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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    Thanks Mike, I would not have seen this without your post.
    Preamp; Pass Labs XP-22 with w/ Nordost Valhalla 2 PC (C15)
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    Digital cables; Sigma V2 Clock (50 Ω & 75 Ω), Nordost Valhalla V2 S/PDIF
    Amplifier; Classe Delta Stereo w/ Nordost Valhalla V2 PC (C15)
    Speakers; Magico A5 w/Apods, Nordost Valhalla V2 speaker cable
    Power; Shunyata Denali 6000/s V2 w/ Sigma XC PC (C19)
    Grounding; Nordost QKore6 w/ premium and standard grounding wires
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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    Hi Mike,
    Will the upgrade of the firmware have an influence on the sound quality?
    Do you have more details about the "Improved performances and fixed minor bugs" ?

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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Polleke View Post
    Hi Mike,
    Will the upgrade of the firmware have an influence on the sound quality?
    Do you have more details about the "Improved performances and fixed minor bugs" ?
    I don’t. We haven’t run the updates yet.

    Please speak with your dealer in Belgium.


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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    Hi Mike, sorry for bothering you.
    My dealer needs to get the information from the Benelux Esoteric "service center". Unfortunately this service center is pretty useless and does not even react to emails. This is why I was hoping you had some information.
    Do you, by any chance, have an email address from Esoteric's R&D dept. in Japan or other Esoteric contact?

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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Polleke View Post
    Hi Mike, sorry for bothering you.
    My dealer needs to get the information from the Benelux Esoteric "service center". Unfortunately this service center is pretty useless and does not even react to emails. This is why I was hoping you had some information.
    Do you, by any chance, have an email address from Esoteric's R&D dept. in Japan or other Esoteric contact?
    Found this on Google: Support | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック
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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    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

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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    Thanks MichaelsMinute and SCAudiophile, but that's exactly my problem: The one for the Netherlands (who's also the service center for Belgium, where I live) does not react to my emails. I suppose I can try a service center for a different country, you never know, but I'm not sure they can or will provide more information or details. The one for Japanese customers might respond, but unfortunately I can't communicate in Japanese and I can't detect an email address...
    But thanks anyway guys.

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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Polleke View Post
    Thanks MichaelsMinute and SCAudiophile, but that's exactly my problem: The one for the Netherlands (who's also the service center for Belgium, where I live) does not react to my emails. I suppose I can try a service center for a different country, you never know, but I'm not sure they can or will provide more information or details. The one for Japanese customers might respond, but unfortunately I can't communicate in Japanese and I can't detect an email address...
    But thanks anyway guys.
    Use Google Translate for your email to the Japanese center.
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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    I would try calling them....

    Perhaps email is going to Spam on either side.



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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    +1 on using Google to translate into basic Japanese.

    Try to reach out to Keith Haas in the US, tell him the issue and see what he recommends. He may reach out to Esoteric Japan and alert them.

    Alternatively, I'm sure an Esoteric dealer themselves could do it and rattle some cages.

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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    These are the only two 2022 updates showing on the Esoteric website for the K-01XD:

    Release Date Version Descriptions
    December 5th, 2022 V2.60 Improved performances and fixed minor bugs.
    November 1st, 2022 V2.50 Changed MUTE control during disc playback.
    Improved audio playback start timing in DAC mode.
    Improved performances and fixed minor bugs.

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    Re: New Esoteric K-01XD and K-03XD Firmware Update

    The failure to respond to customer emails by the service center should be raised with Esoteric Japan as a complaint.
    The Esoteric sales channel in Australia is excellent. They answer all emails, sometimes within minutes of them being sent.
    The local sales channel has direct access to Esoteric Japan to respond to any more technical matters. Answers come back from Japan usually within a day or 2.
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