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The weight of the transport unit is 5.2kg (12kg including the rigid base). It features a range of classic mechanisms including the coreless three-phase brushless spindle motor driven by a strong magnet and the VS-DD (VRDS Spindle Discrete Driver) .
These are combined with a shutter mechanism* in the tray to provide the ultimate precision.
* A mechanism in which a shutter closes when the tray retracts and the shutter is mechanically locked into the front panel. This increases airtightness, reducing adverse effects from external sound pressure and vibration.
The AK4497 32-bit premium DAC device from Asahi Kasei Electronics is combined with a high-quality operational amplifier MUSES 02.
The K-01Xs has 8 circuits per channel parallel/differential circuit structure for powerful linearity with minimal distortion.
The circuit patterns of the DAC’s power section have been further improved, with independent left and right power transformers in the K-01Xs to achieve a clean and highly stable power supply.
Both the digital and analog circuits have more thorough isolation than previous models, achieving true-to-life playback with outstanding purity and superb sound stage depth.
In the digital range, full advantage is taken of high-bit data gradation to minimize calculation errors and provide faithful conversion to analog, thereby attaining outstanding powers of expression with even extremely small music signals.
The K-01Xs offers the ultimate performance as a line driver by adopting high-performance elements with a high current output and exceptionally fast slew rate (2,000V/μs) for excellent response speed. Two of these buffer circuits are employed per channel.
By configuring them differentially to drive the XLR outputs and in parallel to drive the RCA outputs, the available instantaneous output current is maximized. By maximizing instantaneous current output, the K-01Xs reproduces the full dynamics of music with breathtaking realism.
*HCLD=High Current Line Driver
This is the ideal analog audio transmission as it is free from signal route impedance, thus fully maximizing the system’s potential when connected to a compatible device.*
* A standard balance cable (with an XLR terminal) is used for connections, but the “ES-LINK Analog” method is a proprietary transmission method which can only be used with compatible devices.
It also features a PCM > DSD conversion function using a proprietary algorithm. DSD is up-converted to 22.5MHz. The unit also features a DSD digital filter that can be turned on or off as desired.
The unit supports asynchronous transmission and a high sampling playback of DSD22.5MHz and PCM768kHz/32bit, and even enables high-quality playback of studio master quality sources.
In addition to conventional asynchronous transmission methods, it supports the new Bulk Pet method for an even wider range of tone selection.
The Grandioso Custom VCXO (voltage-controlled crystal oscillator) is a high-precision custom clock that utilizes a large crystal element to ensure exceptional sound quality with excellent center accuracy (±0.5ppm) and extremely low levels of phase noise.
Synchronization with an external clock is also available when USB input is used.
Loss in audio quality is eliminated with a non-contact system by performing phase inversion in the digital domain.
These allow the player’s performance to be upgraded by the addition of a top-end Esoteric D/A converter.
* This circuit can be turned off when digital output is not in use.
The audio boards are located on the upper layer of the chassis, being isolated from the power supply components on the lower layer, and the power supply wiring has been made as short as possible.
The K-01Xs features four large toroidal transformers: one for each of the two built-in monaural D/A converters, one for the audio circuitry, and one for the VS-DD spindle servo driver. This design provides ideal power supply capability to all circuit blocks without interference.