Cocktail Audio X45 High-Resolution Audio Player and DAC (Silver)



SKU: X45 Silver Refurb


cocktailAudio X45

The X45 is a World-Class High-resolution Audio Player and
DAC, which is featured by Dual Sabre³² Reference DAC chips built-in, CD Ripper,
Music Server, Network Streamer, Music Recorder, and much more.

Features of Hardware and Engineering

  • Equipped
    with high-performance Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.0Ghz
  • Dual
    ESS ES9018K2M Sabre³² Reference DAC chips built-in separately for right
    and left channels
  • 16
    Core Microcontroller with Advanced RISC Architecture for high performance
    USB DAC function
  • USB
    Audio Class 2.0 Output built-in to connect an external USB DAC
  • Isolated
    power source circuit design for digital and analogue parts
  • Toroidal
    transformer to minimize idle noise
  • High
    speed optical disk drive for quick CD ripping
  • Phono
    Input(Moving Magnet) for turntable
  • 7 inch
    TFT LCD(1024 x 600 pixels) screen for intuitive GUI
  • DAB+/FM
    Tuner built-in
  • Giga
    Fast Ethernet(10/100/1000Mbps) built-in
  • Support
    up to 8TB(Tera Bytes) storage like 3.5″/2.5″ hard disk or SSD
  • Rugged
    chassis contruction with 13mm thickness aluminum front and knobs with CNC
  • HDMI
    Out connector for an external screen like TV as its GUI screen or audio
    signal out


Versatile Software functionalities and usage

  • Support
    various file formats like MQA, DSD(64/128/256),DXD(24Bit/352.8Khz), PCM
    singal up to 32Bit/384Khz including 24Bit/192Khz WAV/FLAC and full range
    hi-res audio file formats
  • Breathtaking
    sound quality delivered by Dual ES9018K2M Sabre³² Reference DAC
  • CD Ripping
    with professional CD metadata and album cover art provided by Gracenote
  • Connect
    turntable and play LP directly to record it via Phono Input(Moving Magnet)
  • Load
    your vinyl and cassette tape collections, DAB+/FM radio, Internet radio to
    X45 MusicDB via recording function with hi-res sampling rate 192Khz
  • Play
    hi-res files(like MQA, DSD, etc) in your PC directly through X45 via its
    far advanced USB DAC function
  • High
  • Versatile
    network functions
  • Major
    Music Streaming Services(TIDAL, TIDAL MQA, Deezer, Qobuz, Napster) and Internet
    Radio(Airable) available
  • Customized
    Remote Control App, NOVATRON MusicX for iOS and Android
  • Support
    ‘Roon Ready’, which is the famous Music Player for Music Lovers


High Performance System Resources and custom-designed
Based on Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 processor running at
1.0GHz, 64Bit/1000MIPS Microcontroller and custom-designed software, the X45
will surely satisfy all music lovers with great performance and versatile

Breathtaking Sound Quality created by accumulated circuit
design technology and qualified components
Equipped with dual ESS Sabre ³² Reference DAC ES9018K2M
built-in separately for right and left channels, 64Bit XMOS chip, TCXO
oscillator and high quality Toroidal Transformer including isolated power
source circuit design technology and in-house R&D know-how for circuit
designing, the X45 will deliver wonderful sound to you

Dual Sabre³² Reference DAC separated for right and left
You can experience breathtaking sound quality delivered by
dual Sabre³² ES9018K2M DAC built-in separately for right and left channels

XMOS 64Bit/1000MIPS 16 Core Powerful Microcontroller
X45 USB DAC function can support up to

PCM 384Khz/32Bit, DSD Native 256 and MQA

USB Digital – to – Analogue Converter(DAC)

Toroidal Transformer
Isolated power source circuit design for digital and
analogue parts minimizes idle noise

High quality Analog Out terminal
High quality with well-shielded analogue out terminal
guarantees lossless signal transmission

Balanced & Unbalanced Analogue Out
XLR: Dynamic Range: 130dB(Max 4.5Vrms, stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%
RCA: Dynamic Range: 130dB(Max 2Vrms, stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%

USB Audio Class 2.0 Output
An external USB DAC can be connected

Phono In(Moving Magnet) for a turntable
Default senstivity is 7.5mVrms and controllable 3.75~15mVrms

DAB+ Tuner and FM Radio Tuner
For high quality digital radio, X45 offers DAB+ tuner also

Two(2) High speed USB3.0 host port
For quick data transfer purpose, X45 offers two(2) high
speed USB3.0 Host Ports at rear side

6.35mm Headphone Out at the front
X45 offers Headphone Out with senstivity of
100mW+100mW@1Khz, 600ohm, 0.1% THD

CD Ripping with Gracenote CD metadata and Album cover art
Load all your CD collection onto the X45 Music Database in
FLAC, ALAC, WAV or MP3 file format with professional CD metadata and album
cover art from Gracenote

