Esoteric K-03Xs Super Audio CD Player



In Stock, Available Now

in-store pickup or delivery




ESOTERIC proudly announces a new Super Audio CD player, model K-03Xs. By utilizing the most cutting-edge electro-acoustic engineering technologies available today, the K-03Xs is designed and engineered exclusively for true music lovers and dedicated audiophiles.

The original model, the K-03 was introduced in 2010 and evolved to the ‘X’ edition in 2014. Ever since its introduction, the series has been a hallmark of ultra-high end digital source player, winning multiple awards worldwide. The third generation ― new ‘Xs’ edition has now further upgraded with innovative design enhancements derived from the Grandioso K1, our flagship all-in-one digital player.

The key enhancement for the K-03Xs is the completely new DAC design. The new DAC is based on the same design architecture developed for the Grandioso K1, featuring further advanced chipsets (AK4497 / x 4 DACs per channel), more powerful power supply, ES-LINK Analog current signal link capability, and higher definition USB input (DSD 22.5MHz, PCM 768kHz/32-bit). The system is also updated with modern, Organic EL display for better legibility.

Highly acclaimed in-house manufactured SACD transport drive, ‘VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-10’, powerful x 2 power supply transformer design, ’34-bit D/A processing’ capability that is 1,024 times better resolution compared to 24-bit based D/A system, highly innovative ‘ESOTERIC HLCD’ super buffer amplifiers, high accuracy custom clock IC device, super robust aluminum chassis ― these key features remains the same.

With these revolutionary features, the new K-03Xs sets a new dimension in the high end digital audio player market.

  • New design DAC boards utilizing AK4497 DAC chips (same as K1 GRANDIOSO)
  • ES-Link Analog connection type added (same as K1 GRANDIOSO)
  • Higher definition USB support (DSD 22.5MHz, PCM 768kHz/32 bit)
  • OLED display (same as GRANDIOSO series)
  • Improved power supply

Specifications TBC