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    Esoteric at the 2017 Bristol Sound and Vision Show

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfHQ2-k9CLY

    Our Philosophy - Pride and Mission of “ESOTERIC"

    “The joy of the highest levels of musical elation.” Our corporate philosophy as our foundation has been embodied through providing superb audio and video products for over 21 years.

    Now, to further pursue our corporate credo, we shall aspire to reinforce our own corporate identity by the same token.

    From analogue discs to analogue tapes, CDs to Super Audio CDs, videotape to DVDs, there were several transitions and technical innovations in auditory and visual media. ESOTERIC, which was born in the midst of such transition, shall pursue a unique path as a high-end audio-video brand, focusing on components of higher value and adding amplifiers into our product line. This evolution allows us to merge both high recording and replay technologies, based on our own technical innovation and proprietary technologies.

    Despite changing times and whirlwind markets, there remain musical and visual connoisseurs who are seeking true excitement. As long as there are such people we shall with great care develop and actively release new products, that improve upon the “state of the art,” within each business category that we pursue. This is our mission.








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    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player - To the Future of Musical Reproduction



    Total sound quality without compromise. This has been Esoteric's core philosophy since its birth in 1987. Now this zeal for excellence extends to the highest quality in music streaming, pushing Esoteric to develop a new network audio player - one that offers listeners supreme ease in their musical enjoyment. From DSD high-resolution masters to reacquaintances with old classics lying hidden for years in a corner of your CD library, all can be instantly accessed from your giant music library, and all from the comfort of your listening seat. Passion and pride invested in advanced technology and exquisite craftsmanship support high quality you can rely on. Let the N-05 bring you closer still to the music you love, and lead you to a more complete sense of musical enjoyment. Onward to the future of musical reproduction.

    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player RRP £7000 -

    Our Philosophy - Pride and Mission of “ESOTERIC"

    “The joy of the highest levels of musical elation.” Our corporate philosophy as our foundation has been embodied through providing superb audio and video products for over 21 years.

    Now, to further pursue our corporate credo, we shall aspire to reinforce our own corporate identity by the same token.

    From analogue discs to analogue tapes, CDs to Super Audio CDs, videotape to DVDs, there were several transitions and technical innovations in auditory and visual media. ESOTERIC, which was born in the midst of such transition, shall pursue a unique path as a high-end audio-video brand, focusing on components of higher value and adding amplifiers into our product line. This evolution allows us to merge both high recording and replay technologies, based on our own technical innovation and proprietary technologies.

    Despite changing times and whirlwind markets, there remain musical and visual connoisseurs who are seeking true excitement. As long as there are such people we shall with great care develop and actively release new products, that improve upon the “state of the art,” within each business category that we pursue. This is our mission.








    Master Sound Works


    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player

    Esoteric N-05 features -

    • Network Audio -

    Access any music you like and play it back with the finest in sound quality, all without moving from the comfort of your listening seat - the N-05 makes this luxurious dream a reality. Enjoy the vivid musical experience of DSD master sound sources. Convert giant CD collections to a digital library for quick and easy access. Actively seek out new encounters in music with TIDAL. Use your home network environment to make your relationship with music ever closer. Besides your home audio components, all you need are a standard domestic LAN connection (w/ wireless router) and an iPad. A large-capacity NAS* device can hold your entire music library. With these few items, a comfortable life of high-quality musical enjoyment without compromise can soon be yours

    • Compatible With a Variety of Audio Sources -

    A thorough infusion of select high-end specifications ensures the N-05 delivers superb sound quality. Compatible with 2.8/5.6MHz DSD, 192kHz/24-bit PCM and a host of other formats (DSF, DSDIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, MP3, and AAC),* gapless playback capability is also offered in all lossless formats, permitting full enjoyment of live or opera recordings with no interruptions between musical tracks.

