The brand new N-05XD is an evolution of their N-05 network player, but improves on this not only in streaming performance, but adds an analogue input, preamplifier section, headphone amplifier and even offers bluetooth integration for the first time from Esoteric. A truly all-in-one device that can be a single-box solution for a headphone setup or active speakers, or pair with a power amplifier for a simple yet masterful two-box hifi setup.
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 analog inputs, and preamplifier that settles in the middle of the system.
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.
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.
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 Analog 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 supply for control/display sections consolidates independency from audio processing.
Robust and flexible chassis construction that manages vibrations
Semi-floating top panel
Slits processed on the bottom chassis
Complementary network audio app with look-and-feel user interface, the ESOTERIC Sound Stream for iOS/Android
Built-in Bluetooth® receiver
Full specs can be found here: https://www.esoteric.jp/en/product/n-05xd/top