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ESOTERIC - P-05X SACD/CD Transport

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Purity, Naturalism, and Dynamics on the Level of a Mastering Studio: Esoteric P-05X SACD/CD Transport Features World's Best Drive Mechanism, ES-LINK4 Digital Interface, Advanced Clock Circuit

Hear purity, naturalism, and dynamics on the level of a mastering studio courtesy of the standard-bearing Esoteric P-05X SACD/CD transport. For starters, P-05X includes the world's best drive mechanism and
accompanying circuitry – the VRDS-NEO VMK-5 – for unsurpassed precision as well as a mammoth power supply and virtually indestructible chassis. In addition, P-05X's digital circuit and clock circuit adopt technology developed for Esoteric's flagship Grandioso P1 and P-02X models. A luxurious power supply circuit with large toroidal transformers obtains ridiculously high audio quality. Esoteric's proprietary ES-LINK4 digital-transmission interface is also onboard. The real fireworks begin when you hook P-05X to an equally capable DAC.

While P-05X can work with any DAC, hooking it up to Esoteric's partnering D-05X DSD DAC with a BNC cable results in sonic epiphanies. Partner the combo together and hear why the resultant 22.5MHz master-clock sync signal redefines accepted notions of clarity, imaging, and crispness. The reference-setting transport-DAC combination achieves milestone sound while supplying pristine DSD and 48-bit/352.8kHz PCM via the company's HDMI-equipped ES-LINK4 Analog technology, which performs a majority of the DSP transmission.

No matter what route you choose to pursue to enjoy P-05X, this incredible component will have you experiencing music like never before. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.

The World's Finest Drive Mechanism: VRDS-NEO VMK-5
Esoteric's proprietary VRDS-NEO VMK-5 improves the accuracy of data acquisition by using a high-precision turntable that corrects disc-surface shake during disc rotation. This hybrid turntable is made from high-precision aluminum and polycarbonate material, helping to minimize rotational inertia. A hybrid structure, combining high rigidity BMC (Bulk Molding Compound) and steel, comprises the turntable bridge and significantly attenuates rotational vibration. The spindle motor improves the accuracy of reading signals through advanced servo control using motor speed feedback loop circuit. More proprietary technology – the differential gear system – is employed for mechanical operations from tray opening and closing to disc clamping.

Super-High-Speed ES-LINK4 Digital Interface
ES-LINK4 is Esoteric's proprietary, super high speed, wide-range, extremely pure LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) digital interface. Here, most digital processing occurs at the transport side with the three elements of the audio signal (audio data, LR clock, and bit clock signals) separately transferred to the DAC in a differential mode by utilizing the multi-conductor structure of the HDMI cable. Since the signal is already pre-processed at the transport side and transferred without bi-phase modulation, no digital decoding/oversampling process is required on the signal receiver side. The DAC is simply dedicated to D to A processing and retrieves a purer analog signal from transferred digital streams.

Axial Sliding Pick-Up Prevents Optical Axis Tilting
The same axial sliding pick-up assembly used in Esoteric's flagship Grandioso P1 can be found in the heart of P-05X's data acquisition section. As the lens moves, the laser optical axis is always positioned in a vertical direction, ensuring a highly accurate reading of the recorded material.

Robust Chassis Furthers Commitment to Precision
P-05X's exterior case is comprised of thick aluminum panels, while its steel bottom plate is supported at three points on Esoteric's exclusive pinpoint feet. Vibration transmission is effectively minimized by the high-precision laser slot processing used in its rigid base.

Multiple Digital Outputs
P-05X has a pair of ES-LINK4 HDMI ports, dual XLR connectors that maintain compatibility with earlier versions of ES-LINK, and a coaxial digital output.

High-Quality Remote Control
P-05X's RC-1301 remote is constructed from a solid aluminum top panel. The brushed finish matches that of the unit's front panel and offers a luxurious feel.

Playable disc types: Super Audio CD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Digital output: ES-LINK connectors: 1 pair (L/R)
XLR connectors: 1 pair (L/R)
RCA connector: 1
Clock input: BNC connector: 1
Input impedance: 50Ω
Frequencies that can be input: 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz, 176.4kHz, 10MHz, 22.5792MHz (±10 ppm)
Input level: Rectangle wave: equivalent to TTL levels
Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms
Power supply:
   AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz
   AC 120V, 60Hz
   AC 220V, 60Hz
Power consumption: 16W
Dimensions (WHD): 17 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 14 1/4"
Weight: 29.9 lbs.
Included accessories:
   Power cord x 1
   HDMI cable x 1
   Remote control unit (RC-1301) x 1
   Batteries for remote control(AAA) x 2
   Felt pads x 3
   Owner's manual x 1
   Warranty card x 1

User Manual (PDF, 2.2 MB)

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