ES-LINK5 Digital Transmission
Esoteric's own ES-LINK digital interface utilizes HDMI cables for signal transmission. With the introduction of the Grandioso P1X/D1X, ES-LINK has been further upgraded to Ver. 5 and supports an even wider range of superior sound quality formats (Max. 22.5MHz DSD and 768kHz/48-bit PCM). HDMI's multi-conductor structure permits full balance transmission of audio data and LR clock and bit clock signals. This differs from regular digital transmission as signal modulation is not required on the sender side and demodulation processing is not required on the receiver side, thus dramatically reducing digital processing loads on the DAC side and enabling ideal digital transmission.