Cocktail X40


Brand Cocktail Audio

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CocktailAudio X40

World-Class High-resolution Digital Audio Premium DSD DXD Audio DAC featuring native DSD file direct playback,Music Server with database, CD Ripper, Network Streamer

  • Playback of DSD64 (2.8224MHz), DSD128 (5.6448MHz), DXD (24bit/352.8KHz), PCM signal up to 32bit/384KHz including 24bit/192KHz WAV/FLAC and full range of hi-res audio file formats
  • ES9018K2M Sabre³² Reference DAC built-in
  • XMOS 32Bit/500MIPS digital signal processing unit
  • Phono INPUT (Moving Magnet) for turntable
  • Load your vinyl and cassette tape collections to the X40 in 192kHz sample rate
  • Music Streaming Services like Qobuz, Simfy and Internet Radio.
  • UPnP Media Server & Renderer for streaming playback and control remotely via network.
  • 5 inch full color TFT LCD for intuitive GUI
  • HDMI Out connector for using an external screen like TV as its GUI screen
  • Supports up to 3.5" SATA hard disk 4TB, 2.5" hard disk and SSD
  • Toroidal transformer minimizing idle noise
  • FM Radio Tuner built-in
  • Recording with hi-res 24bit/192KHz sample rate
  • Provides the customized Web Interface(WebUI) for remote control and MusicDB management
  • Works with various free apps available at app stores
  • Rugged chassis construction with 12mm thickness aluminum front
  • Versatile software functionalities

Native DSD file direct playback
Store DSD files in the X40 storage and just play it with the X40 directly.

The X40 supports DSD64 (2.8224MHz), DSD128 (5.6448MHz), DXD (24Bit/352.8KHz) and PCM up to 32Bit/384KHz sample rate including 24bit/192KHz WAV/FLAC.

A World-Class Premium DSD DAC (Digital to Analog Converter)

The X40 applies ESS Sabre DAC ES9018K2M cooperating with XMOS 32Bit/500MIPS Digital Signal Processor.

SABRE³² Reference DAC ES9018K2M Patented 32bit Hyperstream DAC

127dB DNR / 120dB THD+N

XMOS 32Bit/500MIPS Digital Signal Processing unit

Toroidal Transformer

The power supply features toroidal transformer minimazing idle noise.

High quality Analog Out terminal

The high quality analog out terminal guarantees lossless singal transmission.Enjoy ultra high quality sound via Analog Out and Headphone Out of the X40

Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Out (Pre-Out)

Unbalanced RCA, L/R, Pre-Out, Dynamic Range: -120dB THD+N (Max 2Vrms, Stereo), 127dB DNR
Balanced AES/EBU XLR, L/R, Pre-Out, Dynamic Range:-120dB THD+N (Max 4.5Vrms, Stereo), 127dB DNR

Headphone Out

6.35mm jack, 500mW+500mW at 1KHz, 32 ohm, 0.1% THD

Load your vinyl to the X40 in Hi-Res digital audio file Load your vinyl and cassette tape collections to the X40 in 192KHz sample rate and even edit them after recording

Phono IN (MM Input)

Connect turntable to the X40 Phono IN directly to play or record. Load your vinyl collections to the X40 in 192KHz, 96KHz or 48KHz sample rate and even edit them after recording

Hi-res digital output / input (24bit/192kHz)

HDMI Out connector for external screen as GUI screen Connect to your TV to view bigger GUI or a slideshow of photos while listening to your tracks

HDMI OUT for external screen

Connect external big screen through HDMI out

Aluminum CNC cutting

Front panel is based on 12mm thickness aluminum by CNC cutting. Volume knob and button are all aluminum by CNC cutting

FM Radio Tuner


Connect the X40 to your network to stream music to and from other devices, listen to cloud based music services and control remotely using mobile devices

  • Control remotely using mobile devices including: iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets by download free UPnP Apps
  • The X40 is a UPnP (DLNA) Media Server& Renderer so you can stream music to and from other compatible devices (e.g. WiFi speakers)
  • Use the cocktailAudio Web Interface to control the X40 and manage the Music DB remotely
  • Manage your files (Copy, move or delete) over a network thanks to support for Samba
  • Access music streaming services:Qobuz, Simfy and Internet Radio

