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Old 09-04-2019, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by wklie View Post
Repost of the upgrade plan in Japan:
http://www.esoteric.jp/products/vup/index.html
K-01X -> K-01Xs: JPY350,000
K-03X -> K-03Xs: JPY280,000

I suppose it may be higher for the rest of the world...
Ok... Thanks to Google Translator I had understood that the reviewer likes K1 Grandioso over all. Did you understand the same?

And second thought:
The web of Esoteric says (cut and paste)

In its third generation form, the K-05Xs, incorporates the best qualities of Esoteric's flagship model, the Grandioso K1. It combines established class-leading features, such as the VRDS-NEO (VMK-5) mechanism and a high-rigidity aluminum chassis, with the latest K1 DAC platform employing a new dual-mono D/A converter, high current output buffer amplifiers and a new power supply.

So.. is the 5Xs a like a used/new K1? Has anyone compared it with more Esoteric?
Yesterday I compared it with Marantz Ruby and it was humiliating for the Ruby.

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Old 02-07-2020, 07:39 AM
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https://www.phileweb.com/news/audio/.../07/21459.html

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Old 02-14-2020, 03:38 AM
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WOW.

ˇGood news!
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:04 AM
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Before K1X released, I’ve compared K-01Xs and K1 side by side in a local distributor. I can immediately hear the big difference between two machines, K1 sounds much better than K-01Xs. If you have enough budget, I highly recommend you to buy K1X or a 2nd hand K1 instead of K-01Xs. Finally I bought a very good condition 2nd hand K1 and just love it, it’s many step ahead than my K-03X.

Actually K1 is my third Esoteric CDP. The first one I own was X-03SE, then K-03X and now K1. I just want to say I have no regret to buy this brand, very satisfy. Just only one thing I don’t like is Esoteric change their model every fast (every 5 years). If you just bought their K-01X in last year than the 2nd hand price of K-01X drop a lot now.
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