S-02 Stereo Power Amplifier

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Representing the next generation in a proud lineage of audio
excellence, the C-02X Stereo Linestage Preamplifier and S-02 Stereo
Power Amplifier features 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 Esoteric’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 craftsmanship 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.

Additional information


Rated power output 145W + 145W (8Ω)
290W + 290W (4Ω)
Maximum power output 580W + 580W (2Ω)
Frequency response 5Hz – 100kHz (+0dB, -3dB, 8Ω)
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) 115dB (IHF-A)
Total harmonic distortion 0.003% (1kHz, 8Ω, 145W)
Gain 29dB
Damping factor 1000
Analog audio input jacks RCA x 1 pair
XLR x 1 pair
Input impedance 22kΩ (RCA)
44kΩ (XLR)
Power supply 230V AC, 50Hz / 120V AC, 60Hz / 220V AC, 60Hz
Power consumption 440W (no signal: 160W)
External dimensions
(W x H x D) 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 x 1 / Felt pads x 4 / Power cord support bracket x 1 / Power cord support bracket screw x 2 /Owner’s manual x 1 / Warranty card x 1


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