1. How many CDs will the NOVAFiDELITY X50 hold?

This depends on the size of hard-drive and audio file format you choose when ripping. We offer the following guidance:

Audio File Format\Hard-drive Size500GB1TB2TB
WAV (lossless)650 CDs1,300 CDs2,600 CDs
FLAC (lossless)1,300 CDs2,600 CDs5,200 CDs
MP3 (320kbps)3,000 CDs6,000 CDs12,000 CDs
MP3 (192kbps)5,000 CDs10,000 CDs20,000 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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2. Can I connect the NOVAFiDELITY X50 to my existing Hi-Fi system?

Yes, the NOVAFiDELITY X50 has digital/audio outputs , which means you can connect it to your existing Hi-Fi components - e.g. DAC.

For a full list of inputs and outputs see the Technical Specification.

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3. What colours/finishes does the NOVAFiDELITY X50 come in?

The NOVAFiDELITY X50 comes in Silver and Black. You can see photos of both here in the NOVAFiDELITY X50 Gallery.

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4. Where can I see the NOVAFiDELITY X50?

You can find a full list of our stockists here.

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5. Can I import my music from iTunes to the NOVAFiDELITY X50?


You can import digital audio files to the NOVAFiDELITY X50 from iTunes, your PC, Mac, NAS, USB memory sticks or external hard-drives! It's possible to do this over your home network or by connecting directly to the NOVAFiDELITY X50 via USB.

For a full list of the file formats supported for playback see the tech spec

The NOVAFiDELITY X50 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 to the X50.

For instructions on how to import music to your NOVAFiDELITY X50 please see the how-to guide on the support section of our web site.

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6. What is the warranty on the NOVAFiDELITY X50?

We offer a standard 1-year warranty on the NOVAFiDELITY X50.

We are the official UK importer and UK Service Centre, which means we handle all of the returns across resellers in the UK.

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7. Can I record from the Internet Radio on the NOVAFiDELITY X50?

Yes, you can record from Internet Radio straight to the internal hard-drive on the NOVAFiDELITY X50.

The NOVAFiDELITY X50 also gives you access to On Demand content e.g. pod casts and BBC radio programmes.

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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8. Can I record from Vinyl/Cassette on the NOVAFiDELITY X50?

No, the X50 does not have an analogue to digital converter built-in

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9. How do I connect the NOVAFiDELITY X50 to the internet?

You can connect the NOVAFiDELITY X50 to the internet via:

  1. Using an Ethernet cable plugged directly from your broadband hub to the NOVAFiDELITY X50.
  2. Wi-Fi by using the optional USB Wi-Fi dongle.

For more instructions on how to connecting the NOVAFiDELITY X50 to the internet, see the how to guide on the support section of our web site.

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10. Does the NOVAFiDELITY X50 support playback of DSD & DXD files?

Yes. The NOVAFiDELITY X50 supports playback of the following DSD & DXD file types:

  • DSD64 (2.8224MHz);
  • DSD128 (5.6448MHz);
  • DXD (24bit/352.8kHz).

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11. Can the NOVAFiDELITY X50 Play/Rip SACD's?

Unfortunately not. There are no technical barriers to doing this but unfortunately Sony & Philips who own the format, don't allow it.

It is however, possible to store and play files audio files ripped from Super Audio CD's or SACD's on the NOVAFiDELITY X50. By first ripping them on a PC and then transfering them across to the X50 either via memory stick or over a network.

Can't find what you're looking for here? Check out the support section of our web site or contact us.