Novafidelity X50D


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Overview & Features

High Performance System Resources and custom-designed software

Based on Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 main processor running at 1.0GHz, additional 32Bit/500MIPS Microcontroller and custom-designed smart software, the X50D will satisfy highend audiophiles and all music lovers with great performance and versatile features


Wonderful Sound Quality created by in-house circuit design know-how and qualified components

Our all experiences, know-how and technoligies for digital circuit design accumlated for long period and qualified components are applied completely to the X50D to deliver great sound to music lovers


XMOS 32Bit/500MIPS 8 Core Powerful Microcontroller

X50D can support up to Native DSD256 via its I²S Digital Output(RJ45 & HDMI) for highend audiophiles who have already a nice DAC which has I²S Digital Input



DAB+ Tuner and FM Radio Tuner

For high quality digital radio and traditional FM Radio, X50D offers DAB+ tuner and FM tuner


High Quality Digital Out Terminal

Two Coaxial Out, Toslink and AES/EBU XRL are available to let users make perfect audio component system by connecting to various external devices


USB Audio Class 2.0 Output

For music lovers and audiophiles who have already nice USB DAC, the USB Audio Out solution will be very useful


12V Trigger Out and In

You could use 12V Trigger Out/In to trigger(on/off ) a connected device like amplifier


Word Clock

Via this Word Clock Out, X50D will send out the sample rate signal of currently playing file


Two High Speed USB3.0 Host Ports

For quick data transfer purpose, X50D offers two(2) high speed USB3.0 Host ports at rear side


HDMI for bigger external screen or Audio out

Via this HDMI out, users may connect to bigger external screen for GUI, or connect to an audio devices which have HDMI input


RAID System with Two Storage Deck for Music Server

X50D offers two storage decks which accept 3.5"/2.5" SATA hard disk and Solid State Drive(SSD). According to users' purpose, they can setup RAID system easily. X50D offers three(3) kinds of RAID mode such as Mirror, Stripe and Big


CD Ripping with Gracenote CD metadata and Album cover art

Load all your CD collection onto the X50D Music Database in FLAC, ALAC, WAV or MP3 file format with professional CD metadata and album cover art from Gracenote


Music Database function

The X50D 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


Digital Inputs

X50D has digital inputs(Toslink & Coaxial) for connecting to external source devices. You can make your own digital music collection by X50D's recording function


Recording with 192Khz hi-res sampling rate

The X50D offers a recording function for internet radio, DAB+/FM radio and Digital Inputs. You can make your own digital music collection with wonderful sound


Auto/Manual Cutting for the recorded files

Auto/Manual cutting function to edit the recorded files is available at the X50D. You can easily edit files and import them into X50D Music Database


Versatile Networking and Remote Control with a Customized App

Connect the X50D 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 X50D 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 X50D wirelessly


Control X50D by Roon

As X50D supports 'Roon Ready', you can control X50D 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 X50D 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

- GigaFast Ethernet LAN

- HDMI Out for external screen or Audio out

- USB Audio Class2.0 Output

- Digital Outputs(2 x I²S, 1 x Word Clock, 2 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink, 1 x AES/EBU XRL, 1 x HDMI)

- Digital Inputs(1 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink)

- And more.....


Two(2) Storage Decks for Music Server

3.5"/2.5" SATA hard disk and Solid State Drive(SSD) is accepted to the X50D, which supports up to 8TB capacity of individual storage. X50D offers RAID System configuration. According to users' purpose, they can setup RAID system easily by themselves. It offers three(3) kinds of RAID mode such as Mirror, Stripe and Big


Rugged and durable casing with full aluminum CNC cutting

The X50D front panel is based on 13mm thickness aluminum with CNC cutting, and whole body also is based on full aluminum CNC cutting. The die-cast aluminum feet provide rigidity along with additional resistance from external vibration.

Technical Specification

Model name:

- Nova Fidelity X50(D)


Host CPU & Memory

- CPU : Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 running at 1.0GHz

- Main Memory : DDR-1066 1GByte

- NAND Flash 8GByte


CD Player


- Front Loading


Supported media:




- 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


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

- I²S Out x 2

- RJ45:  Native DSD, DoP, PCM up to 24bit/192Khz

- HDMI:  Native DSD, DoP, PCM up to 24bit/192Khz

- USB Audio x 1:  USB Audio Class 2.0 Output (supported up to DSD256)

- 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


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 2 at rear

- 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, 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, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, M3U, PLS, CAF, 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:

- Airable


Online Music Service:

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


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



- Metal



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