Esoteric announces the following upgrade for K-01 and K-03 owners:
The USB Upgrade. (USB Input Capability Extension)
The USB Upgrade provides the following benefits: Supports streaming of DSD 2.8MHz files via USB* Supports up to 384kHz/32bit PCM files Supports use of external clock when on USB input (10MHz)
The USB Upgrade entails: Removal and replacement of the USB boards Removal and replacement of the rear panel Updating the firmware to support the new USB circuitry
This update must be performed at a national service center.
For the USA, the service center is:
Tap Electronics Company 6920 Hermosa Circle Buena Park, CA 90620 Tel: (714) 562-7400 Fax: (714) 562-7405
The cost for this upgrade is $1,500 which includes “white glove” freight costs both ways.
NOTE: *The USB Upgrade does not allow for compatibility with 5.6 MHz DSD files. This additional capability is afforded through the K-01X and K-03X models released in late 2014.