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Esoteric S-02 Stereo Power Amplifier

Stereo Power Amplifier Representing the next generation in a proud lineage of audio excellence

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Representing the next generation in a proud lineage of audio excellence, the S-02 Stereo Power amplifier and it's matching Stereo Preamplifier C-02X feature state-of-the-art circuitry in a discrete dual mono configuration that dramatically conveys all the power and energy of music. Assembled one at a time in ESOTERIS's Tokyo factory and incorporating all the knowledge and technology of the flagship Grandioso line, these two new models accentuate the refined qualities of audio reproduction with expert draftsmanship and handmade precision.

Proudly taking its place as a new reference boasting Grandioso lineage, the S-02 utilizes the know-how and technology employed in Esoteric's premier monoblock M1 and stereo S1 power amplifiers to offer generous power and exceptional dynamics that propel musical crescendos to breathtaking heights. The S-02's outstanding performance and unsurpassed clarity allow the listener not only to hear the music but also to feel the music, by helping to reproduce the emotion that is the essence of an involving musical experience


Spec description

Speaker output:

Rated output power- 145W + 145W (8Ω)

290W + 290W (4Ω)

Maximum output power- 580W + 580W (2Ω)

Damping factor- 1000

Analog audio inputs:

XLR- 1 pair

Input impedance- 44kΩ

RCA- 1 pair

Input impedance- 22kΩ


Power supply- AC 230V, 50Hz

AC 120V, 60Hz

AC 220V, 60Hz

Power consumption- 440W (no signal: 160W)

External dimensions (WxHxD)- 445 x 221.5 x 489.6mm

17 5/8" x 8 3/4" x 19 3/8" (including protrusions)

Weight- 48kg/105 7/8 lb

Included accessories- Power cord x1

Power cord support bracket x1

Power cord support bracket screw x2

Felt pads x4

Owner's manual x1

Warranty card x1


Audio performance

Frequency response- 5Hz to 100kHz (+0dB, -3dB, 8Ω)

S/N ratio- 115dB (IHF-A)

Total harmonic distortion- 0.003% (1kHz, 8Ω, 145W)

Gain- 28.5dB