A digital integrated amplifier, analog to digital converter and master clock signal generator combined into a single component.
As an audiophile device, Esoteric's AI-10 combines high power 2 channel output with an analog to digital converter plus a master clock sync generator. This model is truly unique to the high end audio business. The AI-10 provides high speed, high efficiency power output (Minimum 110W+110W at 8 ohms), through the use of a large toroidal power transformer. The analog to digital converter allows high sampling rate conversion at 192 kHz/176.4kHz for analog input signals. The unit also includes 3 line level audio inputs, including magnetic phono, and an output for master clock sync to any of Esoteric's audio video disc players. Master clock sync allows the re-timing of a DAC to a transport device, enhancing digital signal accuracy, staging, transparency and imaging. The Esoteric master clock is accurate to +/- 1 ppm (As measured in parts per million). Digital input terminals include coaxial and optical (TosLink®) connections. 2 channel balanced audio inputs are also included.