Cocktail Audio N25
The Cocktail Audio N25 network player isn't just any network player. This N25 is one of the most comprehensive network players available today. In addition to its unrivalled functionality, the N25 network player with multiroom support (GroupPlay) also delivers a sound quality that even outperforms many premium-grade network players in the market.
With this N25 network player, you can listen to music via FM/DAB+/internet tuner, play music from a USB drive, music server or NAS. Virtually all common protocols like DLNA, UPnP Server/Client/Renderer, Samba Server/Client and many others are supported. From lossy to highres, this streamer supports virtually all file formats, so effortlessly play your entire digital music collection.
Besides playing music over the (wireless Wi-Fi) network, you can also play your CD collection with an optional third-party USB drive. If you want to convert your CDs to digital format, you can also easily rip them in the best possible sound quality. If you're looking for a great sounding network player that can do it all, this is the player you've been waiting for.
The Cocktail Audio N25 is the perfect digital hub for all your audio sources. Connect your digital sources optically and coaxially via S/PDIF, HDMI and via USB-Audio (2.0 and 3.0). Connect the N25 to an integrated amplifier with its fixed line output. If you want to connect the N25 to a power amplifier or a set of active Hi-Fi speakers, this is also possible with the volume control and variable line output. Furthermore, the player offers the unique possibility to add an optional Bluetooth transmitter that allows you to experience private after-dark listening sessions with a pair of Bluetooth headphones.
Play music from any online music service
The Cocktail Audio app lets you stream music from Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz, Amazon Music, Napster, HighResAudio, and Spotify Connect over your Gigabit network. If you like to stream music from your favourite smartphone app, you can do so by using Apple Airplay and Bluetooth 5.0 (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX LL and aptX HD). In this way, the N25 really does allow you to play any stream in the best possible sound quality. The Cocktail Audio N25 is also ROON certified. Using ROON does require an additional ROON subscription.
This excellent network player is equipped with a premium ESS Sabre32 ES9018K2M Reference DAC. This D/A converter has an excellent reputation among Hi-Fi audiophiles, making the N25 also perfect for use as a premium DAC for all your other digital sources. This ESS DAC can handle PCM and DXD streams with a highres resolution up to 32bit/384kHz. It also supports native DSD up to DSD256 and is suitable for un-folding MQA files. Thanks to this DAC you will hear every detail in music, however subtle they might be.
High functionality, easy operation
Despite its many features, operating the N25 is not too complicated. The MusicX NEO app for iOS and Android lets you control and configure the network player with ease. All user functions can also be set with the controls on the front panel and all relevant information is clearly displayed on the large, easy-to-read colour screen. Are you used to control your sound system with an IR-remote? This is also supplied as standard by the manufacturer.