Tama, Tokyo, Japan | 2021 – N-05XD – Starting a new way of audio with network technologies. Starting new audio style with network,
with the Master Sound Discrete DAC that invites you to a new digital audio world, an attenuator system that maximizes potential of your speakers and power amplifier, digital and analog inputs, and preamplifier that settles in the middle of the system.
A network circuit that audio manufacturer designs, exclusive for music playback.
Master Sound Discrete DAC
Employing a newly developed Master Sound Discrete DAC
A newly developed DAC that succeeds the philosopy of the Grandioso D1X’s Master Sound Discrete DAC that reached the summit.
* The Master Sound Discrete DAC is a fully in-house designed discrete DAC completed by ESOTERIC who has been aiming for the original master sound.
The ESOTERIC-QVCS attenuator system achieves operability and sound quality.
The ESOTERIC-QVCS attenuator system establishes L/R and positive/negative independence refined by ESOTERIC’s successive preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers, while expressing passion of music regardless volume level.
The ESOTERIC-HCLD buffer circuit delivers every single allurement of music.
Employing the ESOTERIC-HCLD circuit as an output buffer circuit that pursues the current transmission capacity and speed, crucial for analog output circuits. These high-speed elements with 2,000V/μs of response speed in through rate achieve the dynamism of music with breathtaking reality.
ES-LINK Analog input/output that enable unique current transmission.
Balanced Headphone outputs.
A 4-pin XLR connector for balanced headphones.
Accommodating an L/R independent and fully balanced headphone amplifier with exclusive ESOTERIC-HCLD buffer circuit that firmly grips high-end headphones with 600Ω impedance.
External Clock sync function.
Allowing the N-05XD to synchronize with high precision 10MHz Master Clock.
Large capacity power supply units build the ESOTERIC sound.
Accommodating dedicated toroidal-core power transformers including 4-inch diameter one employed on the N-01XD for Network section and DAC/Audio section. And, an extra power sypply for Control/Display sections consolidates independency from audio processing.
Robust and flexible chassis construction that manages vibrations.
Semi-floating top panel
Slits processed on the bottom chassis
ESOTERIC pin-point feet
Complementary network audio app with look-and-feel user interface, the ESOTERIC Sound Stream.
Built-in Bluetooth® receiver.
Available in Black and Silver
- Digital inputs: XLR × 1, RCA × 2, Optical × 2, USB audio, ETHERNET, USB port for flash drive × 2, Bluetooth®
- Analog inputs: XLR × 1 pair, RCA × 1 pair
- Analog outputs: XLR/ES-LINK Analog × 1 pair, ES-LINK Analog pre-out × 1 pair, RCA × 1 pair
- Clock input: BNC × 1 (10MHz)
- Overall dimensions: 445 × 131 × 377mm (W×H×D, including protruding)
- Power cord × 1
- Remote control unit (RC-1334) × 1
- Owner’s manual × 1