ESOTERIC K-01 VU SACD/CD Player used 2010 Japan audio/music. The laser pickup’s travel over the disc is guided by a thick threaded pole. Transport: One of the most critical parts of any disc player is its transport, and in the K1 is Esoteric’s best: the much-revered VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-20S. The K1 does not process Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), the digital music format for high-resolution music files developed by Meridian Audio and since spun off as MQA Limited. You can easily fashion a box to hold the Rb clock. At a total cost of $91,000 USD, these state-of-the-art components in five hefty cases of aircraft-grade aluminum are not for the faint of checkbook or rack space. ESOTERIC X-05 Used SACD Player CD SACD CD-R CD-RW Black 2007 AC 100v From Japan In Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, with Jan Willem de Vriend conducting the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (CD, Challenge Classics CC72550), piccolo transients were so crisp and succinctly rendered that they brought a remarkable penetrating leading edge to orchestral melodies. They have also gone on to … Although its sole function is to deliver a disc to the transport, it’s made from a solid block of aluminum. From Japan. Howard Knellerhowardk@soundstagenetwork.com. In “Walking on the Moon,” from the Yuri Honig Trio’s Star Tracks (16/44.1 FLAC, Jazz in Motion), the three-dimensionality and pinpoint image of Honig’s tenor saxophone was only bettered, in my experience, by much, much more expensive digital gear. $8,600.00. Buy It Now +$30.00 shipping. A 110ohm cable is required to connect the clock to the Esoteric BNC, and then the user sets the K-01/3 to accept external master clock. The K1’s speed, leading-edge transient impact, and pinpoint imaging all bettered, to a greater or lesser extent, those of the K-01X. This was no surprise to me -- I have long maintained that at least a part of what makes Esoteric’s digital gear so good is the company’s excellent analog circuitry. Electric Double-Layer Capacitor (EDLC) arrays, one per channel, power the buffer (amplifier) circuits. Esoteric K-01Xs for sale. Esoteric offers a one-year limited warranty for the K1, to which Integra, the company’s US distributor, adds two years for all units sold here. The Grandioso K1 measures 17.5”W x 6.4”H x 17.6”D and weighs a monoblock-like 72.75 pounds. Maybe you are also interested in these items: Please log in to discuss Esoteric K-01 with other users of Hifishark. Esoteric’s much more expensive digital stack of Grandioso P1, D1, and G-01 substantially betters the Grandioso K1 in speed, timing, timbral delineation, resolution, weight, transient impact, imaging, and vertical soundstaging. Both my friend and I were NOT impressed with the setup. Esoteric K-01 Owner's Manual (76 pages) Super Audio CD/CD Player. Use Hifi Shark to monitor pricing and global availability Buy It Now. The differences between the X and K series were audible: “the X-series … $6,500.00. By continuing to use the site you accept our Terms and Conditions of Use. The VRDS-NEO transport tightly clamps the disc and bends it to a specific curvature. In October 2013, we tested the Esoteric K-01, who at the time flagship integrated SACD-player company and noted unsurpassed close to perfection the quality of its sound, but it complained … Like almost all DACs, the K1 does have nonadjustable filters to eliminate the aliasing artifacts inherent in D/A conversion. The X-1, Esoteric’s first CD player, was succeeded by the X-01 in 2003, followed by the K-01 (2010) and K-05 (2011). Thankfully for most of us, multiple component racks, a large loom of cables, and a six-figure bank account are not required to experience just how good it is. £1.40 postage. For increased performance, the K1 can be connected via a BNC coaxial cable to an external clock, such as the matching Esoteric Grandioso G1 ($22,000), which has accuracy of ±0.5 part per billion. Since the first debut of our K-01 and K-03 Super Audio CD Players, Esoteric’s integrated digital players have captivated listeners with their unrivaled playback of musical sources. What the K1 didn’t deliver were those last, extremely expensive degrees of timbral delineation, resolution, weight, transient impact, noise rejection, and deep vertical soundstaging, all of which are offered by the Grandioso digital separates. Also, while many audiophile transports spin discs by supporting them with a small chuck, the VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-20S uses a 7”-diameter platter of vibration-resistant duralumin not unlike those found in LP turntables. The