Esoteric’s top-of-the-line network DAC, the N-01XD, is now available in the “SE” model for even higher sound quality.
TAMA, TOKYO, JAPAN, JANUARY 9, 2024 – Esoteric Company is proud to announce a new top-of-the-line Network DAC, the N-01XD SE, with a new discrete clock module and upgraded analog section in the DAC circuit. First shipments will start in January 2024.
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The N-01XD is equipped with a Master Sound Discrete DAC,
developed entirely in-house to achieve the original master sound,
and a high quality network module that delivers a three-dimensional sound
as if you were listening to a vinyl recording.
The N-01XD is now even more advanced
as an SE model with further sound quality updates.
New SE model
Since its inception in 1987, Esoteric has been at the forefront of innovation as a high-end audio brand from Japan, continually pushing the boundaries of high quality sound reproduction. The Esoteric brand is known for its outstanding acoustic engineering that has sustained its reputation and prestige, its massive investment without regard to cost, its “museum quality” craftsmanship, and its beautiful designs worthy of music reproduction.
The legendary VRDS-ATLAS Super Audio CD transport mechanism, Master Sound Discrete DAC and Master Sound Discrete Clock with proprietary discrete circuits, and the most advanced network audio playback technology utilizing a unique linear power supply system provide Esoteric's hallmark sound that is reminiscent of vinyl sound.
It is no exaggeration to say that Esoteric’s history is synonymous with digital playback innovation in high-end audio.
Finally, the SE version of the N-01XD is now available with new discrete clock technology and improved analog circuitry in the DAC. We are proud of our brand and always strive for the best sound.
The SE model we are releasing this time reflects every conceivable technological accumulation from the time the original model was launched to the present. Enjoy the enhanced presence, dynamics, and beautifully organic and musical textures of the new SE model.
The N-01XD SE is a top-of-the-line network DAC model, born from Esoteric’s thorough commitment to the highest quality standards. Utilizing the technologies developed for the original “Master Sound Discrete DAC” in the flagship monoblock DAC, the Grandioso D1X SE, the N-01XD SE features a 2-channel stereo DAC with independent power supplies for the left and right channels. Various digital devices can be connected, and music can be reproduced purely by investing a luxurious amount of material in the circuit. The network module, which supports the 22.5MHz DSD format, delivers vinyl playback quality sound thanks to its linear power supply technology that uses no switching elements.
With the new technological enhancements originally developed for the Grandioso SE models, the N-01XD SE now features the “Master Sound Discrete Clock” and an upgraded analog circuit part of the DAC, allowing you to enjoy an even more advanced sense of presence, dynamics and musicality full of tonal textures.
Master Sound Discrete DAC with the same circuit scale as the Grandioso D1X SE
Esoteric’s proprietary FPGA-based delta-sigma modulator with 64bit/512F support
Updated selection of discrete parts in the analog DAC section, including the Esoteric IDM-01 amplifier element
ES-Link Analog, our proprietary current signal transmission system that carries all the energy of music