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Esoteric X-05 CD/SACD player review

Enter Esoteric's most affordable player sporting the celebrated VM5-K transport

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"Esoteric has done a fine job of cutting costs without compromising the resolving power. We can safely say that the brand name's reputation will remain as strong as ever thanks to the musicality and transparency of this player"
  • Superb build quality
  • Extremely slick operation
  • Very high resolution
  • Can do pace and attack in the context of a natural presentation
  • The remote is system oriented which means a lot of buttons
  • Player slightly prefers the midband to the frequency extremes

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