Music Database function
The X45 has a well-organized Music Database built-in, which
offers very nice and convenient functions like SEARCH,display by text or cover
art, SORT, various View, etc

Phono Input(MM) for your turntable
Just connect turntable to the X45 phono in directly to play
your precious LP music and record it to the X45 in hi-res digital file. The X45
offers very smart and convenient auto cutting function to edit the recorded
file with easy

Recording with 192Khz hi-res sampling rate
The X45 offers a recording function for internet radio,
DAB+/FM radio, Analogue In, Phono In, AUX In including all digital inputs. You
can make your own digital music collection with wonderful sound

Auto/Manual Cutting for the recorded files
Smart auto/manual cutting function to edit the recorded
files is available at the X45. You can easily edit files and import them into
X45 Music Database

Versatile Networking and Remote Control with a Customized
Connect the X45 to your network for streaming music to and
from other devices, listen to cloud based music services and control remotely
using mobile devices with our customized remote control app, NOVATRON MusicX 

Control remotely by mobile devices with customized Remote
Control App, NOVATRON MusicX app

Major Music Streaming Services integrated
You can access tens of thousands of internet radio stations
and online music services like TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and Qobuz including
Spotify Connect function

Control remotely by PC with WebInterface
Control the X45 remotely by your PC with its nice
WebInterface function

Support various network protocols like UPnP
Server/Client/Renderer, Samba Server/Client
Stream songs to and from other compatible devices in the
same network

AirPlay and Spotify Connect
You can play songs from iOS devices and musics from Spotify
via X45 wirelessly

Control X45 by Roon
As X45 supports ‘Roon Ready’, you can control X45 with Roon,
which is great music player for music loves

7 inch TFT LCD Screen for Intuitive GUI and HDMI Out for
external screen
7 inch big screen will let you control the X45 easily with
intuitive GUI, and connect it to your TV for an external screen to view bigger
GUI or a slideshow of photos while listening to your music collection

DAB+/FM Radio Tuner built-in
Enjoy high quality digital radio via DAB+ Tuner, and record
any song or broadcast with high quality sound

High Connectivity for various external devices
2 x USB3.0 host at rear and 1 x USB2.0 host at front

USB Audio Class 2.0 Output

GigaFast Ethernet LAN

HDMI Out for external screen or Audio out

USB Audio Input for USB DAC function

Digital Out(Coaxial, Toslink, AES/EBU XLR, HDMI)

Digital In

Analog Out/Input

Phono Input

And more…..

Storage for Music Server
3.5″/2.5″ SATA hard disk and Solid State
Drive(SSD) is accepted to the X45, which supports up to 8TB capacity. You can
install a storage easily thanks to a customized storage drive bay(drawer)

Rugged and durable casing
The X45 front panel is based on 13mm thickness aluminum with
CNC cutting and total metal chassis. The die-cast aluminum feet provide
rigidity along with additional resistance from external vibration

Host CPU & Memory

CPU : Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 running at 1.0GHz


Main Memory : DDR-1066 1GByte


NAND Flash 8GByte


CD Player


Front Loading


Supported media




7.0″ TFT LCD(1,024 x 600pixels)(* able to connect to
ext. screen via HDMI out)



Key & Jog(Volume/Scroll), IR Remote Control, Customized
Remote App for iOS and Android devices


Analog Out
(Sabre³² ES9018K2M Dual DAC)


XLR, Dynamic Range: 130dB (Max 4.5Vrms, Stereo) THD +N:



RCA, Dynamic Range: 130dB (Max 2Vrms, Stereo) THD +N:


Headphone Out

6.35mm Jack, 100mW+100mW@1Khz, 600ohm, 0.1% THD


Digital out


S/PDIF 75ohm RCA, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz



S/PDIF, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz



110ohm, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz


USB Audio x 1

USB Audio Class 2.0 Output


HDMI Out x 1

HDMI Audio Out(*Shared with HDMI Out for external screen)


Analog Input

LINE In x 1

L&R RCA at the rear, default 2Vrms(controllable


Aux In x 1

3.5mm Phone Jack on the front, default 1Vrms(controllable


Phono In x 1

MM Input, default 7.5mVrms(controllable 3.75~15mVrms)


Digital Input


Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz



Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz



Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz


USB Audio Input

USB B type connector, USB Audio Class 2.0 input
(support up to PCM 384Khz/32Bit, DSD Native 256, and MQA file)


Supported Storage

Hard Disk

2.5″ SATA, up to 2TB

* Bigger capacity of storage will be supported by
firmware update when available in the market


3.5″ SATA, up to 8TB



2.5″ SATA, up to 2TB



DAB+/FM Radio

Selectable for DAB/DAB+ or FM Radio



Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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