Aurender W20SE

Sale price$23,000.00

Color: Black
Storage: 4TB

Aurender W20SE

Aurender W20SE front marketing

An Audio Classic, Recharged

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 its 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.

M20se in system

  • 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."

  • 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 effects only the system’s SPDIF and AES/EBU digital outputs. USB is always bit-perfect with no digital signal processing.

  • Physical Specifications

    16.9"W x 14.6"D x 5"H (4.6"H w/o Feet)
    46.5 lb
    Machined Aluminum Chassis
    Front Panel Display
    Dual 3.7" AMOLED


    Technical Specifications

    Power Supply

    3x LiFePO4 Battery for Audio + Linear PSU for system
    AMD Dual Core (18W)
    RAM 4GB
    Library Storage Capacity
    SSD for System & Cache
    1TB 2.5"
    Data USB Ports
    1X USB 2.0 (Rear)
    Software Suite
    Aurender Conductor
    Ethernet Suite
    Double-Isolated Gigabit LAN
    Uniterruptible 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
    Analog Outputs Supported Format N/A
    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
    Headphone Section
    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 Conversion
    DSD64/128/256/512 to 88.2/176.4kHz