EsotericA-02usedPRICE DROP: Esoteric A-02 Master Soundworks Stereo Amp Great Condition!!!!***PRICE DROP***This is a wonderful solid state stereo amp with all the muscle you could ever look for to handle the biggest dynamic passages and demanding speaker loads as well as giving the most ...7500.00

PRICE DROP: Esoteric A-02 Master Soundworks Stereo Amp Great Condition!!!! [Expired]


no longer for sale

***PRICE DROP***

This is a wonderful solid state stereo amp with all the muscle you could ever look for to handle the biggest dynamic passages and demanding speaker loads as well as giving the most nuanced and musical presentation of delicate passages. It is solid state but sounds nothing like solid state. Micro-dynamics, imaging, sound-staging, etc...are all at the top tier of performance even when compared to much more expensive offerings.

This amp runs amazingly cool even when confronted with long hours of play at room-filling volumes.  For those who know this amp and have either owned it, heard and/or reviewed it, the A-02’s performance and sound-quality are well known and well-regarded.  It’s driven full-range speakers like the TAD R1 Mk2s and Legacy Focus SE with a wide variety of material from pipe organ and large symphonic to rock, prog-rock, hard-rock and electronica & techno for hours on end without breaking a sweat or showing any material it could not handle.

Price when new $18,000 USD (at one point $20,000 USD)

Asking $7500 or best reasonable offer. Due to the size and weight, buyer to pay for shipping of their choice.

Paypal Preferred for the benefit of both parties. Buyer to pay the US or International PP fees unless we can negotiate an all-inclusive deal good for both parties.

I will consider direct bank wire transfer for those with long-term feedback.

I’ve had this wonderful amp for approximately 4 years.  Reason for selling…thanks to my latest almost entirely active speaker setup with Legacy Wavelet, this A-02 has been used for the last 2 months to only drive a pair of tweeters. This is the definition of overkill and its time to move on to another amp.

This is a 15-amp US power 120V / 60 Hz version. S/N on backpanel photos is a bit blurry as I've still got it hooked up and playing. S/N is 60001.

Speaker Outputs

STEREO 200 W + 200 W (8 Ω)

400 W + 400 W (4 Ω)

BTL BTL 800 W (8 Ω)

Maximum output power 

STEREO 250 W + 250 W (8 Ω) (JEITA)

500 W + 500 W (4 Ω) (JEITA)

BTL 1,000 W (8 Ω) (JEITA)

Frequency response 5 Hz ~ 100 kHz (1 W, 8 Ω, ±1 dB)

Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) 117 dB or more (JEITA)

Total harmonic distortion 0.009 % (1 kHz, 8 Ω, Rated output power)

Minimum required average impedance STEREO 4 Ω / BTL 4 Ω

Damping Factor: 1000

Gain 28 dB

Analog audio inputs

Jacks RCA jacks 1 stereo

XLR jacks 1 stereo

Input impedance RCA 150 kΩ / XLR 320 kΩ

Power supply AC 120V 60Hz (15-amp IEC input)

Power consumption 550 W

External dimensions (W x H x D) 

(17 1/2" x 8 5/8" x 16 15/16" )

(including protrusions)

Weight 41.2 kg (91.5 lb)

Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D)

24”x24”24”

Weight 120 lbs

ORIGINAL Esoteric Heavy-Duty Multi-Box Shipping Cartons with heavy cradles included.

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