The K-01X has all the inputs and outputs necessary to hold the court in any sophisticated system. From the outset, Esoteric’s mission statement was “to bring the highest level musical experience to demanding audiophiles.” In their choice of brand names, they also made it clear that theirs were not meant to be mass-market products. Legacy link:This new site was launched in July 2010. As the read lens moves, the laser beam is able to maintain ultraprecise perpendicularity to the disc surface, to guarantee accurate reading. Clutter could be a roadblock in the neural highway to the brain’s reward center: the nucleus accumbens, a small, almond-shaped structure deep in the midbrain that has been shown to be an important part of the positive emotion our brain senses when we hear music we like. With the inexorable march of progress in digital, I have accumulated a variety of digital sources over the past decade: an MHDT Havana DAC, a Sony PlayStation 3 gaming console, an Oppo Digital BDP-105 universal Blu-ray player, an NAD M5 SACD/CD player, that Line Magnetic LM-515 CD player -- and, most recently, with the advent of DSD, a Luxman DA-06 DAC and Aurender X100L music server. Kondo makes a simple but powerful claim: a dramatic reorganization of your outer world can result in correspondingly profound changes in your inner world. The Esoteric K–07X is an extraordinary piece of kit. Jon Iverson | Jan 7, 2011 New products from Esoteric this year include the flagship K-01 "Digital Source Device" (pictured above) available now and retailing for $22,000. Price: $ 13,830. Esoteric K-01X Super Audio CD/CD Player . Asking Price - $10,600. To better control resonance, the VOSP mechanism is rigidly held in place by a substantial steel plate and an 8mm-thick, large-diameter steel stabilizer. *HCLD = High Current Line Driver. Esoteric K-01X SACD/CD/DAC player in excellent condition. Esoteric’s flagship model is the K-01X, and at $20,000 retail and 68 pounds, it’s a beast. It is also a functional work of art: superb-sounding electronics and hardware enclosed in a pristine, elegant case -- a veritable MacBook Pro of disc players. But Scott Sefton at Esoteric assured me that almost all Esoteric products are shipped via white-glove freight. Electronic circuitry has also been further improved with the … Vinyl lovers like me will find in it a digital source they can live with over the long haul -- the Esoteric has a remarkably vivid and visceral sound, and provides a thick, palpable, organic umami for the ears. All rest on a component rack of Indian rosewood, superbly designed and gorgeously finished by Aaron Hoffman, of Kanso Audio. Both player uses the Grandioso technology and VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-20S mechanism. The tray is opened and closed, and the disc clamped, using a unique differential gear system that is also proprietary to Esoteric, and that ensures exceptionally smooth loading of discs. Similar in appearance to the significantly more costly Esoteric flagship K-01X, the K-03X represents a commanding presence. Compared to the Grandioso separates, setting … There is also USB support for 2.8/5.6/11.2MHz DSD, 32/384 PCM, and Asynchronous Transmission Mode. The Luxman DAC is fabulous, providing a warm, rich, seductive tone that I adore; coupled with the Aurender, it makes for a great digital system. This is one of the finest disc players to ever be sold. Now, a new "X" inherits that solid pedigree and further refines these qualities in the new K-01X and K-03X Super Audio CD players. All original boxes and accessories are included. The Esoteric K-01X SACD/CD player that I recently reviewed was an amazing performer. While I appreciate the intuitive and convenient operation of the Aurender’s app in selecting my music, for me there’s something inherently more satisfying about owning and inserting a disc of recorded music into the component chain than in selecting that recording on a touchscreen. I drive an 11-year-old Lexus SC 430 convertible with 70,000 miles on it. Here, the K-07X’s forte was its inky aural blackness between notes -- it reveled in highlighting the spaces between notes, demonstrating, like the song itself, that words not spoken are just as important as those that are. Revinylization #13: Tone Poet, Analogue Productions, ERC reissues, Analog Corner #290: The Haniwa LP Playback System, Gramophone Dreams #44: Audio-Technica, Goldring, LP Gear phono cartridges, Cambridge Audio CXA81 