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Cocktail Audio - X40 Black DSD HD Hi-Res Music Server/ CD Ripper/ 32bit DAC/ Streamer

Cocktail Audio

  • $ 2,49500


Cocktail Audio - X40 Black DSD HD Hi-Res Music Server/ CD Ripper/ 32bit DAC/ Streamer

Network Player, CD Ripper with DSD/DXD Support and Built-in Phono Preamp

If you thought that Cocktail Audio’s X30 gave you the whole cocktail of audio entertainment, wait until you take a taste of the X40’s features. The X40 is a revolutionary hi-fi component consisting of an all-in-one smart HD music server, network streamer, CD ripper, and more. It comes with 4GB of built-in memory, and you can add your own internal hard drive for other storage options.

The X40 also provides a built-in ES9018K2M Sabre32 Reference DAC with support for high-resolution DSD/DXD files, a MM moving magnet phono stage, and even an FM radio tuner. Unlike the X30, it does not include an onboard integrated amplifier section, which makes it the ideal source component for audiophiles to connect into their existing power amp, receiver, or powered speakers. Easy-peasy!

The X40 offers 32-bit, 384 kHz resolution using an extremely powerful ES9018K2M Sabre32 Reference DAC with XMOS 32Bit/500MIPS Digital Signal Processor. It the X40 supports a wide range of digital file formats. It plays DSD64 (2.8224MHz), DSD128 (5.6448MHz), DXD (24Bit/352.8KHz), up to 32Bit/384KHz PCM signal including HD FLAC (24Bit/192KHz), HD WAV (24Bit/192KHz), APE/CUE, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AIF, AAC, M4A, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, M3U, PLS, and more.

The CA X40 can play back multiple tracks with no gap between them. This is a useful function for fans of operatic or classical music, which is composed of multiple tracks.

The CA X40 includes a recording function for analog sources via its line-in RCA input and MM moving magnet phono input. The built-in phono preamp sounds great and allow you to record your LPs at 192 kHz, 96 kHz or 48 kHz sample rates and even edit them after recording. Using the RCA analog inputs, you can record other analog material such as your favorite cassette tapes up to 24-bit/192 kHz sound quality.

For fast CD ripping, the CA X40 uses a front-loading optical disc drive (ODD) with 24x high speed. It can rip a CD with a 60-minute playing time CD in less than 10 minutes. Once it's done ripping, the X40 will catalog your CD collection by album, artist, genre, and year, and will also store all ripped CDs into the music database. The X40 provides various encoding options for ripping. Choose FLAC, ALAC, WAV, MP3 or Ogg.

In addition to its digital connections, the X40 gives you high quality analog pre-outs for playback through your AV gear. The unbalanced RCA outputs offer a dynamic range of -120 dB and THD+N (Max 2Vrms, Stereo) of 127 dB DNR. The balanced AES/EBU XLR outputs provide a dynamic range of -120 dB and THD+N (Max 4.5Vrms, Stereo) of 127 dB DNR.

For an intimate listening experience, the high quality headphone out with 1/4” jack provides 500mW+500mW at 1KHz, 32 ohm, 0.1% THD. 

The CA X40 offers a variety of digital audio inputs and outputs for connection to other audio devices. The three digital outputs consist of Toslink optical, coaxial, and AES/EBU XLR, which support up to 24-bit/192 kHz. This means the X40 can be used as an audio server and source device if you wish to use an existing external amplifier and/or DAC. The dual digital inputs (Toslink optical and coaxial) mean the CA X40 can be used as a DAC with other digital audio sources. It also has three USB Host ports for use with external drives.

The CA X40 features GigaFast Ethernet LAN for a wired network connection and USB host ports (one on the front, two on the rear) for the optional 801.11b/g/n WiFi USB dongle or other external USB devices.

A built-in Web Interface (Web UI) for various web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari allows the management and controlling of the music collection on the X40, such as adding album covers, creating playlists, playing internet radio, editing metadata, displaying the collection, and much more.

Using the Ethernet connection or the optional WiFi dongle allows you to connect the CA X40 to your home network to access tens of thousands of internet radio stations (Reciva). Online music streaming services like Spotify and Rhapsody will be added at a later date.

Intuitive front panel controls provide quick access to basic functions such as power, volume/mute, OK/Pause/Scroll, and four menu keys for the GUI of the full-color 5" LCD screen. The input selector key allows you to seamlessly switch between input devices and also features a mute mode that can be toggled at the push of the volume knob.

Using its HDMI output, you can use an external big screen, such as a monitor or TV, as its GUI screen. You can also view a photo slideshow while you're listening to music. The CA X40 supports various picture file formats like JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and BMP.

With the help of a free app, you can control the CA X40 using a smartphone or tablet PC. Cocktail Audio recommends ‘Eyecon’ for Android and ‘Sitecom media controller' for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod).

