Pros: Small footprint, lots of inputs/outputs, makes perfect rips, easy to operate after MusicDB is created, stable operating code.
Cons: Made from cheap plastic, poor metadata interface, difficult to create and organize MusicDB, poor manufacturer support.
I discovered the Cocktail Audio X12 while shopping to replace my iBasso DX90 as a digital transport in my work stereo. At the same time, my new fancy I7 computer makes lousy rips so I needed an external ripping device. The X12 provides these functions and much, much more. It is really a network music server that has been enhanced with an optical drive, and extensive analog and digital... (read more)