K-05 Super Audio CD player is the core model in the K series, following the legendary K-01 and K-03 … Filters: Like all Grandioso models, the K1 has no user-adjustable FIR or slow-delay filters. other pick up Yahoo Auctions Auction bid ¥5,500 Oct 6, 2020 Hi-Fi There are also several streaming Internet sites that will decode MQA signals at the desktop level, though such decoding won’t provide all of the sonic benefits claimed for MQA. But be prepared to bleed-- Joni Mitchell, “A Case of You,” from Blue. The K1 revealed newly heard microperturbations in Neil Young’s vocal tone and articulation in “Love in Mind,” from his Live at Massey Hall 1971 (16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC, Reprise). when new listings are found, ©2021 HifiShark.com - terms and conditions of use - privacy policy - cookie statement, Hifishark.com uses cookies to improve your experience. Since discs are then always read at precisely the same angle, Esoteric can use a shaft-mounted, fixed-angle laser first developed in 1997 for Esoteric’s P-0 transport. The K1 not only beautifully showed off the harpsichord’s clean, silvery tone, it also demonstrated Esfahani’s commanding control of tempo and rhythm, both of which are often lost with many digital and analog source components. Mouse over … . DAC: For each channel, the K1 uses four of AKM’s new 32-bit AK4497 DAC chips. During part of the listening period I experimented with connecting the K1 to Synergistic’s Active Ground Block. Many consider J.S. Esoteric … I can’t. However, those drivers are not supported by Esoteric, which advises using only the ASIO drivers. This time, I don't know the amplification but loudspeakers were B&W 804 Diamond. Thus, the liquid, textured, and emotionally communicative K1 has taken one more step away from digital’s historic shortcomings. When the DAC chips have converted the ones and aughts into an analog waveform, that waveform is amplified by two MUSES 03 operational amplifiers per channel. The K1 also has two digital outputs, XLR and RCA. K-01X To stream and read digital files, I used a desktop PC modified with JCAT audiophile components and the JPlay audio player, the latter using Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) and Kernel Streaming (KS) drivers. In her sublime recording of “Misty,” from Pure Ella (CD, Verve 539206), Ella Fitzgerald’s voice was free of shimmer and distortion, embodying a serenity that soothed my soul. But it was only with the K1 that we cried throughout the listening session. Still, the K1 has tricks up its sleeve, perhaps foremost its use of the newest and highest-performing DAC chip from Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM), the AK4497, which has yet to make its way into the Grandioso separates. Those with shallower pockets, fewer racks, and only one spare audiophile power cord might be more interested in the Grandioso K1 ($27,000), an all-in-one SACD and CD player, and DAC. Yes. I have owned the Esoteric K-01 for about 3 months. Pre-Owned. This may have been due to the workings of the human respiratory system -- attacks and decays fluctuate erratically, compared to the more predictable, often even linear sounds of strings and percussion. Even so, with the K1 there was no mistaking solo violin for solo viola, even though the latter was tuned higher. The remote is heavy enough and well made, and I found it acceptably easy to use. Save any hifi search on your hifishark.com profile to easily repeat it and even have an optional mail However, the K1 produced sound of greater liquidity and fluency, and lower overall distortion, than any other gear I’ve had in my room, including the Grandioso separates. . Bach’s Goldberg Variations, written for harpsichord, to be some of the most profound and complex music ever written. With its new DAC chip, and its smaller size and lower price than the Grandioso separates, the Grandioso K1 promised to make for an interesting review. . Further, the K1 gorgeously contrasted the vibrant and lustrous tones of the solo viola with the deep resonances of the orchestral violas. The platter is driven by a motor, designed and built by Esoteric, that rests on a rigid stainless-steel bridge almost 0.8” (20mm) thick. I placed the K1 on Symposium Acoustics’ Osiris Stealth Ultimate audio rack and used several aftermarket footers, but mostly Synergistic’s MIG 2.0s and Symposium’s Series 2+ Rollerblocks. This site was designed by Rocket Theme, Karen Fanas, and The SoundStage! (S) Silver 1500473 4907034221561 10.500,00 Email: esoteric@esoteric … Dual mono D/A converters based on the philosophy of the fully monaural D-01The K-01’s D/A converter circuits are