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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    Please describe your network and how everything are connected together.

    Please power off everything on your network including Roon Core, Esoteric, iPad, any network switches or access points. Power cycle the WiFi router, wait for 5 minutes, then power up everything else.

    If you still get drop outs, please state the source of your music - Tidal, Qobuz, local music inside Roon Core, NAS, or anything else, and the sample rate, and format - PCM / MQA / DSD.
    Peter, did you see the other comments about the USB update? It appears that after the update, some of us still see the "M" version, not "V".

    Do you have any contacts you can ask about this? Maybe we didn't really update it, even though it said successful?
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Confirmed correct.
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    I am still experiencing dropouts, and I have isolated the cause to tidal mqa. I don't experience the problem with qobuz flac or local NAS flac. I don't believe I've ever experienced it with tidal non mqa, but I am not 100% sure.

    Anybody else?

    This is with roon, and the network input. Setting for mqa is "decoder and renderer". I will try a different setting and see if it gets better.

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Some things to try:
    1. In Roon set it to Renderer Only and make sure you're not doing multi-zone playback
    2. Instead of using Roon, try playing with Esoteric Sound Stream app.
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    Some things to try:
    1. In Roon set it to Renderer Only and make sure you're not doing multi-zone playback
    2. Instead of using Roon, try playing with Esoteric Sound Stream app.
    Peter, thanks... I did try setting it to renderer only and that seems to solve the problem. Still playing with it.

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    Some things to try:
    1. In Roon set it to Renderer Only and make sure you're not doing multi-zone playback
    2. Instead of using Roon, try playing with Esoteric Sound Stream app.
    Hi Peter, I noticed that there was recently a network firmware upgrade to 14.0. I am curious what changed? I have not been able to find release notes for any of the network firmware updates, and I am wondering if you have a link, or can shed some light on what has been changing in the network firmware in terms of performance, if any.

    thanks!
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by 2fastdriving View Post
    Hi Peter, I noticed that there was recently a network firmware upgrade to 14.0. I am curious what changed? I have not been able to find release notes for any of the network firmware updates, and I am wondering if you have a link, or can shed some light on what has been changing in the network firmware in terms of performance, if any.

    thanks!
    I had the same question for @wklie
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    No release notes for the 14.0 version of the software?
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    No release notes for the 14.0 version of the software?
    Specifically, it's version 14.0d for the network interface firmware. I don't see anything about it.

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    No new features. Just a maintenance release for production purpose. The MQA decoder for network input is updated.

    If used on N-03T, it adds native DSD support for Luxman D-10X, but I'm still waiting for anyone to confirm whether it works or not.
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Hi team,

    One question. Is the N-01XD supposed to benefit from an external 10 Mhz clock when USB input is used (streaming from Roon but that’s beside the point)?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by bernardl View Post
    Hi team,

    One question. Is the N-01XD supposed to benefit from an external 10 Mhz clock when USB input is used (streaming from Roon but that’s beside the point)?

    Thank you.

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    Yes. Definitely.

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Yes. Get the Mutec Ref 10 clock (or even better - Ref 10 Limited) clock. MUCH better than the Esoteric clocks.
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Thank you very much. Your answers are much appreciated!

    I used to clock mine with a Cybershaft OP21A with ethernet input without problem. I never used the USB input.

    Then sold it and the buyer is facing issues clocking his USB input with an older Esoteric clock.

    Hence my question.

    Could it be firmware dependent?

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    You may now use Tidal Connect with N-01XD / N-03T / N-05XD.
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    You may now use Tidal Connect with N-01XD / N-03T / N-05XD.
    Is this the NET firmware 14.1k Peter?
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Yes
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Any Esoteric user here tried the Tidal Connect playback via Tidal app? If you heard a SQ difference against native app Tidal playback or Roon Tidal playback, please report.
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    Any Esoteric user here tried the Tidal Connect playback via Tidal app? If you heard a SQ difference against native app Tidal playback or Roon Tidal playback, please report.
    Will do later tonight and share results here.
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Peter,

    Tidal Connect working perfectly fine in with my Esoteric N01-XD. Actually, sounds terrific!
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Excellent. As you would expect from Esoteric. Can't say the same for some other brands, however.

