Aurender Widea Lab W – 20

Planet Audio
Planet Audio
Planet Audio
Planet Audio

The flagship Aurender W20 Reference Music Server is the world’s first audiophile music server with external master clock input and dual-wire digital output mode. The W20 is fully compatible for playback of DSD64 and DSD128 audio files through its very “clean” USB Audio Class 2.0 output.

Word clocks are frequently used in recording studios to synchronize audio equipment and thereby minimizing jitter. This will significantly improve the excellent sound quality, delivered by the Aurender W20.

In addition, OCXO oscillators, which are vastly more accurate and stable than standard crystal oscillators used in computers and most audio boards, combined with a FPGA-based Phase-Locked-Loop system will bring down jitter to a virtually non-measurable level.

Dual-wire Mode is used by many of the world’s leading D/A converter manufacturers to transmit the left and right channels of digital audio separately at sampling rates above 88.2 kHz in order to obtain superior audio quality.

The Aurender W20 completely eliminates jitter caused by AC power by using LFP (LiFePO4) batteries to supply power to audio components.

Two internal hard drives provide up to 6 TB of storage, which is enough to hold almost 15,000 CD albums in uncompressed high-resolution format. The Aurender W20 is factory fitted with one 256 Gb Solid State Drive (SSD) for system’s operating software and for cashing song for before playback.

The Aurender W20 comes with a full range of SPDIF digital audio outputs:

  • 2 x AES/EBU (XLR)
  • 1 x BNC
  • 1 x Coaxial (RCA)
  • 1 x Optical
  • 1 x Dedicated asynchronous USB 2.0

For digital audio input, i.e. for storage of music on the Aurender W20, two USB 2.0 ports are provided.

For connection to computer networks, a LAN port is provided on the rear panel.

Two internal hard drives provide up to 6 TB of storage, which is enough to hold almost 15,000 CD albums in uncompressed high-resolution format. The Aurender W20 is factory fitted with one 256 Gb Solid State Drive (SSD) for system’s operating software and for cashing song for before playback.

The Aurender W20 comes with a full range of SPDIF digital audio outputs:

  • 2 x AES/EBU (XLR)
  • 1 x BNC
  • 1 x Coaxial (RCA)
  • 1 x Optical
  • 1 x Dedicated asynchronous USB 2.0