cocktailAudio

cocktailAudio is another new company at least in my experience. On display in the Usher room was the cocktailAudio x30 ($TBD around 1,800) which is a network player, server, and a 50W integrated amplifier that arrives discless so you can outfit it with the 3.5” SATA hard disk, 2.5” SATA hard disk, or solid state drive (SSD) of your choice. There's also USB inputs to connect USB storage devices. Based on the Burr-Brown PCM1792a DAC, the x30 can handle up to 24/192 files and supports APE/CUE, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, PCM, MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, AIFF, AIF, and Ogg Vorbis file formats as well as gapless playback. There's also a built-in FM tuner, two digital inputs (Toslink, Coax S/PDIF), two analogue inputs, three digital outputs (Toslink, Coax S/PDIF, AES/EBU), and two analogue outputs, as well as the obligatory speaker binding posts. And a 5" TFT LCD (800x480 pixel) front mounted display and a headphone amp. All.in.one.

The smaller cocktailAudio x10 ($TBD) throws in mostly everything that's included in the x30 but drops the output power to 30W, looses the FM tuner, the screen size drops down to 3.5", and there's only an AUX input and line and Toslink output.

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