AED 46,368.00 (Inc. Tax)44160
- High Definition Caching Music Server / Streamer
- 2 x Slot for 2.5inch HDD or SSD Drive (user installed)
- USB, AES/EBU, Coaxial, BNC, Optical Outputs and Word Clock Input
The N20 caching music server / streamer provides the fidelity, features and flexibility the digital audiophile will find attractive and meaningful. A significant advantage is that the N20 contains two empty storage bays. This allows you to customize storage to best meet your budget and intended use. For example, these days many music lovers listen exclusively to streaming content. Therefore, no internal storage is necessary (although it can be easily added at any time if desired). Have a modestly sized music collection? Install an inexpensive 2TB HDD. Own a massive music library? Opt-in for 2 SSDs or HDDs. Fully loaded, the N20 is capable of accommodating an incredible 16TB of solid-state storage!
Within the Aurender range of models, the N20 truly represents the best cost / performance ratio in terms of audio performance, features and functionally. Many performance enhancing design techniques, circuit topologies and upgraded component parts have been employed to push its advancement of digital audio reproduction.
An Intel Quad Core CPU is used to support the most demanding digital file codecs including Native DSD512 transmission. All file types and formats are handled by this processor with exceptional ease and aplomb. Our latest generation SPDIF digital output suite employs transformer isolated grounding for the lowest possible noise floor, and our USB Audio Class 2.0 output benefits from our latest jitter and noise reducing designs. A word clock input is included as well. This allows for an external word clock to be connected, pushing our reference-class SPDIF digital output performance even higher! And, a double-isolated Ethernet LAN port significantly reduces network / router noise, lowering the overall system noise floor for a clearer and more pristine audio signal.
However, improvements are not limited only to the N20’s exceptional audio performance. The new, bold 8.8” full-color front panel display illustrates the album cover artwork as well as the album name and artist using a large and vibrant readout. And, practically speaking, an internal uninterrupted power supply (UPS) has the ability to perform safe shutdown under an abrupt power outage preventing system and/or disc corruption.
Orders ship Sunday through Friday from our offices in Dubai, UAE.
In-stock products typically ship within 48 hours and should be expected to arrive in 3-4 business days. Orders outside of the UAE should be expected to arrive in 5-7 business days.
Pre-order and backorder products will state the approximate delivery timeline beside the Add To Cart button.
If you would like to place a custom order, chat with our specialists for a guided shopping experience. Once your order has been placed, a timeline will be provided depending on your order details.
- Free delivery within the UAE
- Shipping charges will be calculated upon checkout for orders outside of the UAE (Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia & Qatar).
- Taxes and duties are calculated according to the applicable laws of the state or country an item is shipped to and are the customer's responsibility.
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Installation charges are applicable and can be paid upon delivery for our clients based in Dubai.
- Installation Charges: AED 350 Per Hour
- Speaker Cables: AED 20 Per Meter
- Trunking: AED 10 Per Meter
For clients based outside of the UAE, please contact our specialists and we will share an estimate based on your requirements.
In regards to SPDIF digital transmission, "Professional" mode and "Consumer" mode refer to different serial protocols which govern the organization of information in the data stream, bit by bit.
In the vast majority of cases, the SPDIF input on your DAC will accept incoming data in EITHER "professional" or "consumer" mode and it will make no difference whatsoever.
A small handful of DACs require information to be delivered specifically in either pro or consumer mode. If you find that you are not getting sound or signal to the SPDIF input on your DAC, please try toggling from Consumer to Professional mode, or vice versa.
Every DAC is different, and every system is different. So, there's no easy answer to this question. USB vs. SPDIF/AES/EBU may sound slightly different from one another. But which one is "better" is entirely subjective. It really depends on the DAC and personal preference. In many cases, USB will offer the highest sample rate/DSD compatibility. Other inputs may be limited to lower resolution playback.
Due to the nature of asynchronous USB audio connections, in the case of USB connections, the DAC's clock is in control of the flow of information. However, with W20, W20SE, N10, and N20 the SPDIF and AES/EBU outputs are driven by a best-in-class "OCXO" clock which results in ultra low jitter. It is one of the most precise clocks available for audio. So, if you have one of those models, you really ought to at least try using something BESIDES USB! You may be in for a major treat...