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Plays, Streams, Rips, and Serves
Cocktail Audio's X12 is an HD hi-fi music server with database, CD ripper, high quality DAC, 30-watt-per-channel integrated amplifier, and network streamer. You can also enjoy its preamp functionality, listen to CDs, record analog and digital sources, and peruse its easy-to-navigate database of your digital music files, complete with cover art.
High Resolution Audio 24-bit/192 kHz
The X12 supports several different file formats including, including HD FLAC (24-bit/192 kHz), HD WAV (24-bit/192 kHz), APE/CUE, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AIF, AAC, M4A, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, M3U, PLS, and more. You can convert existing audio files into other formats, (e.g. MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A) for use on other devices, such as your MP3 player or car stereo. The high-quality ESS Sabre 24/192 DAC has a dynamic range of 112dB.
Connect the X12 to your network via an Ethernet connection to stream music to and from other devices and listen to cloud based music services.
You can also connect wirelessly to the X12 using an optional Wi-fi USB Dongle (sold separately) that plugs into one of the USB ports. With the wireless function, you can greatly increase the control options and flexibility of this great component! You can control the X12 remotely using mobile devices including an iPhone, iPad, or iPod or using Android smartphones and tablets by downloading free UPnP apps. Play songs from iOS devices on the Cocktail Audio X12 wireless with the 'Share-play' function (Cocktail Audio 's own version of Apple AirPlay).
The X12 is a UPnP (DLNA) media server and renderer. This cool feature allows you to can stream music to and from other compatible devices, such as wi-fi speakers. (You can add wired speakers, too, and enjoy the built-in power amplifier.) Supported cloud-based music streaming services include Qobuz, Simfy and Reciva internet radio.
Digital and Analog Connections
The digital and analog connections let you enjoy lots of different source material. The three USB ports let you plug in external drives and devices, including a USB thumb drive, external hard drive, MP3 player, and more. An RCA-type analog stereo input excels with legacy analog gear, such as an AM/FM tuner, cassette deck, and more. You can record material from these components or enjoy them through your favorite pair of speakers, using the X12's built-in power amplifier.
Two digital outputs allow the X12 to connect to a wide range of external devices. The digital outputs support sample rates up to 24-bit/192 kHz for true hi-res audio. Gapless music playback keeps the music coming seamlessly and is a must for concert recordings, classical music, and more.
A digital volume control affecting both the digital and analog outputs allows the X12 to be used as a preamplifier if you are planning on connecting it to your existing hi-fi or AV system's receiver or amp.
Record Anything in CD Quality
Doing state-of-the-art digital isn't all that the X12 can do. It excels with analog source material, too. Whether you record iRadio or anything else via the analog input, Cocktail Audio X12 records in CD sound quality. Load your vinyl and cassette tape collections to the X12 in CD quality and edit them after recording.
And speaking of recording, using the display screen and built-in software, you can schedule when you want the X12 to record using the Reservation Recording function.
CD Play and Ripping
There is lots of fabulous music on compact discs that hasn't made it to downloadable files yet. Not to worry. Cocktail Audio has a built-in CD player plus ripping software, so you can record your favorite tracks. It supports CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVDR/RW discs.
For those times when you want to just lean back and listen rather than rip, you'll enjoy the full functionality of its audiophile-quality CD player. The large front-panel display makes navigating your discs a pleasure.
The X12 gives you access to huge amounts of stored music. Fortunately, it provides easy access to all of your files through its well-organized built-in music database. The database can display all songs by album, artist, genre, composer or title, making it simple to find what you want to hear. Search functions give you even easier access to your music files. You can create and manage playlists, edit music tag information, and more.
Built-in Power Amplifier
No need for powered speakers or a separate amplifier with the X12. With its built-in high quality power amplifier, you can connect your own pair of audiophile speakers directly to the rear panel gold-plated speaker terminals. And the built-in amp is anything but an afterthought. It is a powerful amp capable of filling the room with music, thanks to 30-watts-per-channel power delivery.
Up to 4TB Storage Support
You can increase the huge capability of the X12 by adding your own internal hard drive. It supports up to 4TB 3.5" / 2.5" SATA hard disks. SSD (Solid State Drive) drives are also supported.