Saturday, April 14, 2012

New Esoteric products

The K-05 [€7.499] and K-07 [€5.999] decks replace the X05 and SA-50. The K-05 gets a brand-new transport mechanism. Both run on paralleled differential 32-bit AKM AK4392 chips, offer 24/192 async USB inputs and handle SACD.

The new D-07x [€4.999] is a standalone DAC i.e. the K-07 minus transport which handles DSD via its XLR input and sports a 22mW/32-ohm headphone output with volume control independent of the line outputs.

Also announced are two new master clock generators to replace the G-03X and Rubidium G-0Rb.