Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (2022)

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D-02X

D/A Converter

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China RoHS

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

CAUTION

oo DO NOT REMOVE THE EXTERNAL CASES OR CABINETS TO EXPOSE

THE ELECTRONICS. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE.

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,

oo IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THIS PRODUCT,

DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-

CONTACT THE STORE WHERE YOU PURCHASED THE UNIT FOR

SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO

A SERVICE REFERRAL. DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT UNTIL IT HAS

QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

BEEN REPAIRED.

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an

oo USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF

<equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the

PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT

presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the

IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.

product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude

to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

IN USA/CANADA, USE ONLY ON 120 V SUPPLY.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is

Bintended to alert the user to the presence of important

operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in

the literature accompanying the appliance.

WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,

DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR

MOISTURE.

oo The information in the following' ; table is only applicable to products for sale in the People’s Republic of China. oo The products sold in the European area are manufactured in accordance with the European RoHS Directive.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued)

Model for USA

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the equipment and/or the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Model for Canada

Industry Canada’s Compliance Statement:

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Model for Europe

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

Hereby, TEAC Corporation declares that the product complies with the European Directives request and the other Commission Regulations.

CAUTION

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

1)Read these instructions.

2)Keep these instructions.

3)Heed all warnings.

4)Follow all instructions.

5)Do not use this apparatus near water.

6)Clean only with dry cloth.

7)Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

8)Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9)Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or groundingtype plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10)Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11)Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,

bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13)Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14)Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

oo The apparatus draws nominal non-operating power from the AC outlet with its POWER or STANDBY/ON switch not in the ON position.

oo The mains plug is used as the disconnect device; the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.

oo Caution should be taken when using earphones or headphones with the product because excessive sound pressure (volume) from earphones or headphones can cause hearing loss.

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CAUTION

oo Do not expose this apparatus to drips or splashes.

oo Do not place any objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.

oo Do not install this apparatus in a confined space such as a book case or similar unit.

oo The apparatus should be located close enough to the AC outlet so that you can easily reach the power cord plug at any time.

oo If the product uses batteries (including a battery pack or installed batteries), they should not be exposed to sunshine, fire or excessive heat.

oo CAUTION for products that use replaceable lithium batteries: there is danger of explosion if a battery is replaced with an incorrect type of battery. Replace only with the same or equivalent type.

WARNING

Products with Class ! construction are equipped with a power supply cord that has a grounding plug. The cord of such a product must be plugged into an AC outlet that has a protective grounding connection.

For European Customers

Disposal of electrical and electronic equipment and batteries and/or accumulators

a)All electrical/electronic equipment and waste batteries/accumulators should be disposed of separately from the municipal waste stream via collection facilities designated by the government or local authorities.

b)By disposing of electrical/electronic equipment and waste batteries/accumulators correctly, you will help save valuable resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the environment.

c)Improper disposal of waste electrical/electronic equipment and batteries/accumulators can have serious effects on the environment and human health because of the presence of hazardous substances in the equipment.

d) The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) symbols, which show wheeled bins that have been crossed out, indicate that electrical/electronic equipment and batteries/accumulators must be collected

and disposed of separately from household waste.

If a battery or accumulator contains more than the Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (6)Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (7)Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (8) specified values of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and/or cadmium (Cd) as defined in the Battery Directive Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (9)Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (10)Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (11) (2006/66/EC), then the chemical symbols for those Pb, Hg, Cd elements will be indicated beneath the WEEE symbol.

e)Return and collection systems are available to end users. For more detailed information about the disposal of old electrical/electronic equipment and waste batteries/accumulators, please contact your city office, waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the equipment.

“DSD” is a registered trademark.

Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Apple, Mac, Mac OS and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

MEXCEL is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd. in Japan and other countries.

ESOTERIC is a trademark of TEAC CORPORATION, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Other company names and product names in this document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Contents

Thank you for purchasing this Esoteric product..

Read this manual carefully to get the best performance from this product.. After reading it, keep it in a safe place with the warranty card for future reference..

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Before use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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What's in the box.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Note about pinpoint feet.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Maintenance.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Precautions for use.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Making connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Names and functions of parts (main unit).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Names and functions of parts (display).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Basic operation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Meanings of items shown in setting mode......................