based on the circuitry of ESOTERIC’s high-end monaural D-01 D/A converter, providing a … They have also gone on to … £6,608.09. Visit the older site to access previous articles by clicking above. * product body is not * including in a package responds to the consultation, A6271 catalog * esoteric *K-01X*K-03X2014.6 issue 6P. The Grandioso K1 is an obvious contender for the best one-box digital performer. The … Since the first debut of our K-01 and K-03 Super Audio CD Players, Esoteric’s integrated digital players have captivated listeners with their unrivaled playback of musical sources. Watch; I 1 X H S p o n K s o r e 7 B d 6 P H. ESOTERIC … 0 bids. I upgraded from the Esoteric X01D2 (and previously … Designed many years ago and since then constantly improved, it can read SACDs, CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, and is used in Esoteric’s other high-end disc spinners, the K-01X, P-02X, and Grandioso P1. Similar in appearance to the significantly more costly Esoteric flagship K-01X, the K-03X represents a commanding presence. other pick up, * esoteric ESOTERIC[SACD player K-01XD / K-03XD]2020 year 02 month version catalog * catalog. The Grandioso K1 contains four high-capacity toroidal transformers, one each for the spindle motor, left channel, and right channel, and the fourth for other circuits: the front-panel display, disc drawer, and clock. The result was that the K1 uncovered previously hidden fluctuations of intonation and articulation that allowed music’s emotional content to come through recordings as I’d never before experienced with them. Its thick, rounded faceplate is carved from a single block of high-grade aluminum in a process that takes eight hours on a CNC machine. The result was that his voice sounded uncommonly realistic and emotionally expressive. CD Player Esoteric K-01 Specification. For example, with both the Grandioso separates and, later, with the K1, my significant other and I listened to numerous recordings by Diana Krall, including Doing All Right: In Concert (16/44.1 FLAC, IMC Music Limited). Nonetheless, it’s a step back in function and appearance from Esoteric’s previous, backlit remote of leather and aluminum. Ending 7 Oct at 9:04PM BST 6d 5h. £6,750.00. The massive result is not only aesthetically stunning but functional, shielding the delicate internal circuitry from electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI). DCS PAGANINI. Esoteric’s much more expensive digital stack of Grandioso P1, D1, and G-01 substantially betters the Grandioso K1 in speed, timing, timbral delineation, resolution, weight, transient impact, … Ultra | SoundStageUltra.com (UltraAudio.com), Grandioso P1 SACD/CD transport, D1 mono digital-to-analog converters, and G-01 master clock generator. The use of multiple chips allows the K1 to use a digital-to-analog algorithm that converts PCM signals at a resolution of 35 bits -- 2048 times the resolution of 24-bit processing. The culmination of Esoteric’s most advanced mechatronics know … It may be the speakers, or it may be the Esoteric … Eight years after the release of the K-01, the ultimate in integrated digital players, came the birth of the K-01Xs, a condensed version of ESOTERIC's flagship Grandioso model. SACD/ CD player. The coaxial and optical inputs support native DSD up to 2.8MHz, and PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz. (The mono Grandioso D1 converts signals at a rate of 36 bits.). I used cables from Synergistic Research: Galileo LE USB, two Galileo UEF analog interconnects, and a Galileo UEF digital power cord. The Grandioso digital stack is even more resolving than the K1. This gorgeous composition gives the two solo instruments equal play in a complex series of exchanges between themselves and the orchestra, the writing for the latter including two sections for violas divisi -- that is, the orchestral violas are divided into two sections playing different parts. The K-03X is Esoteric’s penultimate CD/SACD player. £2,495.00 + £110.00 P&P . K-01X. Manuals and User Guides for Esoteric K-01. All original boxes and accessories are included. And while Esoteric offered to also send me a Grandioso F1 integrated amplifier, it was impossible to fit it into my review queue, which meant I was unable to evaluate any effects that connecting them via Esoteric’s ES-LINK Analog connection might have had on the sound. or Best Offer. The possibility that anyone would use a Grandioso K1 with its own stock molded power cord or a very inexpensive aftermarket cord, or place it on a $9.99 IKEA Lack table, seems as unlikely as a monkey typing Hamlet’s soliloquy. Used Esoteric K-01 SACD players for