integrated amplifier, PS Audio Stellar M1200 monoblock power amplifier, Analog Corner # 305: Degritter record cleaner & Aidas Gala Gold LE cartridge, Acoustic Geometry Room treatments (before & after), My current and likely the last home audio setup, Fascinating wiev by Verity Audio Sarastro, Recommended Components: Fall 2020 Edition. Hoffman, a Virginia-based furniture maker, is as besotted with Japanese style as I am, but also has backgrounds in engineering, physics, and the building of high-end homes -- which, in my mind, makes him uniquely qualified to build perfect habitats for high-end stereo equipment. The K-03X is Esoteric’s penultimate CD/SACD player. ... NEW OPTICAL LASER LENS PICKUP for ESOTERIC … Network.To contact us, please e-mail info@soundstagenetwork.com, Auralic Vega G2 Streaming DAC-Preamplifier, Devialet 400 Mono Integrated Amplifier-DACs, NuForce DAC-9 Digital-to-Analog Converter, Gryphon Audio Designs Diablo 300 Integrated Amplifier-DAC, Accustic Arts Reference Tube-DAC II SE DAC and Reference Drive II CD Transport, Ayre Acoustics KX-R Preamplifier and MX-R Mono Amplifiers, SoundStage! Shame on Teac & Esoteric USA for not backing there Warranty ! In addition, the transport’s spindle motor adds to reading accuracy with an advanced servo control that uses rotation-detection circuitry. Esoteric’s entry-level SACD/CD player/DAC is the K-07X ($6000 USD). Eight AK4495S DAC chip per channel configuring in flu mono. Now, having read Kondo’s book, I have come to realize that the size of one’s music collection is nowhere near as important as the quality of the recordings one owns. Confusingly, as the Esoteric model number goes down, the level of refinement, and sophistication of hardware, go up. 36bit monaural D / A converter. Skip to main content. The Esoteric standalone clocks are getting rave reviews but my god the G-01X lists at $20k. ESOTERIC 'K-01X' and'K-03X' SACD/CD players appeared. Ultra | SoundStageUltra.com (UltraAudio.com). Both CDs showcased the Esoteric K-07X’s many and varied strengths: On Quiet, “The Weight of My Words” swings back and forth, creating tension and then releasing it, the poignant lyrics and the delicate fingerpicking underlining how hard it is to try to make things right in a broken relationship. They own a number of patents on proprietary designs and unique hardware mechanisms that ensure that they’ll continue to push the boundaries of digital music reproduction, and won’t be copycatting or reverse-engineering anyone else’s products or relying on anyone else’s supply chain anytime soon. My reference system reflects my fondness for an enduring design aesthetic in which extraordinary electronics are encased in beautifully crafted cases of metal and wood. Montebello, CA. As a psychiatrist entrusted with the responsibility of helping people take care of their inner worlds, I can see the interesting neuroscientific premise behind this. Esoteric … So what can this bad boy do? Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for ESOTERIC K-01 CD PLAYER at the best online prices at eBay! In this age of distraction and materialism, too much information and too much stuff could be obscuring or interfering with our brains’ pathway to joy. The K-07X looks very similar to its predecessor, the K-07, but the brochure says that, inside, it’s all new. Both the download (24/96) and the CD (Capitol B001983802) were tremendously enjoyable to listen to; more than anything else I listened to this month, they showcased the Esoteric’s tremendous strengths: separation, detail, and background “blackness.” Acoustic guitars -- my favorite instrument -- take front and center in this recording, and the K-07X’s reproduction of their tones was simply true-to-life. TEAC America, Inc. 7733 Telegraph Rd. Tweak geeks rejoice -- the K-07X’s sound can be tailored with four different types of digital filter for PCM signal processing. With the Grandioso series, Esoteric … Network Audio Player. If, like me, you’ve acquired more than one good digital source and are looking for a destination player, now is the time to sell your accumulated gear and get an Esoteric. If you’re a vinyl snob who thinks digital tone could never be as texturally rich, colorful, and enthralling as your LPs, think again. As I’d already downloaded to my PC Esoteric’s Windows driver for use with my Esoteric K-01X SACD/CD player ($20,000), the K1 was good to go out of the box. In Kondo’s spirit of tidying up, I’ve been hard