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Upconversion setting...........................................

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DSD digital filter setting .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Clock setting.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Clock input connector selection.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Clock output settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Dimmer setting .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Analog output setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Automatic display darkening setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Automatic power saving setting.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting with a computer and playing back audio files .. . . . . . . . . 17 Installing the driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Playing audio files.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Troubleshooting.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Restoring factory settings.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 20

Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Specifications......................................................

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Dimensional drawings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Before use

What's in the box

Check to be sure the box includes all the supplied accessories shown below. . Please contact the store where you purchased this unit if any of these accessories are missing or have been damaged during transportation..

Power cord × 1

HDMI cable × 1

Felt pads × 4

Owner’s manual (this document) × 1

Warranty card × 1

Note about pinpoint feet

High-precision metal pinpoint feet are attached firmly to the bottom plate of this unit..

Chassis

Pinpoint foot (metal)

Foot-stand (metal) Screws that attach foot-stand

The stands for these feet are loose, but when the unit is placed in position, it is supported by these pinpoint feet, which will effectively disperse vibrations..

oo Apply the included felt pads to the bottoms of the foot-stands to avoid scratching the surface where the unit is placed..

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Maintenance

Use a soft dry cloth to wipe the surface of the unit clean..

For stubborn smudges, use a damp cloth that has been thoroughly wrung out to remove excess moisture..

Avoid allowing rubber or plastic materials to touch the unit for long periods of time because they could damage the cabinet. . Never spray liquid directly on this unit.. Do not use chemically-treated wipes, thinner or similar substances because they could damage the surface of the unit..

VVFor safety, disconnect the power plug from the outlet before cleaning.

Precautions for use

oo This unit is very heavy, so take care to avoid injury during installation..

oo Do not install this unit in a location that could become hot.. This includes places that are exposed to direct sunlight or near a radiator, heater, stove or other heating equipment.. Moreover, do not place them on top of an amplifier or other equipment that generates heat.. Doing so could cause discoloration or deformation..

oo Avoid locations that are extremely cold or exposed to excessive humidity or dust..

oo In order to enable good heat dissipation, leave at least 20 cm (8) between this unit and walls and other equipment when installing it.. If you put it in a rack, take precautions to prevent overheating by leaving at least 5 cm (2) open above the top of the unit and at least 10 cm (4) open behind the unit.. Failure to provide these gaps could cause heat to build up inside and result in fire..

oo Place the unit in a stable location near the audio system that you will use with it..

oo Do not place anything, not even CDs, CD-Rs, LP records or cassette tapes, on top of the unit.. Doing so could cause damage..

oo Do not put cloth on top of the unit or place it on top of bedding or thick carpet.. Doing so could cause it to overheat or damage it..

oo Supply voltage to the power unit that matches the voltage indicated on the rear panel. . If you are in any doubt regarding this matter, consult an electrician..

oo Do not move the unit during use..

oo Do not open the body of the unit because this could result in damage to the circuitry or cause electric shock.. If a foreign object should enter the unit, contact your dealer..

oo When removing the power plug from an outlet, always pull directly on the plug.. Never pull on the cord itself..

oo Since ES-LINK is a format that is unique to ESOTERIC, do not connect the HDMI cable used for it to ordinary HDMI connectors on equipment made by other companies.. They are not compatible..

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Making connections

CD player, digital tuner, etc.

Super Audio CD/CD transport (P-02X)

Digital audio output connectors

Digital audio output connectors

A XLRdigitalEsoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (15)Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (16)Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (17)

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cable HDMIEsoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (19)

B BNCcoaxialEsoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (20)Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (21)

Esoteric D-02X Owner's Manual (22)cable

C

cable HDMI

cable digital XLR

cable digital coaxial RCA

cable digital Optical

A

cable audio XLR

cable audio RCA

AUDIO IN (R)

audio XLR

audio RCA

D

E

Connect using a set of

cable

cable

only one type..

AUDIO IN (L)

Wall socket

Amplifier

oo After completing all other connections, plug the power plug into a power outlet..

oo Read the owner’s manuals of all devices that will be connected, and follow their instructions..

