Streamer/Network, DAC, and pre-amp; one of my astute customers has called it a Swiss Army knife.
Truly the 22nd century arrives this September, and only Esoteric could achieve this definitive versatility, simplicity and quality of build, knowing in advance that the precision and musicality will deliver an experience the rest can only promise.
Just combine your amplifier and loudspeakers; or headphones; and in one classy chassis, silver or black, you have a one shelf solution, a lifetime of quality music.
Justifying its price tag is the build quality and a host of astounding techniques, from the fully balanced headphone output to the bonus of the unique ESL-A, which transforms a regular balanced (XLR) interconnect into one ten times its price.
Digital audio inputs XLR 1 Input Level 5.0Vp-p Input Impedance 110Ω Input signal formats Linear PCM 32k to 192kHz, 16bit / 24bit (AES/EBU format) DSD 2.8MHz (ES-LINK1, ES-LINK2, DoP format) RCA 2 Input Level 5.0Vp-p Input Impedance 75Ω Input signal formats Linear PCM 32k to 192kHz, 16bit / 24bit (IEC60958 format) DSD 2.8MHz (DoP format) Optical 2 Input Level –24.0 to –14.5dBm peak Input signal formats Linear PCM 32k to 192kHz, 16bit / 24bit (IEC60958 format) DSD 2.8MHz (DoP format) USB 1 (USB B connector) Input signal formats Linear PCM 44.1k to 384kHz, 16bit / 24bit / 32bit DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.5MHz ETHERNET 1 (1000BASE-T) Input signal formats Linear PCM 44.1k to 384kHz, 16bit / 24bit / 32bit (stereo)
• Only integer format file supported
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.5MHz (stereo) Supported file formats PCM Lossless FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC) , WAV, AIFF, MQA DSD Lossless DSF, DSDIFF (DFF) , DoP Compressed audio MP3, AAC (m4a container) USB DRIVE 2 (Front, Rear) Supported file system FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, Single partition, USB2.0 or later recommended Maximum power supply 0.5A Input signal formats Linear PCM 44.1k to 384kHz, 16bit / 24bit / 32bit (stereo)
• Only integer format file supported at 32bit
DSD 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz, 22.4MHz (stereo) Supported file formats PCM Lossless FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC) , WAV, AIFF, MQA DSD Lossless DSF, DSDIFF (DFF) , DoP Compressed audio MP3, AAC (m4a container) Analog audio inputs XLR 1 pair (L/R) Input Impedance 50kΩ Maximum Input Voltage 8Vrms RCA 1 pair (L/R) Input Impedance 25kΩ Maximum Input Voltage 4Vrms Analog audio outputs XLR/ESL-A 1 pair (L/R) Output Impedance 220Ω Maximum Output Level 5.0Vrms (PCM Full-scale signal input, Analog output level setting: FIX) ESL-A PRE-OUT 1 pair (L/R) RCA 1 pair (L/R) Output Impedance 60Ω Maximum Output Level 2.5Vrms (PCM Full-scale signal input, Analog output level setting: FIX) Bluetooth® section Version 4.0 Supported profile A2DP, AVRCP Supported A2DP codec LDAC, LHDC, aptX™ HD audio, aptX™ audio, AAC, SBC Headphone out section Balanced 4-pin XLR × 1 Output Power 1500mW + 1500mW (at 32Ω load) Compatible Impedance 16 to 600Ω Unbalanced ¼" (6.3mm) Standard Phone jack × 1 Output Power 750mW + 750mW (at 32Ω load) Compatible Impedance 16 to 600Ω Clock sync section Clock Input BNC × 1 Input frequency 10MHz (±10ppm) Input impedance 50Ω Input level Rectangular wave TTL level or equivalent Sine wave 0.5 to 1.0Vrms External control section RS-232C × 1 Trigger In ⅛" (3.5mm) Monaural mini jack × 1 Input level Trigger Out ⅛" (3.5mm) Monaural mini jack × 1 Output level General Power AC 120V, 60Hz AC 220 - 240V, 50Hz Power consumption 38W Overall dimensions (W×H×D) 445 × 131 × 377mm / 17-⅝" × 5-¼" × 14-⅞" (including protrusions) Weight 13.8kg / 30.5 lb. Included accessories Power cord × 1
Remote control unit (RC-1334) × 1
AA batteries × 2
Felt mats × 3
Owner's manual × 1
Frequency response 5Hz to 75kHz (–3dB) S/N ratio 105dB Distortion 0.0015% (1kHz)
APC Overnight (up to 30kg). The premium Next Day service is upgraded on request to 12 noon delivery / SECURITY / Saturday and various options. We have found APC to be a reliable, courteous and predictable service.
Europe, EC, and abroad:
For every despatch we use a professional broker to organize the fastest and highest quality shippers, and we normally use DHL or UPS depending on territory. Our broker monitors the documentation and Customs Clearance carried out by these two reliable carriers.
For UK and overseas we use pallet shipping which is a professional service and avoids risks of mishandling and loss. It is not expensive under our contractors and worth a quote.
RETURN & REFUND POLICY
The Music Room enjoys a 40-year tradition of customer care and at time of writing, full 5-star Google reviews. In addition UK customers enjoy the legal rights of mail order and distant selling.
We have exported happily for many years and most probably have happy customers in your country who will confirm our reliability and refund in the event of mishaps.
Refunds can only be made by the same payment form and to the same account to avoid possible fraud or money laundering.
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