The Perfect Sound: Superior sound quality achieved with new N-01XD SE model

Since its inception in 1987, Esoteric has been at the forefront of innovation as a high-end audio brand from Japan, continually pushing the boundaries of high-quality sound reproduction.

Vinyl quality sound

Esoteric’s proud history is synonymous with digital playback innovation in high-end audio.

The legendary VRDS-ATLAS Super Audio CD transport mechanism, Master Sound Discrete DAC and Master Sound Discrete Clock with proprietary discrete circuits, and the most advanced network audio playback technology utilizing a unique linear power supply system provide Esoteric’s hallmark sound that is reminiscent of vinyl sound.

New SE model delivers enhanced dynamics

The N-01XD is equipped with a Master Sound Discrete DAC –  developed entirely in-house to achieve the original master sound – and a high-quality network module that delivers a three-dimensional sound as if you were listening to your favourite vinyl recording.

Now a new top-of-the-line Network DAC, the N-01XD SE, with a new discrete clock module and upgraded analog section in the DAC circuit raises the bar to the next level, allowing you to enjoy an even more advanced sense of presence, dynamics and musicality full of tonal textures.

The SE model reflects every conceivable technological accumulation from the time the original model was launched to the present. Enjoy the enhanced presence, dynamics, and beautifully organic and musical textures of the new SE model.

Superb features

The network module, which supports the 22.5MHz DSD format, delivers sound quality like vinyl playback thanks to its linear power supply technology that uses no switching elements. The model features a 2-channel stereo DAC with independent power supplies for the left and right channels.

Other features include – Esoteric Sound Stream App for smartphones/tablets which provides a high level of operational comfort for network audio playback, a music server function (USB storage port × 2), a wide range of supported source formats (DSF, DSDIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC), plus support for multiple streaming services and audio codecs (TIDAL, Qobuz, Roon, MQA, Spotify).

Above all, the dedicated linear power supply system for the network module creates super real, vinyl quality sound.