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A Digital audio input connectors (DIGITAL IN)

Use these to input digital audio..

Connect these to the digital output connectors of digital devices (including the P1, P-01, P-02, P-03, P-05 and P-02X)..

ES-LINK: HDMI cable

oo Since ES-LINK is a format that is unique to ESOTERIC, do not connect the HDMI cable used for it to ordinary HDMI connectors on equipment made by other companies.. They are not compatible..

Use commercially-available cables for the following connections.

XLR: XLR digital cable

RCA: RCA coaxial digital cable OPTICAL: optical digital cable

oo We recommend using ES-LINK when connecting to a P-02X..

oo The XLR connectors support Dual AES. . If the digital source device that you are using supports Dual AES, use two cables to connect the left channel unit XLR connector to the left digital output on the audio source device and the right channel unit XLR connector to the right digital output on the audio source device..

BCLOCK SYNC 10MHz IN, IN and OUT connectors

Use these to input and output clock synchronization signals.. When using a clock generator, connect its clock output connector to this unit's CLOCK SYNC IN connector..

When inputting a 10MHz oscillator sine wave signal, connect the output of the oscillator to this unit's CLOCK SYNC 10MHz IN connector..

Use the clock settings to select the active CLOCK SYNC input (page 14)..

Connect the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector to a clock input connector on a digital audio source device..

Use commercially-available BNC coaxial cables for these connections.

CLOCK IN: 75 Ω 10MHz IN: 50 Ω

C Grounding terminal (SIGNAL GND)

Connecting this grounding terminal to the grounding terminal of an audio source device, amplifier or other equipment might improve the audio quality..

oo This is not an electrical safety ground..

DAnalog audio output connectors (LINE OUT)

These output analog audio..

If the amplifier has XLR audio input connectors, use commer- cially-available XLR audio cables to connect to them..

If the amplifier has RCA audio input connectors, use com- mercially-available RCA audio cables to connect to them.

EPower inlet (~IN)

Connect the included AC power cord to this socket.. After completing all other connections, plug the power plug into a power outlet..

VVUse only a genuine Esoteric power cord. Use of other power cords could result in fire or electric shock. Disconnect the power plug from the outlet if you will not use the unit for a long time.

At Esoteric, we use Esoteric MEXCEL stressfree cables for reference..

For detailed information, access the following website..

http://www..esoteric..jp/products/esoteric/accessory/indexe..html

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Names and functions of parts (main unit)

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

A POWER button

F Display

Use to turn the unit on and off..

This shows information about the selected input connector, for

When the unit is on, the ring around this button lights blue..

example..

When the unit is off, it is unlit..

Turn the unit off when not using it..

G INPUT button

Use to change the digital input. . Select a connector that has

B CLOCK indicator

a digital source device connected. . If no digital signal is being

input, no sampling frequency will be shown to the right of the

This shows the clock synchronization status..

word “INPUT” on the display..

Lit blue

When the clock setting uses any synchronization other than

H Parameter adjustment (−/+) buttons

PLL (CLK>OFF), the indicator blinks blue while the clock signal is

being detected.. The indicator stops blinking but stays lit when

Use to change parameters when in setting mode..

the signal is confirmed and synchronization starts..

oo You cannot change the volume with this unit..

Lit green

This lights when the unit is operating with the built-in oscillator during USB input..

CMENU button

Use to enter setting mode (page 12)..

DRemote control signal receiver

This receives signals from the remote control. . When using a remote control, point it toward this receiver when operating it..

oo This unit does not include a remote control..

oo The dimmer of this unit can be adjusted using a remote control included with a P-02X or other Esoteric product (page 15)..

EInput source indicators

The indicator for the selected input connector lights..

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Names and functions of parts (display)

a

b

c

d

E S I NK

e

f

a Input format

ESL1:

This appears when a DSD signal in ES-LINK1 format is being received..

ESL2:

This appears when a DSD signal in ES-LINK2 format is being received..

ESL3:

This appears when a 48-bit PCM signal in ES-LINK3 format is being received..

