Pursuing Radical Evolution, Not Nominal Improvements.
Reborn with a new ‘X’ designation,
the K-05X and K-07X command central roles in Esoteric’s superb lineup of Super Audio CD players,
and should really be considered ‘all-new,’
having been infused with the very essence of our flagship Grandioso models.
These new players achieve the very tenets of Esoteric’s design philosophy,
conveying to the listener all the emotional expression of music without a hint of stress.
With totally revamped audio electronic circuitry,
these two new ‘X’ models eschew all compromise, and renew the lineage of the K Series.
Compatible disc types (playback) Super Audio CD, CD (including CD-R and CD-RW)
outputs Connectors XLR connector (2ch) x 1
RCA connector (2ch) x 1
Output impedance XLR: 20 Ω
RCA: 20 Ω
Maximum output level (1 kHz, full-scale, into 10 kΩ) RCA: 2.5 Vrms
XLR (set to 0dB): 5 Vrms
Frequency response 5 Hz to 70 kHz (- 3 dB)
S/N ratio 117dB
Total harmonic distortion 0.007% (1 kHz)
Digital audio output RCA connector x 1 0.5 Vp-p (into 75 Ω)
Optical digital connector x 1 -21 to -15 dBm peak x 1
USB-B port USB 2.0 standard
Digital audio input RCA connector x 1 (input impedance 75 Ω) 0.5 Vp-p
Optical digital connector x 1 -24.0 to -14.5 dBm peak
USB-B connector USB 2.0 standard
Clock sync input format Connector BNC
Supported input frequencies (±15 ppm) CD/SACD:
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, kHz, 10/22.5792/24.576 MHz
Input impedance 75 Ω
Input level Rectangle wave: equivalent to TTL levels,
Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms (50 to 75 Ω)
General Power supply AC 230 V, 50 Hz
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
AC 220 V, 60 Hz
Power consumption 23W
External dimensions (W x H x D, including protrusions) 445 mm x 131 mm x 355 mm
(17 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ x 14″)
Weight approx. 14 kg (30 7/8 lb)
Included accessories Power cord set x 1
Remote control (RC-1251) x 1
Batteries for remote control (AA) x 2
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.