Aurender N30SA

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Color: Black

Aurender N30SA

Aurender n30sa internals

Separation of Music and Noise

The culmination of more than 10 years of research and product development has led Aurender to N30SA: the ultimate Digital Output Network Transport with the utmost in transparency, resolution, pace, rhythm, dynamics and revealing musical expression.

In digital audio rendering, there are two predominant forces which must be mitigated in order to provide a pristine musical presentation: Noise and Jitter. N30SA's dual-chassis design physically and electrically isolates the sensitive audio outputs from the noise-generating components of the machine to deliver an uncanny kind of coherence and quiet. The kind of quiet that results in the listener's ability to hear deep into the music and identify each individual instrument with unbridled dynamics, true-to-life timbre, deep bass extension and slam – even from the most complex musical passages.

As with N20 and W20SE, N30SA's SPDIF and AES/EBU outputs are controlled by an ultra precise OCXO clock to minimize jitter and its harmful artifacts, therefore alleviating the harshness and incoherence that plagues some digital audio presentations. Add an external Master Clock connection like Aurender's MC20 for the ultimate in atomic clock timing accuracy.
Aurender N30SA in system diagram

Key Features

Two-Chassis Design

N30SA takes physical and electrical noise isolation to unprecedented extremes. By isolating the sensitive audio outputs from the noise generating pieces of the component, N30SA achieves a noise floor so low that nothing competes with the music.

Discrete Power and Data Umbilical Connections

A pair of bespoke cables for connecting the two chassis are included in 0.5m and 1.5m lengths. One cable supplies power to the audio box, and a separate cable carries audio data. This connectivity scheme allows for further physical separation and noise suppression between the audio outputs and the rest of the component.

Linear Power Supply with Integrated UPS

N30SA’s unique hybrid power supply delivers a pure DC current to flawlessly power the digital audio output board, while a separate linear power supply chain feeds clean power to the non-audio adjacent components of the machine. N30SA redefines what’s possible in terms of the profound musical engagement extracted from files and streams.

OCXO Clock 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."

8.8" Front Panel Display

An impressive 8.8” full-color IPS LCD display reproduces the album art, artist name and song title in utter elegance.

8TB SSD Storage + Expansion Port

An 8TB SSD is internally fitted, with a second disk tray for storage expansion, if needed.

PCM Upsampling

N30SA is capable of upsampling any lower resolution content up to 176.4/192kHz for better performance with some DACs. Upsampling effects only the system’s SPDIF digital outputs. USB is always bit-perfect with no digital signal processing.
  • Physical Specifications

    2x 16.9"W x 14"D x 4.2"H (3.7"H w/o Feet)
    48.5 lb
    Dual Machined Aluminum Chassis
    Front Panel Display
    8.8" 1920 x 480 Wide IPS Color LCD


    Technical Specifications

    Power Supply

    1x50W (CPU), 2x35W (4 cores) for Digital Output Board
    Intel Low Power Quad Core
    RAM 8GB
    Library Storage Capacity
    8TB, 1X 2.5" Compartment (User-Installable Storage)
    SSD for System & Cache
    480GB NVME
    Data USB Ports
    2X USB 3.0 (Rear)
    Software Suite
    Aurender Conductor
    Ethernet Suite
    Double-Isolated Gigabit LAN
    Uniterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
    Yes (Super Capacitors)
    Power Consumption  
    Play (40W), Peak (70W), Standby (3.5W)
    CD Ripping Capability N/A


    Audio Specifications

    Analog Outputs N/A
    DAC Chipset N/A
    Audio Word Clock OCXO Rev2
    Analog Outputs Supported Format N/A
    Digital Outputs
    USB Audio (Dedicated), 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 / 384kHz, DSD128 (DoP), DSD512 (Native)
    SPDIF & AES/EBU Output Supported Format
    PCM: Up to 32-bit / 192 kHz; DSD: Up to DSD64 via DoP
    Digital Inputs
    Headphone Section
    Master Clock Input
    Coaxial BNC 75Ω - 10MHz, 12.8MHz, 44.1-48kHz (multiples from 1-512x)
    MQA Support
    MQA Core-Decoder Upgrade Available
    Compatible Formats
    DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
    DSD-to-PCM Conversion