Aurender AP20 Integrated Music Transport And Amplifier Now Shipping

January 26th, 2024

Elegance. Finesse. Resolution. Grace. 

If ever Aristotle’s adage: “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is applicable in audio, it applies to AP20. And, given the quality and quantity of parts in this equation, that’s saying a lot.

AP20 delivers unprecedented audio performance from an integrated amplifier. It includes the world’s best Class D amp modules in a dual-mono configuration, an analog R2R relay-based volume control and preamp section, Aurender’s best DAC, a master clock input, a headphone output, a suite of digital and analog inputs and outputs, and the most sophisticated linear power supply block Aurender has ever deployed.

The result? An audio component that paints every musical timbre with full-bodied realism. With a delicate touch that’s backed up by enormous headroom for transients and dynamic swings, AP20 drives even the most demanding speaker loads and casts a soundstage that is both expansive and laser-focused.

All of this performance, with the heart of an Aurender.

Other integrated amplifier solutions on the market may offer support for app-controlled streaming, but in nearly every case, the user experience, library management, and software playback engine are an afterthought requiring third-party software and hardware to get the job done. In AP20’s case, more than 10 years of industry-leading experience has made Aurender the digital source component of choice in the world’s finest audio systems. Now, that same holistic digital playback engine and user experience is available from an integrated amplifier that completely removes the need for more components and cables.

Just add speakers, and enjoy a premium HiFi experience, without all the HiFi boxes. 

Physical Specifications

Dimensions 16.93″W x 14.2″D x 5.9″H
Weight 57.3 lb
Material Machined Aluminum Chassis
Front Panel Display 8.8″ 1920 x 480 Wide IPS Color LCD

 

Technical Specifications

Power Supply Full Linear, 2x 400VA Toroidy Transformers (L&R Power Amp), 2x 50W (L&R Audio Boards), 1x50W (CPU), 1x25W (FPGA)
CPU Intel Low Power Quad Core
RAM 8GB
Library Storage Capacity 2X 2.5″ Compartments (User-Installable Storage)
SSD for System & Cache 480GB NVME
Data USB Ports 2X USB 3.0 (Rear)
Software Suite Aurender Conductor, A30 Manager
Ethernet Port Double-Isolated Gigabit LAN
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Yes (Super Capacitors)
Power Consumption Play (47W), Peak (80W), Standby (6W)
CD Ripping Capability N/A

 

Audio Specifications

Volume Control Relay-Based R2R Stereo Attenuator -64dB ~ 0dB., Velocity Sensitive Operation
Analog Outputs XLR (Balanced)
DAC Chipset AKM 4497 – Dual-Mono
Audio Word Clock OCXO
Analog Outputs Supported Format PCM: Up to 32-bit / 768 kHz; DSD: Up to DSD512
Digital Outputs N/A
SPDIF & AES/EBU Output Supported Format N/A
Digital Inputs 1X Coax RCA, 1X Coax BNC, 2X Optical/Toslink
Headphone Section 1 x 1/4″ (6.5mm) Unbalanced
MQA Support MQA Full-Decoder On Board
Compatible Formats DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, M4A, APE and others
DSD-to-PCM Conversion N/A

 

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Module 2x Purifi 1ET400A Class D Amplifier Module in Dual-Mono Configuration
Rated Power Output 200 W into 8 ohms / 350 W into 4 ohms
THD (20Hz-20kHz) 0.003 % (1W to 200 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)
Damping Factor 800 (ref. 8Ω 20 Hz to 6.5 kHz)
Output Impedance <65μΩ @ 1kHz
Power Configuration Full linear & Dual-Mono – 2 x 400VA Audio grade Toroidy toroidal transformers
Power Supply Filter Capacitors Total 80,000uF ( 40,000 uF / channel)
Binding Posts WBT nextgen™ pole terminal – Signal conductor made of pure copper

 

 

Featured Brand Partners

  • Aurender
  • Bel Canto
  • Nordost

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