Master Class Sound & the Ultimate Versatility.

Master Class Sound
& the Ultimate Versatility.

A network engine with analogical bold tone,
the Master Sound Discrete DAC,
and, fully balanced preamp and headphone amplifier…

Pure signature sound that condensed Esoteric’s flagship
technologies with its stunning versatility...

Bringing the coolest high-end system
from the minimal configuration to separate set-up
with a Network DAC/Preamplifier, the Esoteric N-05XD.

A network engine with analogical bold tone, the Master Sound Discrete DAC, fully balanced preamp, and headphone amplifier…
Pure signature sound that condensed Esoteric’s flagship technologies with its stunning versatility...
Bringing the coolest high-end system from the minimal configuration to separate set-up with a Network DAC/Preamplifier, the Esoteric N-05XD.

Minimal High End Style

Minimal High End Style

The N-05XD realizes an exceptional high-end system
with a minimal configuration of a power amplifier and speakers.

Consisting the Master Sound Discrete DAC, and a fully balanced
preamplifier that inherits from the upper models, the N-05XD performs
the first class sound with an easy-to-use network as the source.

Simple, and high-quality system that focuses
on the quality of music reproduction is completed.

The N-05XD realizes an exceptional high-end system with a minimal configuration of a power amplifier and speakers.
Consisting the Master Sound Discrete DAC, and a fully balanced preamplifier that inherits from the upper models, the N-05XD peforms the first class sound with an easy-to-use network as the source.
Simple, and high-quality system that focuses on the quality of music reproduction is completed.

The N-05XD is connected to a NAS as a sound library via network. Alternatively, connecting a USB storage device (USB memory stick, HDD, SDD) to the N-05XD directly.

The N-05XD is connected to a NAS as a sound library via network. Alternatively, connecting a USB storage device (USB memory stick, HDD, SDD) to the N-05XD directly.

Network / DAC

Network / DAC

If you already have a favorite preamplifier or integrated amplifier,
and simply demanding installation of a network player/discrete DAC,
the N-05XD is the perfect answer.

With volume off setting (fixed line output mode), the N-05XD works
as a pure network player or a DAC unit, while the built-in preamplifier
functions as a high quality fully balanced dual-monaural buffer amplifier
delivering pure and powerful sound even at volume off setting.

If you already have a favorite preamplifier or integrated amplifier, and simply demanding installation of a network player/discrete DAC, the N-05XD is the perfect answer.
With volume off setting (fixed line output mode), the N-05XD works as a pure network player or a DAC unit, while the built-in preamplifier functions as a high quality fully balanced dual-monaural buffer amplifier delivering pure and powerful sound even at volume off setting.

Super Audio CD Transport + DAC

Super Audio CD Transport + DAC

Upgrade your Esoteric SACD/CD transport, CD player,
or your digital hi-fi components to higher level in sound quality
with the N-05XD’s discrete DAC.

Listening to network audio sources and MQA-CD,
you will enjoy new digital audio never experienced before.

Combining with a Esoteric SACD transport, SACD data
transmission is enable with a single XLR cable (ES-LINK).

Upgrade your Esoteric SACD/CD transport, CD player, or your digital hi-fi components to higher level in sound quality with the N-05XD’s discrete DAC.
Listening to network audio sources and MQA-CD, you will enjoy new digital audio never experienced before.
Combining with a Esoteric SACD transport, SACD data transmission is enable with a single XLR cable (ES-LINK).

When network playback is not performed, the network function can be turned off to enjoy high quality sound as a stand-alone DAC.

When network playback is not performed, the network function can be turned off to enjoy high quality sound as a stand-alone DAC.

Click here for mote details on the P-05X SACD Transport.

Streaming Player /
   Roon Client

Streaming Player /
   Roon Client

The N-05XD supports a variety of streaming platforms,
including Tidal, Spotify, and Qobuz, keeping you satisfied
in your music life to your heart’s content.

The N-05XD also equips a USB B port allowing you
to use it as a USB DAC for PC audio, as well as Roon Ready,
giving you the freedom to tailor it to your listening environment
and sound quality preferences.

The N-05XD supports a variety of streaming platforms, including Tidal, Spotify, and Qobuz, keeping you satisfied in your music life to your heart’s content.
The N-05XD also equips a USB B port allowing you to use it as a USB DAC for PC audio, as well as Roon Ready, giving you the freedom to tailor it to your listening environment and sound quality preferences.

The Ultimate Head-Fi System

 The Ultimate
Head-Fi System

For those of you who need nothing more than your favorite headphones
in life, the built-in high-quality sound network engine allows you to enjoy
wide variety of streaming contents on your desktop.

With discrete DACs and fully balanced amplifiers,
the quality is only master class. Bluetooth®
and a smartphone also allow for casual style.

For those of you who need nothing more than your favorite headphones in life, the built-in high-quality sound network engine allows you to enjoy wide variety of streaming contents on your desktop.
With discrete DACs and fully balanced amplifiers, the quality is only master class. Bluetooth® and a smartphone also allow for casual style.

The Ultimate Studio Monitor

The Ultimate Studio Monitor

The N-05XD is also ideal for sound-conscious professional musicians.
Combining the N-05XD with professional active studio monitors,
you can monitor the original master sound in your room.

You’ll enjoy your great performances and artists’ live sound at home,
as well as a more professional and upgraded monitoring environment
with the addition of a high-quality master clock.

The N-05XD is also ideal for sound-conscious professional musicians. Combining the N-05XD with professional active studio monitors, you can monitor the original master sound in your room.
You’ll enjoy your great performances and artists’ live sound at home, as well as a more professional and upgraded monitoring environment with the addition of a high-quality master clock.

High quality sound regardless professional of consumer uses..
A minimal studio monitor system with N-05XD + Genelec 8331A.
Photograph courtesy of GENELEC Japanhttps://www.genelec.jp/
High quality sound regardless professional of consumer uses..
A minimal studio monitor system with N-05XD + Genelec 8331A.
Photograph courtesy of GENELEC Japanhttps://www.genelec.jp/

 System configuration (entier view)

 System configuration (entier view)

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N-05XD (Silver)

N-05XD B (Black)