The N-01 is ESOTERIC's flagship network audio player, newly developed with a premium DAC module designed for use with our Grandioso K1 super audio CD player. The DAC chipset is equipped with the AK4497, the highest performing DAC in the history of AKM (as of June 2017), and the DAC module features a luxurious differential 8-circuit independent power regulator design for each channel that is unique to the K1/N-01 models.
Additionally, the highly acclaimed four independent power supply construction of the K series Super Audio CD players, superb component selection and design concepts are incorporated as standard in the N-01.
We have poured more than 30-years' worth of digital player development know-how into every detail of the N-01, incorporating our proprietary "ES-LINK Analog" transmission method, 35-bit D/A processing algorithm, and HCLD buffer amplifier equipped with 125,000μF super capacitors.
This combination of our prestigious audio circuitry, highly advanced network audio module and playback applications create a cutting-edge device that is incredibly easy to use, generating an entirely new standard for network playback.
Full Specifications can be found here: http://www.esoteric.jp/products/esoteric/n01/indexe.html
Streaming Services / Audio Codecs Support
Begin your encounters with new music through TIDAL, a high-end music streaming service that has officially partnered with ESOTERIC. TIDAL's lossless music distribution service operates on a fixed rate basis. Offering instant access to its enormous sound library, TIDAL enables users to enjoy their favorite music online with excellent sound quality. TIDAL
ESOTERIC is an official partner of Qobuz, the leading Hi-Res music streaming and download service in Europe. Benefit from 1 month Free Qobuz Hi-Fi trial by visiting Qobuz.
Roon is the most engaging, enjoyable way to browse your music.
Being Roon Ready means that ESOTERIC network players transparently discover and connect to Roon, with no network configuration, with bitperfect delivery of audio to your dac.
Together, Roon and ESOTERIC deliver the power, flexibility, and performance benefits of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.
Learn more here: www.roonlabs.com/
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
MQA is an award-winning technology that delivers master quality audio in a file that's small enough to stream or download. Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, MQA captures and authenticates the sound of the original studio performance. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information. MQA
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I've owned the N01 for almost 5 months. It's everything you might expect of an Esoteric flagship product. It sounds terrific. It works flawlessly.