    • Esoteric Sound Stream -

    Esoteric Sound Stream is an Apple iOS application for the iPad* designed with an emphasis on both sound quality and network playback operating ease. Its basic operation simply entails selecting musical tracks using the iPad, creating customized personal playlists, and playing the selections or playlists. All screens for key operation, playlists, library, etc. are arranged for easy viewing, enabling even users unfamiliar with the app to operate it with intuitive ease. Its high degree of refinement even meets the rigorous demands of advanced and experienced users. Key to this achievement is the app's excellent search and retrieval performance, which takes full advantage of tag information. Since images are also cached in the app, album artwork can be instantly scrolled through and libraries can be freely sorted into such classifications as artist, year of recording, composer or category. This use of tag information even allows musical numbers of the same name which differ in format to be easily identified on the screen.

    • Music Server Function -

    The N-05 can also be used as a simplified music server integrating both player and library by connecting a large-capacity storage device to the USB port on its rear panel. With the ability to be used as a secondary music server, even users new to the NAS directory structure can easily get started.

    • ESOTERIC x TIDAL* -

    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 favourite music online with excellent sound quality.

    • Dual Mono D/A Converters

    A feature of its Super Audio CD players, Esoteric's D/A converters and analogue circuitry have won accolades for total sound quality. Employing Asahi Kasei Microdevices' AK4490 chip set, the converter is configured in four parallel and differential circuits (8 outputs) driving each channel to achieve superb sound quality with remarkable linearity and low distortion. Its discreet dual mono configuration also provides excellent channel separation. Technology developed for the Grandioso C1 is also employed in the DAC's power supply, which features EDLC* super capacitors. This regulated power supply boasts a total capacity of 500,000μF per channel for exceptional low-frequency sound reproduction.

    • 34-Bit D/A Processing -

    The N-05 uses a 34-bit D/A processing algorithm to convert the high-resolution 34-bit PCM signal to analogue. This 34-bit encoding resolution is an astounding 1,024 times more detailed than that of 24-bit encoding. In the digital range, full advantage is also taken of this processor's high-bit data gradation to minimize calculation errors and provide faithful analogue conversion for outstanding and highly sensitive powers of expression.


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    ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK *****


    ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list http://www.musicraft.co.uk/special-offers/ *****


    Thanks

    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player - To the Future of Musical Reproduction



    Total sound quality without compromise. This has been Esoteric's core philosophy since its birth in 1987. Now this zeal for excellence extends to the highest quality in music streaming, pushing Esoteric to develop a new network audio player - one that offers listeners supreme ease in their musical enjoyment. From DSD high-resolution masters to reacquaintances with old classics lying hidden for years in a corner of your CD library, all can be instantly accessed from your giant music library, and all from the comfort of your listening seat. Passion and pride invested in advanced technology and exquisite craftsmanship support high quality you can rely on. Let the N-05 bring you closer still to the music you love, and lead you to a more complete sense of musical enjoyment. Onward to the future of musical reproduction.

    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player RRP £7000 -

    Our Philosophy - Pride and Mission of “ESOTERIC"

    “The joy of the highest levels of musical elation.” Our corporate philosophy as our foundation has been embodied through providing superb audio and video products for over 21 years.

    Now, to further pursue our corporate credo, we shall aspire to reinforce our own corporate identity by the same token.

    From analogue discs to analogue tapes, CDs to Super Audio CDs, videotape to DVDs, there were several transitions and technical innovations in auditory and visual media. ESOTERIC, which was born in the midst of such transition, shall pursue a unique path as a high-end audio-video brand, focusing on components of higher value and adding amplifiers into our product line. This evolution allows us to merge both high recording and replay technologies, based on our own technical innovation and proprietary technologies.

    Despite changing times and whirlwind markets, there remain musical and visual connoisseurs who are seeking true excitement. As long as there are such people we shall with great care develop and actively release new products, that improve upon the “state of the art,” within each business category that we pursue. This is our mission.








