Esoteric N-05XD

£9,500.00

Accommodating dedicated toroidal-core power transformers including 4-inch diameter one employed on the N-01XD for Network section and DAC/Audio section. Available June 2021, Pre-order now

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Esoteric N-05XD

Starting a new way of audio with network technologies.

Esoteric N-05XD Beauty

Starting new audio style with network, with the Master Sound Discrete DAC that invites you to a new digital audio world, an attenuator system that maximises potential of your speakers and power amplifier, digital and analogue inputs, and preamplifier that settles in the middle of the system.

A network circuit that audio manufacturer designs, exclusive for music playback.

Accommodating a linear-power driven network circuit that employed on the N-01XD, expressing more musical detail on network sources with natural power supply regulated by dedicated power transformers, supporting various Internet streaming services.

Esoteric N-05XD

Employing a newly developed Master Sound Discrete DAC

A newly developed DAC that succeeds the philosopy of the Grandioso D1X’s Master Sound Discrete DAC that reached the summit.

* The Master Sound Discrete DAC is a fully in-house designed discrete DAC completed by ESOTERIC who has been aiming for the original master sound.

Preamplifier Functions

The ESOTERIC-QVCS attenuator system achieves operability and sound quality

The ESOTERIC-QVCS attenuator system establishes L/R and positive/negative independence refined by ESOTERIC’s successive preamplifiers and integrated amplifiers, while expressing passion of music regardless volume level.

The ESOTERIC-HCLD buffer circuit delivers every single allurement of music

Employing the ESOTERIC-HCLD circuit as an output buffer circuit that pursues the current transmission capacity and speed, crucial for analog output circuits. These high-speed elements with 2,000V/μs of response speed in through rate achieve the dynamism of music with breathtaking reality.

ES-LINK Analogue input/output that enable unique current transmission

Balanced Headphone Outputs

A 4-pin XLR connector for balanced headphones

Accommodating an L/R independent and fully balanced headphone amplifier with exclusive ESOTERIC-HCLD buffer circuit that firmly grips high-end headphones with 600Ω impedance.

External Clock sync function allowing the N-05XD to synchronise with high precision 10MHz Master Clock.

Large capacity power supply units build the ESOTERIC sound

Accommodating dedicated toroidal-core power transformers including 4-inch diameter one employed on the N-01XD for Network section and DAC/Audio section.

And, an extra power sypply for Control/Display sections consolidates independency from audio processing.

Robust and flexible chassis constructionl that manages vibrations

Semi-floating top panel
Slits processed on the bottom chassis
ESOTERIC pin-point feet

Complementary network audio app with look-and-feel user interface, the ESOTERIC Sound Stream (for iOS/Android)

Built-in Bluetooth® receiver

Key Features
  • Digital inputs: XLR × 1, RCA × 2, Optical × 2, USB audio, ETHERNET, USB port for flash drive × 2, Bluetooth®
  • Analog inputs: XLR × 1 pair, RCA × 1 pair
  • Analog outputs: XLR/ES-LINK Analog × 1 pair, ES-LINK Analog pre-out × 1 pair, RCA × 1 pair
  • Clock input: BNC × 1 (10MHz)
  • Overall dimensions: 445 × 131 × 377mm (W×H×D, including protruding)
  • Available in Black or Silver
Included accessories
  • Power cord × 1
  • Remote control unit (RC-1334) × 1
  • Owner’s manual × 1

Specifications Esoteric N-05XD

specifications Esoteric N-05XD
Digital audio inputs
XLR 1
Input signal formats
Linear PCM 32k to 192kHz, 16bit / 24bit (AES/EBU format)
DSD 2.8MHz (ES-LINK1, ES-LINK2, DoP format)
RCA 2
Input signal formats
Linear PCM 32k to 192kHz, 16bit / 24bit (IEC60958 format)
DSD 2.8MHz (DoP format)
Optical 2
Input signal formats
Linear PCM 32k to 192kHz, 16bit / 24bit (IEC60958 format)
DSD 2.8MHz (DoP format)
USB 1 (USB B connector)
Input signal formats
Linear PCM 44.1k to 384kHz, 16bit / 24bit / 32bit
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.5MHz
ETHERNET 1 (1000BASE-T)
Input signal formats
Linear PCM 44.1k to 384kHz, 16bit / 24bit / 32bit (stereo)
Only integer format file supported
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.5MHz (stereo)
Supported file formats
PCM Lossless FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC) , WAV, AIFF, MQA
DSD Lossless DSF, DSDIFF (DFF) , DoP
Compressed audio MP3, AAC (m4a container)
USB DRIVE 2 (Front, Rear)
Supported file system FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, Single partation, USB2.0 or later recommended
Maximum power suppoy 0.5A
Input signal formats
Linear PCM 44.1k to 384kHz, 16bit / 24bit / 32bit (stereo)
Only integer format file supported at 32bit
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.5MHz (stereo)
Supported file formats
PCM Lossless FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC) , WAV, AIFF, MQA
DSD Lossless DSF, DSDIFF (DFF) , DoP
Compressed audio MP3, AAC (m4a container)
Analog audio inputs
XLR 1 pair (L/R)
RCA 1 pair (L/R)
Analog audio outputs
XLR/ESL-A 1 pair (L/R)
ESL-A PRE-OUT 1 pair (L/R)
RCA 1 pair (L/R)
Bluetooth® section
Version 4.0
Supported profile A2DP, AVRCP
Supported A2DP codec LDAC, LHDC, aptX™ HD audio, aptX™ audio, AAC, SBC
Headphone out section
Balanced 4-pin XLR × 1
Unbalanced 6.3mm Standard Phone jack × 1
Clock sync section
BNC 1
Input frequency 10MHz (±10ppm)
General
Power
AC 120V, 60Hz
AC 220 – 240V, 50Hz
Power consumption 38W
Overall dimensions (W×H×D) 445 × 131 × 377mm (including protrusions)
Weight 13.8kg

Brand

Esoteric

Esoteric

Pride and Mission of "ESOTERIC" They are to reproduce the Original Master Sound,

"The joy of the highest levels of musical elation." Their corporate philosophy, as their foundation, has been unremittingly developing excellent audio products to reproduce the original sound performed by musicians in studio or concert hall. Since the inception of TEAC corporation in 1953, audio equipment has gone through various phases of development. From analogue vinyl records to analogue tapes, CDs to Super Audio CDs in digital era, then streaming audio in nowadays, there have been undergoing several transitions and technical innovations in auditory media. ESOTERIC COMPANY, which was born in the midst of such transition, shall pursue a unique path as a high-end audio brand, by deploying Super Audio CD players equipped with the VRDS mechanism that has sublimated its original mechatronics technology, as well as D/A converters, network players, amplifiers, and clock generators. Despite changing times and whirlwind markets, there remain musical connoisseurs who are seeking true excitement. As long as there are such people, we shall with great care, develop and actively release new products, that improve upon the "state of the art," within each business category that we pursue. We believe this is our mission

Additional information

Colour

Black, Silver

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