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Old 08-11-2019, 05:50 AM
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Default Aurender W20SE

Any insights on this new model ? How much is ti better than the W20 ? Is this still the flagship ? What is better than W20 ?

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Old 08-11-2019, 11:05 AM
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Flagship, yes. The differences are many. Comparison chart is on their website. Im considering one.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:27 AM
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I’m a happy owner of a W20. Very nice. Can only image how much better the SE model would be, and with a clock, a DAC with dual mono outputs, and some great cables to fully take advantage of what it has to offer - it should have the “Wow” factor.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:23 AM
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Thanks. I just noticed that internal storage is only 4TB. Does that mean users are expected to pull music from a NAS ?
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Source 3 - DCS Vivaldi + Antelope reference clock or Cybershaft Op18

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Amplification - Accuphase 3850 + A250 or Naim Statement

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Thanks. I just noticed that internal storage is only 4TB. Does that mean users are expected to pull music from a NAS ?


Aurender would like to think users would pull from the ACS10 with its up to 24TB capacity. The W20SE 4TB storage is now a SSD and the cache is 1 TB SSD. The W20 is being replaced by the W20SE, confirmed by Aurender distributor.
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I'll look at this when more information comes out, but there is also the Taiko Audio SGM Extreme. I have read peoples preference for the latter over the oringinal W20. I know nothing about disc storage but remember reading the SS drive will improve its sound.

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