Saturday, June 11, 2011

WIdeaLab Aurender Series digital music storage and playback systems

WIdeaLab announced today the launch of their Aurender Series digital music storage and playback systems with up to 128GB solid-state drive playback and iPad user interface. "Aurender's clocks are based on ultra-stable TCXO or OCXO oscillators with an accuracy of under 5 billionth of a second. Along with proprietary reclocking FPGAs this guarantees signal accuracy for the digital outputs. The Aurenders can store up to 6TB of music in various uncompressed or lossless formats. All models are designed to be used with high-quality DACs and have AES/EBU, coaxial and optical outputs. Other features include Linux OS customized for audio applications, up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution, a fanless design and a precision-machined aluminum case and parts designed to protect sensitive components from electromagnetic noise and vibrations. In addition the Aurenders have LAN and USB connections for transfer of music files from external storage devices or PCs. Expected retail prices are $4.600 for the Aurender A10 and $6.100 for the Aurender S10.