Esoteric N-05 Owner's Manual (2022)

Esoteric N-05 Owner's Manual (1)

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

<equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the

product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an

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.

CAUTION

oo DO NOT REMOVE THE EXTERNAL CASES OR CABINETS TO EXPOSE THE ELECTRONICS. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE.

oo IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THIS PRODUCT, CONTACT THE STORE WHERE YOU PURCHASED THE UNIT FOR A SERVICE REFERRAL. DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT UNTIL IT HAS BEEN REPAIRED.

oo USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.

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.

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.

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

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.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued)

Model for USA

CAUTION

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party

responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to oper-

subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not

ate the equipment.

cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any

interference received, including interference that may cause unde-

sired operation.

For European Customers

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

Disposal of electrical and electronic equipment and

Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection

batteries and/or accumulators

against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equip-

ment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,

a)

All electrical/electronic equipment and waste batteries/accu-

if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may

mulators should be disposed of separately from the municipal

cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,

waste stream via collection facilities designated by the govern-

there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particu-

ment or local authorities.

lar installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference

b) By disposing of electrical/electronic equipment and waste

to radio or television reception, which can be determined by

batteries/accumulators correctly, you will help save valu-

turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to

able resources and prevent any potential negative effects on

correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

human health and the environment.

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

c)

Improper disposal of waste electrical/electronic equipment

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

and batteries/accumulators can have serious effects on the

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from

environment and human health because of the presence of

that to which the receiver is connected.

hazardous substances in the equipment.

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for

d)

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

help.

symbols, which show wheeled bins that have been

crossed out, indicate that electrical/electronic equip-

ment and batteries/accumulators must be collected

Model for Canada

and disposed of separately from household waste.

Industry Canada’s Compliance Statement:

If a battery or accumulator contains more than the

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

specified values of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and/or

cadmium (Cd) as defined in the Battery Directive

Model for Europe

(2006/66/EC), then the chemical symbols for those Pb, Hg, Cd

elements will be indicated beneath the WEEE symbol.

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

e)

Return and collection systems are available to end users. For

Hereby, TEAC Corporation declares that the product

more detailed information about the disposal of old electri-

complies with the European Directives request and

cal/electronic equipment and waste batteries/accumulators,

the other Commission Regulations.

please contact your city office, waste disposal service or the

shop where you purchased the equipment.

China RoHS

oo The information in the following1 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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“DSD” is a registered trademark.

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

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

App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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

Information about copyrights and licensing related to open-source software is provided in the separate “Important Notice Regarding Software” document.

Contents

Thank you for purchasing this Esoteric product.

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

The Owner’s Manual can be downloaded from the ESOTERIC website (http://www.esoteric.jp/indexe.html).

To use this unit, you must also use an iPad that has the dedicated app (free) installed and connect it to the same network as the unit.

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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

Owner’s manual (this document) × 1

Warranty card × 1

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.

oo Never spray liquid directly on this unit.

oo Do not use chemically-treated wipes, thinner or similar substances because they could damage the surface of the unit.

oo Avoid allowing rubber or plastic materials to touch the unit for long periods of time because they could damage the cabinet.

VVFor safety, disconnect the power plug from the outlet before wiping the unit.

Precautions for use

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 it on top of an amplifier or other equipment that generates heat. Doing so could cause discoloration, deformation or malfunction.

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 The voltage supplied to the unit should match the voltage printed 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 the wall outlet, always pull directly on the plug; never yank on the cord.

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Network connections

Connection example

To Internet

oo An Internet connection is necessary to install the

app on the iPad, to update this unit's NET firmware

and to use Internet radio, for example.

a NAS

b Wi-Fi® router

LAN cable

c iPad

d N-05

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aNAS (network-attached storage)

Use to store audio files.

Operation as a UPnP server is necessary to use it as a media server. MinimServer is the media server recommended for use with this unit.

bWi-Fi® router

Use Wi-Fi to connect the iPad to this unit and the NAS.

ciPad

Install the app to control this unit.

dN-05

This unit.

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Making connections

VV Precautions when making connections

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.

