Esoteric D-05X D/A Converter


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The D-05X uncompromisingly inherits the DAC design philosophy of the Grandioso D1 flagship device and updates all the circuit components from the original D-05 model to obtain sound quality that should be considered the standard for ultra-high end devices. It includes a large capacitance power supply with two large toroidal transformers at the core for independent left and right channels. The circuit size of the DAC has been doubled to have four differential circuits per channel. In terms of functionality, the D-05X features ES-LINK4 digital transmission, 34-bit D/A processing, the well-received ESOTERIC-HCLD line buffer from the Grandioso C1 preamp, and the unique ES-LINK Analog line transmission for high audio quality. It also supports playback at high resolutions such as DSD 22.5 MHz to obtain even more outstanding audio playback overall.

  • Analog audio outputs: XLR connectors 1 pair (L/R), RCA connectors 1 pair (L/R)
  • Output impedance: XLR 44Ω, RCA 22Ω
  • Maximum output level (when 1kHz, full-scale signal input, 10kΩ load): XLR (when set to 0 dB) - 5.0Vrms, RCA - 2.5Vrms
  • Frequency response (when 192kHz PCM signal input): 5Hz to 65kHz (-3dB)
  • S/N ratio: 120dB (1kHz, A-weighted)
  • Distortion: 0.0008% (1kHz)
  • Digital audio inputs: ES-LINK connectors 1 pair (L/R) - Input signal format Linear PCM (ES-LINK4) 352.8/384kHz, 48-bit DSD (ES-LINK4)
  • XLR connectors: 2 (Selectable: Dual AES x 1 or Single AES x 2), Input level - 5.0Vp-p, Input impedance - 110Ω, Input signal format (with Dual connection) 32 - 384kHz, 16/24-bit Linear PCM (DUAL AES), 32 - 192kHz, 48-bit Linear PCM (ES-LINK3), DSD (ES-LINK1, ES-LINK2, DoP)
  • Input signal format (with Single connection) 32 - 192kHz, 16/24-bit Linear PCM (AES/EBU), DSD (ES-LINK1, ES-LINK2, DoP)
  • RCA connector 1, Input level 0.5Vp-p, Input impedance 75Ω, Input signal format 32 - 192kHz, 16/24-bit Linear PCM (IEC60958), DSD (DoP)
  • Optical digital connector 1, Input level     -24.0dBm to -14.5dBm peak, Input signal format     32 - 192kHz, 16/24-bit Linear PCM (IEC60958), DSD (DoP)
  • USB port: 1 (Type B), Input signal format 44.1 - 768kHz, 16/24/32-bit Linear PCM, DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.5MHz
  • Clock output: BNC connector 1, Output level TTL level equivalent (into 75Ω), Output frequencies 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz, 176.4kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz, 22.5792MHz, 24.576MHz, Same as input frequency(when set to through output)
  • Output frequency precision: ±0.5 ppm (when shipped from factory)
  • Clock input: BNC connector x1, Input impedance 50Ω, Frequencies that can be input: 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz, 176.4kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz, 10MHz, 22.5792MHz, 24.576MHz (±10 ppm)
  • Input level: TTL level equivalent
  • General: Power supply     AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 25W
  • External dimensions (W x H x D, including protrusions): 445mm x 131mm x 360mm
  • Weight: 14kg (30 7/8 lb)
  • Included accessories: Power cord x 1, HDMI cable x 1, Felt pads x 3, Owner's manual x 1, Warranty card x 1