DoP:

This appears when a DSD signal in DoP (DSD Audio over PCM Frames) format is being received..

No indicator:

Nothing appears when ordinary S/PDIF signals are being received, when PCM signals are being received over a USB connection or during ES-LINK input..

b Upconversion setting

No indicator:

The upconversion function is not in use..

UPCONV 2Fs:

The upconverter circuit will upconvert the signal to 64, 88..2 or 96 kHz before digital to analog conversion..

UPCONV 4Fs:

The upconverter circuit will upconvert the signal to 128, 176..4 or 192 kHz before digital to analog conversion..

UPCONV 8Fs:

The upconverter circuit will upconvert the signal to 256, 352..8 or 384 kHz before digital to analog conversion..

UPCONV DSD:

The upconverter circuit will convert the PCM signal to a DSD signal before digital to analog conversion..

DSD DIRECT:

If DSD_F (DSD filter) is set to OFF, this appears when a DSD signal is input..

Notes about upconversion

oo Even if the upconverter is set, the upconverter might not be usable depending on the input source sampling frequency conditions..

oo You can make settings as you like for each input..

oo When ES-LINK input is selected, upconversion can only be set to OFF or DSD..

c Clock mode

No indicator:

Shown when CLK is set to OFF..

CLK OUT:

Shown when CLK is set to OUT..

The frequency display area shows the output clock frequency..

CLK IN:

Shown when CLK is set to IN..

The frequency display area shows the input clock frequency..

MCK IN:

Shown when CLK is set to MCK IN..

The frequency display area shows the input clock frequency..

INTERNAL:

Shown when the internal clock is being used with USB input..

dClock frequency

eInput

fSampling frequency

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Basic operation

1 Press the POWER button to turn the unit on.

Press the POWER button in completely until it stops.. When on, the ring around the POWER button lights blue..

2 Press the INPUT button to select the source.

Each time you press the INPUT button, the active input changes in the following order and is shown on the display..

ESLINK

DUAL

XLR1

XLR2

USB

OPT

RCA2

RCA1

Select the input and start playback from the audio source device..

If no digital signal is detected, no sampling frequency will be shown to the right of the word “INPUT” on the display.. Confirm the connections before turning connected devices on..

oo When you are done using this unit, press the POWER button to turn it off..

Setting mode

1Press the MENU button repeatedly to select the desired setting item.

Each time you press the MENU button, the item shown on the display changes..

UPCONV>

APS>

c

3

DSD_F>

DPaOFF>

c

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3

CLK>

AOUT>

c

3

CLKin>

DIMMER>

c

CLK_TH>

Press the INPUT button or do nothing for 10 seconds to exit setting mode and return to the ordinary display..

2Use the parameter adjustment (−/+) buttons to change the settings.

For information about settings, see pages13–16..

Setting mode will end and the ordinary display will reappear if nothing is done for 10 seconds or the INPUT button is pressed once..

oo Settings are retained even if the power plug is disconnected..

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Meanings of items shown in setting mode

UPCONV>***

This is the upconversion setting..

Use to select DSD or a multiplier of the input sampling frequency for upconversion (page 13)..

DSD_F>***

This turns the DSD filter on and off (page 14)..

CLK>***

This is the clock setting..

Use this to set synchronization with an external clock or clock output to an audio source device that is being synchronized (page 14)..

CLKin>***

This selects the clock input connector (page 15)..

CLK_TH>***

This sets the clock output during clock input mode (page 15)..

DIMMER>***

This sets the dimmer..

You can set the brightness of this unit's display and indicators to one of four levels (page 15)..

AOUT>***

This sets the analog output.. Use this to select the analog output connector to be used (page 16)..

DPaOFF>***

This sets automatic display darkening (page 16)..

APS>***

This sets automatic power saving (page 16)..

Upconversion setting

UPCONV>***

When a PCM signal from a CD, for example, is input, you can use this setting to upconvert that signal or convert it to a DSD signal..

Each input connector can have a different setting.. By default, the setting is OFF..

oo During ES-LINK input, only OFF or DSD can be selected..

OFF

Upconversion will not occur..

