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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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    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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    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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    The Absolute Sound reviews Esoteric's N-05 Network Audio Player

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



    Bottom line

    "The Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player is an auspicious entry into the world of file-based and streaming music playback. It sounds first-rate, looks gorgeous, is easy to set up and use—it’s the type of component that makes it hard for a reviewer to pick nits. A wide and useful assortment of filters lets you tweak the sound to suit your taste. The internal DAC is a beauty; if you have a digital device besides the N-05, you can use the N-05’s DAC to improve that device’s sound.

    If you want a music player combined with an advanced DAC, check out this new Esoteric. If you want to get into file-based or streaming music playback but don’t want to deface your audio equipment rack with an ugly noisy computer, the Esoteric may be your ticket. Will the N-05 seriously encroach on the sales of Esoteric’s SACD players? I think not; as the data showed, audiophiles are increasingly turning to file-based and streaming music playback and the N-05 makes Esoteric-quality equipment available for that purpose. With the N-05, Esoteric’s first entry into the network audio player market is a winner. Bravo, Esoteric."


    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's new F-05 integrated amplifier/DAC (OP-DAC1 optional)



    Power and Dynamic Range That Stand Out

    The F-05 was designed as a core component of Esoteric's new F Series of Integrated Amplifiers. Like the F-03A, its fully balanced preamplifier section was acquired from the Grandioso C1, and its high-powered amplifier modules were acquired directly from the Grandioso S1. As first seen in Esoteric's premier models, the F-05 employs a complete dual-monaural configuration through all stages of amplification, from preamplifier inputs to the final stages of the power amplifier. Highly recommended for those who value the exhilarating feel of music's rich expression, the F-05 provides the power to dynamically open any sound stage, and deliver exceptional levels of performance when used in combination with any of Esoteric's line of state-of-the art digital players.

    F-Series Philosophy: Basic and Complete

    Representing a new generation of integrated amplifiers, Esoteric's new F Series has been thoroughly invested with proven results gained in the development of our flagship Grandioso line of separate amplifiers. With the goal of capturing all the inherent warmth and texture of music, not only were the outstanding expressive powers of the Grandioso line pursued, the utmost limits of audio performance were also concentrated into an integrated configuration that offers excellent usability combined with an attractiveness that more than compensates for the limitations of their size. Basic and Complete. With sights set on creating a unique presence in the category, the Esoteric F SerieS is born.

    Full Analogue
    AnalogUE amplification circuitry inherited from Esoteric’s flagship Grandioso Series for consistently superb sound quality.

    Fully Integrated
    Aspiring to be superior examples of the integrated amplifier format.

    Fundamental
    Invested with the finest materials and expertise in pursuit of the essence of amplifier design, while seeking uncommon sophistication and substance in the most basic format.

    Functional
    Offering more versatile tone control capability than separates, while bringing out the full potential of the integrated amplifier by providing ample functionality and abundant expandability in its overall refinement.

    Esoteric F-05 integrated amplifier/DAC (OP-DAC1 optional) RRP £8500, OP-DAC1 £800

    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's new F-05 integrated amplifier/DAC (OP-DAC1 optional)


    Esoteric's new F-05 integrated amplifier/DAC (OP-DAC1 optional)


    Esoteric's new F-05 integrated amplifier/DAC (OP-DAC1 optional)

    Esoteric F-05 integrated amplifier/DAC (OP-DAC1 optional) FEATURES -

    PREAMPLIFIER SECTION -

    A Fully Balanced Preamplifier
    One result of the lavish attention given to the development of the F Series is the preamplifier’s fully balanced configuration, which derives from our highly esteemed C Seriespreamplifier models. Impervious to noise, it delivers pure and powerful signal amplification at ultra-low impedance.

    Dual Monaural by Design
    The one design feature of these amplifiers that most clearly reflects Grandioso thinking is their dual monaural configuration, which maintains complete left and right channel independence through all stages, from preamplifier to the power amplifier’s final stage. As Esoteric integrated amplifiers, the major investments made in circuit construction expertise and materials developed over the years yield excellent channel separation and a measure of sound quality that transcends the class.

