Summary: Audiophiles will adore the Cocktail Audio X10, as it offers everything you need in one convenient box. Given that there is also easy access to the hard drive itself, it may well be possible to upgrade without too much hassle in the future.
Summary: I have a large CD collection and no CD player (apart from the drives on my PCs) and as a result I haven't listened to some of my music for a long time. It's been sitting in boxes with me raiding to do the odd rip.
Pros: Easy to use, excellent range of audio outputs, compact size, great value.
Cocktail Audio X10 - all-in-one digital music server/streamer/network player
3 February 2013
Excerpt: - TNT Italy Published: November, 2014 Foreword Following the exponential growth of the online music sales (often referred as liquid music ) HiFi companies have started designing new products that should replace PCs as primary sources for digital reproduction.
Novatron Cocktail Audio X10 review: ripping CDs and much more
31 January 2013
Excerpt: There are special LP-to-USB and tape-to-USB devices for easing the process of transferring those formats to your PC, and now Novatron has a device that makes digitizing your CD collection a piece of cake. The Cocktail Audio X10 is stand-alone CD ripper, and much more.
Summary: The basics The Cocktail Audio X10 is a fantastic way to store all you music and audio files in one place and have easy remote control access to them at the touch of a button. Essentially, this media streamer is a 500GB mechanical hard drive in a box that readily hooks up to your Hi-Fi, as well as...
Pros: The Cocktail Audio X10 has a simple but classy design. The gun metal grey box has a 3.5-inch TFT screen with an easy-to-read interface and a row of eight buttons on the top of the box that allow you to access, setup and manage files with ease. Connections on the back are fully comprehensive, with...
Cons: Being built around a mechanical hard drive, you will find that things take a little time to boot-up and run initially. There is also the issue of ambient noise from the hard drive, which thankfully isn’t too noticeable in the modern living room. The Cocktail Audio X10 lacks a touchscreen display,...
Summary: Der Cocktail Audio X10 gibt nicht auf den ersten Blick zu erkennen, was er ist: Ein Medienserver mit CD-Laufwerk, Internet-Radio und Verstärker? Oder doch eher eine kleine, Lan- und WLan-kompatible Kompaktanlage mit integrierter Festplatte und Audio-Grabbing-Funktion? Der Schnelltest klärt auf.