The ACS100 was developed to be a more cost-effective version of the ACS10 offering many of the same functions as the ACS10. The ACS100 quite simply delivers much more than other competitive brands in its price class.

 

 

Replace your computer as a digital audio source with this elegant streaming device from Aurender. The Aurender ACS100 is a device designed to reduce reliance upon the computer and other IT products to support your digital audio system.

As a music server and streamer, the ACS100 enjoys operational control via Aurender Conductor for both iPad tablets and Android devices. All the features you’d expect from Aurender like clutter-free direct access to your music as well as app-embedded Tidal and Qobuz subscription streaming services, Spotify Connect, internet radio, MQA Core decoding (optional), CD ripping and advanced metadata editing and library management.

 

Features:

  • Caching Music Server / Streamer with USB Output
  • One-touch CD Ripping with metadata and cover art retrieval
  • Industrial-grade, tray loading TEAC CD-ROM drive
  • Stream and play hi-res music up to PCM 384kHz/32-bit, Native DSD 512
  • Choice of FLAC, WAV and AIFF codecs
  • Store up to 16TB of music locally with the dual 2.5” SSD/HDD bays (drives not included)
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB3.0 ports, 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Super-capacitor-based uninterruptible power supply
  • 4” Colour IPS LCD display for displaying track information and album artwork
  • Machined aluminium chassis with black/silver finish
  • Control playback and access technical support from the Aurender Conductor app

 

Storage
ACS100 provides two sliding trays located on the rear panel that are designed to hold your choice of HDDs or SSDs for storage. You can install one drive to start and as your storage requirements change, add another or load both for maximum storage capacity.

CD Ripping
Aurender’s CD ripping engine creates the best sounding files in your choice of FLAC, WAV or AIFF codecs. Metadata is automatically retrieved and the album cover art and other metadata can be viewed on the front panel display. A TEAC CD-ROM drive extracts the CD data in bit-perfect fashion in a one-touch operation and places the file in a user determined folder for immediate playback.

Tag Editing and Library Management
Smart Tag Editor is an application for the modification of various metadata fields allowing user to correct the files tags to suit their music sorting requirements. A Copy / Move / Delete feature allows for easy transfer of music libraries from various other network attached devices and can also perform a scan for duplicate file removal.

Caching Playback
The ACS100 employs an innovative method of digital audio file playback. Every Aurender uses at least two drives, one or more to store the library, the other for playback. When the user gives the command to play an album, the music moves from the library drive to the SSD caching drive where playback begins. The library drive goes idle reducing both mechanical and electrical noise and lessening wear and tear. With the ACS100 the user has the ability to install SSDs as library drives, allowing both storage and playback of file-based media to be handled entirely by SSDs.

State-of-the-Art Automatic CD Ripping
Aurender’s CD ripping software, which is custom engineered to work with the high-quality TEAC CD-ROM drive, yields shockingly good sounding CD rips! Sophisticated error detection and correction ensures accurate rips technically superior to rips made on a computer.

I/O Ports
A USB Digital Audio Class 2.0 output allows ACS100 to function as a music server/streamer when connected to an external DAC. Two USB 3.0 data ports (one on the front panel, one on the rear) allow for fast data transfer to the ACS100’s internal drives. Another USB 2.0 located on the rear panel can be used for thumb or USB storage devices or for connecting to an Acronova Nimbie AutoLoader (optional – third-party supplied). An isolated LAN port is provided for direct connection to your router.

Support for High-Resolution Formats
All major codecs supported. PCM up to 384kHz/32-bit. DSD up to 256 DoP. Native DSD up to 512.

MQA Core Decoder (optional in-app purchase)
Aurender’s optional MQA Core Decoder upgrade enables “first-level” MQA unfolding to play MQA files at up to 88.2 or 96 kHz into DACs that are not MQA certified.

