Kronos AV
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The history of the LUXMAN audio brand began in 1925, at the birth of radio broadcasting. LUXMAN has paid particular attention to the world of audio and has gained high reputation as a quality brand of high-end audio products both domestically and internationally. People tend to open their mind to natural things and react negatively to the unnatural. Natural sound, without coloration, develops an intimacy between the music and the listener. Naturally and purely reproduced music resonates with the listener’s imagination. LUXMAN reflects this effect in our product development. Music that features a performer's true passion and which a recording engineer has worked on precisely benefits from the fine nuances in sound which LUXMAN aims to reproduce, conveying the sprit of the artist and the enthusiasm of the performance. We strive to bring to the listener the experience of unlimited, pure music. Composers, performers and recording engineers have poured their true feelings into our favorite pieces of music. LUXMAN would be satisfied if the listener could experience those same passions through our products. LUXMAN has celebrated its 90th anniversary and hopes to discover new excitement through wonderful music and to continue to share that pleasure with everyone.

Luxman D-05U SACD Player
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Next generation digital media player for profound musical expression

The D-05u digital media player from LUXMAN inherits its outstanding high end performance from the flagship model, the D-08u. It is a CD/SACD player with the added benefit of reproducing file sound sources by connecting to a Windows PC or Mac via USB. The proprietary LxDTM disc drive mechanism at the heart of the LUXMAN ‘D’ Series offers overwhelming rigidity for high precision, accurate signal processing. In addition, the D-05u achieves profound musical expression above its class due to the advanced digital circuits that support up to 192kHz/32-bit PCM and 5.64 MHz DSD and high sound quality buffer circuits with fully balanced configuration. The D-05u embodies an evolving listening style in as‘digital media player’, the uppermost of the music reproduction systems.


The D-05u supports high-grade CD/SACD reproduction as a matter of course but additionally can support the reproduction of file sound sources of up to 192 kHz/32-bit PCM data and DSD data (2.82 MHz, 5.64 MHz) by connecting to a PC or Mac via USB cable. The jitter of USB signals is completely eliminated by the dedicated DSP via asynchronous communication, whilst the jitter of CD or S/PDIF signals is eliminated by the embedded DAIR high-precision clock. A dedicated jitter reduction chip eliminates jitter from SACD signals. In addition, the D-05u features a low phase noise clock module that reduces noise near the oscillating frequency and therefore improves the accuracy of the entire signal transmission.

Fully balanced analog output

In order to achieve the precise musical expression required from the uppermost of the integrated system such as the D-05u, the accuracy of the proprietary LxDTM mechanism combined with cutting edge digital technology is necessary. The design of the D-05u ensures that signals read by the LxDTM are sophisticatedly digitized into analog signals through a high-precision converter and then output through a high grade analog amplification circuit.The D-05u has achieved a reduction in the impedance of the differential output of the D/A converter, PCM1795, operated at the monaural mode with the use of a high sound quality buffer circuit with fully balanced configuration (identically configured amplifier x 4 units). This unit enables next stage components such as an integrated amplifier or a control amplifier to be powerfully driven by the D-05u.

Latest 32-bit DAC chip

The PCM1795 - the latest 32-bit compatible chip - is used for the D/A converter in a dual configuration setup that is identical to higher grade models. Thanks to a built-in function, a digital filter is selectable from 2 types for PCM signals, and a tone is selectable from 2 types made by the analog FIR filter for DSD signals.

Large-capacity power supply circuit block

The high-inertia power supply featured in the D-05u consists of large-capacity power transformer, independent regulators for each circuit and a large-capacity block capacitor. The cabinet of the D-05u has a complex structural design utilising a loopless and shielded chassis that acts as a countermeasure against magnetic field, ground impedance and digital noise.

Plenty of input/output terminals

The RCA terminals are 18 mm pitch with gold plating and high-grade XLR terminals manufactured by Neutrik® Limited are provided for the analog outputs on the rear panel. A USB input terminal supporting DSD/PCM signals, as well as coaxial line and optical line input/output terminals support up to 192 kHz/24-bit PCM and are provided for the digital signals.


Original mechanism LxDTM

The D-05u is proud of its rigidity as higher grade models.The D-05u is also equipped with the LUXMAN original disc drive mechanism, the LxDTM, allowing digital data to be read at a high level of precision. An asymmetrical, left-sided mechanism layout as opposed to the ‘usual’ centered mechanism structure is adopted after careful consideration of sufficient space for voluminous analog circuit, ideal flow for all kinds of signals, oscillatory path, and weight balance. What is more, the D-05u introduces a ‘box structure’, using a strong chassis to solidly enclose the whole mechanism and effectively cut out external vibration.
* LxDTM is an abbreviation for Luxman original Disc Transport Mechanism.

Large-sized FL display

The large FL display of the D-05u exudes a sense of class and is mounted on the elegant front panel with a blaster white finish.The display features a dimmer function(brightness switching) that includes ‘lighting off’ and ‘zoom display’ modes that allows the display to be more visible from a distance.

LUXMAN original high sound quality playback software

"LUXMAN Audio Player", is the proprietary high sound quality playback software from LUXMAN and is supplied for audio reproduction with use of a Windows PC or Mac PC via a USB cable. The following file formats are supported and those formats are used by major music distribution sites: FLAC/ALAC/WAV/AIFF/MP3 and DSF/DSDIFF.

Aluminum dedicated remote control

The D-05u comes with a dedicated aluminum remote control with a numeric keypad that is slim, fits comfortably into the hand and is excellent to operate. The remote control allows you to change between digital and analog filters and between CD and SACD players without moving from your listening position.

Supported sampling frequencies USB input (PCM) : 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k 
96k, 176.4k, 192k(16, 24, 32bits)
USB input (DSD) : 2.82M, 5.64MHz (1bit)
COAX/OPT input : 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k
96k, 176.4k, 192kHz (16, 20, 24bits)
Analog output voltage / impedance 2.4V/300Ω (unbalanced), 600Ω (balanced)
Frequency response CD 5Hz to 20kHz (+0, -0.5dB)
SACD 5Hz to 50kHz (+0, -3.0dB)
USB 5Hz to 50kHz (+0, -3.0dB)
Total harmonic distortion CD 0.0015%, SACD 0.0015%, USB 0.0009%
S/N ratio (IHF-A) CD 122dB, SACD 102dB, USB 123dB
Disc drive mechanism LxDTM
D/A converter Burr-Brown-made PCM1795 
(monaural mode) x 2
Output amplifier circuit Fully balanced/high sound quality IC buffer
Power supply 230V~(50Hz) / 115V~(60Hz)
Power consumption 26W
1W (at standby)
Dimensions 440(W) x 133(H) x 410(D) mm
front side knob of 2mm and rear side terminal
of 8mm included in depth
Net weight 14.8kg(main unit)
Accessories Remote control (RD-21)
Power cable
Install software CD

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!


Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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