Luxman Introduces New Digital Audio Player

Who says they no longer make Compact Disc players? Exhibit A: Japanese audio component maker Luxman just announced the availability of its new D-03X, a fully loaded digital player that handles CD playback along with MQA CDs, MQA files, and up to 11.28 MHz DSD and 32-bit/384 kHz PCM files via USB input.

The D-03X features gold-plated RCA and Neutrik XLR balanced outputs and both optical and coaxial digital inputs along with its USB type-A port. Manufactured in Japan, it has the solid build and elegant look of other components from the company, with a blasted white finish and a vacuum fluorescent display with zoom capability.

The player’s circuitry is based around independent left-right Texas Instruments PCM1975 digital-to-analog converters, while the power supply “features an oversized transformer and independent filter capacitors for each circuit,” according to Luxman’s press release. When using a computer as a source connected to the player’s USB port, you get the option to use the free LUXMAN Audio Player Mac/Windows software, which decodes WAV, FLAC, MP3, DSF, DSDIFF, ALAC, and AIFF files. Another plus Luxman cites for the D-03X is Bulk Pet USB transfer, a performance-enhancing feature that the company’s release claims “optimizes data packaging and delivery to the DAC, easing the processing load for both the host CPU and the device CPU.”

The D-03X is available now for $3,295. Check out Luxman’s website for more info and to see the company’s full suite of products.

Olaf the Snowman's picture

No SACD playback :-) .......

Soundboy's picture

I will wait to see if or when Yamaha update its line of SACD players.

Olaf the Snowman's picture

Yamaha makes CD-S3000, CD/SACD player with built-in, hi-res DAC, $6,000 :-) .......

Olaf the Snowman's picture

Marantz makes SA-KI Ruby CD/SACD player with built-in, hi-res DAC, $4,000 .......

If you don't want a built-in DAC, you could consider the Denon DCD-1600NE CD/SACD player, $1,200 :-) .......

Chris Teeh's picture

I listen to most of my music via PC or car, so no need! Once upon a time, I used to buy gear to get the most out of music, now I use to to get the most out of surround sound! Motherboards these days have top quality sound cards. X299 boards from Gigabyte seem to go the extra mile...