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  1. Item: Esoteric C-03X pre amplifier with HT bypass Location: Warrnambool Price: $7500 Item condition: Spotless Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Cash is king Extra Info: I honestly can't fault this thing. The best pre I've ever owned and had in my system.. Leather bound remote included as is the original packaging. New replacement model is $15,000. Around 22kg out of the box, built like a tank. Specs http://www.esoteric.jp/products/esoteric/c03x/indexe.html Photos: To come.
  2. Item: Esoteric X-03se Location: Black Rock Price: $2,500 Item Condition: Excellent condition - 8/10 on Audiogon scale Reason for selling: Moving house and re-configuring equipment Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Used as transport for Concert Fidelity DAC (also for sale). Hardly used in past 5 years. All boxes manuals etc. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: Esoteric P-03 transport / Esoteric D-03 Da Location:Perth Price: 11k Au Including delivery Aus Wide ( new almost $50,000 Aus at time of manufacture) Possibly the best int he world on release. Item Condition:totally mint- NEW LASER -REPLACED BY ESOTERIC AGENT IN AUCKLAND A YEAR AGO WHEN OWNED BY SNA MEMBER ANDREW P and cost $2000, Transport just serviced by Rockeater. Reason for selling: Looking at Options, Juggling ideas at the moment with entire system. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Pick up /Delivery etc Extra Info: SO MANY REVIEWS online for these very talented units Both units in pristine condition in all,original factory packing. Sold as a pair. Stunning reviews online. Thanks for looking. https://6moons.com/audioreviews/esoteric4/trio_2.html https://www.hifiplus.com/articles/hi-fi-plus-the-esoteric-p-03-sacd-playerd-03-dac/ Conclusion and a few quotes. The Esoteric P-03 and D-03 combination are simply state of the art, both in picture and in sound quality. I was shocked at how good 480p video from DVD could look. For the music lover, the Esoteric pair delivers world-class sound quality from CD, SACD, and DVD-Audio. Indeed, it is among the best digital playback I’ve heard, regardless or price. Moreover, the interior build quality and chassis metalwork are drop-dead gorgeous. These are among the most lavishly designed and executed products I’ve encountered in 17 years of reviewing high-end audio gear. Can any “DVD player” be worth thirty grand? Experience the Esoteric P-03 and D-03 for yourself and you just might be surprised by your answer. https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/esoteric-p-03-and-d-03-universal-disc-transport-and-dac-1/ Very few products can lay claim to being unquestionably the best in the world. In any field there are always several candidates for the stateof- the-art, with experts disagreeing based on personal preference or varying perspectives. Heck, even Ferrari has competition. One product, however, that has no peer is the vibration-free rigid disc-clamping mechanism (VRDS) found in disc players from Esoteric, the high-end division of Teac. Although all players have a transport mechanism to spin the disc and read the data encoded on it, the similarity between the flimsy plastic mechanisms of mass-market machines and VRDS ends there. The Esoteric VRDS Neo mechanism, used in the P-03 Universal Transport reviewed here, is a tour de force in mechanical design and manufacturing. The massive machined assembly has one purpose—to read information from the disc with the highest precision possible (see sidebar for details). The P-03 is a truly universal device, compatible with CD, DVDVideo, DVD-Audio, and SACD (SACD and DVD-A in 2-channel mode). Note, however, that the P-03 is a transport, not a disc player. This means it has no integral digitalto- analog converters; you must convert the P-03’s digital output to analog in you’re A/V controller (or receiver), or with a standalone digital-to-analog converter, such as Esoteric’s D-03, also reviewed here. There are many compelling reasons to think of the P-03 universal transport and D-03 digital-to-analog converter as one product in two chassis. The two create a synergy, allowing each product to fully realize its potential. For example, the D-03 digitalto- analog converter outputs a precision clock to which the transport is slaved. This technique greatly reduces clock jitter (timing errors in the conversion of digital data to an analog waveform) as a source of sonic degradation. The P-03/D-03 pair has, in my experience, the most sophisticated technology and feature-set for playing CD and high-resolution discs. The combination offers upsampling of standard-resolution audio (CD), along with a variety of ways to convert digital bits into music. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS P-03 TRANSPORT Type: SACD/CD transport Formats supported: SACD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW Digital Audio Output: i.Link output x 2, XLR x2, RCA coaxial x 1 Word Clock: BNC x1 Freq. accepted: 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz, 100kHz,176.4kHz (rectangular wave) Dimensions (HxWxD): 158x445x420mm Weight: 30 kg Price: £10495 D-03 D/A CONVERTER Type: D/A Converter Digital Inputs: i.Link terminal, 6-pin x2, XLRx2 (Dual AES output), RCA x2, Optical x1, USB and Wireless-coming soon Analogue outputs: XLR, RCA Word Clock input/output: BNC Word Clock Frequency: 44.1, 88.2, 176.4, 48, 96, 192, 100 (kHz) Dimensions (HxWxD): 108x445x420mm Weight: 27kg Price: £9,995 Interconnects: Not supplied. Both digital XLR and BNC word sync cables must be purchased separately. Manufacturer: TEAC Esoteric Net: www.teac.co.jp UK Distributor:
  4. Item: Esoteric E-03 dual input phono stage Location: Perth Price: $ 3,000 plus postage Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash. Preference given to local purchaser but can ship. Extra Info: All original packaging & Manual - (power lead missing will supply standard one.)
