Considered by many to be the finest audio transport in the world, this is ESOTERIC'S flagship SACD/CD transport, equipped with ESOTERIC's most advanced VRDS-NEO mechanism. Rigidity and vibration-resistant ability has been improved by the use of a half inch-thick, solid shaved-aluminum mechanism base plate. The motor of the tray open/close mechanism is the same type as that used for the pick-up motor, a three-phase brush-less speed-controlled neodymium motor. The smooth, elegant opening and closing motion is reflective of the superb quality of this reference grade transport.
Ultra-high-rigid body construction isolates the unit from internal and external vibrations. The main chassis consists of a 10mm-thick/10 lb. steel bottom frame that provides a rigid, stable base for the player greatly improving data acquisition accuracy. Thick aluminum is used on the top, side and front panels to further block vibration. The chassis is supported by four pinpoint feet (patent pending) that allow the unit to be mechanically isolated from its environment. The front panel, with its highly elegant brushed finish, curved corner design and other features, contribute to the sense of quality found only in the world's finest SACD/CD transport. Superior quality internal wiring / DC power cable Esoteric selected 6N pure copper conductors for all internal wiring as well as the AC cord and DC cables that connect the power supply to the main unit. This superior cabling achieves higher resolution and improved sound texture. The 6N cable outer jacket is Polyolefin PVC free material. None of the other wire jacketing contains PVCs to protect against environmental pollution.
The World's finest separate digital source system:
Separate power supply unit, utilizing an isolation theory inherited from the P-01... The power supply unit is separate from the main unit in order to provide very high-performance supply voltages while completely isolating the player from the power conversion process. This power supply unit consists of three transformers: one for the mechanism motors, another for the signal processor/up-converter, and a third for digital processing (i.e. clock circuit). Transformers for the mechanism motors and the digital processor are extremely efficient WB type transformers.
* Esoteric model P01VU adds optional and incremental upgrades based on evolving technology that includes a change from 6N copper (99.9999% signal purity), to 8N copper (99.999999 signal purity). 8N copper is then used as a replacement for all critical internal wiring. [Please note that the P01 system has been rated "World's Best" long before any upgrade path was developed]. The use of 8N copper is extremely rare and contains less than .01 ppm (parts per million) of metallic impurities. This provides incremental improvement of resolution, soundstage, depth and texture. With the P01VU upgrade the power supply circuit dedicated to mechanical operation is updated with a higher grade of components, and additional capacitors are used to further improve dynamics. The digital signal processor ("DSP") is also enhanced through improved customization. Current owners of the P-01 may have their units optionally and incrementally upgraded to VU status (Chargeable). To insure Esoteric factory expertise, this upgrade can only be done in Japan.
New product can be ordered in P-01 or P-01VU configurations. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org