Cocktail Audio X45 (unpacking equipment)

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High End Music Server X45 Dual Mono DAC

  • CD ripper with support for Gracenote/FreeDB and album covers
  • Internet radio with thousands of stations with timed recording function
  • FM/DAB+ radio tuner with recording capability
  • Recording function for digital and analog inputs for digitizing records/tape cassettes etc. up to 192kHz/24Bit
  • Integrated 7 inch color LCD screen
  • HDMI video and audio output for displaying the menu on external screens
  • Integrated hard drive bay for 3.5 inch or 2.5 inch hard drives/SSD`s
  • Connection for turntable (moving magnet)
  • Highend preamp output balanced/ unbalanced with 2x high quality Sabre³² ES9018K2M DAC (1 converter per channel)
  • Powerful dual-core ARM Cortex 9 processor with 2×1 Ghz
  • USB 3.0 ports
  • USB audio input
  • Gigabit network connection and WiFi
  • Integrated headphone jack (A/B amplifier)
  • High quality toroidal power supply for analog section
  • and much more

Formats & Software

Digital volume control

  • Playback of almost all common audio formats like WAV (incl. MQA), FLAC (incl. MQA), ALAC (incl. MQA), AIFF, OGG, MP3 etc.
  • Playback of high-resolution audio formats such as DSD64 (2.8224MHz), DSD128 (5.6448MHz), DXD (24bit/352.8KHz), PCM signal up to 32bit/384KHz including 24bit/192KHz HD-WAV/HD-FLAC and many other high-resolution audio formats
  • Operation on the device, via remote control, app (Music X) or web interface in the web browser
  • Tagging/editing function directly on the device (e.g. via USB keyboard) or in the web browser on the smartphone/tablet/PC
  • Cutting function for convenient cutting of your recordings
  • Recording function for digital and analog inputs for digitizing records/tape cassettes etc. up to 192kHz/24Bit
  • UPnP Media Server, Client & Renderer for Streaming and Remote Control
  • Import/export function to USB, network or CD (CD burning function)
  • and much more

The X45 supports the following hard disk sizes:

  • HDD 2.5″ SATA up to 5 TB
  • HDD 3.5″ SATA up to 8 TB
  • SSD 2.5″ SATA up to 4 TB

In the future, higher capacities will be enabled via firmware update.


Thanks to the extensive connector strip on the back of the device, various other devices can be connected to the X45:

  • Digital outputs (Toslink, Coaxial, AES/EBU XLR):
    External digital-to-analog converters, etc.
  • Analog outputs (balanced/ unbalanced):
    External amplifiers, active speakers, etc.
  • PHONO input:
    Record player
  • DAB/DAB+ and FM radio tuner
  • USB Host Ports:
    WiFi USB adapter, external USB devices, etc.
  • HDMI output:
    External screens such as TV, etc.

Native support for DSD

Save your DSD files directly to the X45 and play them there.
The X45 supports DSD64 (2.8224MHz), DSD128 (5.6448MHz), DXD (24bit/352.8KHz) and PCM up to 32bit/384Khz resolution including. 24Bit/192Khz WAV/FLAC.

High quality premium DSD DAC (Digital to Analog Converter):
The X45 uses two ESS Sabre DAC ES9018K2M together with an XMOS 64bit/1000MIPS 16 core microcontroller.

Native 24bit/192Khz – various audio formats

The X45 supports various audio codecs and file formats such as

MKA, PCM 384 kHz/32 bit,
DSD (DSD64, DSD128, DSD256),
DXD (24 bit/352.8 kHz), HD WAV (24 bit/192 kHz),
HD FLAC (24 bit/192 kHz), APE/CUE,
WAV (incl. MQA), FLAC (incl. MQA), ALAC (incl. MQA), AIFF, AIF,
Ogg Vorbis, PCM, M3U, PLS, etc.

Uninterrupted playback

Of course, the X45 also masters the gapless playback of music tracks. This function is especially necessary for live recordings, operas, classical music, etc.

High quality connection terminals

The high-quality analog connection terminal guarantees undistorted signal transmission. Enjoy the highest audio quality via the analog output.

  • symmetrical
    (PRE-OUT) (Preamplifier output)
  • XLR, Dynamic range: 130 dB (Max 4.5Vrms, Stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%
  • asymmetric
    (PRE-OUT) (Preamplifier output)
  • RCA, Dynamic range: 130 dB (Max 2Vrms, Stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%
  • Headphone output
    6.5 mm jack, 100 mW+100 mW@ 1 kHz, 600ohm, 0.1% THD

Convert records

Transfer your old or new records or tape cassettes to the X45 with a resolution of up to 192kHz/24bit and edit them there. (editing/tagging/cover image etc.)

Phono input (moving magnet)

Connect your record player directly to the X45 for playback or recording. Thus, you can easily digitize your vinyl or records.
The data is digitized with a resolution of 192kHz, 96kHz or 48kHz sampling rate and then cut and tagged directly on the device.

To the output of the operating menu

Connect a TV/monitor to output the operating menu or for a slide show.


Connect the X45 to your network to stream music to and from the device, or use various online music services and select your tracks via web-based remote control.