    ESOTERIC-QVCS -
    Playing a significant role in the F Series balanced dual monaural configuration is the proprietary Quad Volume Control System (QVCS), which incorporates a total of four precision switched resistor ladder networks operating in unison to electronically and independently control the left and right channels and their positive and negative phases. This system helps maintain superb audio clarity, excellent channel separation and highly accurate phase characteristics. Further, by eliminating all volume control wiring on the audio board, the resulting shorter signal path minimizes deterioration of sound quality while realizing exceptionally low distortion. * QVCS: Quad Volume Control System

    Ultra-Low-Noise Logic Control
    As a countermeasure against noise, all control lines have been electronically separated from the main body of the preamplifier with the use of isolator elements integrated into the front panel.

    High-Precision Ball Bearing Control Knobs
    Employing the same high-precision bearing mechanisms used in our Grandioso components, the F Series volume control knobs and selector switches provide exceptionally smooth operation with an analogue feel free of any mechanical play. Sparing no cost, all panel knobs are also custom-machined from solid aluminium.

    Dual Mono Phonostage Preamp
    The dual mono phonostage preamp (MM/MC) features independent left and right channel power sources and independent circuits.

    High-Quality Headphone Amplifier
    The powerful headphone amp provides abundant output to effectively drive even difficult to power high-end high-impedance headphones.

    3-Band Tone Control (Treble/Middle/Bass)
    Commitment to achieving all the quality associated with high-end components results in a balanced dual monaural configuration consisting of four circuits (L/R, –/+) for each band. This system enables users to adjust tone settings free of any concerns about sound quality deterioration. Shifting the variable band more than usual toward the high and low frequency ranges (14kHz/63Hz) permits fine adjustment of bass and treble without adversely affecting the original source signal. Fully electronic control also permits fine adjustment of up to ±12dB in 0.5dB steps. The middle band can also be utilized as a loudness preset when set to the minus side and used in conjunction with the Tone Bypass switch.

    POWER AMPLIFIER SECTION -

    Power Amplifier Input Stage Features Balanced Configuration
    The power amplification section’s front stage is balanced in line with the thinking behind our S Series separate amplifiers. Its low impedance and clean amplification further enhance the dynamic range.

    Large-Capacity Custom Power Transformer — The Nucleus of the Finest Power Amplifiers
    The power supplies of the F-05 feature large-core 940VA custom EI power transformer and 40,000μF block capacitors for each channel in a dual monaural configuration. Large-gauge cable is used in all connections to help minimize impedance. As in our separate power amplifiers, this outstanding power section achieves a theoretically linear power output range(F-05: 120W/8ohms, 240W/4ohms) for faithful reproduction of every musical dynamic.

    Low Impedance for Enhanced Drive Capability
    Utilizing eight 1mm-thick bus bars formed of high-purity OFC, the speaker output section employs MOSFET switching with no mechanical contacts. Coils have also been eliminated from the output stage to minimize impedance and enhance drive capability.

    Large Bipolar LAPT Transistors Deliver 34 Amperes of Instantaneous Peak Power
    Featured in Grandioso models up to and including the M1, large bipolar LAPT* transistors deliver an outstanding continuous current capacity of 34A of instantaneous peak power. Their superior high frequency characteristics also play a critical role in the accurate reproduction of the most delicate tones. * LAPT: Linear Amplified Power Transistor

    3-Stage Darlington Circuit with 3 Parallel Push-Pull Configuration + LIDSC
    Derived from our flagship Grandioso line, the F Series amplifier modules feature a three-stage Darlington configuration that utilizes three parallel push-pull sections to faithfully bring out the superb high-frequency characteristics of their LAPT transistors. Proprietary LIDSC* circuitry reduces the drive section’s second stage to final stage output impedance, achieving loudspeaker drive capability nearly equal to that of our separate amplifiers. NFB has also been minimized to realize a more natural sound quality brimming with life. * LIDSC: Low Impedance Drive Stage Coupling

    CONSTRUCTION/FUNCTIONS -

    3D Optimized Chassis Construction
    The F-Series 3D Optimized Chassis features robust construction that gives each circuit block its own dedicated compartment. Interference between circuits is effectively minimized while achieving the shortest possible cable routing. Chassis exteriors are formed of thick aluminium panels manufactured without compromise following the same design philosophy imbued in Esoteric’s separate amplifiers. As a result, the F-05's heavy-duty construction tips the scales at a total weight of 32kg, exceptional among integrated models. The F-03A’s pinpoint feet* and the steel insulators supporting the F-05 at four points are just two examples of the rigorous countermeasures taken to minimize the effects of vibration. * Patent No. 4075477

    Designed for System Upgrades
    The preamplifier and power amplifier sections of the F Series boast the same degree of refinement as Esoteric’s separates, and can both be used as standalone devices, or even disabled if not in use. The PRE-out employs a powerful buffer amplifier, while XLR outputs achieve a highly effective fully balanced configuration. System upgrades can also be performed with no compromises in quality, and a card expansion slot facilitates the installation of an optional OP-DAC1 D/A Converter Board, which adds full compatibility with 11.2MHz DSD and 384kHz/32-bit PCM signal inputs.


