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Cocktail Audio X10 500GB CD Recorder & Music Player

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  • Stores up to 7500 albums - without needing to use a computer
  • Artist, album and track info saved to 500GB hard drive
  • Records to popular audio formats including FLAC, WAV, mp3, AAC and many more
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The Cocktail Audio X10 will revolutionise how you listen to your CD collection forever by storing up to 7500 albums in one compact music player at the touch of a button - all without needing to use a computer.

Simply insert your CD into the Cocktail Audio X10, press play & record and within 3-4 minutes the whole album will be loaded on to its built-in 500GB hard drive (internal memory) ready for you to listen to whenever you like.

Your shelves and cupboards will become free from CD clutter and your music will be instantly accessible.

The artist, album and track information is automatically saved at the point of recording a CD to the X10 by using its built-in music recognition software to extract track, album & artist data stored on the CD.

By using the user-friendly on-screen menu and remote control, your favourite music is now at your fingertips ready to be accessed and played again and again with your CDs packed away.

Plus, unlike its competitors, the X10 allows you to record your CD in perfect ‘lossless’ CD quality (WAV and FLAC formats) for the highest standard of audio playback available.

For full comparative details simply click the ‘more info’ tab above to view the X10 ‘product comparison chart’ PDF document.

But that's not all!

What sets the X10 apart from the competition is that it is so much more than just a CD recorder/player:

  • Analogue to digital converter: Preserve your old vinyl and tape collection by using the Aux-in socket to connect external devices to the X10, such as a record turntable or tape deck.  The X10 will record and convert your vinyl or cassette collection into a digital format, therefore retaining the quality for many years to come.
  • X10 to PC connectivity: Back-up your recordings from the 500GB hard drive to your home PC using the built-in USB output slot (cable supplied).
  • Line-Out: With the X10’s line-out ports you can connect the unit to your existing home stereo system or connect to a set of accompanying 60watt high spec. Cocktail Audio studio speakers, available to purchase separately - product code ‘CAS2’

To get even more from the Cocktail Audio X10’s already impressive range of features you can connect the unit to the internet using either an Ethernet cable (supplied separately) or the USB Wi-Fi Internet Dongle which is available to purchase separately – item CAWF1.

Once connected to the internet you gain easy access to additional online only features:

  • Internet Radio: you can access and play thousands of internet radio stations on your Cocktail Audio X10, and you can record these radio programmes to the hard drive.
  • Music Streamer: Stream (play) music saved on your home PC/computer on your Cocktail Audio X10 using the internet connection.  For example, if you order the Wi-Fi Internet Dongle you can play music on the Cocktail Audio X10 that is saved on your PC’s hard drive, including your iTunes collection!
  • Music Library Organisation: Using Cocktail Audio’s web application you can edit album cover art from three different data sources, create playlists, delete & edit song/album/artist/genre information.
  • Cocktail Audio Web App: For a full demonstration on how the Web Application works please watch the video below.

For more information on the Cocktail Audio X10 you can click here to view an X10 demonstration video, read the comparison document comparing the X10 with its main competitor (simply click the ‘More Info’ tab above) and watch the demonstration showing you how the web application works by clicking here.


  • 500GB internal memory (hard drive) - able to store up to 7500 albums 
  • Album, artist and track information is automatically added
  • Playback your collection at your convenience
  • Space saving: allows you to put away your CD collection
  • Measures just 4” high x 7” wide x 5 ¾” deep (9.8 X 18 X 14.7cm)  
  • Internet radio player: connect the optional extra wireless internet dongle, or use the LAN connection for tuning in to up to 10,000 internet radio stations
  • Access BBC On Demand stations including podcasts
  • Reservation internet Radio record function - record your favourite radio broadcasts to listen to later
  • Auxiliary input and digital encoder means you can connect your old record or tape players and can convert this to digital and save to the hard drive (memory) too! (Your turntable will require a pre-amp)
  • USB out connection for transferring your entire collection of recordings from hard drive to PC (CDs as well as vinyl/tape) for safe permanent back up
  • Music streaming: using the internet connection it will play music stored on your home computer
  • Line-out means you can connect the X10 to your existing stereo system, or to the optional-extra 60watts high spec. matching speakers


CD Player 
Type: Front loading
Supported media: CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R/RW
Supported audio codec & format: MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA, M4A, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, PLS, M3U

Amplifier (built-in)

Rated output(8ohm) of speaker out: 30W+30W @1KHz, 8ohm, 1% THD
Head phone out: 100mW+100mW @1KHz, 16ohm, 0.1% THD
Line out:  2Vrms @1KHz, 0.1% THD
Input sensitivity of Line(AUX) in: Max 1Vrms

Optional Bookshelf(Passive) Speakers x 2 
Woofer: 4 inch / 8 ohm / 40W
Tweeter: 1 inch / 8 ohm / 10W
Dimensions: 13.5(W) X 24(H) X 23(D)cm

Display: 3.5 inch color TFT LCD for various menu with vivid high quality graphic user interface(GUI)
Input: Line(AUX)-in
Output: Line-out, Speaker out, Headphone out, SPDIF(Optical out)

Network: Wired - Ethernet(10/100) LAN /  Wireless(Optional) - 802.11b/g/n WiFi USB dongle
USB: Host X 2ea - High speed 2.0 host port / Target X 1ea - High speed 2.0 target for PC

Supported audio codec & format: MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA, M4A, AAC, Ogg Virbis, PCM, Playlist(PLS, M3U)

Supported online services: mp3 streaming from UPnP and Samba compatible devices & internet radio streams available via Cocktail Audio Web App.

