Esoteric unveiled the K1 SA-CD Player in the Grandioso line.

Esoteric unveiled the Grandioso K1 SA-CD Player.

Source: Official website, Last Accessed: 2017/02/13

Esoteric announced a new single unit SA-CD Player/DAC in the Grandioso line, the Grandioso K1 (MSRP: $27,000), a supreme SA-CD Player reigning over all other single chassis models.
The Grandioso K1 takes its place at the pinnacle of the Grandioso series, the supreme range of Esoteric products, as an all-in-one SA-CD player comprised of only the very best in luxurious materials expected of a flagship model, Esoteric says.
The new player features a high precision VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-20S transport mechanism, newly designed premium D/A converters with separate left and right power supplies for each of its eight differential circuits and includes the AKM 4497, which is the highest performance DAC in the history of AKM. Esoteric has also developed ”ES-Link Analog”, an original high quality current transmission method for connecting with the Grandioso F1 integrated amplifier.
According to the press release, every last corner of its electronic circuits has been refined, such as its 35-bit D/A processing algorithm, the HCLD buffer amplifier including 125,000uf super capacitors, and its high precision clock.

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