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Esoteric K-01X Super Audio CD Player

$25,950.00

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Product Description

SACD/CD, 35 bit DAC

Four years after the release of the K-01—the world’s leading all-in-one digital player—the new K-01X debuts as a more compact version of Esoteric’s flagship Grandioso model. Utilizing the same type of highly rigid chassis construction as the Grandioso and a similar four-transformer power supply, it integrates the Grandioso P1’s high-precision VRDS-NEO “VMK-3.5-20S” turntable with two independent monaural DAC units derived from the Grandioso D1 design, each configured with a parallel array of 8 individual converters, which are summed to optimize linearity and minimize noise.

Electronic circuitry has also been further improved with the latest technologies, including a new AK4495S DAC IC, an advanced 35-bit D/A processing algorithm, an HCLD buffer amp, a DSD-compatible USB interface, and a large, low phase noise clock, all ensuring the K-01X achieves the absolute pinnacle of sound quality.

"Wall busting sound-staging, coupled to the truest timbral presentation I have yet heard from digital makes this fast-fading medium come to life, finding new breath and a great reason for being: The Esoteric K-01X brings music to life." dagogo.com review, read the full review here.

 

Features

  • USB Support for 2.5/5.6 MHz DSD, 384 kHz/32-bit PCM, and Asynchronous Transmission
  • VRDS-NEO “VMK-3.5-20S” transport mechanism
  • VS-DD* Spindle Servo Driver and Proprietary Toroidal Power Supply.

 

Specifications

  • Compatible Disc Types (Playback)
  • Super Audio CD, CD (including CD-R and CD-RW)
  • Analog Audio Outputs
  • Connectors XLR connector (2ch) ×1; RCA connector (2ch) ×1
  • Output impedance XLR: 40Ω ; RCA :10Ω
  • Maximum output level (1kHz, full-scale, into 10kΩ)
  • XLR: 4.8Vrms RCA: 2.4Vrms
  • *Output level drops 3dB for DSD data playback when DSD Filter is off.
  • Frequency response** 5Hz to 40kHz (-3dB)
  • S/N ratio** K-01X:117dB ; K-03X: 116dB
  • Total harmonic distortion** K-01X : 0.0006% (1kHz) ; K-03X : 0.001% (1kHz)
  • **Super Audio CD, XLR analog output
  • Digital Audio Output
  • XLR connector ×1 3 Vp-p (into 110Ω)
  • RCA connector ×1 0.5 Vp-p (into 75Ω)
  • Digital Audio Input
  • RCA connector ×1 (input impedance 75Ω)
  • 0.5 Vp-p
  • Optical digital connector ×1 -24.0 to -14.5dBm peak
  • USB-B connector USB 2.0 standard
  • Clock Sync Input Format
  • Connector BNC
  • Supported input frequencies (±15ppm)
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz,
  • 10, 22.5792, 24.576MHz
  • Input impedance 75Ω
  • Input level Rectangle wave: equivalent to TTL levels;
  • Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms (50 to 75Ω) 
  • General
  • Power supply AC 230V, 50Hz ; AC 120V, 60Hz ; AC 220V, 60Hz
  • Power consumption K-01X:27W ; K-03X : 25W
  • External dimensions 
  • (W x H x D, including protrusions)
  • 445 ×162 × 438mm (17 1/4 × 6 3/8 × 13 1/4in) 
  • Weight K-01X: 31kg (68 3/8 lbs) ; K-03X : 28kg (61 3/4 lbs)
  • Included accessories
  • Power cord set ×1; Remote control (K-01X:RC-1315 ; K-03X:RC-1301) ×1;
  • Batteries for remote control (AAA) × 2 ; Felt pads × 3; 
  • Owner's manual × 1; Warranty card ×1