    I'm still mulling over in my mind how much better D1X + N03T might be compared to N01XD. Big price difference....unfortunately, I'm not aware of any comparative reports from anybody with first hand experience.
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    My tidal connect is also working great! Thanks Peter, and esoteric!

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    +1. Thanks Peter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Yes. Get the Mutec Ref 10 clock (or even better - Ref 10 Limited) clock. MUCH better than the Esoteric clocks.
    You don't use another clock when you use Mutec. You have an improvement of internal clock.
    I have N01XD and I'm thinking to buy Mutec Ref 10. I hope it's possible to hear difference. I already know this new dac has a very good clock compared to old Esoteric not XD, but for audiophile people every little improvement is always welcome...
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    I am considering the n01xd and currently have the x1. My preamp is first sound which is not remote capable and do have the lumin remote which is a convenient feature.

    My question to the forum, can the lumin remote with infrared capabilities work with the x01xd since they both have use same app?


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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    I don't think the N01XD support IR remotes.
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    Little update: we are some friends with N01XD (very good dac. I had Dcs Rossini Dac with Rossini Master Clock and N01XD without clock play in another league. Another friend had only Rossini Dac and he has same opinion. Third and fourth friend had Dcs Bartok and opinion is always the same. The fiveth friend had Marantz SA10 and his opinion is the same (he bought K01XD and not N01XD). Now we bought Mutec Ref 10 and all friends will try it in each set-up. For now only one friend tried and he is very happy because in his opinion there is good improvement compared to N01XD without Mutec. Now he will try also Mutec 120 SE and he will compare with normal Ref 10. Next week he will ship to me Ref 10. I'm waiting Shunyata Sigma v2 digital cable clock 50 Ohm. I think I will have in 20 days.
    Only curiosity remains for me... what's the difference of performance from Mutec (price about 3,5k) and external clock Esoteric G-01X (price about 27k) ??? I never will not know because is too out of budget.
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by transaminasi View Post
    Little update: we are some friends with N01XD (very good dac. I had Dcs Rossini Dac with Rossini Master Clock and N01XD without clock play in another league. Another friend had only Rossini Dac and he has same opinion. Third and fourth friend had Dcs Bartok and opinion is always the same. The fiveth friend had Marantz SA10 and his opinion is the same (he bought K01XD and not N01XD). Now we bought Mutec Ref 10 and all friends will try it in each set-up. For now only one friend tried and he is very happy because in his opinion there is good improvement compared to N01XD without Mutec. Now he will try also Mutec 120 SE and he will compare with normal Ref 10. Next week he will ship to me Ref 10. I'm waiting Shunyata Sigma v2 digital cable clock 50 Ohm. I think I will have in 20 days.
    Only curiosity remains for me... what's the difference of performance from Mutec (price about 3,5k) and external clock Esoteric G-01X (price about 27k) ??? I never will not know because is too out of budget.
    I tried the Mutec Ref10 120 SE with my N-01XD. For about five weeks. It made zero difference. I returned the Mutec. And stopped looking for external master clocks. I was pissed my ears were not sophisticated enough to hear any difference, but it is what it is. We all hear differently. Oh… clock cables were Shunyata Sigma, so yeah, it cannot be the cables
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    @thyname
    This is could be a good news for me. If I will not hear any difference I will be happy because I will save some money.
    Ps: for curiosity, what digital cable bnc e powercord did you use on Mutec?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thyname View Post
    I tried the Mutec Ref10 120 SE with my N-01XD. For about five weeks. It made zero difference. I returned the Mutec. And stopped looking for external master clocks. I was pissed my ears were not sophisticated enough to hear any difference, but it is what it is. We all hear differently. Oh… clock cables were Shunyata Sigma, so yeah, it cannot be the cables
    Surprised to hear that. My g02x made a big difference. I hear that cybershaft is the best way to get even greater performance.

