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Old 02-03-2018, 10:05 PM
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Default Esoteric N-03T Network Transport

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Old 02-04-2018, 12:46 PM
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Very interesting that they put the prices on the Japanese website. I did a Google translate. I don't know if it is possible to do a straight currency conversion, probably not. If I do, it's about 7k usd. They even show it bundled with different levels of dacs and transports to create good better best systems, with the prices of each!
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:32 PM
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Would this product be an appropriate compliment to a K-03X?
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:37 PM
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Would this product be an appropriate compliment to a K-03X?


It seems it would work with the K-03x and you would connect them together using USB if you wanted to stream DSD in addition to PCM.

I’m not sure you’d be able to decode streaming MQA files, though.

That’s what I came away with from reading a translation of the Esoteric product page, yesterday.
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:58 PM
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It would be a good complement to the K-x series for the purpose of playing music from NAS or streaming service providers.

If/when it gets MQA certified, it will do a first unfold of MQA to MQA Core in 88.2kHz or 96kHz to a non-MQA DAC.

Note: MSRP for different countries are different.

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Old 02-06-2018, 02:21 AM
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Have you seen the new K-01XS and K-03XS? They have the Grandioso K1 DAC used. Those players look attractive.

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Old 02-07-2018, 09:32 AM
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So they've put an AK4497 in a K01X to make a K01XS. I'm waiting for them to put an AK4497 in a D1 to make a new Grandioso mono DAC.
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Esoteric introduces a new category - the N-03T Network Audio Transport. Not to be confused with the Network Audio Player category where the N-05 and N-01 reside; the New N-03T does not possess it's own DAC's.

What does this mean? It means the unit can be partnered with any worthy DAC that possesses a USB input. This could be an Esoteric DAC of course, of which we build several. It could be one our SACD players, meaning an existing Esoteric customer who loves their player and the DAC's inside of it, could partner the New N-03T to it via the USB input on the back of the player! Or if a customer possesses a DAC they love from another vendor other than Esoteric, as long as the USB connectivity is there, they can tie the New N-03T to it. This versatility opens up all kinds of possibiltiies. The New N-03T possesses streaming service applications from Tidal and Spotify for U.S. consumption and is Roon Ready too!

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What does it do? Bring Spotify to your DAC?
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What does it do? Bring Spotify to your DAC?
Use iPad to play music files from NAS, USB storage devices, streaming music from Tidal and Qobuz, and yes - Spotify Connect as well.

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