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    Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    I suspect that the SACD digital out restrictions you folks are debating for these players has a lot to do with legal license restrictions associated with the SACD format.

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    Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    Esoteric eye candy on display at AXPONA 2019, including new Grandioso D1X + P1X

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    Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    How was the sound of the new Grandioso?

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    Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    Sorry, not my photo, I plagiarized it off the internet. I haven't heard the new Grandioso. Esoteric USA told me a review sample has been made available, and a review will come in due course. There are no owner reviews posted anywhere yet either.

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    Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    Quote Originally Posted by justubes View Post
    How was the sound of the new Grandioso?
    Sounded good. I like the direction.


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    Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    Running my D1x now, only 1 channel for a few hours now.

    Short of rack space and need a whole house moving worth of work to rearrange the pair.

    I will just leave the other channel powered until i can find time to do some relocation and free up the rack space of my 1 box player.

    Whats new to the table is 3 sound modes, M1, M2 and M3 on top of upsampling of up to 16x and DSD.

    Native MQA decoding via all inputs, but not until MQA certification is done.

    Nice part is that the remote from my k01x now works! All input, menus and display can now work when the remote selection is turned on.

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    Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    What (does the manual say) do M1, M2 and M3 do?

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    Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    Have not really tried as I will want to burn each sound mode and to be honest, a while before I form a preference.
    M1 is default, there is no info what it is either, but will guess each sounds different.

    Personal preference and system matching will be the best answer.

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    Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    I listened for the first time today to the combo P1X/D1X and in one word : exceptional particularly with SACD : as expected with Esoteric transparency,clarity,dynamics,soundstage but at the same time a fuller sound than the “traditional “ Esoteric sound.
    Now I would like to try the DAC with another source to evaluate his own performance.

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    Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    Quote Originally Posted by moby1977 View Post
    I listened for the first time today to the combo P1X/D1X and in one word : exceptional particularly with SACD : as expected with Esoteric transparency,clarity,dynamics,soundstage but at the same time a fuller sound than the “traditional “ Esoteric sound.
    Now I would like to try the DAC with another source to evaluate his own performance.

    Alex


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    Where did did you hear it? What was the rest of the system?

 

 
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