AV amplifier or

digital recording

device

Equipment with

Equipment with

(CD recorder,

digital audio

digital audio

Computer

MD deck, etc.)

output

output

DIGITAL IN

DIGITAL OUT

DIGITAL OUT

(COAXIAL)

(OPTICAL)

(COAXIAL)

Digital output can be turned on/off (page 17).

cablecoaxialRCA

cabledigitalOptical

cablecoaxialRCA

cableUSB

Make this connection

when using this unit as a

USB DAC.

A

B B

C

cable LAN

D

E

F G H I

Connect a set

RCA

audio

of cables of one

type or the other.

cables

R

L

R

L

Audio input (LINE IN, etc.)

Stereo amplifier

cable coaxial BNC

cables XLR

CLOCK OUT

Device that outputs clock signal (G-01, G-02 etc.)

drive flash USB

cord power Included

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The polarity of the XLR connectors can be set so that either 2 or 3 is HOT (page 17).

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A DIGITAL OUT connector

This outputs digital audio signals played with this unit and signals input through this unit's digital input connectors.

Connect the DIGITAL OUT connector on this unit to a digital audio input connector on another digital device, such as a DA converter, AV amplifier or recorder.

Use a commercially-available RCA coaxial cable for connection.

oo Digital output can be turned on/off (page 17).

B Digital audio input connectors (DIGITAL IN)

Use these to input digital audio. They can be connected to the digital output connectors of appropriate audio devices.

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They can receive signals with sampling frequencies of 32–192 kHz and bit depths up to 24-bit.

Use commercially-available cables for connections.

OPTICAL: optical digital cable (TOS) RCA 1, RCA 2: RCA coaxial digital cables

C USB port

Use to input digital audio from a computer. Connect it to a computer's USB port.

Use a commercially-available USB cable for connection. oo Before connecting, read pages 12 to 13.

D Analog audio output connectors (LINE OUT)

These output 2 channels of analog audio. Connect the XLR or RCA connectors to an amplifier.

Use commercially-available cables for connections.

XLR: balanced XLR cables RCA: RCA audio cables

Connect this unit's R connector to the R connector of the amplifier and its L connector to the L connector of the amplifier.

oo Analog audio output can be set to either the RCA or XLR connectors (the XLR polarity can be set for pin 2 or 3 HOT) or OFF (page 17).

ECLOCK SYNC IN, OUT connectors

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

Use the clock mode setting to select the active clock sync connector (page 16).

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

Use commercially-available BNC coaxial cables for connections.

FETHERNET port

Use a commercially-available LAN cable to connect to a network.

GUSB DRIVE port

Connect USB flash drives that contain music files here.

HGrounding connector (SIGNAL GND)

The audio quality might be improved by connecting this grounding connector to an amplifier or other device that is connected to this unit.

oo This is not an electrical safety ground.

IAC power 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. Unplug the cord from the outlet when not using 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

APOWER button

Use to turn the unit on and off.

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

When not using the unit, turn it off.

BCLOCK indicator

This shows the clock synchronization status.

The indicator blinks when a signal is input through the CLOCK SYNC IN connector, and it lights when the unit is locked to the signal.

CMENU button

Press to enter setting mode.

DRemote control signal receiver

This receives signals from the remote control. When using the remote control, point the end of it toward this receiver panel.

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 K-01X or other Esoteric product.

EDisplay

This shows the playback time, song and other information.

FINPUT button

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

If no digital signal is being input, the display will blink.

GParameter adjustment buttons (+/−)

Use to change parameters when in setting mode. oo You cannot change the volume with this unit.

+ button

When NETWORK is selected, this switches between showing the ordinary information and track information on the display.

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Downloading the remote app

To use this unit, you must also use an iPad that has the dedicated app (free) installed and connect it to the same network as the unit.

By installing the app on an iPad, you can use it over a wireless network to operate the unit.

oo You can download and use the app for free.

How to download the iPad app

Search for “ESOTERIC” in the App Store.

Changing the input source

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

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OPT

RCA 2

(Optical digital input)

oo When an external digital input (USB, RCA1, RCA2, OPT) is selected, the name and sampling frequency of the selected input appear on the display. If there is no input signal or the unit is not locked to the input signal, the input sampling frequency is not shown.

oo If the external digital input (NETWORK, USB, RCA1, RCA2 or OPT) is not a digital audio signal or is an audio signal format that is not supported by this unit, such as Dolby Digital or DTS, “– – –” will appear in the sampling frequency display area. Set the digital output setting of the connected device to PCM audio output.

