Novafidelity X45

Media Player

Midland HiFi Studio - Key Information


 Real high end performance.

Bringing a unique feature set

to enhance any system.

Overview & Features

The X45 is a World-Class High-resolution Audio Player and DAC, which is featured by Dual Sabre³² Reference DAC chips built-in, CD Ripper, Music Server, Network Streamer, Music Recorder, and much more


High Performance System Resources and custom-designed software

Based on Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.0GHz, 64Bit/1000MIPS Microcontroller and custom-designed software, the X45 will surely satisfy all music lovers with great performance and versatile features


Breathtaking Sound Quality created by accumulated circuit design technology and qualified components

Equipped with dual ESS Sabre ³² Reference DAC ES9018K2M built-in separately for right and left channels, 64Bit XMOS chip, TCXO oscillator and high quality Toroidal Transformer including isolated power source circuit design technology and in-house R&D know-how for circuit designing, the X45 will deliver wonderful sound to you


Dual Sabre³² Reference DAC separated for right and left channels

You can experience breathtaking sound quality delivered by dual Sabre³² ES9018K2M DAC built-in separately for right and left channels


XMOS 64Bit/1000MIPS 16 Core Powerful Microcontroller

X45 USB DAC function can support up to

PCM 384Khz/32Bit, DSD Native 256 and MQA


Toroidal Transformer

Isolated power source circuit design for digital and analogue parts minimizes idle noise


High quality Analog Out terminal

High quality with well-shielded analogue out terminal guarantees lossless signal transmission


Balanced & Unbalanced Analogue Out

Balanced XLR: Dynamic Range: 130dB(Max 4.5Vrms, stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%

Unbalanced RCA: Dynamic Range: 130dB(Max 2Vrms, stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%


USB Audio Class 2.0 Output

An external USB DAC can be connected


Phono In(Moving Magnet) for a turntable

Default senstivity is 7.5mVrms and controllable 3.75~15mVrms


DAB+ Tuner and FM Radio Tuner

For high quality digital radio, X45 offers DAB+ tuner also


Two(2) High speed USB3.0 host port

For quick data transfer purpose, X45 offers two(2) high speed USB3.0 Host Ports at rear side


6.35mm Headphone Out at the front

X45 offers Headphone Out with senstivity of 100mW+100mW@1Khz, 600ohm, 0.1% THD


CD Ripping with Gracenote CD metadata and Album cover art

Load all your CD collection onto the X45 Music Database in FLAC, ALAC, WAV or MP3 file format with professional CD metadata and album cover art from Gracenote


Music Database function

The X45 has a well-organized Music Database built-in, which offers very nice and convenient functions like SEARCH,display by text or cover art, SORT, various View, etc


Phono Input(MM) for your turntable

Just connect turntable to the X45 phono in directly to play your precious LP music and record it to the X45 in hi-res digital file. The X45 offers very smart and convenient auto cutting function to edit the recorded file with easy


Recording with 192Khz hi-res sampling rate

The X45 offers a recording function for internet radio, DAB+/FM radio, Analogue In, Phono In, AUX In including all digital inputs. You can make your own digital music collection with wonderful sound


Auto/Manual Cutting for the recorded files

Smart auto/manual cutting function to edit the recorded files is available at the X45. You can easily edit files and import them into X45 Music Database


Versatile Networking and Remote Control with a Customized App

Connect the X45 to your network for streaming music to and from other devices, listen to cloud based music services and control remotely using mobile devices with our customized remote control app, NOVATRON MusicX or WebInterface


Control remotely by mobile devices with customized Remote Control App, NOVATRON MusicX app


Major Music Streaming Services integrated

You can access tens of thousands of internet radio stations and online music services like TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and Qobuz including Spotify Connect function


Control remotely by PC with WebInterface

Control the X45 remotely by your PC with its nice WebInterface function


Support various network protocols like UPnP Server/Client/Renderer, Samba Server/Client

Stream songs to and from other compatible devices in the same network


AirPlay and Spotify Connect

You can play songs from iOS devices and musics from Spotify via X45 wirelessly


Control X45 by Roon

As X45 supports 'Roon Ready', you can control X45 with Roon, which is great music player for music loves


7 inch TFT LCD Screen for Intuitive GUI and HDMI Out for external screen

7 inch big screen will let you control the X45 easily with intuitive GUI, and connect it to your TV for an external screen to view bigger GUI or a slideshow of photos while listening to your music collection


DAB+/FM Radio Tuner built-in

Enjoy high quality digital radio via DAB+ Tuner, and record any song or broadcast with high quality sound


High Connectivity for various external devices

2 x USB3.0 host at rear and 1 x USB2.0 host at front

USB Audio Class 2.0 Output

GigaFast Ethernet LAN

HDMI Out for external screen or Audio out

USB Audio Input for USB DAC function

Digital Out(Coaxial, Toslink, AES/EBU XLR, HDMI)

Digital In

Analog Out/Input

Phono Input

And more.....


