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ESOTERIC K-01 the $20,450 dollars flagship model of all-in-one
advanced D/A converter and Super Audio CD/CD player series, capitalizing
on ESOTERIC's state-of-the-art technology and derived from our award
winning P-01/D-01 series separates. It has been seven years since the
debut of the original X-01, with its high-precision and high-rigidity
VRDS-NEO SACD/CD transport mechanism. The X-01/X-03 series, which have
stayed at the top of ESOTERIC's all-in-one SACD/CD player lineup, have
been completely updated and make their debut as the all-new "K" series
in November 2010. The design concept of the K series is extremely clear
and simple -- a 2-channel D/A converter and stereo player that gives a
stress-free musical experience, without adding or removing anything from
the original source material. All aspects of the design and engineering
process for the K series had extremely tough requirements to further
advance ESOTERIC's top technology. Design and engineering was completed
applying all of ESOTERIC's know-how in mechatronics technology,
state-of-the-art audio technology, and evolutionary materials including
DAC implementation, for which cost was not a consideration. The K series
is committed to advancing the "state of the art" for the 2 channel
audio purist, for both high resolution audio files and disc based audio
The K-01 is equipped with our new VRDS-NEO "VMK-3.5-20S" mechanism,
which has advanced substantially beyond existing VRDS models. The K-01
follows the philosophy of the D-01, and has two 32-bit monaural D/A
converters with eight parallel/differential DAC circuits used per
channel, as well as separate L/R power supplies. The on-board,
high-precision clocking circuit has also been advanced. The power supply
for each circuit block has been optimized by using four on-board power
transformers. Three sets of 192 kHz/24-bit digital inputs, supporting
the most advanced high-sampling-rate digital sources are also built-in.
USB driver software supports 192 kHz/24-bit asynchronous transmission
for connecting with a PC. The K-01 responds to the stringent demands of
music lovers and audio purists, for a top-of-the-line digital source,
2-channel playback device.