Kudos to Aurender for this upgrade at a bargain price of $49.99 plus taxes.
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I updated my Aurender N10 to the new software and purchased the MQA license. The entire upgrade took about 10 minutes including the N10 and Conductor App (delete and re-install).
On the Conductor App, go to Settings and select Purchase MQA License. The cost will be charged to your iTunes Account. The purchase process is very fast.
And, yes, the sound quality on MQA albums are improved. I am listening now. And, I really like the MQA search feature. A huge improvement for finding MQA albums.
Please note this. For me, after I purchased the MQA License, I had to delete the Conductor App and re-install it. My friend reports he did not have to do this.
In any case, after you purchase the MQA license, go Settings and enable MQA Unfolding. If the words “enable MQA unfolding” are not there, it means you have to delete the Conductor App and re-install the App.
Thank you lalitk for telling me about this new Aurender feature that I was not aware of.
After the addition of the new Master Search feature (from the above new software release), Tidal on my Aurender now shows 10,346 MQA coded albums. If you do NOT see this many albums, delete your existing Conductor App and re-download the App from App Store. This means delete the current Conductor App and re-install it.
You press the Master Seach tab and the long list of MQA coded albums appear.
Aurender New Software Release Note
System SW 4(5).11.49 / App 2.9.6 Released on April 6, 2018
Changes from 4(5).11.36
* Bug fix & improvements
- Fixed MQA core decoding gapless playback from TIDAL.
- Fixed MQA decoding status was not properly updated.
- Fixed internet radio change takes too long.
- Fixed HDD icon overlap with Dual Wire/Clock information for W20. - Improved stability of streaming to Aurender.
Now users can disable this feature.
- Improved connectivity and stability for copying files to/from Aurender.
- Improved not to remove USB folder filter while updating contents information.
- Improved DAC compatibility.
Above Aurender upgrade completed. I was not able to immediately connect to my Aurender. I Removed the App from iPad and re-installed. Weird. It is possible I could not connect because the software was still updating. I also noticed a message my iPad was disconnected from my Wi-Fi during the upgrade (makes sense). Playing music now. Everything is working fine.
With all these updates is it possible at all to install Roon and use on any Aurender product specifically a w20.
I ask this because I’m basically sold on Roon and HQ player combo and my dealer would let me borrow one to try and compare to what I presently have.
The Lumin products such as the U1 is capable of this.