Storage for Music Server

3.5"/2.5" SATA hard disk and Solid State Drive(SSD) is accepted to the X45, which supports up to 8TB capacity. You can install a storage easily thanks to a customized storage drive bay(drawer)


Rugged and durable casing

The X45 front panel is based on 13mm thickness aluminum with CNC cutting and total metal chassis. The die-cast aluminum feet provide rigidity along with additional resistance from external vibration

Technical Specification

Model name:

Nova Fidelity X45


Host CPU & Memory

CPU : Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 running at 1.0GHz

Main Memory : DDR-1066 1GByte

NAND Flash 8GByte


CD Player

Type:  Front Loading

Supported media:  CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R/RW



7.0" TFT LCD(1,024 x 600pixels)(* able to connect to ext. screen via HDMI out)



Key & Jog(Volume/Scroll), IR Remote Control, Customized Remote App for iOS and Android devices, Web Interface


Analog Out (Sabre ES9018K2M Dual DAC)

Balanced(PRE-OUT)XLR, Dynamic Range: 130dB (Max 4.5Vrms, Stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%

Unbalanced(PRE-OUT)RCA, Dynamic Range: 130dB (Max 2Vrms, Stereo) THD +N: 0.0004%

Headphone Out6.35mm Jack, 100mW+100mW@1Khz, 600ohm, 0.1% THD


Digital out(Variable/Fixed)

COAXIAL x 1:  S/PDIF 75ohm RCA, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz

TOSLINK x 1:  S/PDIF, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz

AES/EBU/XRL x 1:  110ohm, Sample rate: up to 24bit/192KHz

USB Audio x 1:  USB Audio Class 2.0 Output

HDMI Out x 1:  HDMI Audio Out(*Shared with HDMI Out for external screen)


Analog Input (Sensitivity)

LINE In x 1: L&R RCA at the rear, default 2Vrms(controllable 1~4Vrms)

Aux In x 1: 3.5mm Phone Jack on the front, default 1Vrms(controllable 0.5~2Vrms)

Phono In x 1: MM Input, default 7.5mVrms(controllable 3.75~15mVrms)


Digital Input

COAXIAL x 1: Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz

TOSLINK x 1: Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz

AES/EBU/XLR x 1:  Sample Rate: up to 24bit/192Khz


USB Audio Input (USB DAC)

USB B type connector, USB Audio Class 2.0 input (up to PCM 384Khz/32Bit, DSD Native 256, and MQA file)


Supported Storage

Hard Disk 2.5" SATA, up to 2TB

Hard Disk 3.5" SATA, up to 8TB

SSD2.5" SATA, up to 2TB

* Bigger capacity of storage will be supported by firmware update when available in the market



DAB+/FM RadioSelectable for DAB/DAB+ or FM Radio



USB3.0(5V/1A) x 3 at rear (One is shared for USB Audio Out)

USB2.0(5V/1A) x 1 at front

Network Wired:  Giga Fast Ethernet(10/100/1000Mbs)

Network Wireless(Option):  *802.11b/g/n WiFi USB dongle(Option)

HDMI OutConnect to external screen(* Shared with HDMI Audio Out)


Codec & Format supported

MQA, PCM 384Khz/32Bit, DSD(DSD64, DSD128, DSD256), DXD(24Bit/352.8KHz), HD WAV(24Bit/192KHz), HD FLAC(24Bit/192KHz), APE/CUE, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AIF, AAC, M4A, MP3, WMA, CAF, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, M3U, PLS, etc


Supported OSD Languages: 

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Danish, Korean (To be added by request)


Network protocol supported: 

UPnP (DLNA) Server/Client/Media Renderer, Samba Server/Client, FTP Server, Web Server, etc


Internet Services

Internet Radio: 



Online Music Service: 

TIDAL, TIDAL MQA, Deezer, Qobuz, Napster, Spotify Connect * Subscription required


Isolated Power management

Toroidal TransformerFor audio signal management

70W internal SMPSFor digital CPU management


12V Trigger Out: 

Max 200mA, 12V


Power Source

220V area:  AC 220V - 240V, 50/60Hz

110V area:  AC 110V - 120V, 50/60Hz




13mm thickness aluminum by CNC cutting



Aluminum by CNC cutting






Without foot: 

441mm(W) x 330mm(D) x 100mm(H)


With foot:       

441mm(W) x 330mm(D) x 111mm(H)



CE, FCC, EMI, etc


* Specification can be changed without notification