Cocktail Audio N25AMP 150-watt Receiver/MQA HDMI DAC/Streamer (Black)

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What is the cocktailAudio N25AMP

The N25AMP is the most advanced all-in-one network audio player in the world, featuring 150 watts powerful amplifier built-in, a Sabre³² Reference DAC chip and high-performance Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 processor, running at 1.0Ghz. It has been designed to meet all the requirements of digital music playback, keeping pace with today's digital world. The N25AMP is based on long proven cocktailAudio technologies, such as the hardware circuit design and versatile custom-designed software, developed by in-house R&D team, to achieve the best audio performance and ease of use across all its functions.

Simply connect the bookshelf speakers and you will have a great HiFi system with wonderful sound. It offers high-quality playback from local USB storage, home network sources like NAS, major online streaming services, internet radio, DAB+/FM radio, aptX HD Bluetooth, Soptify Connect, Airplay for iOS devices and much more. Optionally, the N25AMP provides Bluetooth transmission, allowing playback of music from the N25AMP via Bluetooth headphones or speakers. It also supports playback covering a huge variety of audio format including DSD, MQA, DXD, HD FLAC, HD WAV CAF, ALAC, AIFF and more.

Additionally, for use as a complete and convenient music system throughout the home, the N25AMP provides not only Multiroom function(Group Play), carefully developed by cocktailAudio team over several years, but also a HDMI eARC Input to connect with TVs.

Finally, when paired with optional extras, you can expand its functionality as a music server, aptX Bluetooth transmitter, and more.

Hardware Specifications

• Equipped with a high-performance dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.0Ghz
• Combined with 150 watts powerful class D amplifier built-in
• ESS ES9018K2M Sabre32 Reference DAC chip for D-A conversion
• USB Audio Class 2.0 output for connection to external USB DACs
• Isolated power supply circuit design, separate for digital and analogue sections, to remove electrical noise
• 4.6” TFT LCD screen (800 x 320 pixels) for intuitive GUI
• DAB+/FM tuner built-in
• HDMI eARC input built-in
• HDMI output for connecting external screens, such as a TV as the GUI screen, or for audio signal output
• Bluetooth receiver built-in, with support for SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD
• USB Audio Class 2.0 input
• High quality analogue output terminals
• Digital output (1 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink)
• Digital input (1 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink)
• USB 3.0 high speed host port x2, on the rear panel
• USB 2.0 host port x1, on the front panel
• Giga Fast Ethernet(10/100/1000Mbps) built-in
• Five (5) custom keys on the front panel for DAB+ or FM radio presets
• Precisely CNC-machined aluminum front panel and robust rigid steel Chassis

Versatile functionalities and usage

• Support for major music streaming services - Amazon Music, HighResAudio, TIDAL, TIDAL MQA, Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify Connect, Napster and Internet Radio(Airable)
• Replaygain function to normalize loudness for individual songs or albums
• MultiRoom function (Group Play)
• Spotify Connect and Apple Airplay
• Support for various file formats including MQA, DSD(64/128/256), DXD(24Bit/352.8Khz), PCM signal up to 32Bit/384Khz including 24Bit/192Khz WAV/FLAC and a full range hi-res audio file formats.
• High connectivity
• Versatile network functions such as UPnP Server/Client/Renderer, Samba Server/Client(Network File Server/Client) are supported
• Support as a certified 'Roon Ready' end point
• Multiple control methods with customized remote control App(NOVATRON MusicX NEO) for iOS and Android, desktop PC(Windows, Mac), IR remote control and well-organized functional keys on the device front

High performance system, with custom-designed software

Based on a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor, running at 1.0Ghz, selected components and proven cocktailAudio software, the N25AMP meets all the requirements for modern digital music playback, with exceptional audio performance and versatile features.

Superior sound quality through expert circuit design and carefully selected components

The N25AMP is built with premium components, such as the audiophile ES9018K2M DAC chips, as well as featuring enhanced hardware circuit design technologies, such as a clean power supply path through the use of separate digital and analogue parts, as a simplification of the signal circuit path. This results in the delivery of clear and transparent sound.

Audiophile D-A converter Sabre32 Reference DAC

As the N25AMP is built based on the Sabre32 reference DAC, ES9018K2M, it can be used as an audiophile D/A Converter, with a wide dynamic range and low distortion when connected to compact disc players or any other digital audio source.

High connectivity for various external devices

The N25AMP has high connectivity by offering digital inputs (Coaxial/Toslink), HDMI eARC in, 3x USB host ports, digital outputs (Coaxial/Toslink), analogue output, USB audio input/output, HDMI output, GigaFast Ethernet LAN, etc.