The original input signal will be sent as is directly to the D/A converter..

2Fs

The sampling frequency of the input source signal will be upconverted by a factor of 2 from 32, 44..1 or 48 kHz to 64, 88..2 or 96 kHz..

4Fs

The sampling frequency of the input source signal will be upconverted by a factor of 4 from 32, 44..1 or 48 kHz (or 2 from 88..2 or 96 kHz) to 128, 176..4 or 192 kHz..

8FS

The sampling frequency of the input source signal will be upconverted by a factor of 8 from 32, 44..1 or 48 kHz (or 4 from 88..2 or 96 kHz or 2 from 176..4 or 192 kHz) to 256, 352..8 or 384 kHz..

DSD

The digital format of the signal will be converted to DSD..

oo The DSD signal of a Super Audio CD cannot be upconverted..

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Setting mode (continued)

DSD digital filter setting

DSD_F>***

This setting turns the digital filter for DSD input signals sent to the D/A converter on or off..

By default, the setting is OFF..

OFF

The 50kHz cutoff digital filter is not used.. oo “DSD DIRECT” appears on the display..

ON

The 50kHz cutoff digital filter is used..

oo Use this setting if modulation noise, for example, occurs when set to OFF..

Clock setting

CLK>***

Use this to set synchronization with an external clock or clock output to a Super Audio CD transport or other audio source device that supports clock..

By default, the setting is OFF..

oo Set this to OFF when connected to a source device that does not support clock synchronization..

OFF

Clock synchronization is not used and the master clock used to follow the input digital signal is generated by the PLL circuit.. Operation following clock over a wide range is possible..

OUT44

44..1 kHz is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

OUT88

88..2 kHz is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

OUT176

176..4 kHz is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

OUT48

48 kHz is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

OUT96

96 kHz is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

OUT192

192 kHz is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

OUT22M

22..5792 MHz is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

OUT24M

24..576 MHz is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

oo You can synchronize an audio source device to this unit using its high-precision crystal oscillator as a master clock by connecting that device's clock input connector to this unit's CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

oo The audio source device must be connected to this unit's CLOCK SYNC OUT connector and set to receive clock synchronization..

IN

In this mode, this unit can receive a clock signal through its CLOCK SYNC IN connector and operate with clock synchronization..

oo The audio source device must also be connected to the clock generator or be connected to this unit's CLOCK SYNC OUT connector and set to receive clock synchronization..

oo The clock frequencies that can be input are 44..1, 48, 88..2, 96, 176..4 and 192 kHz as well as 24..576 MHz.. The input audio signal and the input clock signal must be synchronized..

MCK IN

In this mode, this unit can receive a master clock signal through its CLOCK SYNC IN or 10MHz IN connector from a clock generator and operate with clock synchronization.. The master clock input can be 22..5792 MHz (512 × 44..1 kHz) or 24..576 MHz (512 × 48 kHz)..

When 22..5792 MHz is input, the sampling frequencies of the input audio signals can be 44..1, 88..2, 176..4 or 352..8 kHz..

When 24..576 MHz is input, the sampling frequencies of the input audio signals can be 48, 96, 192 or 384 kHz..

oo The audio source device must also be connected to the clock generator or be connected to this unit's CLOCK SYNC OUT connector and set to receive clock synchronization..

oo Be aware that during music playback, if the clock generator is turned off or the clock connection is broken, causing the clock signal to stop, a loud noise could be emitted from the speakers..

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Clock input connector selection

CLKin>***

This selects the clock input connector..

By default, the setting is CLK..

CLK

In this mode, this unit can receive a clock signal through its CLOCK SYNC IN connector from a clock generator and operate with clock synchronization..

oo The input impedance of the CLOCK SYNC IN connector is 75 Ω, so TTL-level square wave signals can be input..

10M

In this mode, this unit can receive a 10MHz clock signal from a clock generator connected to its 10MHz IN connector and operate with clock synchronization..

oo The audio source device must also be connected to the clock generator or be connected to this unit's CLOCK SYNC OUT connector and set to receive clock synchronization..

oo The input impedance of the CLOCK SYNC 10MHz IN connector is 50 Ω, so sine wave signals with 0..5–1..0Vrms amplitude levels can be input..

