Esoteric K-05XS Super Audio CD Player

$12,999.00

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The K-05 Super Audio CD player is the core model in the K series, following the legendary K-01 and K-03 players. The first version of the K-05 was launched in 2011, and in 2015 this evolved into the K-05X. The K-05X instantly became a top seller because of features such as the VRDS-NEO Super Audio CD transport mechanism. This mechanism uses a unique construction that enables it to provide an outstanding level of musical performance, which is why it was adopted by a number of other world-famous high-end audio makers. In its third generation form, the K-05Xs, incorporates the best qualities of Esoteric's flagship model, the Grandioso K1. It combines established class-leading features, such as the VRDS-NEO (VMK-5) mechanism and a high-rigidity aluminum chassis, with the latest K1 DAC platform employing a new dual-mono D/A converter, high current output buffer amplifiers and a new power supply.

 

Playable disc types Super Audio CD, CD (including CD-R and CD-RW)
Analog audio outputs  
XLR/ESL-A 1 pair (L/R)
Output impedance 40Ω
Maximum output level 5.0Vrms (1kHz, 10kΩ loaded)
RCA 1 pair (L/R)
Output impedance 15Ω
Maximum output level 2.5Vrms (1kHz, 10kΩ loaded)
Digital audio outputs  
RCA 1
OPTICAL 1
Digital audio inputs  
RCA 1
OPTICAL 1
USB B 1 (USB2.0 stanrad)
Clock input  
BNC 1
Input impedance 50Ω
Frequencies that can be input (±15ppm) 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 10MHz, 22.5792MHz, 24.576MHz
Input level  
Rectangle wave equivalent to TTL levels
Sine wave 0.5 to 1.0Vrms
General  
Power supply  
  AC 220 to 240V. 50/60Hz
  AC 120V. 60Hz
  AC 230V. 50Hz
Power consumption 22W
External dimensions (W×H×D) 445 × 132 × 357mm
17-⅝" × 5-¼" × 14-⅛" (including protrusions)
Weight 15.1kg / 33-⅜ lb
Included accessories Power cord set × 1
Remote control (RC-1301) × 1
AAA batteries × 2
Felt pads × 3
Owner's manual × 1
Warranty card × 1

 

Audio performance

Frequency response 5Hz to 55kHz (–3dB, Super Audio CD, XLR output)
S/N ratio 119dB (Super Audio CD, XLR output)
Distortions 0.0013% (1kHz, Super Audio CD, XLR output)