Grandioso P1

CD Transports, Digital Source

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This product has a 1 year warranty.

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£6,000 initial 20% deposit then

£800 per month for 30 months

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ESOTERIC is justifiably proud of this VRDS-NEO transport mechanism. Remarkable improvements in readout accuracy have been achieved by utilising a high-precision turntable and correcting the disc surface shake occurring during disc rotation. The P1 features the VMK-3.5-20S VRDS-NEO with a refined drive circuit design. A pair of selected ball bearings is used in the spindle shaft bearing assembly, and there is a micron-level accuracy duralumin turntable with a 20 mm-thick steel turntable bridge for a total mass of 5.2 kg. In addition, the highly trusted mechanism of the P1 has been further refined with a high-magnetic-flux-density magnet-driven coreless three-phase brushless spindle motor, thread feed control (which evolved from the concept of the premier P-0 series), and a sliding-shaft-structure pickup that ensures that the laser beam is always at a right angle to the disc.

The P1 uses the VS-DD dedicated spindle servo driver to drive the spindle motor that functions as the core unit of the VRDS-NEO mechanism. Using a three-channel discrete amplifier circuit to optimize the current waveform supplied to the motors, the VS-DD suppresses vibrations, enabling smooth spindle drive operation and highly precise servo control. The dedicated toroidal power supply unit is mounted in a separate power supply unit housing, enhancing noise isolation effects.

Following the concept employed in Esoteric’s trademark P-0 series, a two-chassis structure is used in the traditional ESOTERIC flagship model. The power supply unit has been expanded to full-size, making it possible to include even more extravagant power supply circuits. A total of four independent toroidal power transformers are installed to supply clean and stable DC power to each circuit (VS-DD circuit, drive mechanism drive circuit, digital output circuit, and clock circuit).

Compatible disc types
Super Audio CD, CD (CD-R/CD-RW compatible)
Digital audio output
ES-LINK output x 2
XLR output x 2 (Use 2 terminals for Dual AES output)
i.LINK (AUDIO) output (6-pin) x 1
i.LINK (AUDIO) output (4-pin) x 1
RCA output x 1
Clock synchronization input format
Jack BNC×2
Clock synchronization frequencies 44.1 kHz,88.2 kHz,176.4 kHz,10 MHz,22.5792 MHz
Input impedance IN 75Ω
10MHz IN 50Ω
Input level IN TTL levels
10MHz IN Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms
Input frequency range ±10 ppm
Power supply AC 230V 50Hz
AC 120V 60Hz
AC 220V 60Hz
Power consumption 24W
External dimensions Main unit: 445 mm x 162 mm x 448 mm (17 1/2″ x 6 3/8″ x 17 5/8″)
(W x H x D)
(Including protrusions) Power supply unit: 445 mm x 132 mm x 452 mm (17 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ x 17 3/4″)
Weight Main unit: 27 kg (59 1/2 lbs)
Power supply unit: 24 kg (53 lbs)
Accessories Remote control unit (RC-1156) x 1, Batteries (AA) x 2, HDMI cable x 1
Power cord set x 1, Felt pads x 4, Owner’s manual x 1, Warranty card x 1