Amazing music server (w/ 2TB storage). I used predominantly streaming Spotify and Tidal.
Easy to use and set-up. Happy to give you my I-pad for free in sale. Easy Aurender App makes playing music a joy from the I-pad. Loads of music already on the N100H. But you can simply reset/delete files.
Small scuff on front right faceplate (visible with my I-phone X camera). 7/10 to be safe.
Cherished audiophile item, kept in smoke/pet free house.
I want someone to enjoy this beautiful audiophile gem as much as I have.
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Happy to Skype prior to sale to highlight functionality.
Vade Forrester/SoundStageHiFi: "The N100H, Aurender’s smallest music server, has a narrow case 8.4”W x 1.8”H by 13.8"D and weighing 10.1 pounds. The N100H’s dimensions allow it to share a standard rack shelf with another half-width component, which is handy. Like all Aurender cases, the N100H’s is made of thick aluminum plates with heatsinks along the sides. It looks like a power amplifier -- in fact, Aurender makes a matching 100Wpc amp-DAC combination, the X725 ($2499), designed to partner the N100H or X100L servers. If one of those servers is your only source, the X725 should make a visually attractive system. The N100H is available only in silver, with black heatsinks. The warranty covers parts and labor for two years, which is reasonable for a component at this price.
The N100H is designed to work with music stored on a network attached storage (NAS) device on your home network or on its own internal storage. The original N100 was designed with no internal storage; Aurender later added a 2TB hard drive and changed its name to N100H. I know of audiophiles with music collections larger than 2TB, but for many, if not most, 2TB will hold a lot of albums, even if many are high-resolution.
The N100H works only in a wired network -- Aurender recommends a Gigabit network using Apple’s Airport Extreme network router. It plays WAV, FLAC, ALAC, APE, AIFF, M4A, and other major formats at native bit and sampling rates up to 32-bit/384kHz, as well as DSD128 files. Via an Internet connection, it will also stream Tidal and Qobuz. Since the N100H’s internal computer uses the Linux operating system, you don’t need a driver for your DAC to play hi-rez files. An advantage of a dedicated server over a computer-based server is that the former’s software is already configured for optimal sound. Since MQA files are encoded as FLAC files, the N100H -- and any other FLAC-capable server -- should be able to play them. It’s up to the DAC to recognize and unfold (decode) them.