The K-03X all-in-one player is designed to offer as much of the stellar performance provided by the K-01X as possible. Using the same design philosophy as the K-01X, it also derives its leading technology from this model. Its VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-10 drive mechanism now incorporates Esoteric’s advanced VS-DD servo driver for even smoother spindle operation. Its dual mono DAC, also found in the K-01X, is configured with 4 individual converter circuits operating in parallel and summed to optimize linearity and minimize noise. It also employs Esoteric’s innovative 34-bit D/A processing algorithm.
With a pedigree extending directly back to the Grandioso D1, the K-03X is clear in its stunning sound quality, ease of use and wide functionality, including such recent developments as its DSD compatible USB interface.
Compatible disc types Super Audio CD, CD (CD-R/CD-RW compatible)
Analog audio output Jacks XLR jacks (2 channel) x 1
RCA jacks (2 channel) x 1
Output impedance XLR: 40Ω
Maximum output leve
(1 kHz, full scale, 10 k ohms) XLR (Gain: 0 dB): XLR: 4.8Vrms
Frequency response 5Hz to 40kHz (-3dB))
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) 116dB
Total harmonic distortion 0.0001% (1kHz)
Digital audio output Coaxial RCA jack x 1 0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
Digital audio input Coaxial RCA connector x 1 (input impedance 75 ohms)
Optical digital connector x 1 -24.0 to -14.5 dBm peak
USB port B connector USB 2.0 / 192 kHz-24 bit async.
Clock synchronization input format Jack BNC
Input impedance 75 ohms
Input level Rectangle wave: equivalent to TTL levels
Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms/50 to 75 ohms
Power supply Power supply AC 230 V, 50 Hz
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
AC 220 V, 60 Hz
Power consumption 25 W
(W x H x D) 445 x 162 x 438 mm (17 1/4″ x 6″ 3/8 x 13 1/4″) (including protrusions)
Weight 28 kg (61 3/4 lbs)
Accessories Remote control unit (RC-1301) x 1
Batteries (AA) x 2
Power cord set x 1
Felt pads x 3
Owner’s manual x 1
Warranty card x 1
– This product is available in three different power supply variations 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.
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