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Old 01-09-2019, 12:35 AM
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Default D-02X in the house!

Got my D-02X in tonight and right out of the box I am completely at a loss for words describing how good this Dac is. I had an EMM Labs DA2 then went to the new K-01XS and thought that while very close I personally liked the way the Esoteric sounded. Enter the D-02X ... itís the best sounding Dac Iíve ever had in my system by a very long shot. If you havenít listened to this unit and are considering anything in its price range you should definitely take a listen. Iíll give it a good review once Iíve had a chance to listen more in depth. This will end my Dac quest Iíve been on the past two years!

Ivan told me it would be no small upgrade to my K-01XS which Iím using as a transport at this point. That was a huge understatement for sure. Big thanks good sir for helping me get the best sound at home Iíve ever had. Perfect transaction as usual! Iíll add the P-02X probably this spring then offer up the
k-01xs for a great price.

More to come ...

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Old 01-09-2019, 02:26 AM
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Come on, man. Don't do this to me.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:14 AM
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Bravo George!
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:37 AM
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Congratulations, This must be stunning.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:39 AM
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Come on, man. Don't do this to me.
You should call Ivan ... I'm sure he can help you see things more clearly!

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Old 01-09-2019, 10:51 AM
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Well done, George. Nice addition to your system.
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Great job George

Glad they found the missing package. Cannot wait to hear the beast that beat the DA2

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Do any of the current Esoteric Dacs decode SACD? I am writing this in response to the D-02X unit that is being used with an Esoteric player.
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Congrats George, I thought the EMM sounded good, looking forward to hearing the D-02X someday.
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Do any of the current Esoteric Dacs decode SACD? I am writing this in response to the D-02X unit that is being used with an Esoteric player.
It will but only with the P-02X transport because none of the Esoteric all in one CD players like the k-01xs will output the encrypted data stream as is required for all sacd products. The less expensive P-05X will also do this but with this Dac it makes sense to go with the higher end unit to take full advantage of the Dac. Thatís why once the piggy bank is full again Iíll sell the k-01xs Iím using as a cd transport right now and go all in with the P-02X.

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