High performance class D amplifier built-in

The N25AMP offers dynamic total 150 watts powerful class D amplifier with lower harmonic distor tion. Simply connect bookshelf or floorstanding speakers to get a great HiFi system with wonderful sound

DAB+ and FM radio tuners

The N25AMP offers high quality digital radio via a DAB+ Tuner and also FM radio. Any song or broadcast can be recorded with high quality sound to external USB storage or NAS drives connected to the N25AMP.

USB Audio Class 2.0 input

Equipped with a USB Audio Class 2.0 input, the N25AMP can work as a USB digital to analogue converter (DAC).

USB Audio Class 2.0 output

An external USB DAC can also be connected, whilst using the N25AMP for its versatile streaming and music serving functions

2x high speed USB 3.0 host ports and 1x USB 2.0 Host port

For quick data transfer via connected devices, such as external USB storage, the N25AMP offers 2x high speed USB 3.0 host ports at the rear and 1x USB 2.0 host port on the front panel.

High quality analogue out terminals

A high quality, well-shielded, analogue out terminal guarantees lossless signal transmission.

4.6 inch wide TFT LCD for intuitive GUI

Through a high-resolution 4.6“ wide TFT LCD on the front panel, the N25AMP can be conveniently operated using cocktailAudio's intuitive GUI.

HDMI eARC Input

The N25AMP offers HDMI eARC(Audio Return Channel) input so that your TV can be hooked up to enjoy wonderful sound via the speakers connected to the N25AMP.

HDMI out for external screens or audio out

Connect external TV screens for a bigger GUI or a slideshow of photos while listening to your music collection. Alternatively, connection can be made to an AV receiver for audio out.

Five front panel preset soft keys

The front panel features five preset soft keys for DAB+/FM radio or internet radio stations

Multi-room (Group Play) function

CocktailAudio's in-house software team have developed a multi-room (Group Play) function so even hi-res music, including DSD, MQA, 192Khz/24Bit HD FLAC, WAV can play seamlessly in any room of the home wirelessly. Play the same song in every room or play the same song with two devices as Left/Right channel in perfect sync.

Built-in aptX HD Bluetooth receiver

Send music to the N25AMP conveniently from portable devices via Bluetooth, with support for various audio codecs such as SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD.

Roon Ready

As the N25AMP is 'Roon Ready' and is certified as an end point, you can control the N25AMP with Roon, one of the best ways to access digital music playback.

Apple Airplay and Spotify Connect

Play songs from iOS devices and music from Spotify via the N25AMP.

Support for MQA

The N25AMP supports MQA file format as it complies with MQA requirements.

Remote control with customized remote App - MusicX NEO

Control the N25AMP wirelessly with the customised remote-control app, MusicX NEO, which is developed carefully by an in-house R&D team for complete yet simple and intuitive control.

Major music streaming services integrated

Stream music from tens of thousands of internet radio stations, Spotify Connect, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster, Qobuz, HighResAudio, etc.

Support for a wide range of file formats

The N25AMP supports most existing music file formats, such as MQA, DSD(64/128/256), DXD(24Bit/352.8Khz), PCM, 24Bit/192Khz WAV/FLAC, AAC, CAF, ALAC, AIFF, AIF, MP3, APE/CUE, Ogg, M3U, PLS, etc.

Versatile networking & app control with MusicX NEO

Connect the N25AMP to your network for streaming music to and from other devices such as NAS drives, shared folders on PCs and control it all remotely via MusicX NEO. The N25AMP also supports various network protocols including UPnP Server/Client/Renderer, Samba Server/Client , etc.

Rugged and durable full-size casing

The N25AMP front panel is formed of 10mm thick aluminium, manufactured by precise CNC cutting, then attached to a rugged metal chassis. This solid and stable construction aids high quality playback by reducing unwanted resonance.

aptX HD Bluetooth transmitter

Send music streamed or served via the N25AMP to Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth speakers. The optional N25AMP Bluetooth transmitter module supports various Audio Codec like SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD.

* Bluetooth transmitter module required

Create the Music database from the scanned metadata of the music files in the connected USB storage

Connect the external USB storage to the N25AMP to store large amounts of music files. The N25AMP will scan all music files stored in the USB storage, and will build the Music database from the scanned metadata only without transferring the music files themselves.

Clever and convenient functions with Music Database

The N25AMP has an intuitive and powerful Music Database built-in, which offers simple and convenient functions to manage music collections, such as SEARCH, list views by text or cover art, SORT, and various view types (album, artist, etc..).

Edit music tag info

Change or enter information about each album, track or recording for easy browsing. Use a USB keyboard to edit song tag information easily

Optional WiFi USB dongle for wireless networking

For wireless networking an optional USB WiFi dongle can be purchased.

Create the Music database from the scanned metadata of the music files stored in the NAS drives

Add the shared folders to the N25AMP by the NET share on the Browser. The N25AMP will scan all music files stored in the shared folders of the NAS drives, and will build the Music database from the scanned metadata only without transferring the music files themselves.