Press release

Announcement: N-05XD Postponement of sales


TAMA, TOKYO, JAPAN, MAY 17, 2021 – ESOTERIC COMPANY has decided to postpone the release of our new network DAC/pre-amplifier "N-05XD", which was scheduled to be released in May 2021, due to the time required for final tuning of the sound quality. At the moment, we are planning to release N-05XD in summer 2021. We will announce as soon as the release date is decided.


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


N-05XD (Silver)

N-05XD B (Black)


The N-05XD is a new concept Network/DAC Preamplifier unit that re-defines a core unit of the audio system in the 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.