    Master Sound Works


    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player

    Esoteric N-05 features -

    • Network Audio -

    Access any music you like and play it back with the finest in sound quality, all without moving from the comfort of your listening seat - the N-05 makes this luxurious dream a reality. Enjoy the vivid musical experience of DSD master sound sources. Convert giant CD collections to a digital library for quick and easy access. Actively seek out new encounters in music with TIDAL. Use your home network environment to make your relationship with music ever closer. Besides your home audio components, all you need are a standard domestic LAN connection (w/ wireless router) and an iPad. A large-capacity NAS* device can hold your entire music library. With these few items, a comfortable life of high-quality musical enjoyment without compromise can soon be yours

    • Compatible With a Variety of Audio Sources -

    A thorough infusion of select high-end specifications ensures the N-05 delivers superb sound quality. Compatible with 2.8/5.6MHz DSD, 192kHz/24-bit PCM and a host of other formats (DSF, DSDIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, MP3, and AAC),* gapless playback capability is also offered in all lossless formats, permitting full enjoyment of live or opera recordings with no interruptions between musical tracks.

    • Esoteric Sound Stream -

    Esoteric Sound Stream is an Apple iOS application for the iPad* designed with an emphasis on both sound quality and network playback operating ease. Its basic operation simply entails selecting musical tracks using the iPad, creating customized personal playlists, and playing the selections or playlists. All screens for key operation, playlists, library, etc. are arranged for easy viewing, enabling even users unfamiliar with the app to operate it with intuitive ease. Its high degree of refinement even meets the rigorous demands of advanced and experienced users. Key to this achievement is the app's excellent search and retrieval performance, which takes full advantage of tag information. Since images are also cached in the app, album artwork can be instantly scrolled through and libraries can be freely sorted into such classifications as artist, year of recording, composer or category. This use of tag information even allows musical numbers of the same name which differ in format to be easily identified on the screen.

    • Music Server Function -

    The N-05 can also be used as a simplified music server integrating both player and library by connecting a large-capacity storage device to the USB port on its rear panel. With the ability to be used as a secondary music server, even users new to the NAS directory structure can easily get started.

    • ESOTERIC x TIDAL* -

    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 favourite music online with excellent sound quality.

    • Dual Mono D/A Converters

    A feature of its Super Audio CD players, Esoteric's D/A converters and analogue circuitry have won accolades for total sound quality. Employing Asahi Kasei Microdevices' AK4490 chip set, the converter is configured in four parallel and differential circuits (8 outputs) driving each channel to achieve superb sound quality with remarkable linearity and low distortion. Its discreet dual mono configuration also provides excellent channel separation. Technology developed for the Grandioso C1 is also employed in the DAC's power supply, which features EDLC* super capacitors. This regulated power supply boasts a total capacity of 500,000μF per channel for exceptional low-frequency sound reproduction.

    • 34-Bit D/A Processing -

    The N-05 uses a 34-bit D/A processing algorithm to convert the high-resolution 34-bit PCM signal to analogue. This 34-bit encoding resolution is an astounding 1,024 times more detailed than that of 24-bit encoding. In the digital range, full advantage is also taken of this processor's high-bit data gradation to minimize calculation errors and provide faithful analogue conversion for outstanding and highly sensitive powers of expression.


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    Thanks

    Rick @ Musicraft
    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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    The Absolute Sound reviews Esoteric's K-03X CD/SACD player/DAC

    http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...cdsacd-player/





    X is the unknown.
    “X” in a model name symbolizes the ultimate advancements of technology, craftsmanship and creative commitment.

    The K-03X all-in-one player is designed to offer as much of the stellar performance provided by the K-01X as possible. Using the same design philosophy as the K-01X, it also derives its leading technology from this model. Its VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-10 drive mechanism now incorporates Esoteric’s advanced VS-DD servo driver for even smoother spindle operation. Its dual mono DAC, also found in the K-01X, is configured with 4 individual converter circuits operating in parallel and summed to optimize linearity and minimize noise. It also employs Esoteric’s innovative 34-bit D/A processing algorithm.

    With a pedigree extending directly back to the Grandioso D1, the K-03X is clear in its stunning sound quality, ease of use and wide functionality, including such recent developments as its DSD compatible USB interface.

    Esoteric K0-3X CD/SACD player/DAC RRP £11000

    Our Philosophy - Pride and Mission of “ESOTERIC"

    “The joy of the highest levels of musical elation.” Our corporate philosophy as our foundation has been embodied through providing superb audio and video products for over 21 years.

