Esoteric C-02X Stereo Linestage Preamplifier – Made in Japan
Representing the next generation in a proud lineage of audio excellence, the Esoteric C-02X Stereo Linestage Preamplifier and its matching Stereo Power Amplifier S-02 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 draftsmanship and handmade precision.
Esoteric C-02X Information:
- Independent Dual Mono Design
- Fully-Balanced Configuration Provides Excellent S/N Ratio
- Ultra-Low-Noise Logic Control
- Highly Responsive Low-Noise, Low-Impedance Power Circuit
- ESOTERIC-HCLD* Output Buffer Boosts Current Transmission While EDLC* Power Supply Ensures High Stability
- High-Precision Ball Bearing Controls
- Optimized 3D Chassis Configuration
- Five preset volume curves permit selection of the most comfortable operating feel.
- Individual input gain adjustability helps minimize differences in source volumes. (Range: ±18dB; 0.5dB steps)
- Adjustable left and right channel volume balance control. (Range: ±6dB; 0.5dB steps)
- Selectable phase inversion can be individually set for each source.
- RCA2 terminals permit switching between normal line output and AV-through output for systems operated in both AV surround and pure two-channel modes.
- The remote controller features a high-quality aluminium finish. Can also be used to operate any of Esoteric’s superb line of SACD players.
- Source component name displays can be programmed using the remote controller.
- Also equipped with dimmer, mute, and auto-display-off functions.
MM/MC phono stage board (option)
- Dual mono” construction provides excellent signal separation between left and right channels.
- MC load impedance value is selectable between 20, 100, and 300 ohms
- Functions are easily accessible by using the remote controller.
- 4-layer print circuit board achieves the shortest possible signal path.
- Unique power regulator design minimizes unwanted sonic interference to the line stage.
- Noise-free shielded internal wirings.
*The installation of the board includes hardware and software updates of the main unit, thus can only be done at the factory. Please contact us for more information.