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flagship model of our all-in-one advanced D/A converter and Super
Audio CD/CD player series, capitalizing on ESOTERIC's state-of-the-art
technology and derived from our award winning P-01/D-01 series
separates. It has been seven years since the debut of the original X-01,
with its high-precision and high-rigidity VRDS-NEO SACD/CD transport
mechanism. The X-01/X-03 series, which have stayed at the top of
ESOTERIC's all-in-one SACD/CD player lineup, have been completely
updated and make their debut as the all-new "K" series in November 2010.
The design concept of the K series is extremely clear and simple -- a
2-channel D/A converter and stereo player that gives a stress-free
musical experience, without adding or removing anything from the
original source material. All aspects of the design and engineering
process for the K series had extremely tough requirements to further
advance ESOTERIC's top technology. Design and engineering was completed
applying all of ESOTERIC's know-how in mechatronics technology,
state-of-the-art audio technology, and evolutionary materials including
DAC implementation, for which cost was not a consideration. The K series
is committed to advancing the "state of the art" for the 2 channel
audio purist, for both high resolution audio files and disc based audio
The K-01 is equipped with our new VRDS-NEO "VMK-3.5-20S" mechanism,
which has advanced substantially beyond existing VRDS models. The K-01
follows the philosophy of the D-01, and has two 32-bit monaural D/A
converters with eight parallel/differential DAC circuits used per
channel, as well as separate L/R power supplies. The on-board,
high-precision clocking circuit has also been advanced. The power supply
for each circuit block has been optimized by using four on-board power
transformers. Three sets of 192 kHz/24-bit digital inputs, supporting
the most advanced high-sampling-rate digital sources are also built-in.
USB driver software supports 192 kHz/24-bit asynchronous transmission
for connecting with a PC. The K-01 responds to the stringent demands of
music lovers and audio purists, for a top-of-the-line digital source,
2-channel playback device.
Feed Your System Pure, Clean, Regenerated Power
With the PS Audio PerfectWave P10 Power Plant Power Conditioner: 1200W
of Continuous Power, Hear More Music, Control, Detail, and Dynamics
Put a personal power plant in your listening room and discover the irreplaceable merits of clean, regenerated power with the PS Audio PerfectWave P10 Power Plant power conditioner.
The logic behind this exceptional power conditioner is simple: When you
start with the cleanest-possible AC source, all your components deliver
their best sound. In essence, the quality of incoming power directly
translates to the quality of the sound coming out of your speakers.
Built in the U.S.A., P10 takes the power coming in
through your wall, rectifies, stores, and regulates it, and then uses it
to generate a better AC signal it delivers to your system. It improves
every aspect of audio/video performance and provides all the current
necessary to reproduce even the toughest dynamic swings with the
lowest-possible noise floor. In other words, without P10,
your system is not delivering the performance it can – and for which
you paid. You'll hear no noise, no EMI/RFI, and no artifacts. But you
will hear more music, more detail, more body, more tones, more
harmonics, more dynamics, and more of everything that will further
involve you with your favorite recordings. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
"We have never heard [music] delivered with such clear
characterization of each element or more precise control of its position
within the soundstage. Neither have we previously experienced such
assurance, such a sense of accurate transcription of the master tape.
There's good reason to suppose that with most audio equipment it will
have an effect ranging from positive to positively startling!"
– Hi-Fi News, Outstanding Product Award
Featuring five separated regenerated zones and able to provide 1500 watts of pure regenerated power (1200W continuous), P10 handles any size system that crosses its path. Its pure power is internally generated with a fully analog power amplifier. P10 also boasts PS Audio
advances such as MultiWave and CleanWave technology, high-current soft
start, and the ability to monitor your power quality and performance
from the touchscreen front panel. If you wish, once your system is
powered by a P10, all you or you need to do is go to
the web through any web-enabled device and access the control panel.
From there, any connected equipment can be rebooted, turned on or off,
or have its status checked. You can do this from anywhere in the world.
See what your power is doing with greater depth and accuracy. PS Audio even built an oscilloscope into the touchscreen. It's that simple.
"When the PerfectWave P10 Power Plant was feeding my
entire system, I experienced exceptional musical moments more often,
finding myself sitting up and taking notice of some musical detail."
– Jim Austin, Stereophile
How P10 Differs from Traditional Power Conditioners, and Why It's Better
P10 is a personal AC generator that provides hard-working, perfected
results from the AC power line. Power regeneration uses active
components, like those found in large and powerful audio amplifiers, to
rebuild the AC power and produce clean, clear, distortion free,
regulated AC to the equipment. P10 also provides excellent protection
and cleaning of radio, cellphone, and computer interference. But more
importantly, regeneration provides a steady, regulated, low-impedance
source of pure AC unaffected by the equipment's demands for power. The
key to P10's success and what makes it so unique is the way it makes the
power better. Instead of simple filtering, as a legacy power
conditioner does, P10 actually repairs the main power issues actually
caused by the equipment itself: dynamic fluctuations. These occur with
nearly every power amplifier or receiver on the market. When a loud
musical passage is reproduced, the power amplifier draws more power from
the wall to feed the loudspeakers. When this occurs, the voltage at the
wall decreases in direct relationship with the loudness of the musical
passage. Louder is worse. If the system is powered from a Power Plant AC
regenerator, the problem is eliminated. Dynamic voltage fluctuations
are stopped completely, the power amp receiving perfectly regulated,
steady AC power regardless of the demands from the power amplifier. In a
high-end system, where perfection is hoped for and compromise is not an
option, the improvements brought by P10 are instantly recognized with a
simple audition that shows both with and without perfected power.
"I knew it was possible that fixing my power would make
my music cleaner and more accurate. What I didn't anticipate was that it
would make the music so much more engaging. Maybe more accurate is more
engaging – an appealing thought. Anyway, the PerfectWave P10 Power
Plant may be an essential accessory for any audiophile...I'm going to
have a hard time sending this back!"
– Jim Austin, Stereophile
Passive Cooling Results in Low Noise Floors and Black Backgrounds
P10 is passively cooled via gorgeous and expensive heat sinks. By
eliminating fans, P10 is able to reduce the noise floor even further,
delivering the blackest backgrounds of any Power Plant ever. Also,
because of the reduced dependance on fans to provide cooling, P10 can be
biased for a bit more power, allowing it to deliver a full continuous
1200W. Added to this, P10 includes PS Audio's best AC outlets: Power
Port Premier for additional resolution and a fuller, richer tonal
balance. All this performance is packaged in one of the most beautiful
and striking chassis PS Audio has ever created.
- Fully Designed and Built in The USA
- P10 Delivers More Power to Your System
- Delivers 1250 Watts Continuous Power
- Also Capable of Delivering 70 Amps Instant Current
- Greater Dynamics and a Lower Noise Floor
- Go Green – Much Higher Efficiency Levels
- New System Monitoring – See What’s Coming in & What’s Going Out