Esoteric S-02 Stereo Power Amplifier


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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 features state-of-the-art circuitry in a discrete dual mono configuration that dramatically conveys all the power and energy of music.

Proudly taking its place as a new reference boasting Grandioso lineage, the S-02 utilizes the know-how and technology employed in Esoteric's premier monoblock M1 and stereo S1 power amplifiers to offer generous power and exceptional dynamics that propel musical crescendos to breathtaking heights. The S-02's outstanding performance and unsurpassed clarity allow the listener not only to hear the music, but also to feel the music, by helping to reproduce the emotion that is the essence of an involving musical experience.

  • Rated power output     145W + 145W (8Ω), 290W + 290W (4Ω)
  • Maximum power output     580W + 580W (2Ω)
  • Frequency response     5Hz - 100kHz (+0dB, -3dB, 8Ω)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N)     115dB (IHF-A)
  • Total harmonic distortion     0.003% (1kHz, 8Ω, 145W)
  • Gain     29dB
  • Damping factor     1000
  • Analog audio input jacks     RCA x 1 pair, XLR x 1 pair
  • Input impedance     22kΩ (RCA), 44kΩ (XLR)
  • Power supply     230V AC, 50Hz / 120V AC, 60Hz / 220V AC, 60Hz
  • Power consumption     440W (no signal: 160W)
  • External dimensions(W x H x D) 445 x 221.5 x 489.6mm (17 5/8 x 8 3/4 x 19 3/8″)(including protrusions)
  • Weight     48kg (105 7/8 lb)
  • Included accessories     Power cord x 1 / Felt pads x 4 / Power cord support bracket x 1 / Power cord support bracket screw x 2 /Owner's manual x 1 / Warranty card x 1