Esoteric K-05XD

K-05XD – Behind this mouthful sits Esoteric's new heavy-duty 20.7kg  SACD/CD player with new transport dubbed VRDS-Atlas 05. Aside from mechanical advances, this machine also packs an in-house developed 64-bit Delta-Sigma converter, a new master clock and current-transmission outputs whose buffer claims a slew rate of 2'000V/µs. Even the power supply scaled up to two big toroidal transformers for analog and digital respectively plus an EI transformer for the control logic. A 10MHz clock link supports external master-clock generation, there's support for MQA files including MQA discs and the USB input supports 22.5MHz DSD. Long live support for physical and virtual media.