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New Setup:

aurender X100, Devialet 220pro, Technisat SAT Receiver, Piega Coax 90.2

 

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3 hours ago, mabe said:

New Setup:

aurender X100, Devialet 220pro, Technisat SAT Receiver, Piega Coax 90.2

 

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Nice Diagrams :) 

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On 8/12/2017 at 3:30 PM, bpw said:

 

Correct. It is an N100H with an SPDIF coax output in addition to the USB audio out. It is not on their website yet because it isn't shipping yet. The N100 page will be updated when they start shipping in a few weeks.

I wonder why if going through all that "trouble" to add a Coax Spdif, why not also add an AES/UB XLR or even better yet an I2S HDMI, although I suppose at that point it starts becoming a competitor to the N10?? 

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1 hour ago, agladstone said:

I suppose at that point it starts becoming a competitor to the N10?? 

 

…you got it!

Yes, I was very close to upgrade my X100 toward a N10… but on the other hand I realized (based on some listening tests at home) that there was an urgent “need” to change the amplifier first.

In the end, the Devialet 220pro was the best fit compared to the existing and other setups.

Results:

- current setup enabled a new experience of my music collection

- reduced # of boxes and associated cabling


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Just for the record the latest update added radio stations in the U.K. which Is nice...and makes me feel like we still matter on our small island, despite Brexit. 

 

Thanks Aurender ;)

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SEARCH PROBLEM

 

I own an Aurender N10.  I am no longer to do a search after I've done one search successfully on my iPad unless I go off the Conductor app and then go back on.  At that point,  I am able to do one more search sucessfully, but no more unless I go off the app once again and go back on again.  Although I can't be sure,  this problem appeared to start after the last software update.  

 

I have uninstalled the the Conductor app off my iPad and then reinstalled it, but that I didn't help.  

 

Do any other Aurender owners have this problem and if so, we're you able to resolve this issue?  Thanks. 


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The album covers on some recently added albums on Tidal are not updating. Just getting the generic "gold disc" as art on my Aurender app. 

Submitted a ticket to tidal and waiting for response.

Anyone else with this issue?

 

Heres a screenshot. 

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Would you guys still see the N10 as the jack of all trades in streaming world? 

 

There are options that cost less but not necessary sound as good (i think). I am assuming Auralic's G2 streamer+ G2 upsampler+ G2 clock stack to compete with Aurender's best. 

 

On the other side of the fence, there is Sotm Sms200ultra+TxUltra+Sps500 stack and there is Sonore Signature Rendu SE. 

 

I am pretty happy to observe market interest and growth for such products. But now, I am lost between all these great brands. Don't ask me to audition them as none is available in Dubai.

 

I apologize if i asked in the wrong thread. I assumed aurender owners have gone through the same doubts before buying. 

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On 8/21/2017 at 0:37 PM, gintree44 said:

Yes, no album covers for albums added to NAS.  Have tried renaming pdf file, but no luck.

 

Try running AMM to scan the NAS and populate the database stored in the iPad.


Brian Walsh

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Should have mentioned that I've run AMM numerous times--at least every time after I renamed the pdf file.  No luck.  The album came from HDTracks.

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4 hours ago, gintree44 said:

Should have mentioned that I've run AMM numerous times--at least every time after I renamed the pdf file.  No luck.  The album came from HDTracks.

 

I always thought that cover art needs to be a JPEG or similar format.


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18 hours ago, gintree44 said:

Should have mentioned that I've run AMM numerous times--at least every time after I renamed the pdf file.  No luck.  The album came from HDTracks.

 

If you haven't done so, try naming the .jpg file front.jpg. If that doesn't work, you might need to examine the metadata and see what graphic file is shown there.


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Album Art needs to be either .jpg OR .png , no other format works with Aurrender/ conductor. 

Also it only shows 2 album art photos added to the meta data and always (in my experience) add the front and back album art to the actual meta data and always label first one as front and second one as back specifically. 

Also alwya add a front.jpg and back.jpg (same as the one in meta data) to the albums folder. 

Try to keep Album art size between 1000x1000 to 1400 x1400 If possible. 

You can add all additional album art and scans into a folder within the album folder called Album Art for any additional photos and media. 

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2 hours ago, agladstone said:

Album Art needs to be either .jpg OR .png , no other format works with Aurrender/ conductor. 

