Grandioso P1X

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.


1 year warranty

Grandioso P1X


ES-LINK5 Digital Transmission (P1X/D1X)

Esoteric’s own ES-LINK digital interface utilizes HDMI cables for signal transmission. With the introduction of the P1X/D1X, ES-LINK has been further upgraded to Ver. 5 and supports an even wider range of superior sound quality formats (Max. 22.5MHz DSD and 768kHz/48-bit PCM).

HDMI’s multi-conductor structure permits full balance transmission of audio data and LR clock and bit clock signals.

This differs from regular digital transmission as signal modulation is not required on the sender side and demodulation processing is not required on the receiver side, thus dramatically reducing digital processing loads on the DAC side and enabling ideal digital transmission.

Dual-Chassis Construction with Separate Power Supply

The P1X’s power supply, as a fundamental source of vibration, has from its very first iteration been designed and constructed as a separate yet integral unit in order to achieve the quietest possible disc read characteristics and higher audio quality.

Four Independent Toroidal Power Supply Transformers

The power supply incorporates a total of four independent toroidal transformers, which provide each circuit with a clean and powerful supply of electricity.

Low-Feedback DC Regulators (P1X/D1X)

Both the P1X and D1X feature low-feedback discrete DC regulators. The reduction in feedback level helps achieve a vibrantly energetic sound that seemingly overflows with a sensation of openness.

EDLC Super Capacitors (P1X/D1X)

Both the P1X and D1X include EDLC* super capacitors throughout their power supply circuitry. The P1X utilizes a total of 38 EDLCs (with a combined capacity of 1.4F), while the D1X features a total of 50 EDLCs (for a combined capacity of 1.3F) for the pair. Through this maximization of power supply capacity, remarkable improvements in low-range resolution and audio quality have been achieved.

Multilayer Chassis (P1X/D1X)

Special attention has also been paid to chassis construction as a way of thoroughly controlling vibration. The lower chassis, where the main components are secured, features a multilayer structure formed of multiple steel plates. Power supply transformers and other components are secured to separate layers in a three-dimensional layout that minimizes reciprocal interference between the various components. The enclosure’s thick, heavyweight aluminum panels and Esoteric’s unique pinpoint feet ( Patent No. 4075477 and 3778108) further impede the transfer of low-level vibration.

Semi Floating Top Panel (P1X/D1X)

The enclosure’s top panel utilizes a screwless semi-floating structure that further contributes to an open and expansive sound.

Tech spec


Super Audio CD, CD (including CD-R and CD-RW)

Power consumption


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

Main unit:

445 mm x 162 mm x 449 mm (17 1/2″ x 6 3/8″ x 17 3/4″)

Power supply unit:

445 mm x 132 mm x 452 mm (17 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ x 17 7/8″)


Main unit:

29 kg (64 lbs)

Power supply unit:

24 kg (53 lbs)

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