Esoteric Grandioso C1 Preamplifier

Code: 248817
  • £45,800.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  |   Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Esoteric establishes a new standard. A flagship preamplifier packed with new technologies.

For the control center of Esoteric’s flagship Grandioso X edition, their engineers looked ahead to what lies beyond what a preamplifier should be.

In order to surpass the Grandioso C1, winner of countless awards following its 2014 introduction, they set out to thoroughly reimagine the volume control system – often considered to be the fundamental core of a preamplifier – thereby dramatically improving its precision and clarity of sound to become the standard for a new era.
Esoteric’s accumulated engineering knowledge and expertise was focused on the creation of a new preamplifier that meets the desires of the consummate audiophile.

Analogue Audio Inputs:  
  • XLR/ESL-A: 3 pairs
  • Input impedance: 50kΩ
  • Input sensitivity: 500mV (at reted output)
  • Maximum input level: 12V
  • RCA: 2 pairs
  • Input impedance: 68kΩ
  • Input sensitvity: 500mV (at rate output)
  • Maximum input level: 12V
Analogue Audio Outputs:
  • XLR: 2 pairs
  • Output impedance: 30Ω
  • Rate output: 2V
  • Maximum output level: 17V
  • ESL-A: 2 pairs * Option: Changing the ESL-A terminals with RCA terminals.
  • Output impedance: 30Ω
External Control:  
  • RS-232C  
  • Terminal: D-sub 9-pin × 1
  • Terminal: 3.5mm Monaural Mini jack × 1
  • Input Level: 12V, 2mA
  • Terminal: 3.5mm Monaural Mini jack × 2
  • Output Level: 12V, 100mA (total)
  • Power supply: AC 120V, 60Hz / AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 15W (L), 15W (R)
  • External dimensions (W×H×D) Main unit: 445 × 132 × 449mm / 17-⅝" × 5-¼" × 17-⅝" (including protrusions)
  • External dimensions (W×H×D) Power unit: 445 × 132 × 452mm / 17-⅝" × 5-¼" × 17-⅞" (including protrusions)
  • Weight Main unit: 20.2kg / 44.6 lb
  • Weight Power unit: 29.0kg / 64 lb
Included Accessories:
  • Power cords × 2
  • DC power connection cords × 2
  • Remote control (RC-1334) × 1
  • AA batteries × 2
  • Felt pads × 8
  • Owner's manual × 1
  • Warranty card × 1

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