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ESOTERIC AZ-1 Digital Integrated Class D Amplifier and Master Clock Signal Generator
AZ-1 Digital Integrated Class D Amplifier and Master Clock Signal Generator
Lifestyle with musical inspiration! An amplifier and master clock signal generator designed for high-end audio video.

A new, low-profile cabinet design

All three models are only 3inches in height. This low-profile design highlights their simple beauty without sacrificing performance. Arrange them in line and you will find them highly attractive, designed to compliment each other within the environment or setting that you find most appropriate for product placement.

State-of-art front face architecture and disc tray designs

Exquisitely crafted front panel expresses sensitivity with detail that cannot be found in any mass market production design. The front panel is crafted from a 1.6 inch thick aluminum block, using 1-micrometer-precision 3D processing machines, taking a total of 8hours to produce one panel. The rounded face is lined by a curved edge aluminum surface, and the design continues on to the top and sides of each individual cabinet. The cut aluminum disc tray (being processed from a similar block of aluminum), takes up to 4 hours to produce and contributes to the artistic excellence of the front panel. Each aluminum disc tray is further enhanced to allow precise and careful handling of any audio or video disc that may be loaded and played.

Simple interface

The interface of this new series is quite unique. The rounded push panel switches placed on the streamlined front panel is operational keys used for commands to play, stop, pause, track select, open disc tray, etc.

Leather finished aluminum remote control with backlit keypad

Leather finish on the rear and sides of the remote controller allow the device to fit comfortably in your hands with little to no Åguser fatigue.Åh The remote control also features illuminated push buttons for basic operational control in low or no light situations.

High efficiency class "D" digital power amplifier for pure sound quality.

The AZ-1 features high precision D/A conversion and clock processing technology which evolved from our flagship models P-01 transport and D-01 mono-block D/A converters. The AZ-1 also features a high efficiency WB transformer for its power component, providing very low current loss offering excellent instantaneous "power on demand. The AZ-1 provides high end Class D power amplification and a very natural sound with excellent resolution, imaging, density, and musicality.

WORD SYNC OUT terminal

The AZ-1 integrated amplifier is equipped with a WORD SYNC OUT terminal to synchronize its master clock operation to any optional device (Such as the SZ-1 or the AZ-1), having a WORD SYNC IN connector. The master clock in the AZ-1 outputs a signal accurate to ±1 ppm. This synchronization between components improves the systems playback imaging, signal clarity, staging and transparency. This results in improved audio and video reproduction.

i.LINK terminal

The AZ-1 can connect to the UZ-1 (or other i.Link equipped devices), by using i.LINK (AUDIO S400) terminals. i.LINK connection enables digital signal transmission of multi-channel Super Audio CD and DVD Audio tracks. This "jitter less", signal transmission is supported by ESOTERIC's new flow-rate-control technology which contributes to a natural and upgraded sound quality.
(Rear panel)

WBT speaker connection terminals

The AZ-1 is equipped with WBT-0735 double pole speaker terminals for secure and high quality speaker cable connections. WBT is an engineering innovator based in Germany whose products are used worldwide to provide better signal contact between amplifiers, speakers and other connected devices.

Phono input terminal

The AZ-1 features a conventional phono input terminal for excellent vinyl reproduction from analog turntables.

Input/output terminals Analog audio input RCA (L/R) ×3
Digital audio input i.LINK ×2
Word synchronization output BNC ×1
Output level TTL level/75ohms
Input frequency 32/44.1/88.2/176.4/48/96/192/100 kHz
Speaker output terminal WBT screw type (WBT-0735) ×1 (L/R)
Analog audio response Maximum output power 50W+50W (1kHz/8ohms)
80W+80W (1kHz/4ohms)
Suitable speaker impedance 4ohms to 16ohms
Frequency response 10Hz to 80kHz
General Power supply AC 120V 60Hz
AC 230V 50Hz
Power consumption 45W (Stand-by: approx. 1.5W)>
External dimensions
400×77×372 mm
(15-7/10×3×14-9/10 ")
Weight 9.2kg (20.2lbs)
- 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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