I have long been asked for a phono stage with both single ended AND balanced inputs and outputs and now we can deliver!
The new ESOTERIC E-02 phono pre-amplifier sits above the current E-03 model which has been held in the highest regard by many people since its release.The E-03 will continue in the range offering unbeatable value for those using single ended connection.
The new E-02 is a fully balanced, dual mono design which adds balanced inputs and outputs along with the ability to connect to the ESOTERIC F1 GRANDIOSO via the proprietary “ES-Link Analog” current mode connection. Featuring 3 inputs (2 x RCA & 1 x XLR) plus features carried over from the E-03 including MC & MM cartridge support, front mounted impedance control and demag function, the E-02 is fully loaded. If that’s not enough they even throw in a mono switch and a sub-sonic filter.
From the ESOTERIC website
“Supports current transmission “ES-LINK Analog”
In addition to normal output (XLR, RCA), it also supports ESOTERIC proprietary transmission method “ES-LINK Analog”. It is a current transmission method that takes advantage of the characteristics of a high-speed and powerful HCLD circuit to maximize the potential of compatible equipment.”
You can see more images and read up on the unit (via Google translator) at the following link.
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