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The All-in one Digital Music Networking Wonder Machine
Cocktail Audio's multi-faceted N15 performs a cocktail of digital music functions. It's a high quality USB DAC, a network music player, and a headphone amp. If you install your own internal hard drive, the N15 is also a storage device. As a DAC and network music player, it excels with digital music file formats. Hi-res music files are supported, including DSD (DSD64, DSD128, DSD256), 32-bit/384 kHz PCM files, and 24-bit/192 kHz HD WAV/FLAC files.
Using the N15 as a USB DAC, you can connect it to your PC or Mac with a USB cable and play files on your computer via the N15 and enjoy wonderful sound quality. The built-in DAC is a high performance Sabre ES9018K2M Reference DAC.
The N15 also functions beautifully as a network streaming node designed for your existing DAC or amplifier. It will give your existing audio systems wonderful networking ability. And if you install your own hard drive inside the N15 and connect N15's USB device connector to your computer via USB cable, the N15 excels as an external USB storage device.
High Performance Processor and Software
The N15 is incredibly powerful and nimble. The high performance Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.0 GHz provides fast response to your commands. The operating system integrates a robust commercial version of NTFS/HFS+ file system and EXT4 Linux file system into the N15 for highly responsive backup and file management functions. A Giga Fast Ethernet LAN is built-in for connecting to your network sources.
High Quality Analog Out for Superb Sound
The N15 is a pro at outputting digital music files to analog with tremendous detail, presence, and naturalness. To guarantee lossless signal transmission and high quality sound, the N15 provides high quality analog out circuitry, which is powered by an ESS Sabre DAC ES9018K2M working in tandem with an XMOS 32-bit/500 MIPS digital signal processor.
Convenient Control with NOVATRON Music X App
For convenient control of your N15 with your Android and iOS mobile devices, download the free NOVATRON Music X app. It allows you to access and control the full range of N15 functions and is available at Google Play Store and Apple App Store. A convenient Cocktail Audio Web Interface is also available for use with your computer.
Versatile Networking Functions
Enjoy the N15's versatile networking functions. Connect it to your network to stream music to and from other devices, listen to cloud based music services, and enjoy Internet radio stations.
Access online music services like Qobuz, TIDAL, Deezer and Airable via the N15 (a subscription may be required). Thousands of free internet radio stations and podcasts are available, too, powered by Airable Internet Radio server. You can make high-quality recordings of iRadio music via the N15's recording function
Add Your Own Internal Storage
The internal architecture of the N15 makes it easy to install your own 2.5 inch hard disk drive or solid-state drive (SSD) into N15. And, you can build your own Music Database via N15's 'Import to DB' function. See the product manual for details.
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