On-the-fly precision DSD to PCM Conversion by FPGA
Designed to be used with high performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender N10 is the only Music Player to support on-the-fly precision DSD to PCM conversion by FPGA.
With 4TB of (2TBx2) internal hard disk drives and one 240GB solid-state drive cache for playback, the N10 is the perfect solution for even the most extensive high resolution music collections.
Designed to keep the noise system noise level as low as possible
Dual linear power and special shielding prevent noise from being delivered to sensitive DACs for the best sound reproduction.
Full Range of Digital Audio Outputs and Ports for Network Connectivity
Designed to be matched with high performance digital-to-analog converters, the Aurender N10 is equipped with various SPDIF outputs (BNC, AES/EBU, coaxial, optical) and one dedicated USB Audio Class 2.0 output. For network connectivity and file transfers, the N10 comes with one a Gigabyte Ethernet port and two USB 2.0 data ports.
Vs N100H: the N10 uses a higher grade Oscillator for low jitter, Phase lock loop, larger SSD, and generally a higher level of build quality and isolation than the 100 series. So it sounds better.
Functionally, it has Optical, Coax, BNC, AES/EBU and USB, so if you are a DAC-swapper or want to feed other components in your system it fits the bill. The big functional need is if you have a dac with Coax or AES/EBU input (optical is lower performing). A less important but very convenient functional benefit is the ability to do on-the-fly conversion of DSD files to PCM. This is terrific if you have something like a Berkeley Alpha or Reference DAC which only supports PCM data (no DSD). True, you can convert DSD to PCM using your computer and software, but this makes the experience seamless.