NOVAFiDELITY X40 2TB (Black)

Music Server Network Audio Player

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£1,490

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Stream, play, record, rip and tune in - the Nova Fidelity X40 2TB is the all-encompassing hi-fi for the modern age.

Reclaim your shelves

Using a built-in 2TB hard drive the X40 can rip your CDs in a choice or formats. Mix sound quality with storage space by choosing between MP3, OGG, FLAC, ALAC or WAV encoding options. MP3 will give you the most storage capacity but is the lowest quality. Select MP3 128K and you'll be able to store 30,000 CDs! Even when using the high quality WAV option you can still store 2600 CDs.

Record from old media
Thanks to a line input you can copy almost all audio sources and store them on the hard drive. Furthermore, you'll also find a phono input for turntables with an MM (Moving Magnet) cartridge, allowing you to record vinyl without a separate phono stage. Perhaps best of all, the X40 will record vinyl and cassette tapes at high resolution 192kHz sample rate for superb playback quality. Other inputs include both optical and coaxial; ideal for connecting up any digital sources.

FM tuner, internet radio, online music streaming
The X40 comes with a LAN connection for connecting to your home network hub. As an option, you can get a USB Wi-Fi dongle. Once connected, you've access to thousands of internet radio stations. Online music streaming services such as Qobuz and Simfy are also easy to access. For more conventional radio, an FM tuner radio is included.

Stream from other sources
Access stored music on your laptop, home PC or other device connected to your home network via UPnP (Plug 'n Play). The X40 can also record internet radio - an option not available on most music streamers. No fewer than three USB interfaces are also provided, letting you play music from and rip to USB plus connect compatible USB accessories such as keyboards.

24bit/192kHz for the ultimate in sound quality
Equipped with a powerful XMOS 32bit/500MIPS Digital Signal Processor, the Nova Fidelity X40 has the power to support a massive range of formats. These formats include WAV, FLAC, ALAC, PCM, MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, AIFF, AIF, OGG VORBIS and playlist (PLS, M3U), including high resolution (24bit/192khz) FLAC and WAV files, plus DSD files including DSD64, DSD128 and DXD. The quality SABRE Reference ES9018K2M 32-bit DAC also allows for high resolution recording giving highly detailed sound quality.

5" colour screen & HDMI output
Controlling the X40 is easy. Use either a conventional remote control or the facia-mounted controls. Alternatively, both Android and Apple applications are available, allowing you to control the X40 by smartphone or tablet. An unusual feature with the X40 is the HDMI connection. This lets you connect to an HDMI-equipped TV or monitor and view album art and graphical information, on a large screen.

Rugged construction quality
With a rigid metal chassis the X40 is built to a high standard. The 12mm thick aluminium front panel doesn't just look good but helps shield against electrical interference, too. The high rigidity casing also resists against mechanical vibration.

If you love music then you'll love the Nova Fidelity X40 2TB. For the highest quality and most flexible solutions, nothing comes close at its price.

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices

Stream, play, record, rip and tune in - the Nova Fidelity X40 2TB is the all-encompassing hi-fi for the modern age.

Reclaim your shelves

Using a built-in 2TB hard drive the X40 can rip your CDs in a choice or formats. Mix sound quality with storage space by choosing between MP3, OGG, FLAC, ALAC or WAV encoding options. MP3 will give you the most storage capacity but is the lowest quality. Select MP3 128K and you'll be able to store 30,000 CDs! Even when using the high quality WAV option you can still store 2600 CDs.

Record from old media
Thanks to a line input you can copy almost all audio sources and store them on the hard drive. Furthermore, you'll also find a phono input for turntables with an MM (Moving Magnet) cartridge, allowing you to record vinyl without a separate phono stage. Perhaps best of all, the X40 will record vinyl and cassette tapes at high resolution 192kHz sample rate for superb playback quality. Other inputs include both optical and coaxial; ideal for connecting up any digital sources.

FM tuner, internet radio, online music streaming
The X40 comes with a LAN connection for connecting to your home network hub. As an option, you can get a USB Wi-Fi dongle. Once connected, you've access to thousands of internet radio stations. Online music streaming services such as Qobuz and Simfy are also easy to access. For more conventional radio, an FM tuner radio is included.

Stream from other sources
Access stored music on your laptop, home PC or other device connected to your home network via UPnP (Plug 'n Play). The X40 can also record internet radio - an option not available on most music streamers. No fewer than three USB interfaces are also provided, letting you play music from and rip to USB plus connect compatible USB accessories such as keyboards.

24bit/192kHz for the ultimate in sound quality
Equipped with a powerful XMOS 32bit/500MIPS Digital Signal Processor, the Nova Fidelity X40 has the power to support a massive range of formats. These formats include WAV, FLAC, ALAC, PCM, MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, AIFF, AIF, OGG VORBIS and playlist (PLS, M3U), including high resolution (24bit/192khz) FLAC and WAV files, plus DSD files including DSD64, DSD128 and DXD. The quality SABRE Reference ES9018K2M 32-bit DAC also allows for high resolution recording giving highly detailed sound quality.

