ESOTERIC is proud to introduce evolutionary components for CD/SACD audiophile playback.
The D-05 DAC supplies extremely natural and "true-to-life" analog signals to the amplifier by using the latest 32 bit digital to analog converter devices. The D-05 is the world's first D/A converter incorporating the "AK4397" Delta-Sigma DAC device from AKM Semiconductor, Inc., This device has full 32 bit processing capability. The "AK4397" was designed combining newly developed high speed / high capacity digital processing components and improved analog processing components. This device provides premium quality sound reproduction on a professional level. The "AK4397" has a superior and precise D/A conversion capability thanks to its fully extended 32 bit processing throughout all stages, including digital filter and the "Delta-Sigma," modulator. This high performance technology is an evolutionary upgrade path from conventional 16 or 24 bit D/A converters. The D-05 incorporates dual mono digital and dual mono analog circuits, with dual mono power supply components to achieve extremely high resolution and superior channel separation. This design follows in the footsteps of Esoteric's D-03 dual mono D/A converter. Word clock input and output is included for use with Esoteric transports or stand alone master clock sync generators. For more information please see the PDF file indicated below.
D-05 feature highlights;
- PCM digital audio up-conversion function
- PCM to DSD conversion function
- Native DSD mode for SACD playback
- Remote control (With the companion transport P-05)
- Output level control from the D-05 front panel and the P-05 remote control (requires P-05)
- iLink terminal
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.