DAB/DAB+ and FM radio integrated

With the X45 you receive radio in the frequency range of FM 87.5 – 108MHz with RDS support (Radio Data System: transmission of additional information).
In addition, the X45 is equipped with a DAB/DAB+ tuner and thus receives the digitally broadcast radio programs.

Almost unlimited storage space

With the convenient hard drive bay, 3.5-inch SATA hard drives, 2.5-inch SATA hard drives or SSD storage can be installed in the X45 in no time – without having to open the cabinet. When installing an SSD, the X45 even runs completely silent since the device is designed without a built-in fan.

Currently supported hard disks

  • HDD 2.5″ SATA up to 5 TB
  • HDD 3.5″ SATA up to 8 TB
  • SSD 2.5″ SATA up to 4 TB

In the future, larger capacities will be supported by corresponding firmware updates.

Perfect (network) connection

The X45 is equipped with a fast Gigabit network interface, an HDMI output for connecting a large screen (such as a TV), and a total of three USB host ports (one in the front and two in the back) for connecting the 801.11b/g/n WiFi USB dongle or other external USB devices.

WIFI USB dongle included!

Roon Ready

Support“Roon Ready“, the famous music player for music lovers.

Versatile network functions

The X45 supports DLNA, Samba client/server, UPnP client/server/media renderer, FTP server and web server supported (intuitive web user interface). This way, you can enjoy incredibly versatile and practical features, such as

  • Stream high-resolution content (24bit/192Khz) via network
  • File manager functions (copy, delete, rename, import or export, etc.) between the X45’s hard disk and NAS storage or PC.
  • Operation of the X45 with mobile devices such as smartphones (iPhone or Android), iPad and tablet PC.
  • Intuitive web user interface through which the X45 can be operated and the music database edited

Internet service, radio and stream

Internet services (Internet radio and online services for streaming music

Via the Gigabit network interface (10/100/1000Mbps) or wirelessly via the included WiFi USB dongle, you can connect the X45 to your home network and have access to thousands of Internet radio stations (Airable) and music services such as:

  • Deezer
  • Qobuz
  • HighresAudio Streaming
  • Napster
  • Spotify Connect
  • Amazon Music

Digital and analog recording

With the X45 you can record online radio, DAB/DAB+/FM radio. Other audio content is recorded via the LINE IN input. Through this function, you can easily record music from music cassettes or vinyl records and save them to the X45’s music database. Time-controlled programming of radio recordings is also possible. The 24bit/192Khz ADC chip (analog-to-digital converter) allows recording in the high-resolution 24bit/192Khz WAV file format – for playback in the best sound quality.

Product Highlights

  • Processor: CPU: Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 2x 1.0 GHz
  • Working memory: 1 GByte DDR-1066
  • CD player: front feed (slot-in)
  • Supported media: CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVDR/RW
  • Display: 7 inch TFT LCD (1024 x 600 pixels) – Alternatively external display via HDMI
  • Operation: Infrared remote control, directly on the device, iOS/Android app, web interface via web browser
  • Inputs: 1x Aux, 1x LINE, 1x Phono, 1x COAXIAL, 1x TOSLINK, 1x AES/EBU/XLR
  • Outputs: 1x COAXIAL, 1x TOSLINK, 1x AES/EBU/XLR, 1x USB audio, 1x HDMI output,

  • controllable via smartphone/tablet : Yes
  • Display indication : Yes
  • Audio D/A converter (bit) : 32
  • max. Sampling frequency (kHz) : 384
  • Upnp (Universal plug & play) : Yes

  • WiFi interface : Yes
  • Ethernet interface : Ethernet interface

  • Width (cm) : 44.1
  • Height (cm) : 11.1
  • Depth (cm) : 33

  • DSD compatible : Yes
  • MP3 compatible : Yes
  • AAC compatible : Yes
  • Apple Lossless (ALAC) compatible : Yes
  • AIFF compatible : Yes
  • WAV compatible : Yes
  • WMA compatible : Yes
  • FLAC compatible : Yes
  • OGG-Vorbis compatible : Yes

  • Tuner reception : Tuner for FM/DAB/DAB+
  • Internet music playback : Yes

  • max. Sampling frequency, audio (KHz) : 384
  • Audio D/A converter (bit) : 32

  • Display on device : Yes
  • Remote control : IR remote control
  • controllable via smartphone/tablet : Yes

  • Audio CD compatible : Yes
  • CD-R compatible : Yes
  • CD-RW compatible : Yes

  • Headphone jack : Yes
  • Quantity audio (IN) : 1
  • Phono (IN) quantity : 1
  • Number of balanced XLR (IN) : 1
  • Pre-amplifier output (Pre-OUT) : Yes
  • 12V switch connection : Yes

  • Number Digital Optical (IN) : 1
  • Number of digital coaxial (IN) : 1
  • Number of digital coaxial (OUT) : 1
  • Number Digital Optical (OUT) : 1
  • Ethernet LAN : Yes
  • WiFi interface : Yes
  • USB interface : Yes

  • Number of HDMI interfaces (OUT) : 1

  • Networkable : Yes
  • UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) : Yes
  • Toroidal transformer : Yes

  • Power consumption, operation (W) : 70

  • Width (cm) : 44.1
  • Height (cm) : 11.1
  • Depth (cm) : 33


Bluetooth, Digital input, Multiroom capable, Spotify Connect




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