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Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...
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HI,

I would like to know if someone has listen / tested the Cocktail Audio X30 and how does it compare to Pioneer N50 and / or Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6....

This machine sounds like it has all bells and whistles, but i can find any reviews of its sound quality.... Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you
Dionisis

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

I would like to read it as well , looks very nice a bit better than Cyrus All in one  Smile    but how it sounds ?is software reliable ? no idea  ,  maybe I would prefer one without amplifier and than pair of actives and job done   :grin:

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

Actually we have been selling quite a few of the X30's lately, I'm not sure if there is a review been released recently perhaps?

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

audioaffair wrote:

Actually we have been selling quite a few of the X30's lately, I'm not sure if there is a review been released recently perhaps?

Do you have any detail about the amplifier rating of 2x50w. Into what load at what distortion?

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

Spec sheet, as per: http://www.cocktailaudio.co.uk/specx30.shtml Amplifier (Speaker Out) Rated output : 50W + 50W @ 1Khz, 8 ohm, 0.1% THD

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

audioaffair wrote:

Spec sheet, as per: http://www.cocktailaudio.co.uk/specx30.shtml Amplifier (Speaker Out) Rated output : 50W + 50W @ 1Khz, 8 ohm, 0.1% THD

 

How does it sound ? Anywhere near naim unitiqute ? And is software stable ? 

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

Pretty good to be honest - from what little we have heard, it's got slightly more output, but still not as detailed as the Naim!

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

Hi all,

just thought i'd let you know we have an X30 in the building, ready to be reviewed in the next coupe of weeks.

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

Dear Andy,

please please please hurry! A detailed review, and a comparison with Pioneer N50 and Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6, would make me a very happy reader! Smile

ohhh....I can't wait!

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

http://www.alpha-audio.nl/2014/02/review-cocktail-audio-x30/

The review is in dutch but the review was very, very negative about the X30.

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

I translated the Dutch review (with Google translate) that Cypher kindly shared with us. The Dutch review, did not have anything good to say about this machine.. Pretty dissapointed. Good thing I did not buy it...Although the ultimate judge (for me at least) it will be the What Hi Fi review when it is published...

 

 

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

Hi,

Found some reviews on this website, it helps me decide and i am 95% happy with the purchase   

scroll to the bottom of the page 

http://www.av10.co.uk/cocktail-audio-x30-349-p.asp

hope it helps !!  Smile

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

Hey guys l

Look what I found on cocktail audio website ...... 

Its a good review.  It will sure help 

http://cocktailaudio.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1034

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

Hi all, 

Our review of the Cocktail Audio X30 is now up! 

http://www.whathifi.com/review/cocktail-audio-x30

 

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

Kashfia Kabir wrote:

Hi all, 

Our review of the Cocktail Audio X30 is now up! 

http://www.whathifi.com/review/cocktail-audio-x30

 

 

What is it like as a front end only? It has a digital outpur, so could be used as a server, CD transport and hard drive. 

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RE: Cocktail Audio X30 sound advice...

Hi everybody, i own a cocktail audio x30 and i am looking at several bookshelf speakers to pair.

anyone knows about the cm1 paired with the x30?

i can not audit them before buying. I had a chance to pair the 686 s2, 685 and paradigm atom, very small but great sound.

any suggestion?

thanks

daniiele

 

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