The South Korean manufacturer CocktailAudio serves its N25 AMP fresh and well mixed: an eight-kilogram, 2 x 75 watt into 8 ohm streaming integrated amplifier with a 4.6-inch TFT LCD screen on the aluminum front panel. A variant without integrated power amplification is also available with the streamer / network player CocktailAudio N25.
CocktailAudio N25 AMP – technology & features
Various streaming providers such as Amazon Music, Tidal or Deezer can be tapped using Ethernet. DAB + and an FM tuner are also on board the CocktailAudio N25 AMP. An integrated Bluetooth transmitter and receiver (including aptX, aptX LL and aptX HD) offers the listener additional flexibility in playback. If music data is to be supplied locally, this is possible via NAS as well as USB storage media (USB 3.0).
The processing and conversion of the digital signal is done by a “Dual Core ARM Cortex A9” processor and the Saber DAC “ESS ES9018K2M” – DSD, MQA, FLAC and WAV up to 192 kHz / 24 bit are accepted on the lining side. If you want to work with an external D / A converter, this can be done via the integrated USB 2.0 output. The CocktailAudio N25 AMP also has Toslink, S / PDIF (Cinch) and HDMI (ARC) ready as further digital inputs and outputs. In addition to the loudspeaker terminals, the streaming amp also provides analog signals on the output side.
The CocktailAudio N25 AMP streaming amplifier is priced at 1,199 euros, the pure streamer / network player without integrated power amplification (CocktailAudio N25) is 100 euros cheaper.