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 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

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.

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


Easily control the X45 using remote control, iOS/Android app (named 'NOVATRON Music X'), or PC WebInterface and manage the Music DB remotely.

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.

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... 

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

Full specifications can be found in the X45 User Guide. For a feature by feature comparison of NOVAFiDELITY's current models grab your reading glasses and prepare to zoo-oom in to this product comparison.

Feature Comparison Overview

The table below gives a brief overview of the main feature differences between NOVAFiDELTY's current models. For a full feature-by-feature comparison, grab your reading glasses and prepare to zoo-oom in to their product comparison chart

FEATURE X14 X35 X45 X45Pro X50D N15D
CD Player/Ripper Optional Add-onYesYesYesYesNo
Wifi Dongle Optional Add-onOptional Add-onOptional Add-onOptional Add-onOptional Add-onOptional Add-on
Bluetooth YesNoNoNoNoNo
FM & DAB+ Radio Tuners NoYesYesYesYesNo
DA Converter YesYesYesYesNoYes
Speaker Out/Amplifier YesYesNoNoNoNo
Headphone Out YesYesYesYesNoYes
Analog Out YesYesYesYesNoYes
Digital Out YesYesYesYesYesYes
12v Trigger NoNoYesYesYesNo
Phono In (MM) NoYesYesYesNoNo
Digital In NoYesYesYesYesNo
USB Audio In NoNoYesYesYesYes
Raid System (HDD x 2) NoNoNoNoYesNo

* 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.