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Old 11-10-2017, 07:27 PM
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Default New Aurender N100H arrived today

It is exciting to anxiously wait for the FedEx truck to come up the drive and drop off a new audio toy. My new Aurender N100H 4TB music server in black arrived today, shipped over night by the dealer. Gotta love instant gratification.





It did not take long to get the N100H installed in the living room system, paired to the iPad and network, and it is now playing wonderful music through my Wyred 4 Sound DAC2. The Aurender N100H replaced my Olive 04HD which was sold. Perfect timing for the N100H to show up so quick. My Aurender N10 is in the studio system where I do the majority of my serious listening, so the N100H will serve the living room sound system where music is usually listened to in a casual or background manner.





I chose the 4TB model of the N100H so that the hard drive capacity would be equal to that of my Aurender N10. I have doubts I will ever use 4TB of storage for my music library, but if I should every need such capacity I will be able to maintain duplicate libraries on both the N10 and the N100H.

I like the size of the N100H. It allows me to install it on the same shelf as the Wyred 4 Sound DAC2. I am using Symposium Rollerblock Jr's to support the N100H. I like how the Rollerblock Jr's elevate the music server to mid-height with the DAC, although I may replace them with Stillpoints Ultra Mini's in black. The music server's power is backed up with an APC UPS-750. Both the W4S DAC2 and the Aurender N100H are powered with Wireworld Silver Electra power cords. The DAC and N100H are connected with a half meter Wireworld Platinum USB cable, and the interconnects from the DAC2 to the McIntosh C2300 preamplifier are balanced Wireworld Silver Eclipse.

The past few hours I have been transferring music files to the N100H from my external backup hard drive where I store my music library for safe keeping. I have stopped several times to go into the living room and listen to the music server. It is sounding excellent. As I log additional hours I will keep this thread abreast of what is happening.





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LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:47 PM
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Very nice Dan! I bet it sounds fabulous. Is this the DAC-2 that was in your office?
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:04 PM
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Very nice Dan! I bet it sounds fabulous. Is this the DAC-2 that was in your office?
Pete.......Yes, I moved the DAC2 to the living room system to support the Aurender N100H. In the office I now feed the Sennheiser HDVA 600 headphone amplifier direct from the Oppo BDP-83SE analog outputs.

The Wyred 4 Sound DAC2 sounds fabulous with the Aurender N100H via USB. It is impressive.
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LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
VINTAGE - McIntosh MA230, Tandberg 3011A tuner, Olive 04HD, McIntosh 4300V, JBL 4312A
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Congrats on your new Aurender addition Dan!

The rack and the system looks neat and tidy and the N100H and W4S are a good looking pair.

Enjoy!
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Congrats Dan - more happy listening!
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Congrats on your new Aurender addition Dan!

The rack and the system looks neat and tidy and the N100H and W4S are a good looking pair.

Enjoy!
Serge.......That audio rack has seen its fair share of gear over the years. I went through a bit of downsizing the living room system this past year, but just can't seem to leave well enough alone. I think I'm good for awhile.
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STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Sonos Connect, PurePower 2000, Stillpoints, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell HR Power Supply, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Wireworld, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario
LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
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Congrats Dan - more happy listening!
Jamie.......Thank you. Happy listening is a good thing for sure. .
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LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
VINTAGE - McIntosh MA230, Tandberg 3011A tuner, Olive 04HD, McIntosh 4300V, JBL 4312A
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Congratulations Dan! I just got the same a little over a week ago.
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Turntable: VPI HR-X 12.7 TONEARM (2) and SDS
Music Server: Aurender N100H
Cartridges: Lyra Helikon Stereo and Mono Digital Source: Oppo UDP-205 DAC: Anedio D2
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just can't seem to leave well enough alone.
Hmmm.. yeah, that's a new concept in this hobby of ours.


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I think I'm good for awhile.
Define "a while"
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Roon/Tidal.
Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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Hmmm.. yeah, that's a new concept in this hobby of ours.


Define "a while"
Serge.......I've been struggling with that definition for a number of decades. It's no clearer now than it ever was. .
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STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Sonos Connect, PurePower 2000, Stillpoints, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell HR Power Supply, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Wireworld, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario
LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC452, MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Micro Seiki DD40, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Nakamichi BX-300, Sony 60ES DAT, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Sonos Connect, Stillpoints, Wireworld, Kimber, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113
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