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Novatron Cocktail Audio X30

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Based on 4 expert reviews
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Expert reviews and ratings

By avforums.com on 80

I have made no secret over the time I have been reviewing for AVForums - and indeed beyond - that I greatly prefer network and streaming audio products to conventional CD playback. Not having to have big stacks of discs hanging around is ideal for me and...

By Whathifi.com on 60

If this review were based on the X30's features set alone, then it would get a solid four stars.Despite some operational hiccups, the sheer versatility of the X30 is impressive and clearly its biggest attraction.Nothing else we've reviewed so far has...

By hifichoice.co.uk on

Impressive storage, ripping and networking, but let down by...

By the-ear.net on

The Cocktail X30 can probably be bettered in sonic terms by a separate streamer, amp and NAS drive if they're carefully chosen, and Denon among others have streaming amps at pretty competitive prices that include a lot of extra features. But I would be...

By avhub.com.au on

Versatility is the name of the game here, and the Cocktail Audio X30 does so very much that it may initially seem overwhelming! Even the company itself struggles to define the unit succinctly, calling it “Revolutionary HiFi component — All-in-one smart...

International Review By ingame.de on 85

Der Cocktail Audio X30 verspricht viel: Smarter Musikserver, Verstärker, Netzwerk-Streamer und noch ein paar andere Funktionen. Da stellt sich zu Recht die Frage, braucht ihr jetzt mehr Platz im Wohnzimmer? Die Antwort lautet: Nein, denn all diese...

International Review By Alpha-Audio on 20

Less is more and more is less. Teveel functies combineren zonder goed te hebben nagedacht over de samenhang of liever nog de synergie ervan, werkt averechts. De X30 is het bewijs daarvan. Omslachtige bediening, trage en snel vastlopende...

International Review By Hifitest.de on

Wenn man am Ende auf das Preisschild sieht, fällt einem eigentlich nix mehr ein. Ab tausend Euro geht's los, dafür bekommt man ein absolut komplettes Gerät, das sich dank des durchdachten Handlings, der exzellenten Ausstattung und des sehr sauberen...