Esoteric grandioso k1 review
- "ES-LINK Analog" Method for High Quality Current Transmission. The VRDS-NEO transport mechanism is located in the center where it is fixed to a 5 mm thick steel bottom chassis and supported by four proprietary pinpoint feet (patent no. 4075477). This effectively limits vibrations from the rotation mechanism. The internal structure of the chassis features a double deck with the audio boards on the top level and power supply circuits and transformers on the bottom level, which prevents magnetic flux leakage and vibrations and also shortens the power supply wiring. The Grandioso K1 contains a total of four high capacity toroidal transformers for the two monaural D/A converters, digital circuit, and "VS-DD" spindle servo driver, which enables the unit to provide the ideal power supply to each circuit block. *Included in the Grandioso F1 as of September 2016. A standard balance cable (with an XLR terminal) is used for connections, but the "ES-LINK Analog" method can only be used with compatible devices since it is a proprietary transmission method. XLR (2 channels) × 1 pair RCA (2 channels) × 1 pair. Rectangle wave: equivalent to TTL levels Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms (50 to 75 Ω). Stereo Sound "Best Buy Components 2018->2019" Digital disc player category (above 1,000,000Yen). The Grandioso K1 includes a USB terminal for connecting to computers, and the driver and "ESOTERIC HR Audio Player" playback software can be downloaded from the Esoteric website free-of-charge. The K1 supports asynchronous transmission and playback at high sampling rates up to 11.2 MHz DSD and 384 KHz/32-bit PCM studio-master-quality source files. Native playback of DSD files is also supported. 445 x 162 x 448mm (17 5/8″ x 6 1/2″ x 17 3/4″) (including protrusions). Power cord x 1 Remote control (RC-1315) x 1 Batteries (AAA) x 2 Felt pads x 4 Owner's manual x 1 Warranty card x 1. USB Support for 11.2 MHz DSD, 384 kHz/32-bit PCM, and Asynchronous Transmission. Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice. *1: HCLD = High Current Line Driver *2: EDLC = Electric Double-layer Capacitor. At the heart of the VRDS-NEO drive is a spindle driven by Esoteric's proprietary VS-DD servo driver circuit. This uses a discrete three-channel amplifier to optimize the motor drive current, minimize vibration, and provide ultra-smooth spindle operation and high-accuracy servo control. The Grandioso K1 is also equipped with a proprietary toroidal power supply that greatly enhances noise isolation. Stereo Sound "Best Buy Components 2017->2018" Digital disc player category (above 1,000,000Yen). Custom Clock Input Cable with MIL Standard SMA Connector. Stereo "Component of the Year 2017" Digital disc player category The third prize. Audio expression, symphonic beauty, artistic passion, the concert hall's spatial feel, the excitement of the audience. Esoteric's Master Sound Works is an audio product concept that recreates all of the music information in original master recordings with the most state-of-the-art technology available today. Three digital inputs (USB, coaxial, and optical) enable connection to a wide range of systems. Coaxial and optical inputs support DSD 2.8 MHz (DoP) input and PCM of up to 192 kHz/24-bit. AC 230V 50Hz AC 120V 60Hz AC 220V 60Hz. The culmination of Esoteric's most advanced mechatronics know-how, the VRDS system radically improves the reading precision of Super Audio CD/CD discs by using a turntable for rotation and mechanically correcting for surface run-out. The Grandioso K1's VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-20S drive also features two sets of specially selected high-precision ball bearings supporting a duralumin turntable constructed to micron-level accuracy, and a 20 mm-thick steel turntable bridge. The combined mechani-cal structure weighs an impressive 5.2 kg (12 kg including the rigid base). The drive employs proven Esoteric technologies, including a high-flux-density magnet-driven coreless three-phase brushless spindle motor, a thread feed control derived from the thinking behind the renowned P-0, and a shaft-sliding pickup which consistently illuminates the disc with a precisely perpendicular beam of laser light. 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 10 MHz, 22.5792 MHz, 24.576 MHz. Comprehensive D/D Conversion Compatible with a Wide Range of Sources.