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Caching Music Server / Streamer / Player with full MQA Decoder DAC and Balanced and Unbalanced Analog Outputs with 4TB Storage
A10 is an exceptionally high value music player with a superior built-in digital-to-analog converter. The full-decoder MQA DAC has a rich, organic sound that is extremely competitive sonically against stand-alone DACs costing as much or even far more than the A10 itself! With a 4TB internal hard disk drive and 120GB solid-state drive cache for playback and control by Aurender Conductor, the A10 is the perfect one-box solution for those replacing high-end CD players or just seeking performance and simplicity.
MQA ( Master Quality Authenticated )
MQA technology is licensed by labels, music services, and hardware manufacturers worldwide.
Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.
The Aurender A10 includes full MQA Decoder technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the highest possible sound quality of the original master recording.
The Aurender Conductor App will indicate that ‘MQA‘ or ‘MQA Studio‘ content is being played back. A green or blue dot next to the MQA logo indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. The blue dot indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.
The A10’s front panel also uses text indicators to display MQA playback and the respective sampling rate of the file or stream being played. ‘MQA’ or ‘MQA Studio’ indicates that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. ‘MQA Studio’ indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.
*MQA and the Sound Wave Device are registered trademarks of MQA Limited.© 2016
|Compatible formats||DSD ( DSF, DFF ), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others|
|Bit and sample rates||SPDIF : Up to 24-bit, 192kHz ( PCM ); 1-bit, 2.8MHz ( DSD64 )
USB : 32bit /384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz ( DSD64. ); 1-bit, 5.6MHz ( DSD128 )
|Dimensions & weight||430mm x 55mm x 353mm, 16.93" x 2.2" x 13.9" ( inches ) / 10.2Kg 22.5 lbs|
|SSD for system and cache||120 Gigabit|
|Music storage||4TB ( 2.5″ HDD )|
|Digital audio output||USB Audio Class 2.0|
|Digital audio input||
SPDIF Optical up to 24-bit / 192 kHz ( optical input will be routed to analog out only. Not to USB out )
|Other I/O||Gigabit Ethernet, USB Port x 2|
|Analog audio output||
Unbalanced ( RCA ): 2Vrms / Balanced ( XLR ): 4Vrms
-90 dB ~ 0dB, 0.5 dB step Velocity Sensitive Operation
|USB audio output||PCM: up to 32-bit / 384 kHz DSD: DSD64, DSD128 / DoP Mode|
|DAC chip||AK4490 ( AKM ) x 2 ( Dual-Mono Design )|
|THD + N||Min. -112dB, IMD ( SMPTE ) Min. -113 dB|
|THD ( 1KHz 2.5Vrms XLR output )||0.00013 %|
|Dynamic range||MAX 128 dB ( CCITT filter )|
|Stereo crosstalk||Better than -135dB, 20-20kHz.|