Aurender A30 Caching Music Server and CD Ripper

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Aurender A30 Caching Music Server and CD Ripper

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Key info

  • Balanced (XLR) and Unbalanced (RCA) Audio Outputs.
  • 10TB 3.5” enterprise-grade HDD for file storage.
  • Dual-Mono DAC based on flagship AKM AK4497 DAC Chipset with Dual-Mono Linear Power Supplies.
  • Convenient one-touch CD Ripping with metadata and cover art retrieval.
  • Dedicated headphone amplifier with three outputs (1 x 4pin XLR and 1 x 4.4mm Balanced / 1 x 6.5mm Unbalanced).

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 17 Kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 430 x 141 x 355 mm
DAC Chip AKM AK4497 Dual-Mono Design
Built-in Memory 10 TB HDD for music storage + 480G SSD for system and cash
Display 8.8
Digital inputs 2x USB Type-A, 2x Toslinc, 1x COAX (RCA), 1x COAX (BNC)
Analog outputs 1x XLR, 1x RCA, 1 x 4pin XLR, 1 x 4.4mm Balanced , 1 x 6.5mm Unbalanced
Digital outputs 1x USB


Aurender’s best DAC, plus the convenience of built-in CD Ripping.

Reference Analog Output Network Player with Aurender’s best built-in DAC, CD Ripping, Library Management functionality, 10TB storage, and Dedicated Headphone Section.

The Aurender approach has always emphasized custom integration of software and hardware. When these elements are indivisibly engineered in-house, we achieve increased stability, reliability and overall performance of operation. This approach is key to Aurender and sets Aurender products apart from the old-fashioned way of running music software on a computer or powerful processor and using IT peripherals for storage and other purposes.

Control and music management of all Aurender models is via the Conductor App, hailed by users and reviewers alike for its performance and intuitive operation. The iPad-based App was developed in-house with managing large music databases in mind, providing exceptionally fast browsing and searching of your favorite music. In-app TIDAL and Qobuz integration provides access to these subscription-based services and to the millions of tracks available in CD quality or better. Internet radio support via SHOUTcast.

A separate app, A30 Manager, equips A30 with software programs for metadata editing and digital file management allowing the user to combine, organize and correct metadata in the way you desire.

For peace of mind, remote Technical Support is accessible via the Aurender Conductor Application.

A Marriage of Performance and Convenience

A30 is the flagship model from Aurender’s range of analog output network players. Like A200, A15, and A20, A30 is, at its essence, a caching music server/streamer with a built-in DAC and analog outputs.

A30 is built around Aurender’s best internal DAC architecture: a dual-mono pair of AKM4497 DACs for the ultimate performance in channel separation, resolution, and control.

The Aurender A30 also includes full MQA Decoder technology which enables you to play back full-resolution MQA audio files and streams, delivering the highest possible sound quality of the original master recording. Beyond delivering exceptional audio quality, A30 includes functions like CD ripping, 10TB of internal storage, ultra-wide color LCD display, a high-quality dedicated headphone section, and an integrated software suite of metadata editing and library management tools.

All this, and much more, makes the A30 the new performance standard in all-in-one digital source components.


  • Slot-loading, industrial-grade CD-ROM drive for ripping with choice of FLAC, WAV or AIFF codecs.
  • One-touch CD Ripping with metadata and cover art retrieval.
  • Ultra-Wide 8.8” color IPS LCD display provides album art view when ripping and all system data on functions when in use.
  • File storage on single 10TB 3.5” enterprise-grade HDD.
  • 480GB SSD cache. 10GB (DDR3) for system memory.
  • Support for Network Attached (NAS) and USB Storage.
  • Dual-Mono DAC with Dual-Mono Linear Power Supplies. 768KHz/32bit Next-Generation Flagship AKM AK4497 DAC Chipset.
  • Full MQA Decoder DAC.
  • Sampling rates: PCM up to 768kHz/32bit. DSD up to 256 DoP. Native DSD up to 512.
  • Discrete Linear Power Supply with “Super Capacitor” based Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for stabilizing unit under an abrupt power outage condition.
  • FPGA-based Precision Data Re-Clocking System with sub 100fs world-class jitter-reducing clock generator.
  • Headphone amplifier with three jacks (1 x 4pin XLR and 1 x 4.4mm Balanced / 1 x 6.5mm Unbalanced).
  • Five Individual Toroidal Power Transformers for Server / Digital / Dual DACs / Headphone Amplifier.
  • Balanced (XLR) and Unbalanced (RCA) Audio Outputs.
  • Volume adjustment from Conductor App, IR remote or front panel rotary control.
  • Dedicated USB Audio Output with Ultra-Low-Noise Power Circuitry.
  • Metadata editing and library management software available for computer-less library management.
  • Smart Copy feature allows for easy transfer of music libraries from other network attached devices and can perform duplicate file removal.
  • One Double-Isolated Gigabit Ethernet Port for connection to a router.
  • Two USB 3.0 Data Ports.
  • Software support for Acronova Nimbie AutoLoader for automated cd ripping (optional).

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