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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Klang absolut berauschend, Verarbeitung erstklassig, Bedienung exzellent! Aurencer Holidays and Happy New Year! Next to the iMac running Decibel via Vertere D-Fi USB cable, and with no other applications running, which is essentially as good as I can get this computer to sound, the Aurender is considerably more solid and realistic as well as being dramatically more engaging.

After the playlist is selected, press button 2 again to start playback.

AURENDER – Reference Music System

I did encounter two instances where a song skipped but restarting the app and the song solved this problem. Leading-edge transients were clean and incisive, though without any of the overemphasis that sometimes sounds impressive on a first hearing.

Yet when fed from the Aurender the sound gained increased focus and s1 realism. AC Power Switch Press top to turn on, bottom to turn off. The ethernet cable to the network router should be connected before turning on the Aurender.

After 18 months in the field and given the imminent release of replacement models, how can the Widealab unit possibly remain up to date and auremder it thus be considered any long-run or even mid-term investment?

Digital Editions Mini sample downloads. Real transparency However even using the hardly shabby Cantata the Aurender kept digging up new stuff. This review page is supported in part by the sponsors whose ad banners are displayed below.

It achieves this result by delivering strong dynamics and excellent timing alongside the masses of detail that one expects from digital files. If for the moment I forego ease of operation, stick to computer playback using Amarra, constantly shuffle between various external HDs in a time-consuming search of files, and save my sheckels, do not hasten to recommend the S10 to anyone searching for an elegant, efficient, and easy-to-use file playback system that yields sound far better than most folks ever thought possible from a music server.


Submitted by bluedoor on March 11, – This is supposed to be easy, but managing the contents of your library does require the use of a computer attached to your network [see boxout]. Listening to the Aurender S10 Do music server’s have a sound?

But aurenderr Aurender S10 surpassed it in virtually all areas, making the Auraliti sound a little mechanical by comparison. Greatest Bits Please read the following instructions carefully before setting up the Aurender Music Player.

Display Menu Press to cycle through 4 display options: Optical Output To connect to an optical input.

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Aurender S10 (£4995)

The Christmas Music Mix. This would surely level the playing field. WideaLab initially asked me to keep the Aurender S10 for only two weeks. Remember when digitally reproduced strings sounded like fingernails on a blackboard?

Served up no pun intended from the Aurender S10, however, the increased focus and clarity was nothing short of startling. Instructions Front and Rear Panel. Although it has no fan, the S10 ran just slightly warm. There are numerous boards marked “Widealab” which was the name of the company that developed the original Aurender before they merged with TVLogic ” There was a softness to the presentation while everything still sounded natural and very compelling.

Hence I ignored the temptation of all those pretty album covers and luscious tracks, beautifully displayed on the iPad, and instead used my Macbook Pro to load some of my old standbys to the Aurender. The Auraliti, too, is a Linux computer under its skin, but it uses Music Player Daemon to play audio files. The user name and password are available in the iPad app. The Aurender S10 is carefully engineered to deliver both superior sound quality and convenience.


Overall I’d rate the Aurender app as excellent and certainly one of the best I’ve had the pleasure to use. You can aslo set the display to shut off during music playback.

Naim Uniti Atom sits pretty. I used the S10 primarily with my Resolution Audio Cantata DAC but also gave it a spin with the remarkable Metrum Octave and with both converters it delivered an outstanding result. The S10 does not have its own music ripping software; music must be added to its HD via a USB key, flash drive, or eternal computer.

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Random Killing the crossover that’s killing the sound Service: This minimizes wear and tear on the hard drive. But, for example, when I played the Mahler, I could not fail to detect a slightly gray background around instruments and between notes. The S10 also supports Apple’s AirPlay and gapless playback. Our automobiles have computers in them but we aurebder call them computers, our phones are computers in this same sense but we don’t call them computers, either.

The S10 depicted the chorus with considerable detail, letting me easily hear individual voices. In the case of long aurenddr 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. This oven-control is not for baking rather it is designed to keep these time-keeping crystals at a constant temperature ” The two areas that immediately stood out when listening to music stored on the S10 were bass response and clarity.