at work winnowing my music collection to the recordings that, with repeated listening, regularly bring me joy. In addition to two Finite Impulse Response (FIR) digital filters, two types of short-delay digital filters are included, which, according to Esoteric, offer a more precise and natural sound. Network Audio Player. There are not many … These inputs support 2.8MHz DSD, and high-resolution PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz. Through the K-07X it popped, commanding attention even as Paul Buckmaster’s majestic orchestral arrangement spiraled around it. Taking Sound to the X Dimension. The Esoteric also burnished and highlighted Steven Tyler’s piano in “No More No More,” also from Toys -- and I found that while I usually am content to play air Les Paul to this song, the rollicking piano was just as compelling -- at least until Joe Perry launched into his ridiculously tuneful guitar solo, which fades out way too quickly. The path to reorganization, however, involves a ruthlessly deliberate shedding of some of our things. The state-of-the-art to enable … Esoteric also borrows two of the C1’s buffer-amplifier circuits per channel, configured differentially to drive the XLR outputs, and in parallel to drive the RCA outputs. The K-07X itself, at 17.4”W x 5.1”H x 13.8”D and 30.8 pounds, is neither small nor lightweight, and I was a bit unnerved … The K-01 features an … The instrument sounds harmonically rich, dynamically expressive and as solid as you like. Based on the Esoteric Grandioso P1 transport ($35,000) and the mono-block Grandioso D1 DAC ($18,000 each), the K-01X proudly pounds its chest with superb engineering and mil spec like quality. Move on to SACD and things get even better. A hybrid-construction turntable bridge also contributes to the suppression of rotational vibration and run-out. But none of these components, as excellent as each is, has so far challenged my preference for the sound of music reproduced from vinyl. SoundStage! Kondo encourages us to keep only what brings us joy, and to get rid of everything that doesn’t. Price: $22,500 Warranty: Three years parts and labor with registration. The Aurender is easy to use and, at 12TB, has immense storage capacity. Esoteric k-01x sacd player Audio-markt €10,150 12% Apr 9, 2020 Yahoo Auctions A6271 catalog * esoteric *K-01X*K-03X2014.6 issue 6P Yahoo Auctions Auction bid This site was designed by Rocket Theme, Karen Fanas, and The SoundStage! A flagship network audio player. The Dac pales in comparison to the Luxman D-08U. Listening to Davey Johnstone’s mandolin and sitar in “Holiday Inn,” from Elton John’s Madman Across the Water (SACD/CD, Island B0003610-36), was similarly revelatory. It remains a classic design, and I’m sure that, with minimal fuss, it could last another 100,000 miles. Esoteric’s design ethos seems to be to bring the owner of its products a similar amount of pleasure over the long haul. I also imagine that, once you “get” Esoteric, you’ll remain an Esoteric aficionado. Visit the older site to access previous articles by clicking above. We listen to a range of discs, from a live recording of the Police to the large-scale and truly dramatic Carmina B… Very very few hours of use. … Tom Mathewtom@soundstagenetwork.com. It’s a component that I could be happy with for a very long time. Ordinary CD players tend to struggle with complex instruments like pianos, but the K-05 sets up a convincing three-dimensional acoustic space and plants the piano firmly in the middle of it. “Message of Love,” from a new SACD of the Pretenders’ second album Pretenders II (SACD/CD, Sire/Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD2056), was propulsive and energetic, the Esoteric and the DSD remastering combining with my Shindo Cortese-Masseto combo to create an improbably bouncy yet rhythmically tight interplay of Martin Chambers’s exuberant percussion and James Honeyman-Scott’s and Chrissie Hynde’s jangly, mischievous guitars. Esoteric applied its no-compromise philosophy with the same intense consideration to its flagship Grandioso series to produce the next dimension of sound and audio immersion. If you’re a well-heeled music lover looking for a one-and-done digital cornerstone for your first system, the K-07X is it. The Esoteric MSD DAC technology is featured in the Grandioso D1X, the $36,000 Grandioso K1X SACD player, the K-01XD and K-03XD. All contents available on this website are copyrighted by SoundStage!