Grandioso P1

VRDS-NEO "VMK-3.5-20S"

VMK-3.5-20S

ESOTERIC is justifiably proud of this VRDS-NEO transport mechanism. Remarkable improvements in readout accuracy have been achieved by utilizing a high-precision turntable and correcting the disc surface shake occurring during disc rotation. The P1 features the VMK-3.5-20S VRDS-NEO with a refined drive circuit design. A pair of selected ball bearings is used in the spindle shaft bearing assembly, and there is a micron-level accuracy duralumin turntable with a 20 mm-thick steel turntable bridge for a total mass of 5.2 kg. In addition, the highly trusted mechanism of the P1 has been further refined with a high-magnetic-flux-density magnet-driven coreless three-phase brushless spindle motor, thread feed control (which evolved from the concept of the premier P-0 series), and a sliding-shaft-structure pickup that ensures that the laser beam is always at a right angle to the disc.

VS-DD* spindle servo driver

VS-DD

The P1 uses the VS-DD dedicated spindle servo driver to drive the spindle motor that functions as the core unit of the VRDS-NEO mechanism. Using a three-channel discrete amplifier circuit to optimize the current waveform supplied to the motors, the VS-DD suppresses vibrations, enabling smooth spindle drive operation and highly precise servo control. The dedicated toroidal power supply unit is mounted in a separate power supply unit housing, enhancing noise isolation effects.

*VS-DD=VRDS Spindle Discrete Driver

Grandioso P1

Two-chassis structure for main unit and power supply unit

Following the concept employed in our trademark P-0 series, a two-chassis structure is used in the traditional ESOTERIC flagship model. The power supply unit has been expanded to full-size, making it possible to include even more extravagant power supply circuits. A total of four independent toroidal power transformers are installed to supply clean and stable DC power to each circuit (VS-DD circuit, drive mechanism drive circuit, digital output circuit, and clock circuit).

MAIN UNIT POWER SUPPLY UNIT

Extensive material utilized both internally and externally

The inside of the main unit chassis has a double-deck structure and 3D optimized chassis construction connecting each circuit block with the shortest signal paths. Thick aluminum materials are used for the exterior, and the 5 mm-thick steel bottom chassis is supported at four points on original ESOTERIC pinpoint feet. Vibration is effectively controlled and thorough measures have been taken for rigidity.

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Various digital output terminals

The P1 is equipped with five types and seven channels of digital
output terminals (ES-LINK x 2, XLR x 2, coaxial x 1, i.LINK 4p/6p x 1 each),
including a new dedicated ES-LINK4 terminal and dual XLR terminals
supporting past.versions of ES-LINK.

remote control

Luxurious leather-finish remote control

Made of aluminum with just the right heft, the remote control
has a leather finish that is supple and comfortable in your hand.

Specifications

Compatible disc types
Super Audio CD, CD (CD-R/CD-RW compatible)
Digital audio output
ES-LINK output x 2
XLR output x 2 (Use 2 terminals for Dual AES output)
i.LINK (AUDIO) output (6-pin) x 1
i.LINK (AUDIO) output (4-pin) x 1
RCA output x 1
Clock synchronization input format
Jack BNC×2
Clock synchronization frequencies 44.1 kHz,88.2 kHz,176.4 kHz,10 MHz,22.5792 MHz
Input impedance IN 75Ω
10MHz IN 50Ω
Input level IN TTL levels
10MHz IN Sine wave: 0.5 to 1.0 Vrms
Input frequency range ±10 ppm
General
Power supply AC 230V 50Hz
AC 120V 60Hz
AC 220V 60Hz
Power consumption 24W
External dimensions
(W x H x D)
(Including protrusions)
Main unit: 445 mm x 162 mm x 448 mm (17 1/2" x 6 3/8" x 17 5/8")
Power supply unit: 445 mm x 132 mm x 452 mm (17 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 17 3/4")
Weight Main unit: 27 kg (59 1/2 lbs)
Power supply unit: 24 kg (53 lbs)
Accessories Remote control unit (RC-1156) x 1, Batteries (AA) x 2, HDMI cable x 1, Power cord set x 1, Felt pads x 4, Owner’s manual x 1, Warranty card x 1
- This product is available in three different power supply variations shown in the specification section above. Make sure that the voltage shown on the rear panel matches the AC line voltage in your area.
- The shape of the AC inlet and plug of the supplied power cord depends on the voltage rating and destination country.