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SA-60 Super Audio CD/CD Player
An Evolution of ESOTERIC Technology
VOSP (Vertically aligned optical stability platform) mechanism
- Shaft-mounted, vertically aligned laser pickup assembly
- Highly rigid / resonance-free mechanism stabilizer

VOSP pickup

Newly developed "VOSP" mechanism features a specially designed shaft-mounted laser pickup assembly. The "VOSP" pickup ensures that the laser optical axis is always positioned at the very center of the data track for optimal reading capability. This vertically aligned platform is ideal for precise data tracking, and greatly reduces tracking error and the potential for jitter. Due to VOSP implementation, no off axis error correction is needed because no off axis data tracking is allowed.

High mass / resonance-free mechanism stabilizer

Stabilizer The VOSP mechanism is rigidly clamped by a steel plate and a large diameter stabilizer made of 8 mm-thick steel to reduce unwanted resonance caused by high speed disc rotation.

High rigid center mounted chassis construction

A foot of the nickel plating finish The entire mechanism assembly is directly mounted to the bottom chassis and two interior steel brackets rigidly hold the mechanism for superior anti-resonance properties.
Top and side panels and the disc tray lid assembly are made from aluminum. A very thick extruded aluminum front panel aids in controlling resonance. An "ESOTERIC" logo engraving on the top panel and screws hidden from exterior view compliment the SA-60 high end cosmetics.
The player chassis is supported by three nickel plated cut brass feet mounted on a 2 mm-thick steel bottom plate. This design helps to create a more stable platform and greatly reduces the adverse effects of unwanted vibrations.

Advanced Conversion Functionality
- Cirrus Logic CS-4398 for audio D/A converter which supports both PCM and DSD format and PCM to DSD conversion option
- Word Synchronization function

PCM up-conversion function / PCM to DSD conversion option

The SA-60 features Cirrus Logic CS4398 audio D/A converter, which provides high density, high resolution and wide range sound reproduction capability with DSD (SACD format) support.
The CS4398 includes ESOTERIC's second-generation RDOT algorithms and ESOTERIC's FIR digital filter that supports sharp high-end sampling. The algorthium and filter enable up-conversion of digital audio data read from a DVD or CD, to a maximum of 1536kHz for DVD audio/video and 1411.2kHz for CD. The sound character of RDOT is acoustically natural in contrast with the solid and sharp imaging of FIR. FIR mode or RDOT+FIR mode is user selectable.
The CS4398 also includes PCM to DSD signal format conversion, This is the same technology used in ESOTERIC's separate player system models P-03/D-03.
These digital conversion functions provide a wide range of options to match to your audio system, your favorite musical genre, or you general listening references based on your choice of software.

High quality analog audio output for multi-channel

The SA-60 features the same Cirrus Logic CS4398 for multi-channel audio output as is used for 2channel output. The 2channel analog audio circuit and multi-channel analog audio circuits are identical in their components and layout. This implementation helps to reduce quality differences between 2channel and multi-channel, achieving more natural and seamless multi-channel surround sound capability.

i.LINK (IEEE1394) interface with flow-rate-control

Audio grade i.LINK (IEEE1394) circuit designed by ESOTERIC with new flow-rate-control technology for jitter free signal transmission. High grade digital signals read from Super Audio CD, or DVD-A sources can be transmitted to other i.LINK devices equipped with flow-rate control. These devices may include a multi-channel D/A converter, A/V surround processor or A/V receiver by using the i.LINK connection.

Word synchronization

The SA-60 features a WORD SYNC input terminal to accept an incoming external WORD clock signal. The input can operate with 44.1/88.2/176.4/48/96/192/or100kHz clock signals. The unit can operate using an ESOTERIC original 100kHz Universal Clock signal. The incoming ultra-stable clock signal produced by external components such as a master clock generator effectively reduces jitter and prevents signal phase shifting.

System DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD,
and DVD-Video (audio playback only)
Audio output (Analog Audio) Jacks XLR jacks (2channel) ×1
RCA jacks (2channel) ×1
RCA jacks (5.1channel) ×1
Maximum Output level(1kHz, full scale) RCA: 2.2Vrms±0.1V/10kohms
XLR: 2.2Vrms±0.1V/10kohms
Frequency response 5Hz to 88kHz (DVD-Audio)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio(S/N) 130dB
Dynamic range 107dB
Total harmonic distortion 0.002%
Decodable format DTS, DTS 96/24,Dolby Digital
PCM 44.1kHz to 192kHz/16bit to 24bit,DSD
Audio output (Digital Audio) OPTICAL Optical digital jack ×1
Word Synchronization input format Jack BNC
Input level TTL level/75ohms
General Power supply AC 230V 50Hz
AC 120V 60Hz
AC 220V 60Hz
Power consumption 23W (in standby mode:2W)
External dimensions
442×149×353 mm
(17-3/8×5-7/8×13-7/8 ")
Weight 14kg (30-7/8lbs)
The SA-60 can accept and synchronize to the following frequencies received from external devices (rectangular wave):44.1/48/88.2/96/100/176.4/192 kHz
- 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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