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    Esoteric will be exhibiting at the Indulgence Show, London, UK on 29th September - 1st October, 2017. Area: Audio London, Rooms: Medoc, Floor: 2nd Floor

    Esoteric, the legendary high-end sister brand of TEAC, will be demonstrating its range of acclaimed audiophile hi-fi separates (in conjunction with Nordost, ProAc and Atacama). Highlights will include the chance to hear the mighty K-01X Super Audio CD/CD player, regarded as one of the best disc spinners in the world.


    K-01X Super Audio CD/CD player/DAC

    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.

    K-01X Super Audio CD/CD player/DAC Silver finish UK RRP £16000

    K-01X Super Audio CD/CD player/DAC Black Special Edition Bordeaux finish UK RRP £20000

    K-01X Super Audio CD/CD player/DAC Black Special Edition Oxidized Silver finish UK RRP £20000

    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.
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    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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    K-01X Super Audio CD/CD player/DAC


    K-01X Super Audio CD/CD player/DAC


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    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player



    Esoteric's Flagship N-01 Network Audio Player Created from Our Passion for Excellence

    The N-01 is Esoteric's flagship network audio player, newly developed with a premium DAC module designed for use with our Grandioso K1 Super Audio CD player. The DAC chipset is equipped with the AK4497, the highest performing DAC in the history of AKM (as of June 2017), and the DAC module features a luxurious differential 8-circuit independent power regulator design for each channel that is unique to the K1/N-01 models.

    Additionally, the highly acclaimed four independent power supply construction of the K series Super Audio CD players, superb component selection and design concepts are incorporated as standard in the N-01.

    We have poured more than 30-years' worth of digital player development know-how into every detail of the N-01, incorporating our proprietary "ES-LINK Analogue" transmission method, 35-bit D/A processing algorithm, and HCLD buffer amplifier equipped with 125,000μF super capacitors.

    This combination of our prestigious audio circuitry, highly advanced network audio module and playback applications create a cutting-edge device that is incredibly easy to use, generating an entirely new standard for network playback.

    Esoteric N-01 Network Audio Player UK RRP £18300

    “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.








    Esoteric. Master Sound Works.


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


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    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player has receive an excellent review from Haute Fidélité Magazine N°228 and a 'nouvelle référence award'!

    ...."Esoteric Company has created an exceptional network player where nothing has been left to chance, magic or mystery. The uncompromising design of the N-01 is at the origin of a sound reproduction that meets the most challenging expectations. The Esoteric N-01 is a reference in itself !"....











    Esoteric's Flagship N-01 Network Audio Player Created from Our Passion for Excellence

    The N-01 is Esoteric's flagship network audio player, newly developed with a premium DAC module designed for use with our Grandioso K1 Super Audio CD player. The DAC chipset is equipped with the AK4497, the highest performing DAC in the history of AKM (as of June 2017), and the DAC module features a luxurious differential 8-circuit independent power regulator design for each channel that is unique to the K1/N-01 models.

    Additionally, the highly acclaimed four independent power supply construction of the K series Super Audio CD players, superb component selection and design concepts are incorporated as standard in the N-01.

    We have poured more than 30-years' worth of digital player development know-how into every detail of the N-01, incorporating our proprietary "ES-LINK Analogue" transmission method, 35-bit D/A processing algorithm, and HCLD buffer amplifier equipped with 125,000μF super capacitors.

    This combination of our prestigious audio circuitry, highly advanced network audio module and playback applications create a cutting-edge device that is incredibly easy to use, generating an entirely new standard for network playback.

    Esoteric N-01 Network Audio Player UK RRP £18300

    “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.








    Esoteric. Master Sound Works.


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


    Esoteric's new N-01 Network Audio Player


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