Music Server/ Network Steamer / CD Storage

  • Equipped with a 700MHz MIPS host CPU (Processor)
  • Main Memory (4Gbit, DDR2 800Mhz)
  • Burr-Brown digital-to-analogue converter
  • Powerful TI stereo digital amplifier
  • High speed optical disk drive for quick ripping
  • 5 inch full colour screen for intuitive graphical user interface
  • FM radio tuner (supports RDS)
  • Max capacity storage installation for 3.5” SATA hard disk , 2.5” hard disk and SSD
  • Versatile network solution
  • Rugged chassis construction with 8mm thick aluminium front with a metal chassis
  • Various software functionalities
  • GigaFast Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps)
  • Internet radio & Online Music Streaming Services such as Rhapsody and Spotify…
  • 24x high speed and silent slide optical drive with fast ripping
  • Intuitive GUI – ‘800x480’ pixel 5inch colour TFT LCD screen
  • HDMI OUT connector for external display like a monitor (TV)
  • High performance stereo digital amplifier with dynamic 100W (50W per channel) – for power load speakers/bookshelf etc
  • Multiple inputs and outputs for versatile connectivity
  • Fan less & much more……

High-speed, silent slide front loading conpact disc drive for playing & ripping

Cocktail Audio X30 uses an optical disc drive (ODD) with a 24x high speed. The operation is silent, which means you can listen to music while ripping. Compatible with CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-R/RW.

High-quality sound through Burr-Brown HD DAC and isolated power source design For high-quality sound output

Cocktail Audio X30 features the well-known Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC, TCXO oscillator and an isolated power source circuit designed for digital and analogue sound rendering.

Fast CD ripping with CD meta-data standard album cover art & various file formats

Cocktail Audio X30 can rip a one hour playing time CD in less than 10 minutes. It will catalogue your collection by album, artist, genre and year - all ripped CDs will be stored into the music database. X30 provides four ripping options (encoding): WAV, FLAC, MP3 or OGG.

Storage Capacity

CD ripping option 256GB SSD 500GB SSD 500GB HDD 1TB HDD 2TB HDD 4TB HDD
WAV (uncompressed) 325 CDS 650 CDs 650 CDs 1,300 CDs 2,600 CDs 5,200 CDs
MP3/OGG (compressed)
128K 3,750 CDs 7,500 CDs 7,500 CDs 15,000 CDs 30,000 CDs 60,000 CDs
192K 2,500 CDs 5,000 CDS 5,000 CDs 10,000 CDs 20,000 CDs 40,000 CDs
320K 1,500 CDs 3,000 CDs 3,000 CDs 6,000 CDs 12,000 CDs 24,000 CDs




Please Note: These figures may vary slightly according to the number of tracks on a CD

Quick and easy set-up LCD screen

With a ‘800x480’ pixel 5inch colour TFT LCD screen, CA X30 provides an intuitive GUI (Graphic User Interface) with bold icons and text information – for ease of use and configuration.

Connect to a monitor to view a slideshow of Images / Album Covers while listening to music

Cocktail Audio X30 provides HDMI OUT connector for external display, such as a TV (or a compatible monitor) as its GUI screen.

Multiple inputs and outputs for versatile connectivity

Cocktail Audio X30 offers various audio inputs and outputs for connecting other audio devices including a monitor (only HDMI). Three digital outputs, two analogue outputs, two digital inputs and two analogue inputs, allows high connectivity with multiple devices. The dual digital inputs means the CA X30 can be used as a DAC with other digital audio sources.

Native 24bit/192Khz playback and various supported audio file formats
Cocktail Audio X30 is equipped with a high-performance DSP chipset (700mhz MIPS host CPU) with the exclusively developed in-house software (firmware), that supports formats such as wav, flac, alac, pcm, mp3, wma, m4a, aac, aiff, aif, ogg vorbis and playlist (pls, m3u), including high resolution (24bit/192khz) flac and wav files.

Gapless playback

Cocktail Audio X30 (gapless mode) plays back multiple tracks without gaps, a useful feature for opera and live music fans.
High resolution (24bit/192Khz) digital output

Cocktail Audio X30 provides three digital outputs, such as TOSLINK, COAXIAL and AES/EBU XLR, which supports up to 24bit/192Khz. This means the X30 can be used as an audio server and a source device for those wishing to use an existing external amplifier and DAC.

High performance stereo digital amplifier with dynamic 100W (50W per channel)

A TI high-performance stereo digital amplifier chip, isolated power source circuit design and TCXO oscillator – with low noise and low distortion – makes CA X30 an ideal hi-fi component for an existing bookshelf or high quality floor standing (power load) speakers.

FM tuner, iRadio & online music streaming services

Cocktail Audio X30 features an FM tuner (tuning range FM87.5 - 108MHz) with RDS support. (NB RDS support is only available in Europe). Equipped with Gigafast Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps) and wireless network (Wi-Fi USB dongle optional) you can connect the X30 to your home network to access tens of thousands of radio stations (Reciva) and online music services such as Simfy.

High res recording function (24bit/192Khz)

With the X30 you can record from the internet radio, FM radio and line-in as well as cassette tapes and vinyl. The 24bit/192Khz ADC chip allows for high resolution recording for better sound quality.

Storage installation

Cocktail Audio X30 supports 3.5” SATA hard disk, 2.5” SATA hard disk or solid state drive (SSD) as storages. A customised storage drive bay (drawer/caddy) allows for quick and easy installation. Using SSD storage means the X30 will operation noiselessly as the device is fanless. CA X30 currently supports up to 4TB of 3.5” hard disk, 1TB of 2.5” hard disk and 500GB of SSD. Increased capacity will be supported by impending firmware updates.

Versatile network functions through various network protocol support

As the X30 supports DNLA, Samba client/server/media renderer, FTP server and web server customised Web UI is provided, it offers;

  • Hi-resolution 24bit/192Khz network streaming playback
  • File management (copy, delete, rename, importing or exporting etc.) between X30 storage and NAS or PC
  • Remote control with mobile devices like smartphones (iPhone or Android phone), iPad and tablet PC
  • Remote control and Music DB editing with the customised Web UI


App for iOS and Android
A free app is available to control X30 using a smartphone, tablet or PC. We recommend ‘Eyecon’ for Android and Kinsky’ for iOS. Some music programs that enable streaming via computers can also be used.



Rugged and durable casing

The CA X30 front panel is 8mm thick aluminum with CNC cutting and metal chassis. The die-cast aluminum feet provide rigidity along with additional resistance from external vibrations. CA X30 dimensions: 435mm(W) x 325mm(D) x 88mm(H) without feet. Height with feet is 98.5mm.

Customised web interface

The Web Interface (Web UI) for various browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Crome and Safari. With the Web UI you can manage the music database and edit CD metadata, such as adding or changing an album cover art.

Front panel intuitive control scheme

With the control panel you have quick access to basic functions such as power, volume/mute, OK/pause/scroll, and four menu keys forGUI of LCD screen. The input selector key allows you to seemlessly switch between input devices, and also features a mute mode that can be toggled at the push of the volume knob.

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