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Esoteric Grandioso P1X Super Audio CD Transport
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Esoteric Grandioso P1X Super Audio CD Transport

£46,900.00    
£39,083.33 Exc. VAT |  
  

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Esoteric Grandioso P1X Super Audio CD Transport

A separate type Super Audio CD Transport.

The flagship model named "Grandioso"

The Greek god Atlas held the skies on his shoulders as he stood at the center of the heavens. This peerless new Esoteric system has been designed from the ground up to showcase two unique innovations; a completely new VRDS-ATLAS transport.

This unparalleled flagship product, the latest to carry the 'Grandioso'* name, now stands at the center of future exaltation in the audio experience.

VRDS Technology

VRDS (Vibration-Free Rigid Disc-Clamping System) is Esoteric's unique CD/Super Audio CD transport technology, which has been specially designed to clamp the disc to a same-diameter turntable in order to eliminate the disc's rotational vibration, as well as any extraneous vibration emanating from the mechanism itself. It also corrects any warpage of the disc, dramatically improving the accuracy of both the optical pickup and the disc pit layer's corresponding optical axis, while also minimizing servo current. This all adds up to dramatically reduced disc read error for exceptional audio quality.

Highest Rigidity & Heaviest Construction in the 30+Year History of VRDS

The new VRDS-ATLAS platform boasts unprecedented mechanical perfection and superlative audio quality, with heavyweight construction that is fully 127% heavier than previous iterations (6.6kg for the mechanism alone, and 13.5kg including its base). This highest rigidity and weight in the history of VRDS mechanisms has the effect of greatly reducing any and all vibration that could adversely affect audio quality. The transport's larger new side panels and bridge are all formed of SS400 steel, and its turntable is made from duralumin, which is renowned for its excellent sound quality. Also, its spindle features a newly designed thrust bearing system, for a friction-free one-point spindle support system that ensures smooth, noiseless turntable rotation.

Wide, Low Center-of-Gravity Design

Esoteric's impressive VRDS-ATLAS is the quietest and most elegant transport in the history of VRDS. The key to achieving this was a resolute focus on mechanical grounding technology that more effectively reduces vibration.

Adopting a wide & low-profile design for the entire mechanism helped achieve a lower center-of-gravity, and relocating the turntable motor to below the turntable from its previous position above the bridge dramatically shortened the route for grounding vibration and reducing mechanical noise. Tray hollowing has also been minimized for increased rigidity, and special stoppers made from vibration-absorbing elastomer cancel out resonance when the tray is stored.

Playable disc types Super Audio CD, CD (including CD-R and CD-RW)
Digital audio outputs  
ES-LINK 1
XLR 2 pairs(During Dual AES output, one connector each for left and right channels of a stereo pair)
RCA 1 pair
Clock input  
BNC 2
Input imepedance 50Ω
Input level ±sine wave 0.5 to 1.0Vrms
Input frequency 10MHz (±10ppm)
General  
Power supply  
  AC 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
  AC 120V, 60Hz
  AC 220V, 60Hz
Power consumption 20W
External dimensions (W×H×D)  
Main unit 445 × 162 × 449mm
17-⅝" × 6-½" × 17-¾" (including protrusions)
Power supply unit 445 × 132 × 452mm
17-⅝" × 5-¼" × 17-⅞" (including protrusions)
Weight  
Main unit 29kg / 64 lb
Power supply unit 24kg / 53 lb
Included accessories Power cord set × 1
DC power connection cord × 2
HDMI cable × 1
Remote control (RC-1315) × 1
AAA batteries × 2
Felt pads × 8
Owner's manual × 1
Warranty card × 1

 

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