NOVAFiDELITY X45 All-in-one Music Server with Dual Reference DACs

NOVAFiDELITY X45 All-in-one Music Server with Dual Reference DACs

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All-in-one Music Server with Dual Reference DACs

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NOVAFiDELITY X45 All-in-one Music Server with Dual Reference DACs.

The NOVAFiDELITY* X45 is a source-only streamer and preamp, featuring dual ESS ES9018K2M Sabre³² Reference DACs for right and left channels supporting up to 32bit/384Khz, and can be connected to a power amplifier or directly to active speakers.

The chassis measures 44(W) x 33(D) x 9(H) cm (without feet) and is made of steel with an aluminium front panel.


Which NOVAFiDELITY model is right for you? Check out our brief feature comparison.


The X-45 is a very interesting combination of server / streamer and preamp. As with other models of CocktailAudio impressed the enormous variety of functions up to the phono input with recording capability. Add to this the almost complete format support and - thanks to excellent D/A converters - outstanding sound quality.
— Stereoplay - Highlight, 2018

High Resolution Audio

Offering support for almost all hi-res audio formats  (including MQA, DSD(64/128/256), DXD(24Bit/352.8KHz), HD WAV(24Bit/192Khz), HD FLAC(24Bit/192Khz), and many more), the X45 can also edit audio files and convert them between formats.

Play and Backup ALL Your Music

Rip/burn CDs and record your vinyl, cassette tapes, internet/FM/DAB+ radio or any audio signal you feed it from your mobile, TV, etc. in CD quality.With up to 8TB of internal storage (as well as support for external NAS or USB storage), you can keep all of your music files in one place. Several fitted and formatted SSD/HDD drive options are available

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Easy to Control

The X45’s 7 inch LCD screen helps make it easily to control directly or using the remote control. It can also be easily controlled using the dedicated iOS/Android app (named 'NOVATRON Music X') or PC WebInterface, and the music db can also be managed remotely.

Radio, Streaming & Networking

Roon Ready, the X45 has integrated support for internet, FM and DAB+ radio and music streaming services such as TIDAL, Qobuz and Spotify. It offers wired and wireless networking, and supports various network protocols such as UPnP, Samba and FTP so it can stream music files stored externally on other compatible devices.

All This and More…

This amazingly versatile unit can do all of this and more, including waking you up with your favourite tunes or radio program in the morning... 

Full specifications can be found in the X45 User Guide


All Models Feature Comparison

The table below gives a brief overview of the main feature differences between NOVAFiDELTY's current models (if using a mobile phone, click here to open in a new tab).

FEATURE X14 X35 X45 X45Pro X50D X50Pro N15D
CD Player/Ripper Optional
Add-on
Wifi Dongle Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Hard Drive Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Optional
Add-on
Bluetooth
FM & DAB+ Radio Tuners
DA Converter
Speaker Out/Amplifier
Headphone Out
Analog Out
Digital Out
12v Trigger
Phono In (MM)
Digital In
USB Audio In (USB DAC)
Raid System (HDD x 2)

X45 vs X45Pro Component Comparison

The table below gives a brief overview of the main component differences between NOVAFiDELTY's X45 and X45Pro models.

X45 X45Pro
Processor Dual core GHz
ARM Cortex A9
Quad core GHz
ARM Cortex A9
Speaker out /
Amplifier
PreamplifierPreamplifier
DA Converter Dual ESS ES9018K2M
SABRE³² DAC
ESS ES9038PRO
SABRE DAC
Analog Outputs Balanced Pre-out
Dynamic Range: 130 dB
THD + N: 0.0004%

Unbalanced Pre-out
Dynamic Range: 130 dB
THD + N: 0.0004%
Balanced Pre-out
Dynamic Range: 137 dB
THD + N: 0.0003%

Unbalanced Pre-out
Dynamic Range: 137 dB
THD + N: 0.0003%
Supported Sample Rate MQA, DXD 24bit/352.8Khz
up to PCM 32Bit/384Khz
DSD (64, 128, 256)
MQA, DXD 24bit/352.8Khz
up to PCM 32Bit/768Khz
DSD (64, 128, 256, 512)
Encoder for volume knob Incremental
(mechanical)
Quality optical encoder
from Grayhill
Chassis Front: 13 mm thick, CNC machined aluminum
Knob: CNC machined, solid aluminum
Housing: sheet steel
Front: 13 mm thick, CNC machined glass-sanded aluminum
Knob: CNC machined, solid aluminum
Housing: glass-sanded aluminum

All Models Full Feature and Component Comparison

For a full feature-by-feature and component-by-component comparison, grab your reading glasses and prepare to zoO-Oom in on their product comparison chart



* A note on the NOVAFiDELITY and Cocktail Audio brands: Korean manufacturer Novatron's X-series is branded as NOVAFiDELITY in the UK and as Cocktail Audio in the rest of the world. Cocktail Audio UK, historically associated with Novatron but now a separate company, has developed a separate product line over the past several years.


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