Offered is an excellent condition traded-in Esoteric C03 pre-amp with all original accessories and triple boxes. Very clean unit and superb construction with a clean detailed sound. I had it hooked up to a Classe S700 amp (see other listings) driving a pair of Magnepan 1.7s and the sound is so airy and musical. The bass is a bit light but I attribute that to the MG 1.7s.
Quality of construction is top notch and the C03 offers lots of flexibility in its input configurations. The input and output stages for each channel of the C-03 are vertically stacked in their own separated compartments at the preamp’s rear, immediately adjacent to their respective ports. This reduces signal paths to a bare minimum. A separate gain level can be set for each input. Related features include +/- 18dB input sensitivity trim control and +/- 3dB channel balance adjustment in 0.5dB increments.
Pairs well with almost any brand of amps and source components. PRICE: Sell for $4250 or best offer. Paypal, if used, will be 3% extra. Cash and local pick-up is also welcome.
SHIPPING: Will ship internationally but note this is a USA 120volt unit. Original triple boxes will be used and the unit is very heavy for an overall weight of approx 75lbs.
Please be serious about buying- just went through lengthy discussions with 2 audiogon members who strung me on for 30 days and one has ceased responding now.