  5. I thought I would share some of my extremely amateur pictures and videos from the recent Bangkok Audio Video show. Apologies for the quality but it is all just recorded poorly on my phone but something is better than nothing right? There is a really good scene here in Thailand for high end gear and some really good retailers. It has exceeded my expectations of what is here and surpases Aus in some respects. Anyways here is a few pics and vids and I will try to talk about each a little. The rooms at the show were really well sized and a lot better than in videos we see from the states etc (not just hotel bedrooms). The rooms where all conference rooms and decently sized for the majority. My favourite room roughly 8x14x3.5m Equipment is Proac Response K8, Rel No.25 array @Sime, Acoustic Arts Mono 3 Amps, The Beast server and an Audioquest Niagara. TT was unfortunately not used. (The speakers were meant to be the new top Elac Concentro but they unfortunately weren't there. The Proacs were very impressive regardless) This system was incredible and was demo'd by a Rel representative who did comparisons of sub vs no sub, 2 sub vs 6 sub array. The sound with no subs was seriously good but with the array was something else. It gave the feel of a live concert with the benefits of a HIFI system. It was never over powering at low volumes 60dB or at over 100dB and made it so much better at either volume level too. The subs filled in effect and made it so much more appealing, natural with a soundstage that was just amazing. They really transformed it into something other-worldly. My next project at home is to integrate my SVS into my system and after this it is a must. I will be buying a second if anyone is considering selling theirs though I wish I could afford the Rel array........ It was great speaking with the Rel guy alone and picking his brain. I have videos I will attach at the end of this post. Next is a room roughly the same as above though with no room treatment whatsoever. Equipment is Focal Grand Utopia 3 (roughly $260k AUD), Esoteric Grandioso stack with Fidelizer server, VTL Siegfried Series 2 monos and TL7.5 pre, Entreq Tellus 2 and more, In the pic is Stirling Trayle who did a talk on system optimisation and another on speaker positioning. The speaker positioning was really good and gave a scientific method rather than just constantly shuffling in semi bling hope. The optimization was good too. The sound of this system was of course amazing especially at higher volumes. At lower it was just so different to the Proac Rel room. It was what you would expect from a >500k system though and was something very special. Stirling travels the world setting up peoples speakers and believes in minimal room treatment after the speakers have been positioned. Got to speak with Stirling for quite a while and learnt quite a bit. The loom with more Entreq This room was about 6x5 with a lot of room treatment including little timber dots everywhere EDIT...Wilson Alexia with some Serbian Nat amps with valves as big as a football, Bergmann Galder TT This was a really nice room but didn't grab me. This next room was roughly 7x9 and had both a Wilson and Avantgarde setup EDIT...Wilson Alexia, D'Agostino Progression, dCS Rossini and Fidelizer server. This was incredible and from memory the monoblocks are a decent step up from the system presented at Audio Connection for their dCS launch which had the same DAC/clock, speakers were Sasha and used the Momentum integrated. I just wish this had it's own room because it was amazing. The other in this room was Avantgarde Duo Mezzo XD and Cary CAD 805AE it was beautiful though played a lot of music that wasn't really my taste and I don't think it was the best recordings. Classical on the Focal Grand Utopias gave me goosebumps but this didn't. Another good room Cessaro Alpha 2, Ayon S10 and Vulcan Evo amps. This was really lovely and the Cessaro rep enjoyed having someone to speak English with. The speakers use TAD drivers and were really special to listen to. He said there is a pair in Sydney and he travels to every customers house to set them up. Bad pic sorry Tannoy Westminster Royal SE and Kengsington GR, Sun Audio and Esoteric Sounded good but didn't grab me. ML ESL 15A and Burmester 911 MK3 This was really really nice and I think the ARC did really well. Burmester amps have always sounded really good everytime I hear them This room had black Focal Sopra 2s. Red Sopra 3s and Orange Sopra 1s (not shown) I was amazed at how the little naim all in one sounded on the Sopra 2s and would happily live with this system. The Micromega all in one amps were pretty crappy on all 3 sets of speakers. The Naim stack with Sopra 3 was beautiful and the best attainable system (for most) that I heard there. Naim really is incredible. 7.3 Elac Unifi, 3x Rel 2 12/SE Rotel RA1580 and 2x RMB-1585 This was pretty cool and I think the Rotel processor is brilliant. A few other systems Stealth 25th Anniversary Karp Horns. Claiming to be the best home theatre speakers in the world. These Daniel Hertz M7 were pretty good. Unsure... There were some other really good systems especially a Stenheim and Vitus room though I don't have pics. A locally made 300b amp for $800 AUD was absolutely beautiful with his own homemade speakers for roughly $3000 AUD One room had Magico bookshelves but he didn't want to set them up same goes with Avantgarde Zero1s The new Paradigm Persona Bookshelves sounded pretty average but had a little amp and not a good space It was a good show with a decent turn out and I was very impressed with the room sizes. I think all shows should try to use conference rooms and not tiny little hotel bedrooms. I'll try to add some videos soon EDITED.. Wilson speakers are Alexia not Sasha S2
  6. Item: Esoteric E-03 dual input phono stage Location: Melbourne Northern Suburbs Price: $ 3,000 plus postage Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash. Preference given to local purchaser but can ship. Extra Info: All original packaging & Manual - (power lead missing)
  7. Item: Esoteric E-03 dual input phono stage Location: Melbourne Northern Suburbs Price: $------- Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash. Preference given to local purchaser but can ship. Extra Info: All original packaging & Manual - (power lead missing) Pictures:
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