Clock output settings

CLK_TH>***

This sets the clock output during clock input mode..

By default, the setting is OFF..

OFF

No clock signal is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

ON

Clock with the same frequency as the input clock is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector..

Dimmer setting

DIMMER>***

You can adjust the brightness of this unit's display and indicators.. By default, the setting is 2..

Dimmer3

c

Dimmer2 (normal brightness)

c

Dimmer1

c

Off

oo The dimmer of this unit can be adjusted using the DIMMER button of a remote control included with a P-02X or other Esoteric product..

oo Even when set to Dimmer1 or Off, a brighter setting (Dimmer2 or Dimmer3) will be used when displaying error messages and setting menus..

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Setting mode (continued)

Analog output setting

AOUT>***

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Use this to select the analog output connectors to be used.. By default, the setting is XLR2..

XLR2

Analog audio signals are output through the XLR connectors with pin 2 HOT..

XLR3

Analog audio signals are output through the XLR connectors with pin 3 HOT..

RCA

Analog audio signals are output through the RCA connectors..

Automatic display darkening setting

DPaOFF>***

You can set the display to darken automatically after a set amount of time has elapsed..

By default, the setting is ON..

ON

The display will automatically darken after 10 minutes elapse without any operation or change in the information shown..

OFF

The display will not automatically darken, but if nothing changes on it for 10 minutes, its brightness will be lowered to the level of Dimmer1 to reduce long-term display fading..

oo We recommend setting this to “ON” because brightness irregularities might occur if the same information is shown without change on the display for a long time..

Automatic power saving setting

APS>***

The unit can be set to turn off automatically if the set amount of time elapses without being able to lock to a digital signal from an input source..

By default, the setting is 30..

30

The unit will automatically turn off if 30 minutes elapse without playback or other operation..

60

The unit will automatically turn off if 60 minutes elapse without playback or other operation..

90

The unit will automatically turn off if 90 minutes elapse without playback or other operation..

120

The unit will automatically turn off if 120 minutes elapse without playback or other operation..

OFF

The automatic power saving function is disabled..

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Connecting with a computer and playing back audio files

Installing the driver

When using Mac OS X

This unit works with the following operating systems (as of January 2016)..

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10..6) (OS X 10..6..4 or later)

OS X Lion (10..7)

OS X Mountain Lion (10..8) OS X Mavericks (10..9)

OS X Yosemite (10..10)

OS X El Capitan (10..11)

This unit will work with the standard operating system driver, so there is no need to install a special driver..

When using Windows

Installing a driver on the computer

To play back audio files from a computer through this unit, you must first download the driver from our download page and install it on your computer..

Driver software download page http://www.esoteric.jp/products/esoteric/usb/usb_driver_e.html

Install the dedicated driver software after downloading it from the above page..

This unit can be connected by USB and used with a computer running one of the following operating systems

Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit editions)

Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)

Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)

Windows 8..1 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)

Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit editions)

Operation with other operating systems cannot be assured..

IMPORTANT NOTICE

You must install the dedicated driver software before connecting this unit with a computer using a USB cable..

If you connect the unit to the computer by USB before installing the driver, it will not function properly..

For detailed instructions about installing the driver, please see our download page..

Depending on the composition of the computer hardware and software, operation might not be possible even with the above operating systems..

Note about transmission modes

This unit connects using asynchronous HIGH SPEED mode..

The sampling frequencies that can be used for transmission are 44..1, 48, 88..2, 96, 176..4, 192, 352..8 and 384 kHz as well as DSD 2..8, 5..6 and 11..2 MHz..

When connected correctly, you will be able to select “ESOTERIC USB AUDIO DEVICE” as the audio output for the operating system..

In asynchronous mode, the audio data transmitted from the computer will be processed using this unit's clock, enabling it to reduce jitter caused during data transmission..

Playing audio files

You can use ESOTERIC HR Audio Player to play audio files on a computer..

