Novafidelity N15D Network streamer

Or, if you are not in the UK... the Cocktail Audio N15D!

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Novafidelity N15D

The N15D is capable of significant drive and attack if the music demands it, but it’s just as comfortable being tender as it is muscular. The emptiness of Ólafur Arnalds’ Ljósið [Erased Tapes] carries just as much significance as the delicate instrumental strands, and the Novafidelity gives both the presences and the absences in the recording equal importance.

In short, then, if you’ve a cherished system of let’s say a certain vintage, the N15D is a thoroughly effective way of upgrading it with some high-quality streaming. It’s compact, discreet, well made and, given the right stuff to work with, is capable of very agreeable sound indeed. The lack of Bluetooth connectivity is a minor drawback, but it’s more than balanced out by the Novafidelity’s readiness to incorporate some internal memory. Not for the first time where products like this are concerned, though, the user interface is a cause for concern. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Solid-state music server with DAC and optional plug-in storage

Storage: Plug-in 2.5in HDD or SSD

Analogue inputs: None

Digital Inputs: USB type B

DAC Resolution: 32bit/384kHz; DSD256; DXD 24bit/352.8kHz

Supported Digital Formats: FLAC; WAV; MP3; WAV; WMA; ALAC; AIFF; MQA; PCM; DSD; DXD; M4A; AAC

Analogue Outputs: 6.3mm headphone socket; unbalanced stereo RCA 

Digital Outputs: One coaxial S/PDIF (via RCA jack), one TOSLink

Frequency Response: Not specified

Distortion (THD + Noise): Not specified

User Interface: Music X Neo app (iOS and Android)

Other Features: Roon Ready; Apple AirPlay; i-Radio internet radio

Dimensions (H×W×D): 45 × 180 × 180mm

Weight: Not specified

Price: £599

Manufacturer: Novatron Co Ltd

URL: novatron.co.kr 

UK Distributor: SCV Distribution

Tel: +44(0) 3301 222 500

URL: scvdistribution.co.uk

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