5" colour screen & HDMI output
Controlling the X40 is easy. Use either a conventional remote control or the facia-mounted controls. Alternatively, both Android and Apple applications are available, allowing you to control the X40 by smartphone or tablet. An unusual feature with the X40 is the HDMI connection. This lets you connect to an HDMI-equipped TV or monitor and view album art and graphical information, on a large screen.

Rugged construction quality
With a rigid metal chassis the X40 is built to a high standard. The 12mm thick aluminium front panel doesn't just look good but helps shield against electrical interference, too. The high rigidity casing also resists against mechanical vibration.

If you love music then you'll love the Nova Fidelity X40 2TB. For the highest quality and most flexible solutions, nothing comes close at its price.
More Information
Bluetooth No
Dimensions WxDxH 435 x 325 x 99
Dimensions WxHxD 435 x 98.5 x 325
DLNA Compliant Y
Internet Radio Services Y
Power Consumption- Normal Use 75
Power Consumption - Standby NA
USB 3
Weight (KG) NA
Wireless Connection Optional Dongle
Brand NOVAFiDELITY
Colour Black
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sound but it takes a while to get used to the User Interface This is probably one of the least intuitive pieces of hi-fi equipment to come my way. It takes quite a time to get to know the particular logic behind its operation and to navigate around the unusual layout of the remote control. Once that is done it is very rewarding. The sound quality is terrific and the range of features impressive. One quibble. The Instruction book suggests that the device will automatically download album art for CDs that are ripped to its hard drive but this is not strictly true. The user is presented with a number of source options and you have to, effectively, search the search engines to find the right picture. A minor irritation which adds a few minutes to the ripping time. In all other respects, I would recommend this product. It is well worth getting to know.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features Due to unfavourable reviews(system freezing) Emailed NF who responded saying failures were due to a "connection problem" & the current units were OK & I could buy with confidence. Glad I did as sound is very good & features are many. manual a bit unstructured hence took a while to setup.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of features for the price I currently own an Olive 06HD music server which is much more expensive than the X40. Having purchased this model, I find it has many good features, especially for the money. Although the remote is rather large and is festooned with buttons, after a while you can get the best out of the unit. I have had the product for only one and a half weeks and am still finding out about some of the features, but am impressed with the sound and how much easier it is on the X40 to obtain internet radio stations. Checkout Retro Soul Radio.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An impressive performer... The Novafidelity X40 is great. The other reviewers must have been very unlucky with their units because mine works flawlessly. At its heart the NFX40 is a hard drive music player but it does have lots of other useful features which could allow it to be used as a pre-amp in a system. The DAC is pretty impressive and can be used separately with other digital sources and the ability to swap out the hard drive storage makes it very versatile. I can’t comment on the quality of the phono stage or FM tuner, but they may prove to be useful features, especially as one can use the NFX40 like a VCR to time recordings of the radio. Given the list of functions and the quality of the output, the price is more than reasonable and I think anyone looking to move to a streaming/ hard drive based system would be foolish not to audition it.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Promising but fatally flawed I bought this unit on the basis of an excellent review and a convincing demonstration. The sound is great and the features exactly matched my requirements. Unfortunately the unit failed to initiate after 3 days and that was that - just the opening screen and - nothing. It seems that my experience is not unique judging from other reviews. Fortunately Richer Sounds made absolutely no fuss about reimbursing me the considerable cost of this high end equipment. But clearly NovaFidelity have some work to do. I was offered a replacement but in view of others' experience on top of mine I have absolutely no confidence in the product. Such a shame. Hopefully NovaFidelity will take note of the number of failed units that are returning to them.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Massive Potential - Poor Delivery I bought one of these in January as it seemed to offer all the flexibility of ripping and storage and high quality integration with my fully balanced set up. However, it froze on first boot up and continued to misbehave on the first day although I did manage to rip some CDs and begin to organise my library with good playback sound. The device clearly has a lot of potential. The next day I tried to boot up but all I got was that annoying champagne glass on the display. No amount of switching on and off sorted it - just frozen. Thank goodness I had only ripped 10 or so CDs!!! I phoned Nova Fidelity to get some views on what was wrong and they blamed the hard disk. Hmmm - not so sure, it is possible there was a dodgy batch but I'm afraid I lost all confidence in the device and took it back to Richer Sounds for a full refund. (No quibbles there so a big thanks to Richer Sounds on that point). I've now bought an external HDD for my laptop and am creating my library through J River Media!
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Two units persistently failed during routine use. Potentially a very useful and versatile unit. Unfortunately my first purchase persistently 'froze', requiring on/off 'reboot' and finally refused even to initialise when starting up. My replacement unit, sent to me without quibble by Signify, very soon started to exhibit,the same faults. I therefore, having lost confidence in the unit, somewhat reluctantly, requested a full refund from Richer Sounds. They refunded in full ,without question (as one has come to expect from this Company.) I am at present reviewing alternatives - although, sadly, none seem to offer the flexibility, cd ripping and storage of the x40.
Date published: 2015-03-03
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NOVAFiDELITY Music Server Network Audio Player is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 7.
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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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