Reference Audio Visual has released TVLogic’s new Aurender W20 Reference Music Server in Australia.

Available now, the Aurender W20 is a high performance music server with 6TB of internal storage capacity, 240GB solid state drive for cached playback (upgradable to twin 240GB SSDs), an Ethernet port for network connectivity and a full range of digital outputs (BNC, coaxial, AES/EBU, optical, USB Audio Class 2.0). The W20 will be on display in room 406 at the upcoming Australian Audio and Video Show in Melbourne.

The W20 is designed to be used with a wide variety of digital-to-analog converters and is one of the very few music servers able to support external word clocks and dual-wire mode,’ said Michael Marchant, of Reference Audio Visual. ‘It delivers a bit-perfect output with absolutely zero ground noise and virtually no jitter.’ The reason for the lack of noise is that the Aurender W20’s audio circuits are battery-powered, using LiFePO4 batteries. ‘This makes it the first music server to completely eliminate ground noise through the use of LiFePO4 batteries and also eliminates jitter resulting from use of a.c. power supplies,’ Marchant told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. ‘In addition, the W20 incorporates a FPGA-based digital Phase Locked Loop system with OCXO clocks, fan-less design, extensive shielding, along with in-house developed CPU and audio boards to ensure that jitter is minimized to below negligible levels.

Aurender’s iPad App is the standard user interface for all Aurender music servers and in addition to the usual standard control features found on music players, offers bit and sample rate filters, a 5-star rating system, automatic ‘recently-played’ playlist, user nameable browser buttons, and changeable album cover sizes. ‘It has many other features that make viewing, searching and playing music collections easy and enjoyable,’ added Marchant, who also said that he’d welcome enquiries from hi-fi dealers. The Aurender W20 sells for $18,500 (RRP).

For more information on Aurender products, please call Reference Audio Visual

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