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. Overall, it’s a great device that works incredibly well and, most importantly, is easy to set up and use!
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. All-inclusive music servers, that can rip CDs, store them into hard disks, play music via wifi streaming, reproduce internet radio etc. are replacing standard CD players and DACs.
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. It even serves as music streamer and amplifier. Hardware.Info tested it to find out what it does, and how well it does it.
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 your home network, via Ethernet, allowing you to play music anywhere in the house.
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 USB 2.0, Ethernet, Audio in, Audio Out, optical out and headphone ports all covered, as well as speaker sockets so you can feed it directly to a set of speakers. We found the...
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, even though the six-box user-interface looks as though bit was initially designed with touchscreen in mind. This means you need to rely on the buttons on the top of the unit,...
Summary: With so many people turning to iPods or MP3 those –like me – who have large CD collections need a way to condense the output and this offering allows an easy way to transpose to WAV, MP3, Flac or Ogg Vorbis with little effort from you.
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.