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ESOTERIC K-01X

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.

 

The USB input supports asynchronous transmission and rates up to 2.8/5.6 MHz DSD and 384 kHz/32-bit PCM. Esoteric’s original PC driver software achieves outstanding playback of even studio-master-quality source files. DoP and ASIO 2.1 are also supported.

 

The drive employs proven Esoteric technologies, including a high-flux-density magnet-driven coreless three-phase brushless spindle motor, a thread feed control derived from the thinking behind the P-0, and a shaft-sliding pickup which consistently illuminates the disk with a precisely perpendicular beam of laser light. Additionally, the disc tray features a silent shutter mechanism* that further ensures the ultimate in operating precision.

 

The D/A converter uses the same design philosophy as our Grandioso D1. Incorporating Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation’ s 32-bit AK4495S DAC IC and MUSES 02 operational amplifier,* this exceptional DAC uses 8 parallel/differential circuits with 16 outputs driving each channel to achieve outstanding linearity and low distortion.

 

Like the Grandioso D1, this D/A converter also features fully independent power transformers and power supply circuits for each channel to create a true dual mono configuration. The generous power supply capacity and total channel separation enabled by this arrangement provides excellent dynamics, with realistic stereo imaging and exceptional resolution of fine detail.

 

Specs:

 

• Output impedance: XLR: 40Ω, RCA: 10Ω

• Maximum output level (1 kHz, full scale, 10 k ohms): XLR (Gain: 0 dB): XLR: 4.8Vrms, RCA: 2.4Vrms

• Frequency response: 5Hz to 40kHz (-3dB)

• Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N): 117dB

• Total harmonic distortion: 0.0006% (1kHz)

• Coaxial RCA jack x 1: 0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms

• Coaxial RCA connector x 1: (input impedance 75 ohms)

• Optical digital connector x 1: -24.0 to -14.5 dBm peak

• USB port B connector: USB 2.0 / 192 kHz-24 bit async.

• Power supply: USA/CANADA AC 120 V, 60 Hz

• Power consumption: 27W

• External dimensions (W x H x D): 445 x 162 x 438 mm (17 1/4" x 6" 3/8 x 13 1/4") (including protrusions)

• Weight: 31 kg (68 3/8 lbs)

• Accessories: Remote control unit (RC-1315) x 1, Batteries (AA) x 2, Power cord set x 1, Felt pads x 3, Owner's manual x 1, Warranty card x 1

 

MSRP $ 20,000.00

 

If you are interested in this product or have questions, please call 1-714-630-4100.