Upgrades/Updates: FREE firmware updates available (internet connection required).

Supported Storage  
Type: 3.5 inch SATA(1/2) hard disk (** support up to 2 Terabytes)
File system: NTFS and FAT32 (** NTFS recommended)

Supported OSD Languages: English, French, German, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Greek, Czech, Polish, Hebrew
Power: AC adapter(24V/3.5A)
Dimension: 18(W) X 9.8(H) X 14.7(D) cm


  1. Standard Delivery (approx. 7 working days) - £3.99
  2. Express Delivery (approx. 3 working days) - £4.99
  3. Next Working Day Delivery (orders must be placed by 2pm Monday to Friday) - £6.99
  4. We deliver to mainland UK, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Scottish Highlands & Islands

To find out more please read our delivery policy


  1. Every product is covered by our 14-day money back guarantee
  2. Every product is guaranteed for at least 12 months. If your item develops a fault within the guarantee period, we will either refund (only if within 14 days) or replace free of charge
  3. If you wish to return an item to us for whatever reason, please call us on 020 3617 7400

To find out more please read our returns policy


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Overall Rating: Star Star Star Star Star 4.6/5 (42 Customers have rated this product)

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A great buy - highly recommended
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
08/02/2013 10:11:00
Pros: easy to use, clear instructions, easy to set up playlists, etc, No postage cost to pay when ordered from Smartbuy.com
Cons: none so far

I'm now playing cd's I haven't played for years because of inconvenience of sorting, choosing and loading them.


Fantastic product and reasonably priced. A real competitor (with more functions) to the way overpriced alternative
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
23/01/2013 12:04:00
Pros: Easy to install, set up and use, Compact, Great price
Cons: Slightly slow, Graphics a little basic, Functional but not overly stylish

Maybe not as slick or as good quality build as the few alternatives available but performs all the same functions and more at a fraction of the price. Optional internet radio (wi-fi dongle) a great addition, providing everything you need from one system (great for us all that struggle to get digital radio reception) After just a few days use, navigation becomes easier and it is a very straight forward product to operate


Great little product.
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/01/2013 17:37:00
Pros: Easy to connect to the internet., Picked up most album data from data base.
Cons: So far not able to connect to my PC.

I had returned a Brennan which must have had a faulty hard drive. With the internet connection the X10 required less intervention to enter album data and gives access to a huge number of radio stations and it was cheaper!


Spot on
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
16/01/2013 10:43:00
Pros: all my cd on the system within a day, radio is a bonus

Just what I have been looking for


I bought this after comparison with the Brennan.
4 5 Star Star Star Star
16/01/2013 10:11:00
Pros: Small and compact, Plenty of online support groups, Price (compared to Brennan)
Cons: Clearer instructions are required (in plain English), Cannot group similar music, A little noisy but not enough to detract from the music

There are pros and cons for both but the price eventually led me to the Cocktail X10. It has met my needs and at 65+ I managed to set it up by myself.


Great,just what it says it does
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
07/01/2013 21:46:00
Pros: fairly easy to use for someone who is not to computer literate, compact, ready set up to stream cds direct
Cons: may take a little longer to find full use, take a little longer to set up for vynl recording

Made a great choice


A Dream Machine Indeed
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
02/11/2012 13:12:00
Pros: Lots of features
Cons: Probs getting the Internet Radio working

After looking at the competition the spec of this little box blows them away. I am busy loading all my cd's. Haven't tried out all it's functions yet but am amazed at what it does.


Very good
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
22/07/2012 12:46:00
Pros: small and compact, easy to use, great sound
Cons: long winded when not reconise disc

easy to use when get used to it


Cocktail X10 Audio.
5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
19/06/2012 15:36:00
Pros: Works great out of the box.

No problem at all, great product and service.


5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
11/06/2012 10:26:00

Simple to use and play back recorded music. Does what it says in the advert. No hesitation in recommending to others.

West Yorkshire

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
25/03/2012 20:23:00

Love it


4 5 Star Star Star Star
15/03/2012 15:10:00

had difficulty setting up with issued instruction manual,So downloaded the newer version, a lot easier, but still needs some rewrites, to get the full advantage of all this machines capabilites very good product.


4 5 Star Star Star Star
05/03/2012 10:27:00

The audio player is very easy to use and to operate. The sound quality is good even before running it through my own amp and it is a really useful piece of equipment. I would have thought Wi-Fi would be built in instead of having to buy the dongle separately.


