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ESOTERIC 30th Anniversary
‘Limited Edition Black’ Series

Limited production: 30 pieces each

The Limited Edition Black models are works of art that represent the excellence of contemporary Japanese audio
technology and rich heritage of Japanese craftsmanship.  The series is in stylish black, fitted with ornaments coated with Japanese lacquer, a very special painting method originates in traditional Japanese arts and crafts.

The color of ornaments you can choose from two variations; Bordeaux or Oxidized Silver.

Only 30 pieces are handmade in our Tokyo factory to celebrate the brand’s upcoming 30th anniversary year of 2017.

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Bordeaux
The shiny clear Bordeaux color coating is applied on silver foil, cluttered and dusted on black Japanese lacquer undercoat. The cluttered silver surface visible thr ough the clear hard coat makes the finish three dimensional with tasteful gradations and deep luster. The Esoteric logo is applied with traditional Japanese “Maki-e” gold gilding technique.

Oxidized Silver
This is a very unique finish that gives warm and organic touch t o a modern, stylish machine in black. The coating consists of multiple layers of clear top coat on oxidized silver foil, cluttered and dusted on black Japanese lacquer under coat. The Esoteric logo is applied with traditional Japanese “Maki-e” gold gilding technique.

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The audio specifications are the same as normal models.

Super Audio CD/CD Player
K-01X BR (Bordeaux)
K-01X BH (Oxidized Silver)

– VRDS-NEO [VMK-3.5-20S] SACD Transport Mechanism
– Dual Mono DACs with Separate Left and Right Channel Power Supplies (×8 DACs Per Channel)
– 35bit D/A Processing Technology
• Analog audio outputs: XLR (2ch)×1, RCA (2ch)×1 • Digital audio output: XLR×1, RCA×1 • Digital audio input: RCA×1, Optical ×1, USB -B ×1 • Clock input: BNC×1 • External dimensions (W× H× D) : 445 mm×162 mm×438 mm(17 1/4″× 6 3/8″× 13 1/4″ ) •Weight: 31 kg (68 3/ 8 lbs)

Super Audio CD/CD Player
K-03X BR (Bordeaux)
K-03X BH (Oxidized Silver)

– VRDS-NEO [VMK-3.5-10] SACD Transport Mechanism
– Dual Mono DACs (×4 DACs Per Channel)
– 34bit D/A Processing Technology
• Analog audio outputs: XLR (2ch)×1, RCA (2ch)×1 • Digital audio output: XLR×1, RCA×1 • Digital audio input: RCA×1, Optical ×1, USB -B ×1 • Clock input: BNC×1 • External dimensions (W× H× D): 445 mm ×162mm × 438 mm (17 1/4″× 6 3/8″×13 1/4″ ) • Weight: 28 kg (61 3/ 4 lbs)

Class A Integrated Amplifier
F-03A BR (Bordeaux)
F-03A BH (Oxidized Silver)

– Fully Balanced Preamplifier
– Dual Monaural Design
– A 940VA Custom EI Power Transformer and 40,000μF Capacitors for Each Channel
• Output power: 30W+ 30W (8Ohm), 60W+ 60W(4 Ohm) • Total harmonic distortion(1 kHz, 8 Ω): 0.006%(30 W) •Frequency response (+0/-3.0 dB /1W) : 10 Hz –100 kHz • S/N ratio (IHF-A): 104 dB •Damping factor: 370 • Speaker output: 2 pairs • Inputs: RCA×4, PHONO (MM/MC)×1, XLR×2, EXT PRE×1 (XLR) • Outputs (PRE /REC OUT): RCA×1, XLR×1 • External dimensions (W× H ×D): 445 × 191 × 468mm (17 5/8″×7 5/8″×18 1/2″ ) • Weight: 32kg (70 5/8 lb)