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Esoteric

Grandioso D1X

This peerless new Esoteric system has been designed from the ground up to showcase two unique innovations; a completely new VRDS-ATLAS transport and new in-house designed discreet DAC circuitry.

£45,000

1 year warranty

Grandioso D1X

£45,000

Monoblock DAC

Setting its sights on achieving the highest levels of D/A conversion capability, Esoteric created the world’s first monoblock D/A converter in 2004 with the D-01. The latest in this lineage of flagship D/A converters is the Grandioso D1X. Brushed up and liberally infused with new technologies, the D1X lets you fully enjoy the excellent channel separation of a dual monaural configuration coupled with truly stereophonic sound.

Esoteric-HCLD Output Buffer


A fundamental element of audio quality, the Esoteric-HCLD output buffer amp is mounted on a separate board from the D/A converter, and its circuits have been upgraded to double the scale of the previous model. As an indicator of its response speed, the buffer amp’s main components boast an astoundingly high slew rate of 2,000V/μs. This buffer amp also features a four circuit parallel configuration for RCA output, and an extravagant configuration of two hot and cold circuits each for balanced XLR output. This enables the D1X to approach the very limits of powerful current-mode transmission and speed, which are the most important elements of an analog output circuit, and help reproduce the full reality of music with breathtaking dynamic range and clarity.

Equipped with ES-LINK Analog for Current Transmission of the Highest Audio Quality

In addition to its XLR and RCA line connections to the amplifier, the D1X has also been newly equipped with Esoteric’s own ES-LINK Analog transmission system. Current-mode signal transmission is less susceptible to the effects of signal route impedance, thus enabling more powerful signal transmission. When connected to supported devices, ES-LINK Analog offers an ideal transmission system for maximizing system potential.

Complete Isolation of Digital Circuits and Analog Circuits

All analog circuits are electrically isolated from the digital circuits, and separate power supplies are used for the digital and analog circuits. Each channel features two large and powerful toroidal power supply transformers, which provide a steady supply of clean power to each corresponding circuit block.

D/D Conversion

The D1X features the ability to upconvert a PCM digital signal up to 2, 4, 8 or 16 times higher sampling frequency (Max.768kHz). It also features a PCM-to-DSD conversion function (up to 22.5MHz), and a DSD digital filter that can be freely switched ON or OFF.

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)

MQA is an award-winning technology that delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, MQA captures and authenticates the sound of the original studio performance. Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.

USB Audio Interface Supports 22.5MHz DSD, 768kHz/32-Bit PCM, and Asynchronous Transmission

The D1X also includes a USB terminal for connection to a computer or network transport, enabling playback of studio master quality audio sources.

Equipped with Grandioso Custom VCXO II (P1X/D1X)

The clock circuit lies at the heart of any highend digital player. Both the P1X and D1X are equipped with newly-developed Grandioso Custom VCXO* II clocks that incorporate a large piece of crystal which features exceedingly low phase noise characteristics and excellent centering precision (±0.5ppm), making it eminently suitable for such high-end models. Additionally, improvements made to the internal components and circuit patterns of this custom VCXO component resulted in further enhancements to audio quality. Both the P1X and D1X can be connected to the Grandioso G1 Master Clock Generator (sold separately) for a further upgrade of sound quality via playback synchronized to a 10MHz atomic clock.

Tech spec

ES-LINK terminal

x 2

XLR terminal

x 1

RCA jacks

x 2

Optical digital terminal

x 1

Power consumption

20W

External dimensions (W x H x D, including protrusions)

445mm x 132mm x 448mm 17 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ x 17 3/4″)

Weight

Left channel 23.1kg (51 lb)
Right channel 23.0kg (50 3/4 lb)

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