Esoteric C-02X Stereo Pre Amplifiers


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Representing the next generation in a proud lineage of audio excellence, the C-02X Stereo Linestage Preamplifier and S-02 Stereo Power Amplifier feature state-of-the-art circuitry in a discrete dual mono configuration that dramatically conveys all the power and energy of music.Assembled one at a time in Esoteric's Tokyo factory and incorporating all the knowledge and technology of the flagship Grandioso line, these two new models accentuate the refined qualities of audio reproduction with expert craftsmanship and handmade precision.

The preamplifier is a crucial component that determines the ‘sound’ of an audio system, and represents the passion and commitment of its makers. As the crowning achievement of the Esoteric Sound, the Grandioso C1 opened new horizons for ‘Made in Japan’ preamplifiers. Now, this expressive power gives birth to the next-generation C-02X; a stereo preamplifier created to transcend the concept of high fidelity and resonate with the refined sensibilities of engineers and musicians alike.

  • Analog audio output Connectors RCA x 3 pairs (RCA 2 can be used as an AV pre-input), XLR x 2 pairs
  • Input impedance LINE :10kΩ
  • Input sensitvity 510mV (at rated output)
  • 200mV (at 800mV output)
  • Maximum input level 12V
  • Analog audio output Jacks: XLR jacks x 2 pairs, RCA jacks x 2 pairs
  • Output impedance XLR: 47Ω, RCA: 100Ω
  • Maximum output leve(1 kHz, full scale, 10 k ohms) XLR: 15Vrms, RCA: 7.5Vrms
  • Frequency response 1Hz to 200kHz (-3dB)), 3Hz - 50kHz (-0.2dB)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) 116dB
  • Total harmonic distortion 0.0006% (RCA), 0.0004% (XLR)
  • General Power supply AC 230V 50Hz
  • Power consumption 21 W
  • External dimensions
  • (W x H x D) 445 x 162 x 457 mm (including protrusions)
  • Weight 32 kg