SKU: D-02X Category:


Featuring a total redesign of all its circuit components, the new D-02X compresses the monoblock design concept of Esoteric’s premier Grandioso D1 into a single-unit dual mono D/A converter without compromise. Retaining the D-02’s original configuration of four independent toroidal power supply circuits (for the digital circuitry, clock circuit, and left and right channel analog circuits), all components and patterns in each circuit have been significantly upgraded.

Notably, the D/A circuitry that lies at the heart of this advanced unit now boasts 16 differential circuits per channel (32 outputs), double that of its earlier configuration, while maintaining the same grand sense of scale as the D1. Other features include new ES-LINK4 signal inputs, 36-bit D/A processing and the same Esoteric HCLD line buffer technology that has won accolades for the Grandioso C1 preamplifier. Extensive efforts have also been made to provide support for high-resolution playback, including the 11.2MHz DSD file format, for ever more penetrating musical playback capability.

Additional information


Analog Audio Outputs Terminals XLR x2 (L:1/R:1)
RCA x2 (L:1/R:1)
Output Impedance XLR 140Ω
Maximum Output Level
(1kHz, full-scale, into 10kΩ) XLR 5.0Vrms
RCA 2.5Vrms
Frequency Response
(192kHz PCM signal input) 5Hz – 65kHz (-3dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N) 121dB (DSD 5.6MHz, 1kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.0007% (1kHz)
Digital Audio Inputs ES-LINK Terminals x2 (L:1/R:1)
Input Signal Format 352.8kHz/384kHz, 48-bit
Linear PCM (ES-LINK4 format)
DSD (ES-LINK4 format)
XLR Terminals x2
Input Level 5.0Vp-p
Input Impedance 110Ω
Dual Connection
Input Signal Format 32 – 384kHz, 16 – 24-bit
Linear PCM (DUAL AES format)
32 – 192kHz, 48-bit
Linear PCM (ES-LINK3 format)
DSD (ES-LINK1, ES-LINK2 format)
Single Connection
Input Signal Format 32 – 192kHz, 16 – 24-bit
Linear PCM (AES/EBU format)
DSD (ES-LINK1, ES-LINK2 format)
RCA Terminals x2
Input Level 0.5Vp-p
Input Impedance 75Ω
Input Signal Format 32 – 192kHz, 16 – 24-bit
Linear PCM (IEC60958 format)
Optical Digital Terminal x1
Input Level -24.0 – -14.5dBm peak
Input Signal Format 32 – 192kHz, 16 – 24-bit
Linear PCM (IEC60958 format)
USB Port (B Connector) x1
Input Signal Format 44.1 – 384kHz, 16 – 32-bit, Linear PCM
2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz DSD
Clock Output Terminal BNC x1
Output Level Equal to TTL level (into 75Ω load)
Output Frequency 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz, 176.4kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz,
22.5792MHz, 24.576MHz
Same frequency as input (when output set to thru)
Output Frequency Precision ±0.5 ppm (when shipped new)
Clock Inputs Terminal BNC x2 (WORD IN, 10MHz IN)
Input Impedance CLOCK IN 75Ω
10MHz IN 50Ω
Input Frequency Compatibility CLOCK IN 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz, 176.4kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz
22.5792MHz, 24.576MHz (±10 ppm)
10MHz IN 10MHz (±10ppm)
Input Level CLOCK IN Equal to TTL level
10MHz IN Sine wave: 0.5 – 1.0Vrms
General AC Power Supply 230V, 50Hz; 120V, 60Hz; 220V, 60Hz
Power Consumption 24W
External Dimensions
(W x H x D, including protrusions) 445mm x 162mm x 437mm
(17 5/8″ x 6 1/2″ x 17 1/4″)
Weight 27kg (59 5/8 lb)
Included Accessories HDMI cable x 2
Power cord set x 1
Felt pads x 4
Owner’s manual x 1
Warranty card x 1
– These products are made available in three different power supply variations, as shown in the chart above.
Make sure that the voltage shown on the rear panel matches the AC line voltage in your area.
– The shape of the AC inlet and plug of the supplied power cord depends on the voltage rating and destination country.
– Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
– Weight and dimensions are approximate.


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