Esoteric N-03T Network Audio Transport


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To the Future of Musical Reproduction

The N-03T fulfills every music lover's dream: to access music freely from your living room chair and enjoy the very best audio quality. The DSD master audio source provides a crystal-clear audio experience, your CD collection is arranged in a library for easy access, and streaming services put new music at your fingertips. The N-03T is a network audio transport system specially designed to connect with an external DAC or a Super Audio CD player's built-in DAC via USB connection. Other than your audio system, all you need is a home LAN (Wi-Fi router, etc.), a tablet or smartphone and a NAS (music server) to store your music library. That's all you need for an easy, comfortable music experience where you don't have to compromise on quality.

Massive, super high quality modular systems are the key philosophy that Esoteric has followed since we were first established. We are now bringing this same philosophy to network playback systems with the N-03T network digital audio transport system. Your favorite D/A converter or Super Audio CD player can be digitally connected by USB, enabling you to build just the right system to enjoy playing files or streaming content your way. Esoteric takes digital transport to a new level with endless options and even more possibilities for audio playback.

The N-01 is controlled via the Esoteric Soundstream app for Apple iOS and Android.


Compatible with a Wide Range of Streaming Services

Begin your encounters with new music through TIDAL, a high-end music streaming service that has officially partnered with ESOTERIC. TIDAL's lossless music distribution service operates on a fixed rate basis. Offering instant access to its enormous sound library, TIDAL enables users to enjoy their favorite music online with excellent sound quality.

ESOTERIC is an official partner of Qobuz, the leading Hi-Res music streaming and download service in Europe.

Roon Ready
Roon is the most engaging, enjoyable way to browse your music. Being Roon Ready means that Esoteric network players transparently discover and connect to Roon, with no network configuration, with bitperfect delivery of audio to your dac. Together, Roon and Esoteric deliver the power, flexibility, and performance benefits of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.

Spotify is an on-line music streaming service delivering over 70 million music tracks. Two types of services are provided, a basic service called "Spotify Free" for free, and on-demand and high-quality sound subscription serive called "Spotify Premium".

MQA is an award-winning technology that delivers master quality audio in a file that's small enough to stream or download. Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, MQA captures and authenticates the sound of the original studio performance.

Network section

Supprted file formats:

PCM lossless: FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC) , WAV, AIFF, MQA
DSD lossless: DSF, DSDIFF (DFF)
Compresed audio: MP3, AAC (m4a container)

USB DRIVE: 2 (Front, Rear)
Supported file system: FAT32, exFAT, NTFS
Single partition
USB2.0 or later recommended
Maximum power supply: 0.5A

Input signal formats
Linear PCM: 44.1k to 384kHz, 16bit / 24bit / 32bit (stereo)

DSD: 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz (stereo)
Supported file formats: PCM Lossless, FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF, MQA
DSD Lossless: DSF, DSDIFF (DFF) , DoP
Compressed audio: MP3, AAC (m4a container)

Digital audio outputs

USB: 1 (USB2.0 standard)

XLR: 1
Output level: 3.0Vrms (110Ω load)
Output audio formats: Linear PCM 44.1k to 192kHz, 16bit / 24bit
DSD 2.8MHz (DoP format)
RCA: 1
Output level: 0.5Vrms (75Ω load)
Output audio formats: Linear PCM 44.1k to 192kHz, 16bit / 24bit
DSD: 2.8MHz (DoP format)

Clock sync input

BNC: 1
Input impedance: 50Ω
Frequencies that can be input: 10MHz (±10ppm)
Input level:
Rectangle wave: equivalent to TTL levels
Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0Vrms (50 to 75Ω)


Power supply: AC 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 31W
External dimensions (W×H×D) 445 × 131 × 360mm
Weight 17kg

Due to the bespoke nature of our high-end music systems this product is not available to be purchased online. Please contact us for personalized service from one of our team of experts.