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

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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 cutting
  • 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 Connectivity
  • 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
  • Provides customized WebInterface(WebUI) for remote control and MusicDB management by PC
  • Support 'Roon Ready', which is the famous Music Player for Music Lovers

High Performance System Resources and custom-designed software
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 features

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 channels
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
Balanced XLR: Dynamic Range: 130dB(Max 4.5Vrms, stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%
Unbalanced 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 App
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 or WebInterface

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

Type

Front Loading

 

Supported media

CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R/RW

 

Display

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

 

Interface

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

 

Analog Out
(Sabre³² ES9018K2M Dual DAC)

Balanced(PRE-OUT)

XLR, Dynamic Range: 130dB (Max 4.5Vrms, Stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%

 

Unbalanced(PRE-OUT)

RCA, Dynamic Range: 130dB (Max 2Vrms, Stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%

 

Headphone Out

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

 

Digital out
(Variable/Fixed)

COAXIAL x 1

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

 

TOSLINK x 1

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

 

AES/EBU/XRL x 1

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 1~4Vrms)

 

Aux In x 1

3.5mm Phone Jack on the front, default 1Vrms(controllable 0.5~2Vrms)

 

Phono In x 1

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

 

Digital Input

COAXIAL x 1

Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz

 

TOSLINK x 1

Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz

 

AES/EBU XLR x 1

Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz

 

USB Audio Input
(USB DAC)

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

 

SSD

2.5" SATA, up to 2TB

 

Tuner

DAB+/FM Radio

Selectable for DAB/DAB+ or FM Radio

 


Technical
Specifications Host CPU & Memory CPU : Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 running at 1.0GHz Main Memory : DDR-1066 1GByte NAND Flash 8GByte CD Player Type Front Loading Supported media CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R/RW Display 7.0" TFT LCD(1,024 x 600pixels)(* able to connect to ext. screen via HDMI out) Interface Key & Jog(Volume/Scroll), IR Remote Control, Customized Remote App for iOS and Android devices, Web Interface Analog Out (Sabre³² ES9018K2M Dual DAC) Balanced(PRE-OUT) XLR, Dynamic Range: 130dB (Max 4.5Vrms, Stereo) THD +N: 0.0004% Unbalanced(PRE-OUT) RCA, Dynamic Range: 130dB (Max 2Vrms, Stereo) THD +N: 0.0004% Headphone Out 6.35mm Jack, 100mW+100mW@1Khz, 600ohm, 0.1% THD Digital out (Variable/Fixed) COAXIAL x 1 S/PDIF 75ohm RCA, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz TOSLINK x 1 S/PDIF, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz AES/EBU/XRL x 1 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 1~4Vrms) Aux In x 1 3.5mm Phone Jack on the front, default 1Vrms(controllable 0.5~2Vrms) Phono In x 1 MM Input, default 7.5mVrms(controllable 3.75~15mVrms) Digital Input COAXIAL x 1 Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz TOSLINK x 1 Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz AES/EBU XLR x 1 Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz USB Audio Input (USB DAC) 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 SSD 2.5" SATA, up to 2TB Tuner DAB+/FM Radio Selectable for DAB/DAB+ or FM Radio Connectivity USB Host USB3.0(5V/1A) x 2 at rear USB2.0(5V/1A) x 1 at front Network Wired Giga Fast Ethernet(10/100/1000Mbs) Wireless(Option) ※ 802.11b/g/n WiFi USB dongle(Option) HDMI Out Connect to external screen (* Shared with HDMI Audio Out) Codec&Format supported MQA, PCM 384Khz/32Bit, DSD(DSD64, DSD128, DSD256), DXD(24Bit/352.8KHz), HD WAV(24Bit/192KHz), HD FLAC(24Bit/192KHz), APE/CUE, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AIF, AAC, M4A, MP3, WMA, CAF, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, M3U, PLS, etc Network Protocols Supported UPnP(DLNA) Server/Client/Media Renderer, Samba Server/Client, FTP Server, Web Server, etc Internet Services Internet Radio Airable Online Music Services TIDAL, Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify Connect Supported OSD languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Korean,Japanese (To be added by request) Isolated Power management Toroidal Transformer For audio signal management 70W internal SMPS For digital CPU management 12V Trigger Out Max 200mA, 12V Power Source 220V area AC 220V - 240V, 50/60Hz 110V area AC 110V - 120V, 50/60Hz Mechanical Material Front 13mm thickness aluminum by CNC cutting Knob Aluminum by CNC cutting Body Metal Dimension Without foot 441mm(W) x 330mm(D) x 100mm(H) With foot 441mm(W) x 330mm(D) x 111mm(H) Certificate CE, FCC, EMI, etc