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K-01Xs

Super Audio CD/CD Player

"Xs" orchestrates luxurious parts and state-of-the-art technologies

2018 New Product Release

New Design Dual Mono D/A Converters for the Greatest All-in-one Model

The D/A converter block of K-01Xs bases on the latest platform adopted by Grandioso K1 and realizes further enhanced sound quality using the best conceivable components and circuit techniques.   It incorporates Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation's 32-bit premium DAC IC, AK4497 and high quality sound amplifier, MUSES 02.  The K-01Xs features 8 parallel/differential circuits configuration per channel, achieving its low-noise and phenomenal linearity.

ESOTERIC

K-03Xs

Super Audio CD/CD Player

"Xs" orchestrates luxurious parts and state-of-the-art technologies

2018 New Product Release

New Design Dual Mono D/A Converters for the Greatest All-in-one Model

 

The D/A converter block of K-03Xs bases on the latest platform adopted by Grandioso K1 and realizes further enhanced sound quality using the best conceivable components and circuit techniques.   It incorporates Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation's 32-bit premium DAC IC, AK4497 and high quality sound amplifier, MUSES 8820.  The K-03Xs features 4 parallel/differential circuits configuration per channel, achieving its low-noise and phenomenal linearity.

ESOTERIC

D-05X

34-bit Dual Mono D/A Converter

A DAC following in the footsteps of the Grandioso D1, with uncompromising audio quality

2017 New Product Release

34-bit Resolution Accentuates the Most Delicate Sound Textures

The D-05X uses 8 (4 + 4) DAC circuits to achieve its low-noise and phenomenal linearity.  Its AK4497 chipsets are produced by Asahi Kasei Microdevices.  In addition to directly processing DSD signals, a new 34-bit D/A processing algorithm performs analog conversion of the PCM signal at 34-bit resolution for smooth, delicately detailed high-resolution sound quality.

ESOTERIC

Grandioso K1

Super Audio CD Player

All-in-one Model of Flagship Grandioso Series

2016 NEW PRODUCT RELEASE

New Design Dual Mono D/A Converters for the Greatest Model

Reigning top of all ESOTERIC's product categories, Grandioso K1 is the greatest model of its all-in-one type super audio CD players that employ plenty of luxurious parts and high-end components as a flagship model.  The D/A converter block uses high performance components suitable for all-in-one type model of Grandioso series.  It features 8 differential circuits and independent power supply circuits for each channel that are dedicated to this model.  A completely new design by using the best conceivable components and circuit techniques of the moment achieves further enhanced sound quality.

Incorporating Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation's 32-bit premium DAC IC, AK4497.

About VELVET SOUND

VELVET SOUND is a sound philosophy and brand concept for AKM’s next-generation audio devices, featuring new chip architectures and core technologies.

The new circuitry found in VELVET SOUND devices is designed to maximize dynamics and ensure pure, unaltered audio data, prioritizing the accurate capture and reproduction of the source material in order to achieve high performance and rich musicality. These devices were designed specifically for the high-resolution digital audio era.

* VELVET SOUND ™, VELVET SOUND | VERITA ™ and Audio 4 Pro ™ are trademarks of Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation in Japan, Europe and the United States.

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