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Cocktail Audio X12 Music Server / Integrated Amplifier


Cocktail Audio’s X12 is a revolutionary HD hi-fi music server with database, CD ripper, high quality DAC, 30-watt-per-channel integrated amplifier, and network streamer. The X12 supports up to 4TB 3.5″ and 2.5″ SATA HDDs (Hard Disk Drives) and also SSDs (Solid State Drives) . Streaming can be done using Spotify, Tidal, Deezer etc.

We like the fact that the built in amplifier & DAC can be by-passed. That means you can use it with powered speakers or existing amplifiers. Very neat design indeed.

** Hard disk not included

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Product Description


• CD Ripping with CD metadata including album cover art
• Load your vinyl and cassette tape colletions to the X12 in CD quality
• Streaming playback and control using mobile devices (UPnP/DLNA media server & renderer)
• Supported music streaming services: Qobuz, Simfy and Reciva internet radio
• Play songs from iOS devices on the X12 wirelessly with ‘Shareplay’
• Fanless passive cooling system
• Supports up to 192KHz sample rate via Digital OUT
• 4.3inch TFT LCD screen with full color user-friendly GUI


* Subscription required for online music services

Plays All Kinds of Formats

Load all your CDs onto the X12 in FLAC, ALAC, WAV, MP3 or Ogg file formats with CD tag info and album cover art








Model name CA-X12 Remarks
Host CPU & Memory Embedded 500Mhz MIPS
Main Memory (2Gbit, DDR2 667Mhz)
Firmware Memory (2Gbit)
CD Player Type Tray loading
Supported media CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R/RW
Display 4.3″ TFT LCD (480 x 272 pixels)
Interface Remote control, PC, iOS & Android devices with customized Web Interface (WUI) or various free UPnP Tablet & Smartphone Apps
PRE-OUT (RCA) Dynamic Range : 112dB (Max 2Vrms, Stereo) THD+N : 0.001% DAC IC : Cirrus Logic, CS4351
Headphone Out R3.5mm jack on the front, 150mW+150mW@1Khz, 16 ohm, 0.1% THD
(Volume controllable)
Toslink x 1 Supported Sample Rate : up to 24bit/192Khz
Supported Sample Rate : up to 24bit/192Khz
LINE IN x 1 L & R RCA at the rear, 1V rms
Connectivity 3 x USB Host ports Front 1x USB Host
Rear 2x USB Host
Network Wired Ethernet(100Base-Tx/10Base-T) LAN
* 801.11b/g/n WiFi USB dongle (Optional)
Supported Storage 2.5inch SATA HDD, SSD and 3.5inch SATA HDD up to 4TB
* Supported file system: Linux (ext3), NTFS, FAT32
Supported audio
Codec & format
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.
Supported OSD Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, ussian, Danish, Korean, etc (To be added by request)
Network Protocol supported 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
Power (AC/DC Adapter) INPUT 100 – 240Vac, 50/60Hz (free voltage)
Dimension 180mm (W) x 100mm (H) x 150mm (D)


User Guides

Everything you need to know about the Music DB

How to rip a CD

How to: Add Album Coverart

For more tips and tricks please visit this Youtube Channel


I highly recommend this unit to anyone who needs a portable desktop stereo system, or even audiophiles like me who own tons of audio CDs and want to be able to store them in single, tidy space, catalogued, with automatic tagging and album covers. After all, most audiophiles likely already own an audiophile grade DAC anyway that they can connect to this system.

David Susilo Uncensored (14 November, 2015)


As an all-in-one system, the Cocktail Audio X12 is a great value.

The X12 excelled as a music renderer, easily playing music from my network server, and making the music stored on its hard drive available to other music servers on my network. All these features make the X12 unique among the many servers on the market today. (15 June 2016)