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AriMargolis

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  1. AriMargolis

    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    @Deyorew folder browsing on ACS10 works the same as it does on other Aurender servers. The first 10 folder names on the root of your Music1 and Music2 HDDs show up as browsing tabs. So you can get really creative about how you organize your library. Additionally, you can always dig deeper into the folder structure (beyond those first 10 folders) in Folder browsing mode.
  2. AriMargolis

    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    The Aurender platform does not ever modify your files or metadata. The way it displays whatever metadata is tagged to your files may vary slightly from your expectations depending on circumstances, but it doesn't actually touch the files themselves. Also, with the exception of ripping CDs on the new-ish ACS10, the Aurender platform does not retrieve any metadata that is not already tagged to your files. So, whatever's in the file is what you get. There are a number of great tools available (JRiver MediaCenter, mp3Tag, dbPoweramp, bliss, etc.) for editing metadata. You can make edits to the files already stored on your Aurender directly and upon re-scanning, the changes will be reflected in your library.
  3. AriMargolis

    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    @Emm I can see that Pablo has been discussing this with the software team internally. I assure you they will get back to you shortly.
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    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    @Noushy the way the db update process works is: 3 minutes after the last "write" activity on the local HDD is detected, the system re-scans the contents of the HDD and creates a new library db which then gets pushed to the iPad. When you get that "downloading data" message on the iPad, it means the app is downloading a new library database as prompted by the Aurender scanner. I hope this helps to understand.
  5. AriMargolis

    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    Guys, just a friendly reminder that this is NOT a technical support forum! Aurender technical support is available via 3 different channels for your convenience: 1. Send a remote support email request directly from the Conductor app (Settings>Help>Send Remote Support Request Email) 2. Email directly to [email protected] 3. Telephone Support +1 (888) 367-0840 (monday-friday 9am - 6pm MST.)
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    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    @Emm @Vincent1234 - We'd need some more information to be sure what's going on. For technical support, please send us an email to [email protected] You can also send a remote support request email straight from the Conductor app. This automatically opens your Aurender for our software engineers to view the logs/diagnostics and diagnose/fix any software issues.
  7. AriMargolis

    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    ^ I'm not sure what caused the strike through above...please ignore the strike through.
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    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    @merge03's approach is, of course, correct. Please don't think of the Aurender (or any music server) as the "master" copy of your library. It is essential to have a separate master copy of your library, and recommended to have another backup of that in ADDITION to your Aurender. @justubes can you please send a remote support request email from the Conductor app? This will allow our software engineers to check the internal temperature and see if there is anything wrong.
  9. AriMargolis

    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    @Emm thanks for your question. The hard drives are hardly ever actually spinning unless you are actively playing “DJ” and adding songs to the queue. A few minutes after the last songs have been added and cached to the SSD, the HDD spin back down. The screen will go dark after 5 minutes of inactivity, at which point the unit is in an idle state. It is ok to leave it on and in this state as long as you want.
  10. AriMargolis

    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    Regarding @Noushy's HDD/SSD swap, I just want to clarify that the Aurender does not support, encourage or endorse hardware/electrical modifications. The Aurender product is conceived and and sold as a finished product when it leaves the factory. Aurender provides the best product we can for the price. End-users are, of course, free to do perform whatever after-market modifications they want to their personal property, but doing so does void the 2-year warranty. Hard drive replacement must be done by an authorized dealer or by Aurender's own Irvine, CA service center.
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    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    @marslo @Ponzi it is true that some (many or even most) DACs will only do DSD over USB. However, this is not a general limitation of SPDIF or AES/EBU protocol. In fact, the cables themselves and the general technology is capable of transmitting DSD64 and beyond. It just depends on whether the DAC implements this functionality or not. Aurender servers can output DSD64 (DoP) out of all outputs. Don't take my word for it, you can read the open standard if you're extremely bored (actually it's pretty interesting in a really geeky way): https://dsd-guide.com/dop-open-standard#.XEaF41xKiUk
  12. AriMargolis

    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    Hi @edje - please send me an email at [email protected] and I will help answer your question. I just need a little more info to make sure I understand what you're asking. To clarify, there's not really a "sleep" mode, per se. It's either on or off. It can be on and idle, with the screen dark, and it will respond to commands from the app in that state. If it is off/shut down, you need to turn it back on before you can communicate with it via the app.
  13. AriMargolis

    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    Thanks for sharing this feedback. Very good to know!
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    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    @Stiv - a lot of people have this same question. There's not really a clear universal answer because every DAC is different, every system is different, and there are a whole lot of variables involved. Some DACs have major differences in sound/presentation/features/sample rate limitations from input to input. Others are more input agnostic. There are some fundamental differences in how USB and SPDIF/AES/EBU transmit signal: In a USB audio connection, the DAC is the "master" - the DAC pulls information packets from the server at intervals defined by the DAC's word clock. This is known as "asynchronous" USB. In SPDIF & AES/EBU connections, it is the opposite: the server/player pushes digital information out to the DAC as defined by the server's clock. Historically, inexpensive A/V sources are not equipped with super precise clocks. So, jitter is introduced. Jitter results in a "phasey" soundstage lacking differentiation of instruments/voices. Timing is extremely important to creating a realistic sonic image, and, obviously, the clock plays an important role. This ^ is why Aurender makes such a stink about the OCXO (oven controlled crystal oscillator) clocks on board the N10 and W20...the quality and precision of those clocks is a big part of what makes these players so special. So, certainly give it a try with AES/EBU or Coax vs USB, and see what you think! I know with my Chord QuteHD DAC, switching to the N10 coax bnc output was a total game changer.
  15. AriMargolis

    The "Official" Aurender Discussion Thread

    Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome. @Foxman50 - the existing user interface will be the same in terms of functionality. But there will be some different color schemes IN ADDITION to the beloved 😉 brown. @rwwjr44 Bob, yes, we will be transparent as always and I will try to remember to keep you all in the loop any time we have news to share! @biosailor yes, you are correct below. It is theoretically possible. However, due to the other reasons I stated, I don't think this will happen. @Blakcloud Awesome! Glad you are enjoying them. Thanks again!
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