Please download this free application from the following URL.. http://www.esoteric.jp/products/esoteric/hr_audio/indexe.html

ESOTERIC HR Audio Player is a software audio player for Windows and Mac that supports high-quality playback of high-resolution audio sources.. You can use it to enjoy the high-quality playback of highresolution audio sources, including DSD, without needing to make complicated settings..

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Connecting with a computer and playing back audio files (continued)

1Connect this unit to the computer using a USB cable.

Use a commercially-available USB cable with a connector that matches that of this unit.

Computer

2Turn the computer on.

Confirm that the operating system has started properly..

3Press the POWER button to turn the unit on.

4

5

Press the INPUT button to select USB.

Start playback of an audio file on the computer.

For better audio quality, set the computer volume to its maximum and adjust the volume of the amplifier connected to this unit.. Set the amplifier volume to the minimum when you start playback and gradually increase it..

oo The computer cannot be used to control this unit, nor can this unit be used to control the computer..

oo This unit cannot transmit audio files to the computer by USB..

oo Do not do any of the following when playing back audio files over the USB connection. . Doing so could cause the computer to malfunction. . Always quit the audio playback software before conducting any of these operations..

i Unplug the USB cable i Turn this unit off

i Change the input

oo Computer operation sounds will also be transmitted when playing back audio files over the USB connection.. To avoid outputting these sounds, make the necessary settings on your computer..

oo If you start the audio playback software before connecting this unit with the computer or before setting the input to USB, audio files might not play back properly.. If this occurs, restart the audio playback software or restart the computer..

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Troubleshooting

If you experience a problem with this unit, please take a moment to review the following information before requesting service. . Moreover, the problem might be caused by something other than this unit.. Please also check the operation of the connected units..

If this product still does not operate correctly, contact the retailer where you purchased it..

The unit does not turn on.

ee Confirm that the power cord is securely connected to both the inlet on the back of this unit and a power outlet..

ee Confirm that power is being supplied to the outlet to which the power cord is connected by, for example, connecting another device to it..

No sound is output from the speakers. The sound is distorted. ee In this case, turn the power off and check the connections with

the digital audio source device, the amp and the speakers. . (page 8)..

ee Change the input setting to the connector that is being used for input (page 12)..

ee Set AOUT (analog output) according to the amp connection.. ee Adjust the volume of the amplifier and other devices..

No sampling frequency is shown to the right of “INPUT” on the display.

ee Turn the device that is connected to the selected input connector on..

ee Confirm that the device is properly connected to the selected input connector..

A beeping noise is output at a regular interval.

ee If a beeping noise is output at a regular interval when the unit is in clock sync mode, the connected device might not also be in clock sync mode.. Check the connections of the clock sync input connectors and the clock sync setting of the connected device..

The CLOCK indicator does not stop blinking.

ee Set CLK> to OFF when not using clock sync (page 14)..

ee A clock signal with which the unit cannot be synchronized might be being input. . Check the connections of the clock input connectors and the settings of the connected device..

This unit uses a microprocessor, so noise and other external interference could cause it to stop functioning properly. In such a case, turn the unit off and wait about one minute before restarting operation from the beginning.

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Troubleshooting (continued)

Restoring factory settings

Settings are retained even if the power plug is disconnected..

Follow these procedures to restore all settings to their factory defaults and clear the unit's memory..

1Turn the unit off.

If the power is on, press the POWER button and wait at least 30 seconds before proceeding..

2Press the POWER button while pressing and holding the MENU button.

When “Setup CLR” (clear settings) appears on the display, release the MENU button..

Messages

“– – –” appears in the sampling frequency display area.

There is a problem with the input signal..

Do not input signals other than PCM or DSD.. Check the connection with the digital device..

This unit cannot decode signals in formats such as Dolby Digital, DTS and AAC.. Have the playback device convert the signal to PCM before output..

No sampling frequency is shown to the right of “INPUT” on the display.

The digital signal cannot be locked. . Press the INPUT button to select a connector that has a digital source device connected.. Turn the connected device on. . Check the settings of the connected device..

CLOCK!

Check settings related to the clock..

If there is no input clock, “– – –” will appear in the clock frequency display area..

If the set mode and the input clock are incorrect, the clock frequency display area will blink..

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