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ESOTERIC P-03Universal Universal Transport
P-03 Universal Universal Transport
Perpetual quest for highest level Visual reproduction Flag ship universal transport for high-end visualphile

Highly acclaimed VRDS-NEO mechanism, AC power drive components, chassis construction, and cosmetics...the P-03Universal shares most of the features with the P-03.

The P-03Universal also features PCM to DSD signal convert mode for CD playback. You can choose suitable digital conversion from wide range of options to match to your taste, to the recording source, to the category of music and to other component's response.

The P-03Universal is the culmination of the highest quality video processing technologies ESOTERIC has ever cultivated. The P-03 Universal is equipped with the latest 14 bit/216 MHz video D/A converter chip ADV 7324 from Analog Devices, and the latest digital video scaling chip LSI ABT 1080 from Anchor Bay technologies.

Fully tuned video components including newly designed analog/digital video output circuit.

The latest 14 bit/216 MHz video D/A converter chip ADV 7324 from Analog Devices.
The latest digital video scaling chip LSI ABT 1080 from Anchor Bay technologies.
Video component exclusive AC power components (transformer/circuit board) for superior video component driving property.

Various output interfaces including HDMI terminal.

The P-03Universal is equipped with HDMI terminal (maximum scaling: 1080P), component output terminals, and remote control output for external components connection (12V DC trigger out/RS-232C).

High definition scaling up to 1080P.

Scaling: 480i/576i, 480P/576P, 720P, 1080i, 1080P

The same stunning technologies share with the P-03: drive mechanism, AC power component, digital audio output circuit, internal circuit layout, chassis construction and cosmetics

VRDS-NEO mechanism highly acclaimed for its excellent data reading accuracy.
New function for the P-03 Universal: Tray top surface illumination coupled with tray opening/closing for easy disc setting in the dark theatre room.

The integrated separate-chassis construction: highly rigid integrated one-piece body style containing separated power supply and transport compartments.

Thick aluminum front panel, side panels, top panels and front-corner rounded block covers complete the integrated chassis which is supported by a 5 mm-thick steel bottom chassis and three pinpoint isolation feet (patent pending), made of quenched steel.

CD digital audio output features DSD conversion function in addition to PCM signal up-conversion.

Word Synchronization
The P-03Universal can accept and synchronize to the following frequencies received from external devices: 44.1/88.2/176.4/48/96/192/100 kHz.

High-grade parts/internal wiring cables for top quality performance.

System DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, CD, CD-R/RW,Video-CD, and DVD-R/RW
Video output Conposite video output Output level 1Vp-p (75ohms)
Jacks RCA
Component video output
Y ×1, PB ×1, PR ×1
Output level Y: 1Vp-p (75ohms)
PB, PR: 0.7Vp-p (75ohms)
Jacks BNC
Digital video output Jacks HDMI
Audio output Digital audio output i.LINK (AUDIO) ×1
XLR ×2 (Use 2 terminals for ES-LINK or Dual AES output)
RCA ×1
Word clock BNC ×1
(44.1/88.2/176.4/48/96/192/100 kHz)
12V DC trigger output φ3.5mm mini jack ×1
External control output RS-232C ×1
General Power supply AC 120V 60Hz
AC 230V 50Hz
AC 220V 60Hz
Power consumption 24W
Dimensions (W×H×D) 445×159×420 mm
(17-1/2×6-1/4×16-4/5 ")
Weight 32.5kg (71-1/2lbs)
- 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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