Pursuing Radical Evolution, Not Nominal Improvements.
Reborn with a new ‘X’ designation, the K-05X and K-07X command central roles in Esoteric’s superb lineup of Super Audio CD players, and should really be considered ‘all-new,’ having been infused with the very essence of our flagship Grandioso models.
These new players achieve the very tenets of Esoteric’s design philosophy,
conveying to the listener all the emotional expression of music without a hint of stress.
With totally revamped audio electronic circuitry,
these two new ‘X’ models eschew all compromise, and renew the lineage of the K Series.
The K-05X is a superb disc player, but can also serve as a high quality Digital to Analogue converter for a music server, or streamer. The K-05X will play both CD and SACD back with aplomb, and has capabilities to handle sample rates up to 384kHz, and DSD 11.2MHz, covering all aspect of high quality digital audio.
- Compatible disc types (playback): Super Audio CD, CD (including CD-R and CD-RW)
- outputs Connectors: XLR connector (2ch) x 1, RCA connector (2ch) x 1
- Output impedance: XLR: 20 Ω, RCA: 20 Ω
- Maximum output level (1 kHz, full-scale, into 10 kΩ): RCA: 2.5 Vrms, XLR (set to 0dB): 5 Vrms
- Frequency response: 5 Hz to 70 kHz (- 3 dB)
- S/N ratio: 117dB
- Total harmonic distortion:0.007% (1 kHz)
- Digital audio output: RCA connector x 1 0.5 Vp-p (into 75 Ω), Optical digital connector x 1 -21 to -15 dBm peak x 1
- USB-B port USB 2.0 standard
- Digital audio input: RCA connector x 1 (input impedance 75 Ω) 0.5 Vp-p, Optical digital connector x 1 -24.0 to -14.5 dBm peak, USB-B connector USB 2.0 standard
- Clock sync input format Connector:BNC
- Supported input frequencies (±15 ppm) CD/SACD: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, kHz, 10/22.5792/24.576 MHz
- Input impedance 75 Ω
- Input level Rectangle wave: equivalent to TTL levels, Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms (50 to 75 Ω)
- General Power supply AC 230 V, 50 Hz
- Power consumption:23W
- External dimensions (W x H x D, including protrusions) 445 mm x 131 mm x 355 mm
- Weight approx. 14 kg