sale on 400+ second hand hifi sites & shops. Note that I’m not talking here about pure resolution of detail, though that was certainly a part of the K1’s unique abilities. Conversely, the K1 revealed several examples of a startling absence of microvacillations of frequency and amplitude. It's a new way of thinking about outsourced laboratory services. Each of the above products substantially improved the K1’s performance. Network.To contact us, please e-mail info@soundstagenetwork.com, Auralic Vega G2 Streaming DAC-Preamplifier, Devialet 400 Mono Integrated Amplifier-DACs, NuForce DAC-9 Digital-to-Analog Converter, Gryphon Audio Designs Diablo 300 Integrated Amplifier-DAC, Accustic Arts Reference Tube-DAC II SE DAC and Reference Drive II CD Transport, Ayre Acoustics KX-R Preamplifier and MX-R Mono Amplifiers, SoundStage! The motor is electronically driven by Esoteric’s proprietary VS-DD servo driver circuit, which uses a three-channel discrete amplifier instead of an integrated circuit (IC) chip. JPlay offers exceptional sound quality, particularly through its KS drivers. All-in-one advanced d/a converter and super audio cd/cd player series (4 pages) CD Player Esoteric K-01 Owner's Manual. Opens image gallery. NEW Esoteric K-03XD- loaded with many new features- following are just a few. The key is in the timing. First used in the Grandioso C1, each EDLC contains Nichicon capacitors with a super high value of 1F (1,000,000uF). That is quite an accomplishment. This problem needs to be considered by anyone who wants to use the K1 with an audio player that uses KS drivers. I listened to Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K.364 (16/44.1 FLAC, Channel Classics). Connectivity: The Grandioso K1 has three digital inputs: USB, coaxial, and optical. The faceplate’s rounded shape doesn’t permit the use of the interference-repelling retracting tray door found on many of Esoteric’s non-Grandioso models. Esoteric states that the wire-hung pickups used in virtually all other CD transports are adversely affected by vibrations, which can knock them off axis. Although my Esoteric K-01X SACD/CD player has always looked exquisite to me, now, sitting next to the K1, its looks are plain Jane. The harpsichord has long been eclipsed by the piano, which can convey far more nuances of expression. Take the disc tray. Although I could hear the K1’s stunning liquidity and fluency with well-recorded music of all types, it was particularly audible in the recordings of wind instruments and solo voices, the realism of which the K1 absolutely nailed. This is one of the finest disc players to ever be sold. Classifieds: FOR SALE - Esoteric K-01 asking for $6800.00. The K-01Xs … The platter is dyed black to absorb any diffused reflections of the laser beam that reads the disc’s data. 17 watching. Use these links to ensure a small donation to Hifishark upon your purchase! Via USB, it supports asynchronous transmission and file playback at high sampling rates of DSDx2 (5.6MHz), DSDx4 (11.2MHz), and 32/384 PCM. ESOTERIC K-01 SACD/CD Player used 2010 Japan audio/music. On the front panel are the disc tray, the dimmable display, a clock status indicator, an IR remote-control sensor, and buttons for power, tray open/close, menu (to access settings, including a timed-turn off feature), mode (to select disc playback or an external source), and disc playback (stop, play, pause, next, previous). According to Esoteric, this stabilizes even warped discs, ensuring that the data spiral of pits and lands remains at the optimal angle for reading by the laser beam. Watch; Esoteric K-05XS CD/SACD Player in Silver in 220V-240V, Made in Japan. As I’d already downloaded to my PC Esoteric’s Windows driver for use with my Esoteric K-01X SACD/CD player ($20,000), the K1 was good to go out of the box. Duralumin, an extremely hard and strong aluminum alloy, is commonly used in aircraft construction. Compared to the Grandioso separates, setting up the K1 was much less demanding not only of cables and rack space, but also of my back. Esoteric has also improved the isolation of the K1’s digital and analog circuits via the implementation of “isolator chipsets” on the DAC boards. A “renderer,” such as an MQA-compatible music server, can be used to process MQA files and send the “unfolded” (MQAspeak for decoded) signals to the K1. All rights reserved. Spooky Tooth / Pierre Henry Ceremony - An Electronic Mass Cd 2009 Esoteric Recor. Esoteric recommends ES-LINK Analog for the highest performance, stating that it is impedance free. Many components don’t fully parse the timbres in this work, producing a homogenized miscellany of instruments that are