Super Audio CD/CD Player

$13,000.00

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SKU: ead-Esoteric K-03Xs Category: Tags: ,
Description

Description

Experience the ultimate beauty of music and a new depth to the art of playback from a device that exudes elegance.
The K series, the eternal icon of the Esoteric brand, is now updated to a new “Xs” edition.

The K-01 and K-03 are the Esoteric brand’s most iconic integrated Super Audio CD players.
First launched in 2010 before evolving to its second generation, the X edition, in 2014, it captivated people around the world with its incredible playback of music sources. These players have won more awards than any other Esoteric series, and have become the gold standard of digital players worldwide. And now this flawless series has evolved again into a third generation, the Xs edition. Every part of these players is made from luxurious materials and cutting-edge technology, from the new DAC platform used in flagship models like the Grandioso K1 and N-01 to the latest digital input parts and the ES-LINK Analog transmission method, creating a new page in the history of digital players.

The latest in a winning series

Carrying on the high-end concepts and technology from winning integrated players such as the Grandioso K1 and K-01Xs, the K-03Xs is what happened when we asked how far we could go, what heights we could reach with our performance model. The classic VRDS-NEO [VMK-3.5-10] drive mechanism contains a VS-DD circuit for smooth, quiet driving of the spindle. Developed based on the new DAC platform used in the Grandioso K1, the K-03Xs has a differential 4-circuit/channel dual mono DAC and Esoteric’s patented proprietary 34-bit D/A processing algorithm. The essence of our flagship model can be seen throughout the K-03Xs, from many of the latest devices to the DSD-compatible USB and core sound quality features and functions.


Playable disc types Super Audio CD, CD (including CD-R and CD-RW)
Analog audio outputs XLR/ESL-A connector 1pair (L/R)
RCA connector 1pair (L/R)
Output impedance XLR: 84Ω
RCA: 37Ω
Maximum output level
(at 1kHz, 10kΩ load)
XLR: 5Vrms
RCA: 2.5Vrms
Frequency response* 5Hz to 55kHz (-3dB)
S/N ratio* 120dB
Distortion* 0.0008% (1kHz)
* Super Audio CD, XLR output
Digital audio outputs XLR connector x 1 Output level: 3 Vp-p (into 110 Ω)
RCA connector x 1 Output level: 0.5 Vp-p (into 75 Ω)
Digital audio inputs RCA connector x 1
(input impedance 75 Ω)
Input level: 0.5 Vp-p
Optical digital connector x 1 Input level: -24.0 to -14.5 dBm peak
USB-B port
(USB2.0 standard)
1
Clock input BNC connector 1
Input impedance 50Ω
Frequencies that can be input
(±10ppm)
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz,
10, 22.5792, 24.576MHz
Input level Rectangle wave: equivalent to TTL levels
Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms (50 to 75Ω)
General Power supply AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz; AC 120V, 60Hz; AC 220V, 60Hz
Power consumption 29W
External dimensions
(W x H x D, including protrusions)
445 × 162 × 438mm
(17 5/8″ × 6 1/2″ × 17 1/4″)
Weight 28kg (61 3/4 lb)
Included accessories Power cord set x 1
Remote control (RC-1315) x 1
Batteries for remote control (AAA) x 2
Felt pads x 3
Owner’s manual x 1
Warranty card x 1
– This product is available in three different power supply variations shown in the chart above. Make sure that the voltage shown on the rear panel matches the AC line voltage in your area.
– The shape of the AC inlet and plug of the supplied power cord depends on the voltage rating and destination country.
Brand

Brand

Esoteric

Since 1987, Esoteric has pursued a path dedicated to being a superior high-end audio/video brand focused on introducing components of the best value by merging innovative, proprietary recording and replay technologies. In order to meet the desires of musical and visual connoisseurs who are seeking new levels of excitement, Esoteric’s mission has been to continue to develop and release new products that improve upon the "state of the art", from highly acclaimed pure audio/video source devices to Super Audio CD and DVD components. Esoteric applied its no-compromise philosophy with the same intense consideration to its flagship Grandioso series to produce the next dimension of sound and audio immersion. With the Grandioso series, Esoteric sought to eradicate ANY distortions and colorations by taking a fresh look at entrenched norms and design elements, and by scrutinizing every last design detail – no matter how minute. All of the design tweaks, too numerous to elaborate here, yield an exceptional sonic purity that sweeps away distractions and enables listeners to experience an unprecedented level of musical detail and stunning visual presentation. Overture, as a provider of the “ultimate” audio/video products, is a select dealer for Esoteric and its Grandioso line. If you are interested in purchasing Esoteric or Esoteric's Grandioso components and have an electronic component or more that you would like to trade-in, please fill out Overture’s Trade-In Form.
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