CD Ripping

Load all your CDs onto the X40 in FLAC, ALAC, WAV, MP3 or Ogg file format with CD tag info and album cover art

Buillt-in Music Database

  • The X40 has a well-organized Music Database built-in. Display all songs by album, artist, genre, composer or title and even search

Up to 4TB internal storage

The X40 supports up to 4TB 3.5" and 2.5" SATA HDDs(Hard Disk Drives) and also SSDs (Solid State Drives)

Model name CA-X40 Remarks
Host CPU & Memory Embedded 700Mhz MIPS  
Main Memory (4Gbit, DDR2 800Mhz)
CD Player Type Front Loading  
Supported media CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R/RW
Display 5" TFT LCD(800x480 pixel) on the front  
External big screen like TV to be connected through HDMI connector
Interface Remote Control, PC, iOS & Android devices with customized Web Interface (WUI) or various free UPnP Tablet & Smartphone Apps  
ANALOG OUT Balanced (Pre-out) AES/EBU XLR, Dynamic Range : -120dB THD+N (Max 4.5Vrms, Stereo),127dB DNR DAC IC : ES9018K2M SABRE³²
Unbalanced (Pre-out) RCA L/R, Dynamic Range : -120dB THD+N (Max 2Vrms, Stereo, 127dB DNR
Headphone Out 6.35mm jack, 500mW+500mW@1Khz,32 ohm, 0.1% THD
Digital out TOSLINK x 1 Sample Rate : up to 24bit/192Khz Max 0dB, Volume controllable
COAXIAL x 1 SPDIF 75ohm RCA, Sample Rate : up to 24bit/192Khz
AES/EBU/XRL x 1 110ohm, Sample Rate : up to 24bit/192Khz
LINE IN x 1 L & R RCA at the rear, 2V rms  
AUX IN x 1 3.5mm Phone Jack on the front, 800mV rms
DIGITAL INPUT Toslink x 1 Sample Rate : up to 24bit/192Khz  
COAXIAL x 1 Sample Rate : up to 24bit/192Khz
PHONO IN MM Input Sensitivity 7.5mV  
ANALOG INPUT LINE IN x 1 L & R RCA at the rear, 2V rms  
AUX IN x 1 3.5mm Phone Jack on the front, 800mV rms
TUNER FM Radio Tuning Range (FM 87.5 - 108MHz)
FM Antenna input Impedance : 75ohm unbalance
RDS is supported
Connectivity 3 x USB Host ports Front 1x USB Host  
Rear 2x USB Host
Network Wired Ethernet (10/100Mbps) LAN
※ 801.11b/g/n WiFi USB dongle (Optional)
(video only)
Connecting to external big screen like TV for GUI display and photo slide show
POWER SUPPLY Audio Power Supply Toroidal Transformer, Power 75W  
Standby Power Supply 5V/1A SMPS
Supported Storage Hard Disk 2.5" SATA, up to 4TB Removable storage tray (drawer) is provided.  
3.5" SATA, up to 4TB
SSD 2.5" SATA, up to 4TB
Supported audio
Codec & format
DSD64 (2.8224MHz), DSD128 (5.6448MHz), DXD (24Bit/352.8KHz), up to 32Bit/384KHz PCM signal including HD FLAC (24Bit/192KHz), HD WAV (24Bit/192KHz), APE/CUE, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AIF, AAC, M4A, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, M3U, PLS, etc  
Network Protocol
UPnP (DLNA) Server/Client/Media Renderer, Samba Server/Client, FTP Server, Web Server, etc  
Internet Service Internet Radio Reciva Internet Radio  
Online Music
※ Subscription required : Qobuz, TIDAL, Deezer
※ No need subscription : Spotify Connect, Airable, Reciva
OSD Lang.
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, Russian,
Danish, Korean, etc (To be added by request)
Power Source AC 220V - 240V, 50/60Hz (For Europe)
※ 110V version is also available.
Mechanical Material Front 12mm thickness aluminum by CNC cutting  
Knob Aluminum by CNC cutting
Chassis Metal
Dimension without foot 435mm(W) x 325mm(D) x 88mm(H)
with foot 435mm(W) x 325mm(D) x 98.5mm(H)
Certificate CE, FCC, EMI, etc
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