TRANSPORTATION OF CD / SACD ESOTERIC GRANDIOSO P1
Natural heir to the sensational P-01, until now the maximum exponent of the undisputed know-how of Esoteric in optical disc reading systems for audio applications, the Grandioso P1 is a transport mechanism specifically conceived to be combined with the monophonic digital audio processor. Great D1 from the same brand in order to push the possibilities of CD and SACD formats to the limit. To do this, it incorporates a series of state-of-the-art tools developed by Esoteric, highlighting first of all the EL-LINK4 interconnection format, created by the Japanese firm to optimize the transmission of ultra-wide DSD and PCM pass-band audio digital signals. 48-bit / 352.8 kHz via HDMI cable. The main merit of the ES-LINK4 is that it allows a large part of the digital signal processing to be carried out at the source, reducing to the same extent that which is carried out in the D / A conversion section, which in this way concentrates almost exclusively for its primary function: to convert a digital signal into analog with the highest possible precision. As regards the transport block itself, without a doubt the key element of this superb digital reader of Esoteric, the Grandioso P1 incorporates the current reference version of the exclusive VRDS disc attachment system from Esoteric, the VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-20S, in which a machinery of formidable precision and 5.2 kg of weight made entirely of metal ensures the correction of any irregularity in the rotation of the disc. Of the Grandioso P1 it is also necessary to highlight its construction in two chassis in order to separate the management circuits of the transport mechanism and the digital signal from the power supply circuits. The measure of the power block's sophistication is given, among other details, by the presence of a total of four generous toroidal transformers that are responsible for supplying an extremely clean and stable direct current signal to the four subsystems that constitute it.
Features: - Absolute reference CD / SACD transport mechanics based on the exclusive MasterSoundWorks concept of Esoteric. - All metal construction with separate functional blocks. - Power supply located in a separate enclosure to maximize the stability and cleanliness of the power supply. - Executed with mechanical, electrical and electronic components of the highest quality and minimized signal paths. - VRDS-NEO VMK-3.5-20S all-metal transport block exclusive to Esoteric. - VS-DD (“VRDS Spindle Discrete Driver”) servo management system exclusive to Esoteric. - Power supply block composed of seven subsystems and four toroidal transformers. - 2 inputs for external synchronism signal (synchronization frequencies of 44'1 / 88'2 / 176'4 kHz, 10 MHz or 22'5792 MHz). - Dig. ES-LINK, XLR (2 jacks for Dual AES format comp.), 6-pin i.LINK (audio), 4-pin i.LINK (audio), and S / PDIF (RCA). - Audio block dimensions: 445 x 162 x 448 mm (W x H x D). - Weight of the audio block: 27 kilos. - Dimensions of the power supply: 445 x 132 x 452 mm (W x H x D). - Weight of the power supply: 24 kilos.