Esoteric E-02 Phonostage Preamplifier – Made in Japan

$11,000.00 inc. GST

Esoteric E-02 Phono Stage the apex of vinyl playback! to meet the demands of vinyl lovers the world over, ESOTERIC has poured knowledge accumulated over many years of developing audio technology into the E-02, their newest phono stage preamplifier. The E-02 inherits the philosophy that guided our highly acclaimed E-03 phono stage to be a continual best-seller for the last 8 years and adds the new fully balanced transmission and amplification circuit utilizing MC cartridges to achieve a level of analog playback that was previously unimaginable.

Esoteric E-02 Information:

  • Fully Balanced Circuit Design
  • Dual Mono Construction
  • Super High-Quality MC Head Amplifier and RIAA Amplifier
  • Equipped with ESOTERIC-HCLD, ESOTERIC’s Proprietary Current-Enhancing Output Buffer Circuit
  • ES-LINK Analog Output
  • Load impedance switching function that exploits the full potential of the cartridge
  • Highly Rigid Chassis Construction
Various Control Functions

Simply playback a record for around 30 seconds with the DEMAG function switched on to demagnetize any unexpected magnetization of the cartridge’s coils or step-up transformers and recover the original sound. The E-02 is equipped with a sub-sonic filter (17Hz, -6dB/octave), a MONO switch and output switching (XLR, RCA, ES-LINK Analog) controls.


Phono inputs
XLR 1 pair (exclusive for MC)
Input impedance 10, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500, 1k, 10kΩ (MC, switchable)
Input sensitivity 1mV (MC, 1kHz, at rated output)
Maximum input level 4.8mV (MC, THD 0.1%)
RCA 2 pairs (MC/MM)
Input impedance
MC 10, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500, 1k, 10kΩ (switchable)
MM 47kΩ
Input sensitivity
MC 1mV (1kHz, at rated output)
MM 20mV (1kHz, at rated output)
Maximum input level
MC 4.8mV (THD 0.1%)
MM 100mV (THD 0.1%)
Analog audio outputs (switchable)
XLR/ES-LINK Analog 1 pair
Output impedance 20Ω
Rated output level 4Vrms
RCA 1 pair
Output impedance 23.5Ω
Rated output level 2Vrms
Power supply
AC 230V, 50Hz
AC 120V, 60Hz
AC 220V, 60Hz
External dimensions (W×H×D) 445 × 131 × 377mm
17-⅝” × 5-¼” × 14-¼” (including protrusions)
Weight 12.5kg / 27-⅝ lb
Esoteric E-02
Esoteric E-02 Phonostage Preamplifier – Made in Japan
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