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Using the USB DAC function

Installing the driver

When using Mac OS X

The driver works with the following versions (as of February 2016). 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)

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

When using Windows

The driver works with the following versions (as of February 2016). Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)

Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Operation with other operating systems cannot be assured.

Installing the driver on a computer

Before you can use this unit to play files on a computer, you must first download the dedicated driver from the following ESOTERIC 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.

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 details about driver installation, see the instructions on the ESOTERIC 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 transmitted are 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz and 384 kHz. 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz and 11.2MHz DSD are also supported.

oo 11.2MHz DSD is only supported with DSD Native playback. It is not supported with DoP (DSD Audio over PCM Frames) playback.

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.

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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 software for Windows and Mac supports high-resolution audio source files and high-fidelity playback. You can use it to enjoy the high-quality playback of high-resolution audio sources, including DSD, without needing to make complicated settings.

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.

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2Turn the computer on.

Confirm that the operating system has started properly.

3Press the POWER button to turn the unit on.

4Press the INPUT button to select USB (page 11).

5Start 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.

u Unplug the USB cable uTurn this unit off

u 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 connect this unit with the computer or change its input to USB after starting the music playback software, audio files might not play back correctly. If this occurs, restart the audio playback software or restart the computer.

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Setting mode

3

1

4

3

2

Changing settings

4

1When stopped or during playback, press the MENU button.

2Press the MENU button repeatedly to select the item to change.

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

DIMMER> UPCONV>

3

c

APS>

FIX>

3

c

DPaOFF>

PCMF>

3

c

DOUT>

DSDF>

3

c

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CLK>

3

c

CLK_TH>

CLK_OUT>

oo Some items might not be shown depending on the selected source or operation status.

oo CLK_TH will be shown when CLK> is set to IN or MCK. oo CLKOUT will be shown only when CLK> is set to OUT. oo FIX will be shown only when UPCONV> is set to FIX.

oo If you do nothing for 10 or more seconds, setting mode will end and ordinary display will resume.

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

To change multiple items, repeat steps 2 and 3 .

Press the INPUT button to complete the setting.

If you do nothing for 10 or more seconds, setting mode will end and ordinary display will resume.

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

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Setting items and their options

Upconversion setting

Display (UPCONV>***)

oo This setting can be made for each input.

ORG (original)

The original input signal is sent directly to the D/A converter without upconversion.

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 PCM source signal will be upconverted to 11.2896/12.288MHz DSD.

DSD source signals cannot be upconverted.

FIX

The output format is fixed in this mode.

Audio signals will always be output in the format set by the next item (FIX>) regardless of changes to the input source signal. Input signals will be upconverted or downconverted to this format and sent to the D/A converter or digital output section.

Note about the digital filter during PCM playback

FIR-type digital filters

This type of filter has an established reputation for sound quality and features tonal quality with both dense, rich sound reverberations and crisp sound transients.

SDLY-type digital filters

This type of filter has no pre-echo in the impulse response and features natural sound attack and reverberation for a tonal quality that is close to the original.

FIX output format setting

Display (FIX>***)

oo This will be shown only when UPCONV> is set to FIX.

PCM44

Output at 44.1 kHz.

PCM48

Output at 48 kHz.

PCM88

Output at 88.2 kHz.

PCM96

Output at 96 kHz.

PCM176

Output at 176.4 kHz.

PCM192

Output at 192 kHz.

PCM352

Output at 352.8 kHz.

PCM384

Output at 384 kHz.

DSD2.8M

Output at 2.8224MHz DSD.

DSD5.6M

Output at 5.6448MHz DSD.

DSD11.2M

Output at 11.2896MHz DSD.

Digital filter setting during PCM playback

Display (PCMF>***)

oo This setting can be made for each input.

OFF

The digital filter is not used during PCM playback.

oo With this setting, high-frequency harmonics are output. If cross modulation distortion or other noise is output because of these harmonics, set PCMF to FIR or SDLY.

FIR1

An FIR filter with a steep roll-off is used to sharply cut signals outside the audio band.