Also it only shows 2 album art photos added to the meta data and always (in my experience) add the front and back album art to the actual meta data and always label first one as front and second one as back specifically. 

Also alwya add a front.jpg and back.jpg (same as the one in meta data) to the albums folder. 

Try to keep Album art size between 1000x1000 to 1400 x1400 If possible. 

You can add all additional album art and scans into a folder within the album folder called Album Art for any additional photos and media. 

Duh!  That was it.  Converted pdf to jpg with file named "front" and all is well.  Thanks to all for helping me see the error of my ways!

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On 8/24/2017 at 1:11 PM, agladstone said:

Album Art needs to be either .jpg OR .png , no other format works with Aurrender/ conductor. 

Also it only shows 2 album art photos added to the meta data and always (in my experience) add the front and back album art to the actual meta data and always label first one as front and second one as back specifically. 

Also alwya add a front.jpg and back.jpg (same as the one in meta data) to the albums folder. 

Try to keep Album art size between 1000x1000 to 1400 x1400 If possible. 

You can add all additional album art and scans into a folder within the album folder called Album Art for any additional photos and media. 

 

From the N10 bible http://www.aurender.com/page/appguide-player-albumcoverview 


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On 8/24/2017 at 3:19 PM, gintree44 said:

Duh!  That was it.  Converted pdf to jpg with file named "front" and all is well.  Thanks to all for helping me see the error of my ways!

My pleasure!! @markrubin for HDTracks purchases, you need to add tagging, meta data, and album art - I highly recommend dBPoweramp! 

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Just received my A10 and thought there was a way to turn off the power on the USB output (assuming  external DAC doesn't need it). The problem is I cannot figure out how to do it. Am I confusing models? Thanks.

 

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5 hours ago, mrbooboy said:

Just received my A10 and thought there was a way to turn off the power on the USB output (assuming  external DAC doesn't need it). The problem is I cannot figure out how to do it. Am I confusing models? Thanks.

 

David

A little confused. Turn off the power on the A10 or power on the USB output?


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8 minutes ago, JS21 said:

A little confused. Turn off the power on the A10 or power on the USB output?

 

Power on the USB output.

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In my W20 this can be done only via remote support by Aurender.

The possibility of switching off the power on  usb output was closed by one of the last  updates of the SW.

Unfortunately, Aurender did not ask the owners about the opinion before this downgrade.


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Annoying that this feature was removed. Aurender if your listening please put it back.


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4 hours ago, isquirrel said:

Annoying that this feature was removed. Aurender if your listening please put it back.

 

 

Hello Russ,

Thanks for contacting us about this. Actually, the A10 does not perform any DSD to PCM conversion- only the N10 and W20 have this feature which applies to the SPDIF outputs only. The USB output on all Aurender models uses DoP version 1.2 for the delivery of DSD files to a USB DAC. Unfortunately, if the DAC does not support DSD using DoP, there isn’t anyway for the USB output to function with DSD files unless they are first converted to PCM using a file conversion software.

Turning off the USB power was at one point a selectable function for the W20 only, but we have since disabled that due to problems caused by cutting the 5V power.

I hope this helps with your questions and please let me know if you would like any further assistance.

Best Regards,

Jesse

 

The reason for reaching out to Aurender was I my buddy finally brought over his broken in Yggy.

My buddy brought over his Yggy last nite to do a little shoot-out  with the  Aurender A-10.

The A-10's output are all hot so made for an easy a-b with a flick of the input selector. Levels were perfectly matched.

The Yggy was using a Cardas Clear power cord and along with a Wireworld Platinum starlight USB.  Both dacs where using Audience Au24 Se interconnects from thier single ended outputs into my Micro Zotl MZ2s

Music was a mixture of 16/44, 24-96,24-192 played from the Aurender hard drive and Tidal streaming.   I just picked up a pair of Magico S-3's so I consider the system pretty resolving and able to pick out cable changes etc.

The two DACS  sounded so similar we could not pick out the right dac half the time!. It was totally a guess. I actually thought the Yggy would beat the A-10 for PCM but it was not the case.  I kinda wish we had more ears to validate our findings but the results where pretty shocking. Two great Dacs for sure!!

 


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Turning off USB power is not fully removed. It's still available in the old beta Android app! I use it too on my W20 and it works fine; no need to ask remote support! You only need an Android phone and connect it to your network. Just don't tell Aurender..! ?

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