    One thing that helped me immensely was room treatments. For a while, I had very little treatment and I was struggling to hear a difference from the clock myself. After fully treating the room, I could hear lots of things I could not before. Now, when I turn off my clock sync, it is very obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transaminasi View Post
    @thyname

    Ps: for curiosity, what digital cable bnc e powercord did you use on Mutec?
    The digital cable was Shunyata Sigma Clock. Power cord I don't exactly recall, but it was a shunyata too, either Delta NR v2 or Alpha NR v2, or Venom NR v10, I am not sure
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by 2fastdriving View Post
    Surprised to hear that. My g02x made a big difference. I hear that cybershaft is the best way to get even greater performance.

    One thing that helped me immensely was room treatments. For a while, I had very little treatment and I was struggling to hear a difference from the clock myself. After fully treating the room, I could hear lots of things I could not before. Now, when I turn off my clock sync, it is very obvious.

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    Yeah, we all hear differently. My room is fully treated. For a while now. GIK difusers, absorbers, bass traps, etc. The whole thing. side walls, back wall, front wall, even ceiling
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    @thyname
    Are you sure you have set the dac in the right way? Did you follow the instructions on page 16 of the manual?https://www.esoteric.jp/downloads/pr..._om_efs_vd.pdf
    For the moment I don't know Mutec, but my friend is trying it and he say me there is sensible difference. However in short time I will try and I will say you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by transaminasi View Post
    @thyname
    Are you sure you have set the dac in the right way? Did you follow the instructions on page 16 of the manual?
    😂😂😂. Of course. I am 100% familiar with my Esoteric N-01XD. This is basic stuff. I am not an idiot (or a moron)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fastdriving View Post
    ...I hear that cybershaft is the best way to get even greater performance...
    Depends how you dice it. Similar performance at a lower price point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thyname View Post
    😂😂😂. Of course. I am 100% familiar with my Esoteric N-01XD. This is basic stuff. I am not an idiot (or a moron)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fastdriving View Post
    I hear that cybershaft is the best way to get even greater performance.
    What's best model of Cybershaft perfect for N01XD? And where is possible to buy it? Only from factory or are there official resellers in the world?
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    Quote Originally Posted by transaminasi View Post
    What's best model of Cybershaft perfect for N01XD? And where is possible to buy it? Only from factory or are there official resellers in the world?
    Whatever the latest one that puts out 10mhz and has a separate power supply. I think it's the op21a? I think it is only available from the factory. Mike is using it with his esoteric gear.

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Forget the expense, just go with the Grandioso G1X and stare at it in all its majestic beauty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    Forget the expense, just go with the Grandioso G1X and stare at it in all its majestic beauty.
    Lol! If money were nothing to me, I would!

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    This looks great, and I'd consider it but one thing.... I don't want a pre-amp in my system, and I think - without Leedh on this - it would be required. Pushes me toward the Lumin for want of that one feature, even if ultimate sq would be better. Am I getting something wrong in that?
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by jmusica View Post
    This looks great, and I'd consider it but one thing.... I don't want a pre-amp in my system, and I think - without Leedh on this - it would be required. Pushes me toward the Lumin for want of that one feature, even if ultimate sq would be better. Am I getting something wrong in that?
    There are a lot of different views on the topic, but I firmly believe that a good preamp is a requirement in a high end system. There are a few exceptions... I've heard msb dacs connected to the msb amps, which were very, very good. But in general, my advice is to get a preamp.

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by jmusica View Post
    This looks great, and I'd consider it but one thing.... I don't want a pre-amp in my system, and I think - without Leedh on this - it would be required. Pushes me toward the Lumin for want of that one feature, even if ultimate sq would be better. Am I getting something wrong in that?
    At a higher total cost, you can get a Lumin U1 with a K-01XD. You get networking streaming with more features (e.g. FLAC radio) / updates, Leedh Processing Volume, ability to play SACD / CD / MQA-CD without ripping, with total compatibility.
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by jmusica View Post
    ...Am I getting something wrong in that?
    Yeah, this bit: "I don't want a pre-amp in my system".
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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by 2fastdriving View Post
    Lol! If money were nothing to me, I would!

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    The G1X is certainly stunningly beautiful and due to their finally moving to an OCXO-based implementation with proper design and power around
    the new crystal implementation, have achieved improved musical playback influence and extremely low phase noise, jitter, etc.until the prior Rb-based
    products that while good, don't hold a candle to the new G1X.

