A new milestone cultivated by 30 years of tradition

The lineage of high-end digital audio follows the evolutionary steps of ESOTERIC digital players. This began with the first generation P-1/D-1 model in 1987, which made the revolutionary step of including a VRDS mechanism, and was followed by models featuring the ultimate in engineering and craftsmanship, such as the P-70/D-70 in 2001 and the P-03/D-03 in 2005. In the year 2016 these models were succeeded by the superior P-02X/D02X.

And now three decades after the birth of the ESOTERIC brand, we have the P-05X and its matching D/A Converter D-05X. The combination of the P-05X and D-05X inherits the successful results of the P-02X/D-02X to give birth to a new milestone in high-end audio which is suitable for the start of the next three decades.

  • Manufacturer's Description

    Playable disc types Super Audio CD, CD (including CD-R/CD-RW)
    Digital audio outputs  
    ES-LINK 1 (L:1 / R:1)
    XLR 2 During Dual AES connection, one connector each is used for the left and right channels (Lch and Rch).
    RCA 1
    Clock input  
    BNC 1
    Input impedance 50Ω
    Input level  
    WORD IN equivalent to TTL level
    10MHz IN Sine wave 0.5 to 1.0Vrms
    Frequencies that can be input 44.1k, 88.2k, 176.4kHz, 10MHz, 22.5792MHz
    Input Frequency Range ±10ppm
    Power supply  
      AC 220 - 230V, 50/60Hz
      AC 120V, 60Hz
      AC 220V, 60Hz
    Power consumption 16W
    External dimensions (W×H×D)  445 × 131 × 359mm
    17-⅝" × 5-¼" × 14-¼" (including protrusions)
    Weight 13.5kg / 29-⅞ lb
    Included accessories Power cord × 1
    HDMI cable × 1
    Remote cotrol (RC-1301) × 1
    AAA batteries × 2
    Felt pads × 3
    Owner's manual × 1
    Warranty card × 1

    UK Shipping: 

    APC Overnight (up to 30kg). The premium Next Day service is upgraded on request to 12 noon delivery / SECURITY / Saturday and various options. We have found APC to be a reliable, courteous and predictable service.


    Europe, EC, and abroad: 

    For every despatch we use a professional broker to organize the fastest and highest quality shippers, and we normally use DHL or UPS depending on territory. Our broker monitors the documentation and Customs Clearance carried out by these two reliable carriers.

    Above 30kg: 

    For UK and overseas we use pallet shipping which is a professional service and avoids risks of mishandling and loss. It is not expensive under our contractors and worth a quote.


    The Music Room enjoys a 40-year tradition of customer care and at time of writing, full 5-star Google reviews. In addition UK customers enjoy the legal rights of mail order and distant selling. 

    We have exported happily for many years and most probably have happy customers in your country who will confirm our reliability and refund in the event of mishaps. 

    Refunds can only be made by the same payment form and to the same account to avoid possible fraud or money laundering.

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