Esoteric K-03 X - mechanical problems w tray

...just bought a brand new Esoteric K-03X player and have only 14 hours on it and the tray is jammed and the disc is stuck inside. Real nice for this price will see I had the Esoteric P-05 and the D-05 for almost 8 years which I sold here on Audiogon and NEVER had one problem with those pieces. I think I read where others owners were having the same issue...if this is the case not a happy owner. Not to mention the box weighs almost 100 lbs and who is going to pay for shipping and the hassle of boxing it etc. After 40 years with this hobby .....more of a headache anymore than fun !
"09-20-15: Talk2me
I have to laugh at all the naysayers who say the CD is dead. Do they not realize a lot of hi-rez downloads are just marketing hype and are 44.1!"

So? You don't need a CD player to play 16/44. Not that there's anything wrong with using a CD player. I still have one. But if it ever breaks, I know I can rip my CD's and use a good dac and get equivalent SQ.
I tend to agree w/ Talk2me. CD is not dead, far from it, actually.

Gary- how is your spinner doing?
Keep me posted and Happy Listening!
Hello Jafant.....all is well. Now that I look back I do believe that the original K-03x was defective right from the get - go based on how this one operates. Very musical, articulate.....after about 25 hours of play. It was just a very frustrating experience as we move up these changes are not cheap, I am listening to Cardas Clear Cables as I know you were along with me a big Purist listener.....I heard that they work well with Esoteric gear and I have a whole system of Esoteric gear and the Cardas match really well... have spent a fortune on the Purist which are great if not one of the best cables out thee - as I have for the most part all 20th Anniversary cabeling. But the Cardas Clear is very open natural articulate, the pace is amazing and smooth .....whoooooa This hobby never ends
Garebear, I am glad you were able to get a new K-03x and I also confirm( knowing Anthony for 10 years) that Anthony Perrotta is a top notch honest dealer that always worked out any isssues I had.
When you have a chance - try Jade audio refference gold cables - I had purist dominus, stealth indra, many others and jade gold ref brings really something magical (very close to live tones) to the sound and they sound great with my esoterick k-05.
So great to read that you are back in the world of listening to music- Gary.

Another thought on cables/cords to match your Esoteric spinner- Silent Source and Wireworld 7 series.
There are probably more wonderful cabling suggestions, I can only recommend the ones by my ears.

I have posted a query about other Esoteric players, asking
the difference(s) between DV-50/60, SA-50/60 and the X-03, X-03SE ?