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Aurender W20SE-4TB 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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Battery-Powered Reference Digital Output Network Transport USB, Dual-AES/EBU, Coaxial, BNC and Optical Outputs / Word Clock Input 4TB SSD Storage with 1TB SSD Caching Drive Minimalist Black & White AMOLED Display

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Battery-Powered Reference Digital Output Network Transport with USB, Dual-AES/EBU, Coaxial, BNC, and Optical Outputs + Word Clock Input

Few digital audio components remain in production for eight years or ever reach the iconic status of the original Aurender W20. Improving upon a classic component like W20 was not easy, but W20 Special Edition ("W20SE") has taken the worldwide bestseller and refined and refreshed it to a new, even higher pedigree.

Coveted by music lovers, audiophiles, and connoisseurs of distinctive luxury objects for their pure, natural sound, nuance, and musicality, W20SE is truly in a class of one.

A unique LiFePO4 battery power supply eliminates AC noise allowing the music to emerge from an inky black background. Designed to be used in the world’s finest audio systems, the W20SE is equipped with a host of OCXO clock-controlled digital outputs including a unique dual-wire AES/EBU output. W20SE's master clock input provides additional connectivity to interface with a superior Master Clock such as MC20.

“Digital glare”, congestion, and harshness are things of the past with W20SE's ultra-relaxed, utterly transparent presentation.

Battery Power Supply
W20SE's LiFePO4 battery power supply eliminates AC noise allowing the music to emerge from an inky black background. The Battery PSU contributes to W20SE's supreme ease and relaxed presentation of the music.
OCXO Controlled Outputs
Aurender's Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) clocks are unique in a category that has historically treated superior SPDIF and AES/EBU audio outputs as an afterthought. Unlike USB, where the DAC's clock matters most, SPDIF and AES/EBU data streams are only as good as the transport clocks that govern them. N30SA, N20, and W20SE all employ exceptionally accurate and stable OCXO clocks for a smooth, saturated, and laser-focused audio presentation.
Clock Input
N20, N30SA, W20, and W20SE all feature a unique Clock Input for connectivity with an external Master Clock such as MC20. A superior Master Clock can make a good system sound uncannily realistic, giving a new literal meaning to "High Fidelity."
Dual-Wire AES/EBU
With a compatible DAC, W20SE's dual-wire AES/EBU outputs are capable of supporting up to 24-bit/384 kHz data streams without depending on USB. Experience the ultimate "analog" style output from a digital component.
Massive SSD Storage Built-In
W20SE can accommodate the largest music collections as it can be built to order with 4TB, 8TB*, or 16TB* of internal SSD storage. Special Order configurations may add 1-2 weeks to order fulfillment time
PCM Upsampling
W20SE is capable of upsampling any lower-resolution content to a higher sample rate for better performance with some DACs (up to 176.4/192kHz or 384kHz on dual-wire AES/EBU outputs). Upsampling affects only the system’s SPDIF and AES/EBU digital outputs. USB is always a bit perfect with no digital signal processing.
Physical Specifications
Dimensions- 16.9"W x 14.6"D x 5"H (4.6"H w/o Feet)
Weight- 46.5 lb
Material- Machined Aluminum Chassis
Front Panel Display- Dual 3.7" AMOLED

Technical Specifications
Power Supply- 3x LiFePO4 Battery for Audio + Linear PSU for system
CPU- AMD Dual Core (18W)
Library Storage Capacity- 16TB
SSD for System & Chache- 1TB 2.5"
Data USB Ports- 1x USB 2.0 (Rear)
Software Suite- Aurender Conductor
Ethernet Port- Double-Isolated Gigabit LAN
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)- Yes (LiFEPO4)
Power Consumption- Play (35W), Peak (70W), Standby (2.5W)
CD Ripping Capability- N/A
Audio Specifications
Analog Outputs- N/A
DAC Chipset- N/A
Audio Word Clock- OCXO Rev2
Digital Outputs-  USB Audio (Dedicated), Dual-AES/EBU (OCXO Controlled), BNC Coax SPDIF (OCXO Controlled), RCA Coax SPDIF (OCXO Controlled), Optical/TosLink SPDIF (OCXO Controlled)
USB output Supported Format-  Up To 32-bit / 384 kHz, DSD128 (DoP), DSD256 (Native)
SPDIF & AES/EBU Output Supported Format-  PCM: Up to 32-bit / 192 kHz; DSD: Up to DSD64 via DoP, Dual-Wire AES/EBU: PCM Up to 32-bit / 384 kHz; DSD Up to DSD128 via DoP
Digital Inputs- N/A
Headphone Section- N/A
Master Clock Input-  Coaxial BNC 75Ω - 10MHz, 12.8MHz, 44.1-48kHz (multiples from 1-512x)
MQA Support-  MQA Core-Decoder On Board
Compatible Formats-  DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
DSD-to-PCM Convention-  DSD64/128/256/512 to 88.2/176.4kHz
Color Black, Black, Black, Silver, Silver
Size 4TB, 8TB, 16TB, 4TB, 8TB