® and Schneider Publishing Inc., unless otherwise noted. An impressive and majestic entry, to be sure, although its delivery the day before Halloween had my receptionist spooked as to its contents. . 1,312,500 yen D1 suggested retail price Grandioso (tax 1,250,000 yen) / unit. If you developed an appreciation for rock’n’roll in the 1970s, as I did, you probably owned a TEAC cassette deck and made some awesome mix tapes with it. P1/D1 - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. Digital is handled by a Line Magnetic LM-515 CD transport-DAC and Auditorium 23 interconnects. While it’s a great album in its own right, the follow-up, Versus (CD, Source/Astralwerks 040), released the same year, is a collection of remixes of tracks from Quiet, and is unusual in actually improving on the original. I found myself opening and closing the K-07X’s tray just to marvel at the smoothness and silence of the design. Recently, though, Esoteric has done two things that warm my heart. Also for: K-03x. Esoteric USADistributed by Integra18 Park WayUpper Saddle River, NJ 07458Phone: (844) 515-2065. Declutter your life and you’ll feel better, she promises. To me, such an audio component must be utterly transparent and relentlessly musical in sound, timelessly drop-dead gorgeous in appearance, easy to use, absolutely reliable, and provide state-of-the-art sound quality that won’t be significantly bettered for years. Esoteric has also released the K-03 at $13,000 which also employs the 24/192 USB input and most of the features of the K-01. Comprehensive D/D … State of … Super Audio CD/CD Player. At some point you might ask yourself, “When does this quest end? 90640 (323) 726-0303 esoteric.teac.com/ My office stereo consists of a Shindo Laboratory Cortese single-ended-triode tubed power amplifier, a Shindo Masseto tubed preamplifier, Horning Eufrodite Ellipse speakers in Indian applewood, and High Fidelity CT-1 Enhanced speaker cables. The Absolute Sound April 2016. 35 … It was my first experience with an Esoteric product and I found it to be extremely impressive—one of the most … Esoteric has now been building cutting-edge digital players for 28 years. For your consideration. Built to a standard of … Dagogo September 2015. The K-07X may be Esoteric’s base SACD/CD player-DAC, but it’s also the beneficiary of electronics and overall design philosophy trickled down from more expensive models. Kings of Convenience is an oddly named Norwegian guitar-and-vocal duo who are making some of the most beguiling folk-pop since Nick Drake’s untimely passing, in 1974. Pros: Excellent in all respects and characteristics of sound. What Kondo proposes requires that you ask yourself a different question: Will the next upgrade be that destination piece, that holy grail -- a purchase that will bring me lasting joy? This visceral and lifelike introduction transported me to another time and place in my life as the Esoteric’s rendering pulled me in with its remarkably holographic sound -- the continuous spatial cues and vast soundstage produced a mind-bending wraparound effect with me at the center. List Price - $20,000. I’ve been reading a compelling self-improvement bestseller by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. When can I start to focus again on the message -- the music -- and stop obsessing about the medium?”. Super Audio CD/CD Player. Inserting the Esoteric K-07X in my home system of Luxman power amp and Vivid speakers provided results just as impressive. There'll be a bigger diference in sound quality between say a K-01x and a K-03x than between a K-01x and a K-01Xs . Actual pictures of the K-01Xs for sale here included as well as the original photos from Esoteric … Super Audio CD/CD Player. Good luck trying to find reputable service. Get the best deals for esoteric cd player at eBay.com. Well, in addition to playing a PCM digital signal at its original sampling frequency, upconversion of it by 2x, 4x, or 8x is also possible. Stimulating the brain’s reward center with music can unfortunately lead to an addictive, obsessive-compulsive search for an elusive holy grail of auditory nirvana, and along the way we can accumulate too much stuff. Esoteric… Man, I hope Esoteric made my SA-50 compatible with that new USB software... New products from Esoteric this year include the flagship K-01 "Digital Source Device" (pictured above) available now and retailing for $22,000. 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