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Aurender W20SE Network Transport/Music Server

The Aurender W20 is one of the few Music Players to support external word clocks used in recording studios, and dual-wire mode used by many reference digital-to-analog converters to separate transmission of left and right channels for better fidelity.

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TECH SUPPORT

Always Included

  • New Flagship Caching Music Server and Streamer / MQA Core-Decoder
  • 4TB or 8TB SSD Storage with 1 TB SSD Caching / Battery Operated Power Supply for Audio
  • Full-Linear Power Supply for CPU / Double-Isolated LAN and Audio USB Port
  • Dual-AES/EBU up to 24-Bit 384kHz, Coaxial, BNC and Optical Outputs / Word Clock Input

W20SE Special Edition

Since its launch in 2013, the Aurender W20 has occupied the enviable position of “the music server others are judged against”. Revised and refined in 2019, the new W20SE (Special Edition) raises the bar again in both user experience and absolute audio performance.

W20SE is the music server of choice for the finest audio systems in the world. Designed to be used with high-performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender W20SE is one of the few music servers to provide support for external word clocks used in professional audio and recording studios. Additionally, a dual-wire mode AES/EBU used by some reference grade digital-to-analog converters to allow separate transmission of left and right channels for better fidelity. However, even without using an external word clock input or dual AES/EBU outputs, W20SE’s battery power supply provides a dramatically lower noise floor for a totally silent background. With a 4TB internal SSD and a 1TB SSD caching drive for playback, the W20SE is the ideal solution for even the most extensive high-resolution music collections.

W20SE SPECIFICATIONS

Compatible Formats DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
Bit and Sample Rates DSD SPDIF/AES Single: DSD64 through DoP, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512 through DSD to PCM (88.2 and 176.4 kHz) AES Dual: DSD64 and DSD128 through DoP, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512 through DSD to PCM (88.2, 176.4 & 352.8kHz) USB: 32-bit / 384kHz, 1-bit, 2.8MHz (DSD64); 1-bit, 5.6MHz (DSD128), 11.2MHz (DSD256), 22.4MHz (DSD512)
DSD to PCM DSD64/128/256/512 to 88.2/176.4/352.8kHz (Dual wire only)
Width ​Full-Size (430 mm / 16.93 in)
Height ​106 mm / 4.17 in
Length ​370 mm / 14.6 in
Weight 21.1kg / 46.5 lbs
SSD for System and Cache 1T
​Music Storage 4TB SSD (2.5″ 4TB x 1)
Power Supply ​Battery + Linear
Display Dual ​3.7″ AMOLED
Digital Audio Outputs ​​​​USB, COAX, Optical, BNC, AES/EBU x 2 (Dual-Wire)
Master Clock Input ​Word Clock or Master Clock Input (BNC) 10MHz, 12.8MHz (44.1kHz and 48kHz multiples from 1 to 512)​, Input impedance 75Ω
​Other I/O ​Double isolated Gigabit Ethernet, USB Port x 2
Power Consumption Play (40W), Peak (70W), Standby (3.5W)

 

W20 vs W20SE

W20 W20SE
Power Battery + SMPS Battery + Linear Power
Storage (System + Cache) SSD 240GB SSD 1TB
Storage (Content) 3.5inch HDD 6TB x 2 SSD 4TB
LAN Port Normal Double Isolated
OCXO(Main Clock) Yes Yes (Upgraded)
VCXO(Clock) Yes Yes (Upgraded)
Audio USB Attached to main board Plug-in module with better isolation
Dual AES Output Up to 24/192kHz Up to 24/384kHz
DSD Output on SPDIF (DoP) DSD64 only Up to 128
PCM Upsampling No Single Wire: Up to 192kHz, Dual Wire: Up to 384kHz
Extreme Play Mode No Yes
Supports Native DSD Output No Yes
Weight 21.9kg / 48.3 lbs 21.1kg / 46.5lbs
MQA Core Decoding Option(Separate Purchase) Included
DSD Output on USB(Native) X Up to DSD512
Master Clock Input Same as W20SE ​Word Clock or Master Clock Input (BNC) 10MHz, 12.8MHz
(44.1kHz and 48kHz multiples from 1 to 512)​, Input impedance 75Ω
PCM Output on USB Up to 192kHz Up to 768kHz
PCM Output on SPDIF Up to 192kHz Up to 192kHz (Single Wire), Up to 384kHz (Dual Wire)
Compatible Formats Same as W20SE DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
Display Same as W20SE Dual ​3.7″ AMOLED
Digital Audio Outputs Same as W20SE ​​​​USB, COAX, Optical, BNC, AES/EBU x 2 (Dual-Wire)
Dimension(W x H x D) Same as W20SE 430mm / 16.93in x 106mm / 4.17in x 370mm / 14.6in
DSD Output on USB (DoP) Up to DSD128 Up to DSD256
DSD Output on SPDIF
(DSD to PCM)
DSD64 only Up to DSD512 to 88.2/176.4 (Single Wire),
Up to DSD512 to 352.8kHz (Dual Wire)

 

Color Black, Silver, Silver, Black
Size 8TB, 8TB, 4TB, 4TB

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