    If money is an issue, the same (literally) performance can be found by use of a Cybershaft OP21A-based implementation out of the latest designs. You don't
    get the beautiful Grandioso casework and I'd say Esoteric's power supplies are something clearly even more highly desirable however you also don't have to
    spend 60-75% more (at retail) to have the matching Grandioso product though they sure are beautiful to behold :-)
    Legacy Audio VALOR with Wavelet V2, Legacy i.V4 ULTRA 4ch amp, HDPlex 300W LPSU, RevAudio Labs Passage Cryo-silver DC Umbilical,Ghent Audio DC Umbilical, Esoteric Grandioso P1 & D1s, Cybershaft Premium Ltd Type2 OP21A 10 MHz Clock, Esoteric C-02X Preamp, SHUNYATA TRITON v3, TYPHON QR & ALTAIRA SG hub & cables, AfterBurner8 duplexes, CSP Inc Q4B, S2B IEC support plates, Shunyata OMEGA CLOCK-50s, AQ Firebird 48 HDMIs, Elrod Master Series Diamond & Masters Series Statement Gold Power cords, Elrod Statement Gold XLRs, Diamond XLRs & Master Diamond XLRs, Shunyata OMEGA QR-s power cable, Shunyata Anaconda Z-tron XLR, Elrod Statement Gold speaker cables, Adona AV45CS3, AV45CS2 & AV45CS1 and Multi-Element platforms, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates, Stillpoints Ultra SS w/Ultra Bases

    Audio/Rip Travel Setup: Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2019, 6-core i9, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Audirvana+ v3, iTunes, REW for MacOS, dbPowerAmp, DVD Audio Extractor

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    I use N01XD with Melco N1A and with streaming Qobuz. Now I would like to connect an external ssd hard disk to rear usb of dac. Is it possibile to use ssd 2 Tb or is it better use 1 Tb? When I had Dcs Rossini Dac I read on user manual it wasn't use external hard disk with more of 1 Tb because app Dcs Mosaic can't manage too big library Have notices about this? Another thing: do you know audiophile usb cables with connector A to C ? (I seem external ssd hard disk have usb C). Thanks
    Rockport Atria mk2, Gryphon Pandora + Antileon Evo Stereo, Esoteric N01XD, Mutec Ref 10, all cables Siltech Royal Signature

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by transaminasi View Post
    I use N01XD with Melco N1A and with streaming Qobuz. Now I would like to connect an external ssd hard disk to rear usb of dac. Is it possibile to use ssd 2 Tb or is it better use 1 Tb? When I had Dcs Rossini Dac I read on user manual it wasn't use external hard disk with more of 1 Tb because app Dcs Mosaic can't manage too big library Have notices about this? Another thing: do you know audiophile usb cables with connector A to C ? (I seem external ssd hard disk have usb C). Thanks
    I have used a Samsung T5 - 2 TB ssd. I have also used a western digital 2.5 inch - 2 TB ssd in a generic case i purchased from amazon. Both worked fine.

    As for the cable i use a Nordost Frey 2. They make a USB A to C cable, that you can order from any nordost dealer. I was a huge improvement over a generic cable.

  48. #248

    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by transaminasi View Post
    I use N01XD with Melco N1A and with streaming Qobuz. Now I would like to connect an external ssd hard disk to rear usb of dac. Is it possibile to use ssd 2 Tb or is it better use 1 Tb? When I had Dcs Rossini Dac I read on user manual it wasn't use external hard disk with more of 1 Tb because app Dcs Mosaic can't manage too big library Have notices about this? Another thing: do you know audiophile usb cables with connector A to C ? (I seem external ssd hard disk have usb C). Thanks
    Why are you looking to attach a HD directly to the Esoteric when you should be using the Melco as directly attached NAS? Ive found Melcos network filter to be quite impressive.

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    Re: Esoteric N-01XD

    Quote Originally Posted by transaminasi View Post
    I use N01XD with Melco N1A and with streaming Qobuz. Now I would like to connect an external ssd hard disk to rear usb of dac.
    Direct connection of USB SSD should be avoided, as some of them can draw more current than the hardware is designed. You really should places the files in the Melco.
    Peter Lie
    LUMIN Firmware Lead

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