Front and Rear Panel

 Front Panel


  1. On/Off – In default mode, the power button will turn the Aurender on and off completely. The button light will stop blinking when fully turned on or off. In standby mode, the Aurender will go into standby (sleep) mode and turn on instantly. To switch to Standby mode, go to the Server tab in Settings of the iPad application. Scroll down to the bottom and turn on the “Use Standby” button.
  2. Display Menu – Press to cycle through 4 display options: Song Information, Blue Level Meter, Brown Level Meter, and Playlist Menu. Songs from playlists may be selected using the four buttons on the right side of the front panel display.  Use buttons 4 and 5 to scroll between playlists and button 2 to select a playlist. After the playlist is selected, press button 2 again to start playback. Once the playlist is selected,  buttons 4 and 5 buttons can be used to select songs within the selected playlist. To see the Device Information Display, please keep the button depressed for about three seconds until the display blinks, release the button and wait. The Device Information Display with details about Server name, LAN/Wi-Fi status, IP address, and other details will appear. To return to the normal display, press the button again. During power on and off, “Aurender” and the model number “W20” will be displayed.
  3. Play/Pause – Press to start or stop playback for songs in Queue.
  4. Play Previous – Press to skip to the previous track for songs in Queue.
  5. Play Next – Press to skip to the next track for songs in Queue.
  6. AMOLED Display –  For display options, please refer to the section on AMOLED Display.

Rear Panel 


  1. AC Power Switch – Press top to turn on and bottom to turn off.
  2. AC Power Socket – Connect the AC power cord to the proper voltage power source/outlet.
  3. Dedicated proprietary USB Audio Class 2.0 Output – To connect to asynchronous USB DACs. (5V/1A)
  4. AES/EBU XLR Output – Connect to the XLR input of the digital-to-analog converter.
  5. AES/EBU XLR Output – Connect to the XLR input of the digital-to-analog converter. The Aurender W20 has 2 AES/EBU XLR outputs for dual-wire mode.
  6. Optical (SPDIF) Output Connect to the optical input of the digital-to-analog converter.
  7. Coaxial RCA (SPDIF) Output – Connect to the coaxial input of the digital-to-analog converter.
  8. Coaxial BNC (SPDIF) Output – Connect to the BNC input of the digital-to-analog converter.
  9. Coaxial BNC Word Clock Input – Connect to the BNC output of the master word clock.
  10. USB Ports – Both ports can be used to copy files from USB memory. Either port can also be connected to dCS systems by using the optional USB to RS232 dongle. Connecting the dCS RS232 control cable will enable automatic clock selection between the Aurender W20 and the dCS Master Clock. These ports should not be used as audio outputs.
  11. Gigabit Ethernet port – To connect to networks and Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices.
Warning – Before connecting audio cables, first check to see that all devices are grounded using grounded plugs and grounded sockets. In addition, all devices should be turned off, before connecting any audio or digital cables. If the devices are not grounded, a voltage potential difference between devices can cause a voltage surge through the audio cable that can weaken and eventually damage sensitive circuits in D/A converters and other devices.



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