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    Esoteric New Product Launch

    We are very proud to announce the introduction of 3 new components from Esoteric; the New K-01Xs SACD Player (replacing the outgoing K-01X), the New K-03Xs SACD Player (replacing the outgoing K-03X), and the New N-03T Network Audio Transport.

    Let's start with our latest SACD player entries. At first glance to the exterior, the New K-01Xs and and K-03Xs both enjoy some subtle cosmetic changes around the drawer and an organic EL (electroluminescent) displays.

    Internally, their DAC's have been upgraded to the top end AKM AK4497. This is the benchmark for DAC's. The K-01Xs uses a Dual Mono DAC arrangement and channel dedicated power supplies specifically designed for the K-01Xs. In the digital input stage, both units are equipped with a USB port enabling connection to a computer. The driver and playback software (Esoteric HR Audio Player) can be downloaded from the Esoteric website. The units support asynchronous transmission and a high sampling playback of DSD22.5MHz and PCM768kHz/32bit, and even enables high-quality playback of studio master quality sources. In addition to conventional asynchronous transmission methods, they support the new Bulk Pet method for an even wider range of tone selection.







    Next, we are introducing a new category - the Network Audio Transport. Not to be confused with the Network Audio Player category where the N-05 and N-01 reside; the New N-03T does not possess it's own DAC's.

    What does this mean? It means the unit can be partnered with any worthy DAC that possesses a USB input. This could be an Esoteric DAC of course, of which we build several. It could be one our SACD players, meaning an existing Esoteric customer who loves their player and the DAC's inside of it, could partner the New N-03T to it via the USB input on the back of the player! Or if a customer possesses a DAC they love from another vendor other than Esoteric, as long as the USB connectivity is there, they can tie the New N-03T to it. This versatility opens up all kinds of possibilities. The New N-03T possesses streaming service applications from Tidal and Spotify for U.S. consumption and is Roon Ready too!





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    Re: Esoteric New Product Launch

    Thanks for sharing Mike. Now ; I know these are brand new but.. have you compared a k series one box compared to to the ps audio stack ? Using optical disc only? What are sonic characteriscs of each brand ?

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    Re: Esoteric New Product Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    Thanks for sharing Mike. Now ; I know these are brand new but.. have you compared a k series one box compared to to the ps audio stack ? Using optical disc only? What are sonic characteriscs of each brand ?
    mdp632.......That's a mighty quick derail of Mike's Esoteric New Product Launch.


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    Re: Esoteric New Product Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by jdandy View Post
    mdp632.......That's a mighty quick derail of Mike's Esoteric New Product Introduction.



    My apologies. Please feel free to delete my post. Iíll contact Mike privately.

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    Re: Esoteric New Product Launch

    Esoteric continues to make attractive components.

    Regarding the above description, can anyone describe what "Bulk Pet method" means?


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    Re: Esoteric New Product Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rnrmf View Post
    Regarding the above description, can anyone describe what "Bulk Pet method" means?
    A different way of doing USB audio in the hope of improving SQ:
    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oli ospec.com%2Fblog%2F%3Fp%3D1582


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    Re: Esoteric New Product Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    Thank you for the link. The different settings available in "bulk pet" are interesting.
    Christian

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    Re: Esoteric New Product Launch

    Trying to work this out. So is the N-03T similar to the Lumin U1?
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    Re: Esoteric New Product Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rnrmf View Post
    Esoteric continues to make attractive components.

    Regarding the above description, can anyone describe what "Bulk Pet method" means?


    Thanks. I was wondering the same damn thing. Somewhere between a Puppy Mill and a Pet Store?
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    Re: Esoteric New Product Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Thanks. I was wondering the same damn thing. Somewhere between a Puppy Mill and a Pet Store?
    That's just about what I got with a google search!
    Christian

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    north: Marantz PM-10, Marantz SA-10, Bluesound Node 2i, Harbeth 40.2, Audioquest WEL on the SA-10, Snake River Audio Boomslang coaxial from Bluesound to the SA-10, Mogami 3104 from Take 5 Audio,
    Acrolink 8N-PC8100 pc's on Marantz; Audioquest NRG-Z2 on Bluesound


 

 
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