4 5 Star Star Star Star
23/02/2012 13:03:00

good but I have nothing to compare it to.


5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
14/02/2012 14:37:00

great item, fast delivery and great communication


5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
22/01/2012 18:03:00

It is early days yet with this type of product. There are bound to be others to follow, but the Audio x10 is a fine box of tricks. At last all my music in one place, and radio too.


5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
21/01/2012 12:44:00



5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
18/01/2012 09:08:00

Great little unit so far, easy to use and with a decent set of speakers attached produces a very nice sound.


4 5 Star Star Star Star
14/01/2012 14:58:00

tGoods value based on limited use

Newcastle upon Tyne

5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
09/01/2012 14:24:00

It is early to comment but so far its great


4 5 Star Star Star Star
07/01/2012 11:57:00

Really impressed with this little unit


4 5 Star Star Star Star
30/12/2011 16:47:00

Is taking a little time to use effectively


4 5 Star Star Star Star
29/12/2011 10:58:00

menu system is not the easiest to use. The remote feels a bit flimsy compared to the sturdy looking x10 unit


5 5 Star Star Star Star Star
27/12/2011 10:13:00



4 5 Star Star Star Star
18/12/2011 22:41:00

Still evaluating but seems good value for money so far. The gap between tracks will be a problem for some opera recordings.


4 5 Star Star Star Star
15/12/2011 11:47:00

It seems to do everything but I would have like a sort facility. Albums are all recorded chronologically as to when you ripped them.


4 5 Star Star Star Star
08/12/2011 10:39:00

Nice bit of kit but the instruction manual is next to no good at all!


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There are 17 Questions | 17 Answers for this product
Q: What is the technical helpline for this product? 1 answer
A: 01732 765157
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Q: Do you update firmware? 1 answer
A: Yes, we collect bugs or requests for new function from customers, we normally post updated firmware on our website(www.cocktailaudio.com)
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Q: Does X10 support audio file data CD? 1 answer
A: Yes, it supports. It supports audio file data CD that was burned with CD R/RW or DVD R/RW also. To play audio file data CD, you have to go to Browser after inserting CD into drive
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Q: Can I use my existing amplifier together with X10? 1 answer
A: Yes, you can connect LINE OUT of X10 and your amplifier with 3.5mm jack cable
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Q: Can I search music by Artist? 1 answer
A: Yes, you can sort and search music by Artist, Album or Genre
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Q: Is there any method to get CD information from freedb without connection to network(internet)? 1 answer
A: Yes, install FreeDB data bundled with X10 into the hard disk of X10. As we upload updated FreeDB data to website www.cocktailaudio.com download it and install into X10 periodically
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Q: X10 has Ethernet LAN as default. Can I use wirless LAN? 1 answer
A: Yes, if you want to use wireless LAN, you have to buy USB dongle wireless that our distributor supplies. Plug the USB wireless dongle into the USB host port of X10 and setup it through SETUP menu
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Q: Can I replace the installed hard disk with brand new or bigger hard disk? 1 answer
A: Yes, X10 uses 3.5inch SATA hard disk. You can open the hard disk door of X10 and exchange it with ease. After installing brand new one, you have to format it with NTFS file system before using it
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Q: Should I load(rip) the whole CD into X10 one time? 1 answer
A: No, X10 provides two options. You can select ‘Ripping Tracks’ and choose the track you want to load(rip)
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Q: Is there any method to import the music in my memory stick into the Music DB of X10? 1 answer
A: Yes, plug the memory stick into the USB host port of X10. Go into Browser, then you can see the USB. Press MENU and select ‘Copy to DB’
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Q: Can I export the music in the Music DB of X10 to hand-held USB device? 1 answer
A: Yes, go to Music DB and select music. Press MENU and select ‘Export Songs’
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Q: I like to import lots of music in my computer. What is the best way to get them into Music DB of X10? 1 answer
A: Connect X10 and your computer through network. Go to Browser, then you can see the hard disk of your computer. Select the folder or music of your computer and press MENU. Select ‘Copy to DB’.
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Q: Can I edit the TAG info of MP3 file? 1 answer
A: Yes, place the cursor on the music you want to edit. Press MENU and select ‘TAG Edit’
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Q: Should I load(rip) CD with MP3 format only? 1 answer
A: No, you can load(rip) with four(4) kinds of audio format such as MP3, FLAC, OGG or WAV
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Q: In case that I move to different time zone, is there any method to set new time? 1 answer
A: Yes, first you have to connect X10 into network(internet). Go to Time set of SETUP. You can select your time there
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Q: I can not see the folder where loaded(ripped) music is. How can I delete the loaded(ripped) music? 1 answer
A: The folder(Music DB) is hidden. You can not see it. To delete the loaded(ripped) music, go into the Music DB icon and place the curse on the music or album name. Press MENU and select ‘Delete’
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Q: How many CD quality and mp3 quality albums does this product hold? 1 answer
A: 500GB will hold 1300 CDs at CD quality (FLAC) and up to 7500 in MP3 format
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