. Installation in my home network was thus somewhat less of a hassle than other server installations have been, though there are always a few minor challenges.

A comparison review of two DACs.