Esoteric F-03A Integrated Amplifier Made in Japan

$17,000.00 inc. GST

The Esoteric F-03A Integrated Amplifier is something to behold. The F-03 is a 32-kilo integrated amplifier offering a delicious 30 watts of pure class-A power per channel and is built in Japan, also the F-03 features bass, mid and treble adjustments!

Class A Reference Model

Setting out to create one of the most desirable integrated amplifiers available, Esoteric brought together a fully balanced preamplifier and a Class-A power amplifier-both directly derived from its well-respected Grandioso line-to created a new reference for integrated amplifiers that gives full expression to the smooth, full-bodied tones and delicately shaded textures of your favourite music. Featuring distinctive dual monaural construction that extends through all stages, from preamplifier inputs through to the final stage of its power amplifier output, the F-03A Integrated Amplifier brings out the full audio potential of Esoteric’s highly regarded K and N Series of digital players.

Esoteric F-03A Integrated Amplifier Key Features:

  • Fully balanced preamplifier
  • Dual monaural amplifier design
  • Esoteric QVCS volume control system
  • Ultra-low noise logic control
  • ball bearing control knobs
  • Dual mono phono preamp
  • High-Quality headphone amplifier
  • 3 band tone control
  • Large capacity transformer
  • 34 amperes of instantaneous peak power
  • Organic EL display (Normal / Large font)..
  • Two speaker terminal systems (A / B / A+B)..
  • Independently adjustable input gains (±18dB; 0.5dB steps)..
  • L/R channel balance..
  • Individually selectable phase inversion for each source..
  • AV through output (volume bypass) ensures seamless coexistence with AV systems..
  • Preamp output jacks (XLR & RCA) can be switched between PRE Out and REC Out..
  • An aluminium body remote controller can also be used to operate Esoteric’s SACD players..
  • Displayed source device names can be remotely programmed.
  • Mute, dimmer and automatic display OFF functions.
F-Series Philosophy: Basic and Complete

Representing a new generation of integrated amplifiers, Esoteric’s new F Series has been thoroughly invested with proven results gained in the development of our flagship Grandioso line of separate amplifiers. With the goal of capturing all the inherent warmth and texture of the music, not only were the outstanding expressive powers of the Grandioso line pursued but the utmost limits of audio performance were also concentrated into an integrated configuration that offers excellent usability combined with an attractiveness that more than compensates for the limitations of their size. Basic and Complete. With sights set on creating a unique presence in the category, the Esoteric F Series is born.

  • Full Analogue
    Analog amplification circuitry inherited from Esoteric’s flagship Grandioso series for consistently superb sound quality.
  • Fully Integrated
    Aspiring to be superior examples of the integrated amplifier format.
  • Fundamental
    Invested with the finest materials and expertise in pursuit of the essence of amplifier design, while seeking uncommon sophistication and substance in the most basic format.
  • Functional
    Offering more versatile tone control capability than separates, while bringing out the full potential of the integrated amplifier by providing ample functionality and abundant expandability in its overall refinement.

Esoteric F-03A Specs:

Speaker output
Rated output 30W + 30W (8Ω)
60W + 60W (4Ω)
Minimum compatible impedance
Damping factor 370
Speaker terminals Screw type × 2 sets (L/R)
Analog audio inputs
XLR (LINE) 2 pairs
Input impedance 10kΩ
RCA (LINE) 4 pairs
Input impedance 10kΩ
RCA (PHONO) 1 pair
Input impedance
MC 100Ω
MM 47Ω
XLR (Pre-in) 1 pair
Input impedance 47Ω
RCA (Pre-in) 1 pair
Input impedance 47Ω
Analog audio outputs
XLR (Pre-out) 1 pair
Output impedance 100Ω
Pre-out S/N ratio
XLR, RCA IN 109dB (1V output)
PHONO MC IN 75dB (1V output)
PHONO MM IN 93dB (1V output)
RCA (Pre-out) 1 pair
Output impedance 100Ω
Pre-out S/N ratio
XLR, RCA IN 109dB (1V output)
PHONO MC IN 75dB (1V output)
PHONO MM IN 93dB (1V output)
Power supply
AC 230V, 50Hz
AC 120V, 60Hz
AC 220V, 60Hz
Power consumption
AC 230V, 50Hz version 290W (no signal: 290W)
AC 120V, 60Hz version 290W (no signal: 215W)
External dimensions (W×H×D) 445 × 191 × 468mm
17-⅝” × 7-⅝” × 18-½” (including protrusions)
Weight 32kg / 70-⅝ lb


Esoteric F-03A Integrated Amplifier
Esoteric F-03A Integrated Amplifier Made in Japan
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