FIR2

An FIR filter with a slow roll-off is used to gently cut signals outside the audio band.

SDLY1

A short delay filter with a steep roll-off is used to sharply cut signals outside the audio band.

SDLY2

A short delay filter with a slow roll-off is used to gently cut signals outside the audio band.

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Setting items and their options (continued)

Digital filter setting during DSD playback

Display (DSDF>***)

oo This setting can be made for each input.

OFF

A filter that cuts signals over 50 kHz is not used.

oo The DSD filter must be used in order to adjust audio output with this unit.

When the volume is adjusted (to a value other than 100) using the app, the unit will use the DSD filter to cut signals above 50 kHz even if it is set to OFF.

If the volume is reset to maximum (100) using the app, the unit will use the DSD filter setting again.

We recommend setting this to OFF and using the amplifier connected to this unit to adjust the volume.

ON

A filter that cuts signals over 50 kHz is used.

Clock sync mode setting

Display (CLK>***)

oo This setting can be made for each input.

oo During COAX or OPT input, input a clock that is synchronized with the input source. If the source device does not support clock input, set this to OFF.

oo During NETWORK and USB input, the clock frequencies that can be input depend on whether the playback file is 44.1 or 48 kHz. 10MHz clock can be input for any type of playback file.

OFF

Clock is not synchronized.

IN

This unit's master clock is synchronized to the clock signal (44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz or 10 MHz) input through the CLOCK SYNC IN connector and used for operation.

MCK

The 22.5792MHz/24.576MHz signal input through the CLOCK SYNC IN connector is used as the master clock.

OUT

The clock signal set with CLKOUT is output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector.

Clock output settings

Display (CLK_TH>***)

This sets the clock output during clock input mode.

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.

Clock output frequency settings

Display (CLKOUT>***)

This sets the frequency output from the CLOCK SYNC OUT connector when this unit is set as the master clock (CLK>OUT).

44

Output is at 44.1 kHz.

48

Output is at 48 kHz.

88

Output is at 88.2 kHz.

96

Output is at 96 kHz.

176

Output is at 176.4 kHz.

192

Output is at 192 kHz.

22M

Output is at 22.5792 MHz.

24M

Output is at 24.576 MHz.

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Analog output setting

Display (AOUT>***)

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.

OFF

Analog audio is not output and the D/A converter circuit stops operating.

Digital output setting

Display (DOUT>***)

OFF

Digital output is disabled.

ON

Digital output is enabled.

oo Signals are output according to the upconversion setting and the input source signals.

oo Digital output is possible at resolutions up to 192kHz PCM and 2.8MHz DSD (DoP).

If these limits are exceeded because of the upconversion setting or input source signals, no signal will be output.

oo When UPCONV> is set to FIX (fixed output format mode), digital signals will be output according to the FIX> (fixed output format) setting regardless of the format of the input source signals. This allows audio files in a playlist to all be output digitally even if they have various different sampling frequencies.

Automatic display darkening setting

Display (DPaOFF>***)

ON

The display will automatically darken after playback remains stopped for 30 minutes.

OFF

The display will not automatically darken.

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

Automatic power saving setting

Display (APS>***)

oo By default, the setting is 30m.

When the input source is RCA1, RCA2, OPT or USB, the unit will turn off automatically if the set amount of time passes without being able to lock an input signal from the selected input source.

oo The input sources that are not selected have no effect on automatic power saving.

30m

30 minutes

60m

60 minutes

90m

(Video) More CPU uArch: (brief) superscalar pipes, stalls, interrupts/exceptions

90 minutes

120m

120 minutes

OFF

The automatic power saving function is disabled.

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Setting items and their options (contd.)

DIMMER

Display (DIMMER>***)

You can adjust the brightness of this unit's display and indicators.

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 K-01X or other Esoteric product.

oo Even when set to DIMMER1 or Off, a brighter setting will be used when displaying error messages and setting menus.

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.

General

The unit does not turn on.

ee Insert the power plug into an outlet.

ee Check the connection of the power cord to this unit.

The unit automatically turns off.

ee This is because the automatic power saving function turned it off.

Press the POWER button on the main unit to turn it on. Change the automatic power saving setting if necessary (page 17).

