Model: P-05 CD/SACD transport ESOTERIC is proud to introduce evolutionary
components for CD/SACD audiophile playback, incorporating a completely new
VRDS-NEO mechanism (and using new 32 bit D/A converter technology in the
companion DAC model D-05). The VRDS-NEO mechanism in the P-05 is a high
performance CD/SACD transport solution for the next generation of audiophiles!
The P-05 builds upon the success of Esoteric's model P-70. This newly developed
VRDS-NEO model VMK-5, (New-Vibration free Rigid Disc clamping System), combines
two ESOTERIC proprietary technologies; the turntable disc clamping system and
the unique VOSP (Vertically aligned Optical Stability Platform). The turntable
securely clamps the disc and effectively reduces unwanted swing or vibration of
the disc. This new turntable is precisely machined from solid aluminum helping
to minimize rotational inertia. This extra light turntable design also ensures
optimal performance as required for high speed disc rotation. In combination
with this turntable system, the VOSP mechanism provides extremely accurate data
retrieval by positioning the laser optical axis at the very center of the data
track. This design eliminates off axis tracking and off axis error correction.
Word clock input is included for synchronization with the matching D-05, D/A
audio converter or with any of Esotericís stand alone master clock generators.
Optical tracking and data retrieval is processed by the same pick-up assembly as
in the Esoteric model P-03 audio transport. The P-05 transport works with both
CD and SACD software. For more information please see the PDF file indicated
P-05 / D-05 additional features; - PCM digital audio up-conversion
function (with D-05 DAC). - PCM to DSD conversion function (with D-05 DAC).
- Native DSD mode for SACD playback (with D-05 DAC). - Toroidal
transformer for power supply. - Remote control from the P-03. - Output
level control from the optional D-05 front panel and from the P-05 remote
control (requires D-05). - iLink terminal