Talk of flawless sound produced by an audio system connected together with a high precision master clock has been circulating between high-end audiophiles in various forms. As an example, the three dimensional effect of the sound stage gives the listener an actual feel of the high ceiling of a concert hall in addition to the width and depth of the original performance. The listener is treated to a pure and focused image of the playback sound that gives a sense of reality as if one could reach out and touch it. When the final note of the musical instrument fades away, you almost perceive the gradual silence like the color of a dark veil. This is truly an ultimate achievement of audio playback that “conveys music” so close to the original sound it leaves an unforgettable impression on the listener. With the aim of enhancing the true potential of ESOTERIC digital players, the clock generator “G Series” was redesigned as a new generation of devices with improved functionality, power and flexibility. The G-01 uses a high precision Rubidium oscillator with a frequency precision of ±0.05 ppb (parts per billion) or ±0.00005 ppm which provides optimum stability as an audio clock. This next generation clock generator supports master clock outputs of 10 MHz and 22.5792 MHz.
Every digital audio device operates with an internal circuit generating the clock signals, or heartbeat, required to operate that device. This master generator is an extremely stable oscillator that supplies external clocks to digital devices (such as a transport, D/A convertor, Super Audio CD player) equipped with clock input terminals. The master clock generator supplies clock signals with a higher degree of purity and stability than clocks generated internally by digital devices and vastly improves the sound quality. By operating connected devices off the same highly stable master clock, timing errors called jitter are virtually eliminated greatly improving imaging and dimensionality while darkening the background.
The G-01 clock generator has a powerful power supply section that supports its basic performance. Three power supply circuit boards, a total of 15 power supply regulators, and independent power supplies for each circuit block have been installed to minimize mutual interference between circuit blocks and to supply clean energy to all parts. A large toroidal transformer, which enables highly efﬁcient and high power actuation, is used as the main component in the power supply which is essential to the sound quality. An El core transformer is used in the display section. A series of multiple capacitors are used for a ripple ﬁlter circuit and Schottky barrier diodes are used for quick response supporting fast digital processing which assists the accuracy of the clock’s signal generation.
G-01 has adopted a newly-designed discrete clock output driver circuit conﬁguration. The circuit uses an ultra high-speed transistor that is optimal for generating digital waveforms for which ultrafast speed and a high degree of accuracy are required. Combined with a heavy-duty power supply, this circuit contributes to major improvements in sound quality by providing an accurate, stable timing signal to audio devices.
MSRP $ 23,000.00
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