scored to play discrepant orchestral roles. Homes for sale in Beaver Trail, Troy, MI have a median listing price of $299,900. Brand New. The slow-tempo canons at the unison, third, and octave in Mahan Esfahani’s unique take on the Goldbergs (CD, Deutsche Grammophon B002537902) were impeccably reproduced by the K1, no doubt due in large part to the rotational accuracy of the VRDS-NEO transport. Welcome to CanuckAudioMart, a classifieds site for used audio and hifi. Although the only other product that now includes ES-LINK Analog is the Grandioso F1 integrated amplifier, the technology will be implemented in future Esoteric pre- and integrated amplifiers. The AK4497 is the highest-performing DAC chip AKM has made. Built to a standard of … . Even so, Esoteric states that the K1’s faceplate and robust housing provide more protection from electrical interference than do their non-Grandioso models. 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But if you'd like to reduce the cost of esoteric testing while enjoying the excellent quality and service you've come to expect from Warde … The K1 revealed to a very impressive degree the violin’s silky, soprano-like sound, which exaggerated high frequencies above about 5000Hz. Actual pictures of the K-01Xs for sale here included as well as the original photos from Esoteric for the K-01Xs. In addition to its fluency, the K1 possesses many standout talents, not least of which are its timbral delineation and pace, rhythm, and timing. At this point, I wish I could tell you something insightful -- that, say, the Grandioso K1’s sound was better or worse with CDs than with SACDs, or that it reproduced some types of music better than others. DoP and ASIO 2.1 are also supported. Esoteric says that this prevents magnetic flux and vibrational leakage, and shortens the signal paths. This Esoteric K-01Xs SACD player and DAC is less than 2 years old and in excellent, like new condition. Super Audio CD/CD Player. Appearance: Like all Grandioso models, the Grandioso K1 is drop-dead gorgeous, its sculpted faceplate a striking example of contemporary industrial design. Esoteric Grandioso K1 SACD/CD Player-DACPrice: $27,000 USD.Warranty: Three years parts and labor. The audible effects of MQA remain controversial, but regardless of how it all shakes out, MQA’s absence in the K1 should not be cause for concern. Further, at least until AKM’s new DAC chips become more commonly used, it challenges and may even better many of today’s state-of-the-art digital front ends in its ability to convey music’s emotional content. TEAC Esoteric k1 k01x k01xs p02 p03 k07 k07x x03 X-05 K-05 K-05X K03 K-03X K-03Xs etc. or Best Offer. We have 3 Esoteric K-01 manuals available for free PDF download: Owner's Manual, Specification . Weighing 11.5 pounds (26.5 pounds including its steel base and feet), the transport makes its competitors seem pitiful. In February 2015, I reviewed Esoteric’s Grandioso P1 SACD/CD transport, D1 mono digital-to-analog converters, and G-01 master clock generator. Legacy link:This new site was launched in July 2010. However, I mostly listened to the K1 without a clock -- my report on the effects of the G1 on the K1’s sound will be forthcoming. From Hong Kong. The benefit of Esoteric’s approach is compelling: Owners get the inherent sonic advantages of having the transport and DAC in one box, along with the versatility and multi-source support normally available … Its large crystal element exhibits extremely low phase noise and has an accuracy of ±0.5 part per million. This was starkly contrasted with the realistic way the K1 reproduced Louis Armstrong’s coarse, ragged voice. £0.99. The K1 doesn’t offer the no-holds-barred performance of the P1, D1, and G-01 stack, which uses a 36-bit digital-to-analog processing algorithm, dual mono D/A converters in separate cases, and staggeringly robust power supplies. Free shipping. The coaxial and optical inputs are limited to 24/192 and 2.8MHz DSD. Learn more. Esoteric also sent me a Grandioso G1 master clock generator. (The chip also appears in Esoteric’s new N-01 network player.) Find 44 real estate homes for sale listings near Boulan Park Middle School in Troy, MI where the area has a median listing price of $344,900. Esoteric’s original PC driver software provides playback of even studio-master-quality source files. Image not available. £40.00 postage. For a component costing $27,000, I would prefer a remote-control handset that’s more, well . Yet those separates still somehow lack the K1’s tonal and articulative fluidity, and, to some extent, its ability to convey emotion. 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