Aurender Conductor App Packed with Convenient Features for Full-Function Control
The Aurender Conductor App turns the iPad, Android phone or tablet into a versatile user interface for each Aurender music server. All settings and functions of the Aurender scan be easily accessed through the Settings menu, and the app comes with extensive features to make browsing and playing high-resolution music collections a breeze.

ACS Manager Companion App
ACS100 has many features allowing the user to correct mistagged files. A specialized app, ACS Manager is a companion app to Conductor and is used to configure all system settings including CD ripping preferences, Smart Copy, Move, Delete, Duplicate Checker, Smart Tag Editor, and much more.

Remote Internet Technical Support
In the unlikely event you may need technical support, you can do so right from the Aurender Conductor App. Sending a Remote Support Request from Aurender's app allows their engineers to quickly diagnose and correct problems over the Internet, should they ever occur.

HDD Storage Capacity for the Large Music Libraries
ACS100 is designed to be customized by the user in terms of storage capacity. The unit is delivered without any drives installed in the dual drive trays so the user must determine the type and capacity of the drives they install. For example, if using two 4TB SSD drives (currently the largest SATA type available), the ACS100 would then have a total music library capacity of 8TB.

Caching Storage
The internal hard drive you install provides for storage of your high-resolution files and a 240GB solid-state drive is used to cache music for playback. When the command to playback a song or album is initiated, the content moves from the storage drive to the caching drive for playback. When that selected song or album is cached to the solid-state drive, the hard drive will remain asleep. This minimizes wear and tear on the HDD. By caching songs to the solid-state drive for playback, electrical and acoustic noise resulting from spinning disks, moving heads and motors are also completely eliminated.

Power Supply with Integrated UPS
A 19V power supply adapter plus a “supercapacitor” based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for stabilizing the ACS100 under an abrupt power outage condition.


 

SPECIFICATIONS:

MQA Core Decoder: Yes (optional)
Automated Ripping: Yes – Software for Acronova Nimbie included (Nimbie hardware is separate purchase from third party)
Inputs / Outputs: USB 3.0 x 2 (1 x front, 1 x rear panel), USB 2.0 x 1 (rear), LAN Port (1 Gbps)
Storage: Tray for Easy User Installation – 2 x 2.5” SATA HDD (7mm, Up to 2 x 2TB) or 2 x 2.5” SSD (up to 2 x 4TB)
CD-ROM for Ripping: Yes (TEAC Slot-Load Type) CD-ROM Drive for ripping only
Digital Audio Output: USB 2.0, Digital Audio Class 2.0 – DoP (Up to 256), Native DSD (Up to 512) PCM up to 384kHz / 32-bit
CPU: Intel N4200 Quad CPU
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply): Yes (Super Capacitor based)
Power Supply: DC19V / 3.42A
Front Panel Display: 4.0″ Color IPS LCD
System Memory: 8GB
SSD for System and Cache: 240GB
Material: Machined Aluminum
Finish: Silver or Black


Software:
- Aurender Conductor App for iPad, iPhone, Android Phone and Tablets
- ACS Manger

Dimensions:
215 x 98 x 257 mm (unit only)
215 x 111 x 257 mm (with feet)

Weight: 5.0 kg

 

 

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)


MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the studio. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream, while also being backward compatible, so you can play MQA music on any device.
MQA technology is licensed by labels, music services, and hardware manufacturers worldwide.


Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.*

The Aurender models A30, A20, A15 and A200 include Full Decoder MQA technology, and is a fully compliant MQA end-to-end solution enabling you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the “original master recording”. This method of decoding delivers the highest possible sound quality available from MQA.

The Aurender Conductor App will indicate that “MQA” or “MQA Studio” content is being played back. A green or blue dot next to the MQA logo indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. The blue dot indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

The front panel display also uses text indicators to display MQA playback and the respective sampling rate of the file or stream being played. ‘MQA’ or ‘MQA Studio’ indicates that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. ‘‘MQA Studio’ indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

*The MQA logo is a trade mark of MQA Limited. © MQA Limited 2017

 


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