Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player


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Total sound quality without compromise. This has been Esoteric's core philosophy since its birth in 1987. Now this zeal for excellence extends to the highest quality in music streaming, pushing Esoteric to develop a new network audio player - one that offers listeners supreme ease in their musical enjoyment. From DSD high-resolution masters to reacquaintances with old classics lying hidden for years in a corner of your CD library, all can be instantly accessed from your giant music library, and all from the comfort of your listening seat. Passion and pride invested in advanced technology and exquisite craftsmanship support high quality you can rely on. Let the N-05 bring you closer still to the music you love, and lead you to a more
complete sense of musical enjoyment. Onward to the future of musical reproduction

Digital Audio Inputs
RCA Connectors: 2 pairs (L /R)
Input Level: 0.5Vp-p
Input Impedance: 75
Input Signal Formats: 32 – 192kHz, 16 – 24-bit, Linear PCM (IEC 60958), DSD (DoP)
Optical Digital Connector: 1
Input Level: −24.0 to – 14.5dBm (peak)
Input Signal Formats: 32 – 192kHz, 16 – 24-bit, Linear PCM (IEC 60958), DSD (DoP)
USB Port: 1 (Type B)
Input Signal Formats: 44.1 – 384kHz, 16 – 32-bit, Linear PCM, 2.8/5.6/11.2MHz DSD
Ethernet Port: 1000BASE-T
Input Signal Formats: 44.1 – 384kHz, 16 – 32-bit
Linear PCM
2.8/5.6MHz DSD
Supported File Formats
DSD Lossless: DSF, DSDIFF (DFF), DoP
PCM Lossless: FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF
Compressed Audio: MP3, AAC (m4a container)
USB Storage Device Port: FAT32; USB 2.0 or faster recommended
Digital Audio Output
RCA Connectors: 1
Output Level: 0.5Vp-p (into 75 load)
Output Impedance: 75
Output Signal Formats: 44.1 – 192kHz, 16 – 24-bit
Linear PCM (IEC 60958 format), DSD (DoP format)
Clock Sync Input
BNC Connectors: 1
Input Frequencies (±15 ppm): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz, 10, 22.5792, 24.576MHz
Input Impedance: 75
Input Level: Rectangle wave: TTL level equivalent, Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0Vrms (50 – 75)
Clock Sync Output
BNC Connectors: 1
Output Level: TTL level equivalent (into 75)
Output Frequencies: 44.1, 88.2, 176.4, 48, 96, 192kHz, 22.5792, 24.576MHz
Equivalent to input frequency (at through output)
Analog Audio Outputs
XLR Connectors: 1 pair (L /R)
RCA Connectors: 1 pair (L /R)
Output Impedance: XLR: 20, RCA: 20
Maximum Output Level (at 1kHz, 10k load): XLR: 5.0Vrms, RCA: 2.5Vrms
Frequency Response (192kHz PCM): 5Hz – 70kHz (−3dB)
S/N Ratio: 117dB
Distortion:0.0007% (1 kHz)
AC Power Supply: 230V, 50Hz / 120V, 60Hz / 220V, 60Hz
Power Consumption: 18W
External Dimensions (W × H × D, including protrusions): 445 × 107 × 356mm
Weight: 11kg
Included Accessories
Power cord × 1
Owner’s manual × 1
Warranty card × 1