Press release

A network DAC / Preamplifer, the "N-05XD" will be released


TAMA, TOKYO, JAPAN, APRIL 15, 2021 – ESOTERIC COMPANY is proud to announce that an integrated product of network function, discrete DAC, and preamplifier function, the N-05XD will be released.


Product Name Model Name Estimated Delivery Date Sales Region
Network / DAC Preamplifier N-05XD early-Summer, 2021 Worldwide


N-05XD (Silver)

N-05XD B (Black)


The N-05XD is a new concept Network/DAC Preamplifer unit that re-defines a core unit of audio system in digital-network era, with newly developed DACs that succeed the philosophy of the Grandioso D1X's Master Sound Discrete DAC that reached the summit, and network function established on the N-01XD, employing plenty of digital and analog inputs, high-grade attenuator circuits, and a balanced headphone output first seen on ESOTERIC DAC products.


The design goal of ESOTERIC is to recreate the original master sound. ESOTERIC is a high end audio manufacturer established in 1987. Based in Tokyo, all products (ranging from network audio players, SACD players, DACs to amplifiers) are hand built in our factory to exacting standards. Cutting edge technologies, engineering excellence, state-of-the-art Japanese craftsmanship and passion for innovation -all coming together to unveil new dimensions in musical experience.