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1. What size hard-drive does the NOVAFIDELITY X12 come with/Support?

The NOVAFiDELITY X12 can be purchased with the following storage options, so you can choose the amount of storage that's right for you:

  • 1TB HDD
  • 2TB HDD
  • 4TB HDD
  • 256GB SSD
  • 500GB SSD
  • 1TB SSD

2. How many CDs will the NOVAFiDELITY X12 hold?

This depends on the amount of storage you choose and the file format you choose to rip/store your music in. We offer the following guidance:

 
Audio File Format\Hard-drive Size500GB1TB2TB4TB
WAV (lossless)650 CDs1,300 CDs2,600 CDs5,200 CDs
FLAC (lossless)1,300 CDs2,600 CDs5,200 CDs10,400 CDs
MP3 (320kbps)3,000 CDs6,000 CDs12,000 CDs24,000 CDs
MP3 (192kbps)5,000 CDs10,000 CDs20,000 CDs40,000 CDs
 

We recommend ripping CDs in the FLAC audio file format as it is the same quality as WAV (i.e. lossless/CD quality), but FLAC files are roughly half the size of WAV files because the compression is more efficient.

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3. Can I connect the NOVAFiDELITY X12 to my existing Hi-Fi system?

Yes! You can either connect the X12 to your existing Hi-Fi components using the range of Analogue and Digital Outputs on the back. Or just plug in a set of speakers to play music using the built-in amp.

The X12 also has Line-in so you can connect and play music from other HiFi components/sources (e.g. Vinyl/iPod etc.).

For a full list of inputs and outputs check out the the NOVAFiDELITY X12 Technical Specification

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4. Does the NOVAFiDELITY X12 work with CLINT Asgard / Sonos and other streaming speakers & MUlti-Room systems?

Yes! You can play music from the X12 on the Clint Asgard range, Sonos as well as other multi-room systems and streaming speakers.

No setup is required to work with some systems like the Clint Asgard range. For instructions on how to get it working Sonos check out our How To Guide

The X12 does not support bluetooth so if you want to stream to Bluetooth speakers you will need to purchase a separate Bluetooth Transmitter Adaptor.

To stream music from the X12 to any other speaker or device, make sure they are on the same network and the Network Services are enabled.

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5. Can I control the NOVAFiDELITY X12 with my smartphone/tablet, PC or Mac?

Yes! You can control your Cocktail Audio X30 via either:

Or

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6. Where can I see the NOVAFiDELITY X12 in the flesh?

You can find a full list of our stockists here.

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7. Can I import my music from iTunes or PC/Mac/NAS Drive to the NOVAFiDELITY X12?

Yes! You can import digital audio files to the NOVAFiDELITY X12 from iTunes or from elsewhere on your PC, Mac, NAS, USB memory sticks or external hard-drives! You can do this over your network or by connecting a hard-drive directly to the NOVAFiDELITY X12 via USB.

For instructions on how to import music to your NOVAFiDELITY X12 please see the how-to guide on the support section of our web site. 

The NOVAFiDELITY X12 is a media server and streamer, which means you can stream music to/from other devices (e.g. iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, PC/NAS etc.) without transferring it.

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8. What is the warranty on the NOVAFiDELITY X12?

We offer a standard 1-year warranty on the NOVAFiDELITY X12.

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9. Can I record from the Internet Radio on the NOVAFiDELITY X12?

Yes! You can record from Internet Radio straight to the internal hard-drive on the NOVAFiDELITY X12.

The NOVAFiDELITY X12 also gives you access to On Demand content e.g. BBC radio programmes and Podcasts.

For instructions on how to do this please see the how to guide on the support section of our web site.

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10. Can I record from Vinyl/Cassette on the NOVAFiDELITY X12?

Yes! you can record from Vinyl and cassettes directly to the internal hard-drive on the NOVAFiDELITY X12. However, you may need a pre-amp if your Vinyl or Cassette Deck do not have one built in. 

For instructions on how to do this please see the how to guide on the support section of our web site.

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11. How do I connect the NOVAFiDELITY X12 to the internet?

You can connect the NOVAFiDELITY X12 to the internet in 2 ways:

via an Ethernet cable plugged directly from your broadband hub to the NOVAFiDELITY X12; or

via Wi-Fi using the optional NOVAFiDELITY X12 Wi-Fi dongle.

For more instructions on how to connecting the NOVAFiDELITY X12 to the internet, see the how to guide on the support section of our web site.

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