For storing digital music files, the CA X30 supports a 3.5” SATA hard disk or a 2.5” SATA hard disk or solid state drive (SSD) as storage. A customized storage drive bay drawer allows quick and easy installation. If you install an SSD as storage, the X40 will offer noiseless operation, as it has no cooling fan.

Currently, the CA X40 supports up to 4TB with a 3.5" hard disk, up to 4TB with a 2.5" hard disk and up to 4TB of SSD.

The CA X40 front panel is 8mm thick aluminum with CNC cutting and metal chassis. The die-cast aluminum feet provide rigidity along with additional resistance from external vibrations.

Features:

Versatile network solution for hi-res streaming playback and file management
Playback of DSD64 (2.8224MHz), DSD128 (5.6448MHz), DXD (24Bit/352.8KHz), up to 32Bit/384KHz PCM signal including HD FLAC (24Bit/192KHz), HD WAV (24Bit/192KHz), APE/CUE, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AIF, AAC, M4A, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, M3U, PLS
24-bit/192 kHz WAV/FLAC and full range of hi-res audio file formats
ES9018K2M Sabre32 Reference DAC built-in
XMOS 32Bit/500MIPS digital signal processing unit
High-speed optical disk drive for quick CD ripping
Phono INPUT (Moving Magnet) for turntable
Load your vinyl and cassette tape collections to the X40 in 192kHz sample rate
Music Streaming Services like Qobuz, Simfy and Internet Radio.
UPnP Media Server & Renderer for streaming playback and control remotely via network.
5 inch full color TFT LCD for intuitive GUI
HDMI Out connector for using an external screen like TV as its GUI screen
Supports up to 3.5" SATA hard disk 4TB, 2.5" hard disk and SSD
Toroidal transformer minimizing idle noise
FM Radio Tuner built-in
Recording with hi-res 24bit/192KHz sample rate
Provides the customized Web Interface (WebUI) for remote control and MusicDB management
Works with various free apps available at app stores
Rugged chassis construction with 12mm thickness aluminum front Versatile software functionalities

Host CPU and Memory:

Embedded: 700Mhz MIPS
Main Memory: (4Gbit, DDR2 800Mhz)

CD Player:

Type: Front Loading
Supported media: CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R/RW

Interface:

5" TFT LCD(800x480 pixel) on the front
External screen like TV may connected through HDMI connector
Remote Control
Customized Web Interface (Web UI) for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari
Free UPnP app available in app store or market for iOS and Android

Analog Connections:

Balanced Line Out x 1: L & R XLR
Unbalanced Line Out x 1: L & R RCA
Headphone Out: 6.35mm jack on the front
Line In x 1: L & R RCA
Aux In x 1: 3.5mm Phone Jack on the front

Digital Connections:

Toslink Out x 1: Sample Rate up to 24-bit/192 kHz
Coaxial Out x 1: Sample Rate up to 24-bit/192 kHz
AES/EBU XLR Out x 1: Sample Rate up to 24-bit/192 kHz
Toslink In x 1: Sample Rate up to 24-bit/192 kHz
Coaxial In x 1: Sample Rate up to 24-bit/192 kHz
MM phono input
HDMI out (video only) x 1: for GUI or for photo slide shows

Network/Hard Drive Connectivity:

3 x USB host ports
Wired: Giga Fast Ethernet(10/100/1000Mbps) LAN
Wireless (optional): 801.11b/g/n WiFi using optional USB dongle

Power Supply:

Audio Power Supply: Toroidal transformer, 75W

Supported Storage:

Removable storage tray drawer is provided for adding optional HD storage Hard disk, 2.5” SATA, up to 4TB Hard disk, 3.5” SATA, up to 4TB
SD, 2.5” SATA, up to 4TB

Analog Connections:

Line Out (L & R RCA): Dynamic Range : 127 dB(2 V rms, Stereo) THD+N : 0.0004%
Line Out (L & R XLR): Dynamic Range : -120dB THD+N (Max 4.5Vrms, Stereo), 127dB DNR
Headphone Out: 500mW+500mW@1Khz, 32 ohm, 0.1% THD
Line In x 1: 2V rms
Aux In x 1: 800mV rms
MM phono in: 7.5mV sensitivity

Digital Connections:

Toslink Out x 1: Sample Rate up to 24-bit/192 kHz
Coaxial Out x 1: SPDIF 75 ohm RCA, Sample Rate up to 24-bit/192 kHz
AES/EBU XLR Out x 1: 110 ohm, Sample Rate up to 24-bit/192 kHz
Toslink In x 1: Sample Rate up to 24-bit/192 kHz
Coaxial In x 1: Sample Rate up to 24-bit/192 kHz

General:

Dimensions (without feet): 17.1" wide, 12.8" deep, 3.5" high
Dimensions (with feet): 17.1" wide, 12.8" deep, 3.9" high


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