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Nova Fidelity X45

Media Player

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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

 

Display: 

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

 

Interface:

  •  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

 

Tuner:

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

 

Connectivity

  • 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: 

  • Airable

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

 

Material


Front: 

  • 13mm thickness aluminum by CNC cutting

 

Knob: 

  • Aluminum by CNC cutting

 

Body: 

  • Metal

 

Dimension


Without foot: 

  • 441mm(W) x 330mm(D) x 100mm(H)

 

With foot:       

  • 441mm(W) x 330mm(D) x 111mm(H)

 

Certificate: 

  • CE, FCC, EMI, etc

 

* Specification can be changed without notification