    Now, to further pursue our corporate credo, we shall aspire to reinforce our own corporate identity by the same token.

    From analogue discs to analogue tapes, CDs to Super Audio CDs, videotape to DVDs, there were several transitions and technical innovations in auditory and visual media. ESOTERIC, which was born in the midst of such transition, shall pursue a unique path as a high-end audio-video brand, focusing on components of higher value and adding amplifiers into our product line. This evolution allows us to merge both high recording and replay technologies, based on our own technical innovation and proprietary technologies.

    Despite changing times and whirlwind markets, there remain musical and visual connoisseurs who are seeking true excitement. As long as there are such people we shall with great care develop and actively release new products, that improve upon the “state of the art,” within each business category that we pursue. This is our mission.








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    Esoteric K-03X CD/SACD player/DAC


    Esoteric K-03X CD/SACD player/DAC

    Esoteric K0-3X CD/SACD player/DAC Key features -

    USB Support for 2.5/5.6 MHz DSD, 384 kHz/32-bit PCM, and Asynchronous Transmission

    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.

    Esoteric VRDS-NEO “VMK-3.5-10” transport mechanism -



    Originally developed for the Grandioso P1, the VRDS-NEO drive mechanism achieves ultimate levels of transport accuracy. Its high-precision turntable was specially designed to spin Super Audio CD/CD discs, radically improving reading accuracy by mechanically correcting for surface run-out. To provide a comparable level of precision, the K-03X is equipped with the VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-10 drive, placing Esoteric’s superlative music reproduction capabilities within reach of an even greater number of music lovers. The new addition of its VS-DD spindle servo driver further assures smoother high-precision servo control.
    With its duralumin turntable and 10mm-thick turntable bridge, the unit’s massive weight of 4.4kg (11.2kg including its highly rigid base) is proof of the drive’s robust construction. Other proven VRDS-NEO features include a high-flux-density magnet-driven coreless three-phase brushless spindle motor, high-precision thread feed control, and a shaft-sliding pickup that assures consistently perpendicular laser illumination.

    Esoteric VS-DD Spindle Servo Driver -

    The proprietary VS-DD spindle servo driver previously used only in Esoteric’s top-end models is now made available to the K-03X. Its discrete three-channel amplifier circuitry optimizes the waveform of the current supplied to the motor for quieter and smoother spindle operation and high-precision servo control.

    Esoteric Dual Mono D/A Converters Follow the Design Philosophy of the K-01X -

    Due to the exceptional performance of its D/A converters, the K-03X offers a level of sound quality on a par with the K-01X in terms of clarity and musical presence. Its multiple DAC design philosophy, carried over from the Grandioso D1, allows extremely accurate digital to analogue conversion. This is exemplified by the outstanding linearity and low distortion achieved by the arrangement of 4 individual DAC circuits operated in parallel in each channel. The K-03X uses the same AKM4495S DAC chipset featured in both the Grandioso D1 and the K- 01X. To minimize noise, two large toroidal transformers supply power independently to the digital and analogue circuits in each channel. The excellent channel separation and stereo imaging of the K-03X’s converters provide listeners with a mesmerizing musical experience.

    Esoteric K-03X CD/SACD player/DAC Specification -

    Compatible disc types Super Audio CD, CD (CD-R/CD-RW compatible)
    Analogue audio output Jacks XLR jacks (2 channel) x 1, RCA jacks (2 channel) x 1
    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) 116dB
    Total harmonic distortion 0.0001% (1kHz)
    Digital audio output Coaxial RCA jack x 1 0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
    Digital audio input 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.
    Clock synchronization input format Jack BNC
    Input impedance 75 ohms
    Input level Rectangle wave: equivalent to TTL levels
    Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms/50 to 75 ohms
    GENERAL
    Power supply Power supply AC 230V 50 Hz, AC 120V 60 Hz, AC 220 V 60 Hz
    Power consumption 25 W
    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 28 kg (61 3/4 lbs)
    Accessories Remote control unit (RC-1301) x 1, Batteries (AA) x 2, Power cord set x 1, Felt pads x 3, Owner's manual x 1, Warranty card x 1


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    Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest, specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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