Luxman's new D-10X flagship sacd player

CKKeung

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Good morning. Yes it is triangle competition between Esoteric K1x, Lux 10X and Soulnote S3. In my experiences it has been my feeling that SACD, CD is not worthy option until I started using S-3. I quickly bought the top model of crystal clock unit made by the company called Sfortzart.
Morning Mtakeda,

IMHO the price of Esoteric K1x is more than 2 times of D-10X & S3.
The Esoteric K-01xd may be a more appropriate competitor for the latter two.
:)

Sforzato of Japan is famous for making audiophile 10M clock.
May we know which top model 10M clock have you bought?

BTW Sforzato's 10M clock models seems to be quite confusing.
There are diff models on their Japanese website (Norma/Circinus/Pyxis/PMC-03) and international website (PMC-00EX/010EX/015EX/02EX).
http://www.sfz.co.jp/%e8%a3%bd%e5%93%81
https://sfz.world/pmc.html


Please tell us what's happening.
Thanks a lot again!
 
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I felt Esoteric K-1x is more or less direct competitive mode to S-3 based on my fan boy prejudice to S-3. Sorry. I bought PMC Circinus. Mr. Omata of SFZ is a really nice guy to allow me to do home audition for two weeks. But why does he choose such difficult name for the products? Beyond me. None the less the clock widens the sound stage so much. I am very pleased.
 
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CKKeung

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I felt Esoteric K-1x is more or less direct competitive mode to S-3 based on my fan boy prejudice to S-3. Sorry. I bought PMC Circinus. Mr. Omata of SFZ is a really nice guy to allow me to do home audition for two weeks. But why does he choose such difficult name for the products? Beyond me. None the less the clock widens the sound stage so much. I am very pleased.
That you are saying the ¥1280k Soulnote S3 can fight with the ¥2800k Eaoteric K-1X means a lot already.
The S3 must be really something!
;)

Let's see if the Luxman D-10X can challenge the S3 or not.
 

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I wonder if you have had opportunity of hearing the new SACD player S-3 from the Soulnote in Japan. There was u tube review made some Hongkong

By the way did you watch u tube review by Hong Kong resident on the new sacd player called S-3 by Soulnote in Japan? Since he narrated in Chinese I do not know what he was talking about but as a extremely happy owner of this model i would recommend highly for you to audition it.
The vid has English translation on the unboxing vid anyway...
 
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Hi, Ackerman,
I found the store by the name of Aria Audio in your place has S-3 in the store and you can audition it. Just for your info.
 

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Somehow a lot of mistyping. Sorry.
Hi Mtakeda,
How about you start a Soulnote S-3 thread on the digital tranaport / dac forum?
And please put some photos of your S-3 and your comments there.

We can then chim in.

This current thread is afterall a Luxman D-10X thread.
Thanks!
;)
 

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Yes, the Soulnote S3 is aweaome!
You must be referring to this youtube rwview :

How would you characterize the SoulNote SACD/CD Player and DAC versus say Esoteric's offerings (P02-X, D-02X) or K1X or 4-box?

Apologies for off-topic post; don't see a SoulNote thread as yet...perhaps once should be started.

Also hoping to see more feedback on this Luxman D-10X
 
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Good morning. There was the posting on S-3 somewhere and I posted my response. I hope it will meet your preference of the posting rule and your question here. I have never had opportunity to compare this with the others you mentioned. But i will not buy any major equipment without home audition. I heard this at my home for two weeks and was convinced.
 

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How would you characterize the SoulNote SACD/CD Player and DAC versus say Esoteric's offerings (P02-X, D-02X) or K1X or 4-box?
Apologies for off-topic post; don't see a SoulNote thread as yet...perhaps once should be started.
Also hoping to see more feedback on this Luxman D-10X
I have yet to audition the Soulnote S3.
The Luxman D-10X has not arrived in HK yet.
I shall listen to all three of them once feasible and report on WBF.

These are links Mtakeda mentioned :
http://www.sumiya-sg.co.jp/blog/souleso/index.html
http://www.sumiya-sg.co.jp/blog/k01xd/index.html
Please read with google translate.
 
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Pls listen to what Steve Guttenberg has said :

 
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Hi CCKeung,

Have you got a chance to audition the Luxman D-10X? How would you think this CD player performance in comparison to the Totaldac Seven or Direct?
 

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Hi CCKeung,

Have you got a chance to audition the Luxman D-10X? How would you think this CD player performance in comparison to the Totaldac Seven or Direct?
Hi Fidelity88,
Not yet.
The local Luxman dealer is slow during thebpandemic.
Listened to the D-03X but the D-10X is still not available here.
:confused:
 

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