Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player

£7,000.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available

Access any music you wish and play it back in finest sound quality – all without moving from the comfort of your listening seat. The N-05 Network Audio Player from Esoteric makes this luxurious dream a reality.

Enjoy the vivid musical experience of DSD master sound sources, and use your existing home network environment to build a closer relationship with your music.

Available in Silver finish only.

SKU: USV-ESOTERIC-N05 Categories: , ,



Since the company birth in 1987, the Esoteric core philosophy has been total sound quality without compromise. Now this zeal for excellence extends to the highest quality in music streaming, pushing Esoteric to develop a new Network Audio Player — one that offers listeners supreme ease in their musical enjoyment.

From DSD high-resolution masters to reacquaintance with old classics lying hidden for years in a corner of your CD library, all can be instantly accessed from your giant music library, and all from the comfort of your listening seat.

Besides your home audio components, all you need are a standard domestic LAN connection (with wireless router) and an iPad. A large-capacity NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive can hold your entire music library. With these few items, a comfortable life of high-quality musical enjoyment without compromise can soon be yours.

Passion and pride invested in advanced technology and exquisite craftsmanship support high quality you can rely on. Let the Esoteric N-05 bring you closer to the music you love, and lead you to a more complete sense of musical enjoyment. Onward to the future of musical reproduction.


  • Compatible with 2.8/5.6MHz DSD, 192kHz/24-bit PCM, DSF, DSDIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, MP3, and AAC
  • iPad app-controllable (using Esoteric Sound Stream)
  • Music Server Function (can control an external NAS drive, not supplied)
  • TIDAL-compatible. Esoteric are an official TIDAL partner.
  • Dual-mono DACs
  • 34-bit D/A processing
  • Esoteric-HCLD (High-Current Line Drive) Type-2 Buffer Amplifier
  • Robust power supply
  • High-precision VCXO clock
  • External Clock Sync Function
  • Versatile D/D Converter / Filter
  • USB, Coaxial & Optical Digital Inputs
  • Complete noise isolation


  • RCA Connectors: 2 pairs (L/R)
  • Input Level: 0.5Vp-p
  • Input Impedance: 75Ω
  • Input Signal Formats: 32 – 192kHz, 16 – 24-bit, Linear PCM (IEC 60958), DSD (DoP)
  • Optical Digital Connector: 1
  • Input Level: −24dBm to –14.5dBm (peak)
  • Input Signal Formats: 32 – 192kHz, 16 – 24-bit, Linear PCM (IEC 60958), DSD (DoP)
  • USB Port: 1 (Type B)
  • Input Signal Formats: 44.1 – 384kHz, 16 – 32-bit, Linear PCM, 2.8/5.6/11.2MHz DSD
  • USB Storage Device Port: FAT32; USB 2.0 or faster recommended
  • Ethernet Port: 1000BASE-T
  • Input Signal Formats: 44.1 – 384kHz, 16 – 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)
  • RCA Connectors: 1
  • Output Level: 0.5Vp-p (into 75Ωload)
  • Output Impedance: 75Ω
  • Output Signal Formats: 44.1 – 192kHz, 16 – 24-bit, Linear PCM (IEC 60958 format), DSD (DoP format)
  • Power Supply: AC 230V, 50Hz / AC 120V, 60Hz / AC 220V, 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 18W

More Information



The Esoteric corporate philosophy has been embodied through providing superb audio and video products for over two decades. The company pursues a unique path as a high-end audio/visual brand, focusing on components of higher value based on their own technical innovation and proprietary technologies.

Esoteric state that despite changing times and whirlwind markets, there remain musical and visual connoisseurs who seek true excitement. As long as there are such people, the company will continue to develop and release new products that improve upon the state-of-the-art within each business category that they pursue.

Esoteric | Unilet Sound & Vision

Additional information

Weight 11.0 kg
Dimensions 35.6 × 44.5 × 10.7 cm


Purchase Options

Click & Collect, Trade-In Available


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