Cocktail Audio X45 World-Class High-resolution Audio Player and DAC

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

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

PDF-Product information

You receive a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase for all of our high quality hifi-products.

If you observe any problem while using the product, you have the possibility to contact our friendly service team.

You can also easily manage your guarantee concern – without being obliged to – under the section My Account.