Esoteric new releases...is there a new Class A amp on the way?

John57

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So many new Esoteric units released this year. Grandioso full suite preamp amp DAC streamer and CD player.

So the F03A is a unique offering still listed on the Esoteric website as the only pure class A Esoteric available.

Do you know if there is a replacement class A coming down the pipe?

I listened here and it tops their pack for me...
 

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So many new Esoteric units released this year. Grandioso full suite preamp amp DAC streamer and CD player.

So the F03A is a unique offering still listed on the Esoteric website as the only pure class A Esoteric available.

Do you know if there is a replacement class A coming down the pipe?

I listened here and it tops their pack for me...

I believe the Grandioso F1 is also pure class A and sits above the F-03A.

I have been running an F-03A in my system for a few months now and cannot praise it enough. It had no difficulty powering my Sasha 2 and more recently a pair of Kroma Audio Stella speakers.

Just recently I fitted the ES-Link analog board which gave me a very noticeable uptick in terms of density/palpability of imaging and a more dynamic sound. Big upgrade for not a lot of money.

Cheers,

Guillaume
 
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John57

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I believe the Grandioso F1 is also pure class A and sits above the F-03A.

I have been running an F-03A in my system for a few months now and cannot praise it enough. It had no difficulty powering my Sasha 2 and more recently a pair of Kroma Audio Stella speakers.

Just recently I fitted the ES-Link analog board which gave me a very noticeable uptick in terms of density/palpability of imaging and a more dynamic sound. Big upgrade for not a lot of money.

Cheers,

Guillaume
Guillaume
Thanks for your input.
I installed the ES-Link board to my F03 before I took delivery. It absolutely makes a wonderful difference.
The F1 is outside my budget. Consequently asking about the prospects of trickle down to cheaper models.
Love to hear a video of your F03A by ES Link if you can.
Sincerely
John
 

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I recently aquired the older Esoteric A-03 which is pure class a with fifty glorious watts. It really is a fantastic amplifier, sweet and delicate and never fatiguing. Pairs nicely with the Magico A3. Would love to see what they would do with an updated model.
 

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I recently aquired the older Esoteric A-03 which is pure class a with fifty glorious watts. It really is a fantastic amplifier, sweet and delicate and never fatiguing. Pairs nicely with the Magico A3. Would love to see what they would do with an updated model.
Congratulations on your acquisition. Having the F05 and listened to the F03A Quite a lot recently I would rather have the model A. If I’d known about it...

The F1 Grandioso is also Class A...
And the new cx1 preamp suggests a new integrated maybe on their drawing boards.
 
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Congratulations on your acquisition. Having the F05 and listened to the F03A Quite a lot recently I would rather have the model A. If I’d known about it...

The F1 Grandioso is also Class A...
And the new cx1 preamp suggests a new integrated maybe on their drawing boards.
Makes you wonder if there will be a new M1 as well, they have been releasing quite a lot of product lately.
 

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I believe the Grandioso F1 is also pure class A and sits above the F-03A.

I have been running an F-03A in my system for a few months now and cannot praise it enough. It had no difficulty powering my Sasha 2 and more recently a pair of Kroma Audio Stella speakers.

Just recently I fitted the ES-Link analog board which gave me a very noticeable uptick in terms of density/palpability of imaging and a more dynamic sound. Big upgrade for not a lot of money.

Cheers,

Guillaume
I’m also looking at the F-03A but I’m wondering how it will sound with some Devore 096 for a second system
 

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I’m also looking at the F-03A but I’m wondering how it will sound with some Devore 096 for a second system
I suggest that it’s overkill for Devore as pure class A to 30W is unnecessary for such sensitive speakers. And for a second system, I’ll sell you my F05 SE that’s class A/B. I’d argue will be a much better match for these speakers.
 

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I suggest that it’s overkill for Devore as pure class A to 30W is unnecessary for such sensitive speakers. And for a second system, I’ll sell you my F05 SE that’s class A/B. I’d argue will be a much better match for these speakers.

I would agree, as the sensitivity of Devore is 96db would also possibly make them bit noisy. Tried the A-03 with my now departed Avantgarde Duos, which sucked. Noisy and lifeless. With Magico its pure - well, magic!
 
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