The unit does not respond when buttons are pressed.

ee Multiple button presses without pause can cause the unit to stop responding. After pressing a button, wait momentarily for the unit to respond.

There is noise.

ee Place the unit as far away as possible from TVs and other devices that have strong magnetism.

No sound is output from the speakers. The sound is distorted. ee Check the connections with the amp and the speakers (page

8).

ee Adjust the volume of the amplifier and other devices.

ee No sound is output when playback is paused. Press the play (7) button to resume ordinary playback.

ee Check the analog output setting (page 17).

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Clock sync

The CLOCK indicator does not stop blinking.

ee Set clock synchronization mode to OFF when not using it.

ee A clock signal with which the unit cannot be synchronized might be being input. Check the connection of the CLOCK SYNC IN connector and the settings of the connected device.

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 connection of the CLOCK SYNC IN connector and the clock sync mode setting of the connected device.

An audio file cannot be played back (correctly).

ee Different media servers (NAS) support different types of files. Use a recommended media server (MinimServer) to enable the full functionality of the N-05.

The sound breaks up during playback.

ee If MP3s and other files with low bit rates play back normally, but files at 384 kHz and other high bit rates break up, the ETHERNET speed might be too slow.

The audio data is transmitted from the NAS through the router. For this reason, using LAN cables to connect the NAS to the router and the router to this unit is preferable.

USB connections with a computer

Computer does not recognize this unit.

ee This unit can be connected by USB and used with a computer running one of the following operating systems (as of February, 2016).

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)

Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Operation with other operating systems cannot be assured.

There is noise.

ee Starting other applications during playback of a music file may interrupt playback or cause noise. Do not start other applications during playback.

ee When the unit is connected to a computer via a USB hub, for example, noise might be heard. If this occurs, connect the unit directly to the computer.

Audio files cannot be played back.

ee Connect the computer with this unit and switch to USB before starting the music playback software and music file playback. Audio data might not play back correctly if you connect this unit with the computer or change its input to USB after starting the music playback software.

Since this unit uses a microcontroller, external noise and other interference can cause the unit to malfunction. 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 unit is on, press the POWER button to turn it off and wait for more than 30 seconds.

2Press the POWER button while holding down the MENU button.

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

Note about condensation

If this unit is brought from a cold outdoor environment into a warm room, or the heater has just been turned on in the room where it is located, for example, condensation might occur on operating parts or lenses, resulting in improper operation. If this occurs, leave the unit on and wait 1–2 hours. This should enable normal playback.

Specifications

Digital audio inputs

RCA connectors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 pairs (L/R) Input level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 Vp-p Input impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ω

Input signal format. . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–192 kHz

16-bit to 24-bit

Linear PCM (IEC 60958 format)

DSD (DoP format)

Optical digital connector . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Input level. . . . . . . . . . . .

−24.0 dBm to −14.5 dBm (peak)

Input signal format. . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–192 kHz

16-bit to 24-bit

Linear PCM (IEC 60958 format)

DSD (DoP format)

USB port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1 (Type B)

Input signal format. . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . 44.1–384 kHz

16-bit to 32-bit

Linear PCM

2.8/5.6/11.2MHz DSD

ETHERNET port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1000BASE-T

Input signal format. . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.1–384 kHz

16-bit to 32-bit

Linear PCM

2.8/5.6MHz DSD

Supported file formats

DSD lossless. . . . . . . . . .

.

. . . DSF, DSDIFF (DFF), DoP

PCM lossless . . . . .

.

FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), WAV, AIFF

Compressed audio. .

.

. . . . . . . MP3, AAC (m4a container)

USB DRIVE port. . . . . . .

.

.FAT32; USB 2.0 or faster recommended

Digital audio output

RCA connector. . . .

. .

.

. .

. . .

.

.

.

.

. .

.

. . . . . . . . 1

Output level . .

. . .

. .

.

. .

. . .

.

.

.

.

0.5

Vp-p (into 75Ω load)

Output impedance . . .

. . . .

. .

. . . .

. . . . . .

.

. . .

. .

. .

. . .

. . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ω

Output signal format.

. .

.

. . . . .

. .

.

.

. .

.

. . 44.1–192 kHz

16-bit to 24-bit

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Linear PCM (IEC 60958 format)

DSD (DoP format)

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