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ESOTERIC AI-10 Digital Integrated Amplifier,A/D Converter and Master Clock Sync Generator
AI-10 Digital Integrated Amplifier,A/D Converter and Master Clock Sync Generator
Quality, design elegance Without sacrificing quality, ESOTERIC's 20th anniversary product, AI-10 provides proprietary technology and premium performance.


Digital amplifier for high purity sound

The AI-10 incorporates ESOTERIC's highly acclaimed D/A converter and clock technology to reproduce high speed and pure sound with exceptional resolution and density. AI-10 also incorporates TI(Texas Instruments), PWM processor which has an excellent error correction algorithm for PWM signal processing. The AI-10 has highly efficient speaker driving ability and ultra high resolution thanks to its direct digital amplification throughout the signal path.

The latest MOS-FET for highly efficient speaker driving ability

MOS-FET is a key component in digital amplifiers and the AI-10 features the latest generation having ultra-high speed / high current processing capability. Combining with a large toroidal power supply, speaker driving efficiency is highly optimized.

Large toroidal power supply and capacitors

The large toroidal transformer has a high power handling capacity of 205 VA, supplying electric power very quickly, without adding noise or distortion to internal circuits. The AI-10 uses very large capacitors rated at 36,000 μF (18,000 μF ×2pieces) capacity per channel. With these rich power supply components, the AI-10 has a high power output capacity of 150 Watt + 150Watt/8ohms (max).

Word synchronization

The AI-10 features a WORD SYNC output terminal to work as a master clock generator accurate to ±1 ppM. The output signal covers 44.1/88.2/176.4/48/96/192 kHz clock signal frequencies. The AI-10 can also output an ESOTERIC original 100 kHz Universal Clock signal. With the word synchronization function connected to the SA-10 or other source devices, the system will deliver even better performance with improvement in transparency, separation, depth and imaging.

Optional i.LINK (AUDIO) interface

Optional i.LINK interface provides digital transmission capability of high grade Super Audio CD's multi-channel signals to other i.LINK equipped devices such as multi-channel D/A converter or A/V surround sound processor.

Highly functional input / output terminals

- Analog audio input: unbalanced RCA ×3 (inc. phono (MM)/line convertible input ×1)/balanced XLR×1
- Digital audio input: coaxial ×1/optical ×1
- German made high quality WBT speaker terminal ×1

High rigid chassis construction made with thick aluminum plates

The front panel is made from thick extruded aluminum, top panel(T 5mm) and side panels(T 4mm) are also made from aluminum. This high rigid chassis construction reduces vibration resonance. Screws hidden from exterior view compliment the AI-10 high end cosmetic. The chassis is supported by three metal feet to create an optimally stable platform.

Slim remote control with illumination keys

Aluminum body remote control fits comfortably in your hands with its moderate weight.

Digital Input Terminals Input format linear PCM (44.1kHz to 192kHz,16bit to 24bit),
DSD (after a future hardware upgrade (charged))
Coaxial Jack RCA ×1
Optical Jack OPTICAL ×1
The i.LINK (AUDIO) terminals (4 pin ×1, 6 pin ×1) will become available after a future hardware upgrade (Optional at additional cost).
Amplifier Section Output Power 110W+110W (1kHz,8ohms)
150W+150W (1kHz,4ohms)
Maximum useful output power 150W+150W (1kHz,8ohms,JEITA)
Minimum impedance 4ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.08% (at 110W,1kHz,8ohms)
Frequency Response (COAXIAL, OPTICAL) 5Hz to 95kHz,3dB (at 1W,8ohms)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (COAXIAL, OPTICAL) greater than 110dB (JEITA)
Word Clock Jack BNC
Output level TTL level/75ohms
Word Clock Output Frequency 44.1/88.2/176.4/48/96/192/100 kHz
General Power supply AC 230V 50Hz
AC 120V 60Hz
AC 220V 60Hz
Power consumption 135W
External dimensions
442×149×383 mm
(17-3/8×5-7/8×15-1/16 ")
Weight 14.5kg (31-15/16lbs)
- Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
- This product is available in three different power supply variations shown in the chart above. Make sure that the voltage shown on the rear panel matches the AC line voltage in your area.
- The shape of the AC inlet and plug of the supplied power cord depends on the voltage rating and destination country.

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