Reviewer: Joël Chevassus Financial Interests: click here. Source: Esoteric K, Apple iMac Lion OSX, Squeezebox Touch + Welborne Labs PSU, Audio GD Ref . Aurender S10 Reviewers’ Choice If you aren’t familiar with the SoundStage! Network’s The World’s Best Audio System events, each is an. The Aurender S10 is a Linux based digital transport from Widealab Inc of Korea, in essence it’s a computer that is dedicated to delivering a PCM bitstream.

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If you are organised of course you can make up multiple playlists to suit your listening requirements in given circumstances, or you could have playlists for each of your current favourite albums.

The S10 also supports Apple’s AirPlay and gapless playback. This is no off-the-shelf package or an accumulation of aueender you can DIY. The Winter Music Mix.

Rubber damping and shielding with aluminum partitions. AudioStream’s Aruender of the Year Submitted by bluedoor on March 11, – Johnny Black’s Rocksource Archive. The difference in detail density was enormous and most of this was low level information, it is more dynamic, has more precise imaging and better timing largely as a result of the lack of noise in the system.

Aurender S10 Music Server.

Aurender S10 Music Storage and Playback Server

I also ensured, in the case of computer playback, that playback was quietest by operating from battery, and s110 off my internet connection, Spotlight search, and widgets.

Its substantial chassis comprises aluminium top and bottom plates aurenser finned heatsinks at the sides and two active uarender OLED displays on the heavyweight fascia. The playlist software is not as straightforward as iTunes for instance but few things are and I suspect that with practice using it would become second nature.

AirPlay, like Bluetooth, is a very normal-people-friendly option and I’m happy to see it included on the Aurender. All in all, the Auraliti PK gave a good accounting of itself, with s100 obvious weaknesses. To the right are buttons to toggle through the display options and three CD-like controls: App Version Release Note.


A solid-state drive cache for playback, a low noise linear power supply for audio circuits, fan-less design and extensive shielding using thick aluminum partitions also minimize and eliminate the many types of jitter and noise. Installation in my home network was thus somewhat less of a hassle than other server installations have been, though there are always a few minor challenges.

The operation was as easy as copying files from one directory to another on the computer — a basic skill.

Aurendre of these functions are also available on the remote iPad app. The Aurender app was just terrific, with many more features than freebie open-source apps such as MPoD. Recordings I am intimately familiar with had a new found crispness and weight to bass reproduction that was at once remarkable and more than welcome.

Aurender S10

Greatest Bits Component List. To copy music from your computer, you need to connect to the S In the event of drive failure, Aurender aurencer not responsible for any loss of data. Old habits die hard. The overall experience was a bit like listening to a new — and better — album.

WideaLab Aurender S10 Music Server –

The S10 is basically a Linux computer with a 64GB solid-state drive, from which music files are read before being played, to minimize jitter. The entire case is apparently used as a heatsink; the substantial heatsinks along the side actually ran cooler than the case. The standard iPad display includes thumbnails of the cover art.

Finally came the Aurender S So maybe the question of whether or not hi-rez recordings sound better needs further exploration. Yes, you read that correctly. The S10 uses both switch-mode and linear power supplies, as appropriate. For access to partner forums, contributor archives and other consumer electronics resources, please click on the links below I compared playing music from the S10’s internal storage to my NAS-based music and I preferred the S10’s internal storage.


Reviewing high-priced gear always scares me a little: As I’ve mentioned before, I prefer Album view for browsing my music. These are announced to deliver further performance enhancements over the existing multi-awarded S Intrigued as to why some were calling the Aurender the finest sounding music server they had yet encountered, I determined to request a unit for audition and review.

xurender In the case of long titles that include composer and title, that information is constantly streamed in large characters that scroll from right to left, as if they were news headlines on the bottom of your TV screen. My unit came pre-loaded with a ton of music, some of which was also in my CD collection.

The medium is too new, and the latest innovations still being implemented. Thorough Submitted by bpw on March 7, – 8: British Home Theater and Hi-fi: Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete arrival.

Aurender S10 (£4995)

The ethernet cable to the network router should be connected before turning on the Aurender. The default middle person who reluctantly ended up assisting me with aureneer this — WideaLab does not have an number for support, let alone an easy solution to the continental divide between the West Coast and Korea — detests guiding people through computer basics, and resorted to screaming over the phone like a certified madman.

Because the job has already been handled perfectly well by many of my talented colleagues, I will dispense with historical data on the Korean company and any in-depth technical description of their S10 machine.

It also makes for an extremely well thought out, solidly built unit that does not fail to impress.