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    *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Grandioso M1X | OVERVIEW | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック

    “[NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT announcement]
    We will start selling ′′ Grandioso M1x ′′ that will be the flagship machine of the mo power amplifier from April.
    Grandioso M1x is a mo power amplifier, which has fully renewed the conventional grandioso m1 by many latest circuit technology, including the world's first super junction bipolatrangista ′′ Esoteric SJ-bjt01′′ in the power amplifier. I draw music to the passion that rises from the silence of the silence.

    Please visit our product page for more details.
    https://www.esoteric.jp/jp/product/m1x/top”
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Looks impressive! Lots of power. What’s the $?
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    cool!

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    And only 139 pounds. Two because they are monoblocks.

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    It seems they are suggesting an MSRP of 2.4MM Yen so about $23,000 to $24,000 each.
    Kharma Elegance dB11-S, Bricasti M21 DAC/PRE & M28 Mono Amplifiers, Antipodes K-50 Server, JL Audio CR-1 and 2 X F113v2.

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by crwilli View Post
    It seems they are suggesting an MSRP of 2.4MM Yen so about $23,000 to $24,000 each.
    Pretty reasonable pricing for monoblock amplifiers in today’s high-end audio world.

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Looks nice. Classic Grandioso.
    Speakers: Magico M3,ACC, S-SUB | Electronics: Esoteric Grandioso | Amplification: Halcro |
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by crwilli View Post
    It seems they are suggesting an MSRP of 2.4MM Yen so about $23,000 to $24,000 each.
    When will people stop doing this... we, in North America, will not get the same pricing as in Japan.

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    When will people stop doing this... we, in North America, will not get the same pricing as in Japan.
    People only did the math using the published MSRP on their site to USD.
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by crwilli View Post
    People only did the math using the published MSRP on their site to USD.
    Very reasonable assumption for the uninitiated, based solely on the equipment you own, you are not one of the unintiated and you know better. Expect each one of these Monos to retail for $35-$40K USD.

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    I’m eyeing the Grandioso M1X , just wondering if it would be a sideways move compared to
    my Constellation Centaur ll 500 Stereo , they sure would match my other esoteric gear

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    It's hardly ever a sideways move going from a good stereo amp to a good mono amp. If you own other Esoteric stuff it makes sense to continue with Esoteric to leverage the brand synergy.
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    C1X/M1X monos are on my wish list!
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Mike, add the G1X to that list as well!
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    It's hardly ever a sideways move going from a good stereo amp to a good mono amp. If you own other Esoteric stuff it makes sense to continue with Esoteric to leverage the brand synergy.
    +1

    A full Grandioso system with the latest versions would be extremely compelling.

    State of the Art.

    Don't forget the ES-L XLR link to connect all your devices.

    If you acquire these amps.

    Please post your impressions here :-)

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    +1

    A full Grandioso system with the latest versions would be extremely compelling.

    State of the Art.

    Don't forget the ES-L XLR link to connect all your devices.

    If you acquire these amps.

    Please post your impressions here :-)
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    +1

    A full Grandioso system with the latest versions would be extremely compelling.

    State of the Art.

    Don't forget the ES-L XLR link to connect all your devices.

    If you acquire these amps.

    Please post your impressions here :-)
    Agreed...the ES-L XLR link is a leading reason to keep it all Grandioso.

    Also, not saying anything against Constellation by any means; I do think the C1X and M1X would be the ideal match sonically
    given what I've heard from Constellation amps in the past (that I like) and the past C1 and M1 combination. If it were me,
    I'd stick with C1X and M1X together, no doubt. The only deviation from all Esoteric in the stack that is being contemplated
    is the Lampi Pacific DAC which is an amazing piece.
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by fathead View Post
    Using ES-L XLR to my K01 XD that’s another reason I upgraded
    Would you mind sharing the changes you observed when moving to the ES Link? Was it significant? Thanks.

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    The ES-L link, being a current driven analog connection, neuters the influence the cable has on the resulting sound. So a main benefit is you can use a cheaper cable. The difference in sound will depend on the quality/effect of the non ES-L voltage driven cable you're comparing it against.
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    The ES-L link, being a current driven analog connection, neuters the influence the cable has on the resulting sound. So a main benefit is you can use a cheaper cable. The difference in sound will depend on the quality/effect of the non ES-L voltage driven cable you're comparing it against.
    I've read similar. That being said, it certainly does make network cables (MIT, Transparent) a moot point with ES-L.

    However, given the resolution of these electronics, even with ES-L Link, I'd still think a quality cable would matter.

    Individuals who can play at this level, certainly don't skimp on cables.

    I remember a Youtube video years ago when it debuted , the Esoteric rep had the system wired with Odin.

    A Sigma V2 XLR loom would be amazing indeed with ES-L Link.

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by SCAudiophile View Post
    Agreed...the ES-L XLR link is a leading reason to keep it all Grandioso.

    Also, not saying anything against Constellation by any means; I do think the C1X and M1X would be the ideal match sonically
    given what I've heard from Constellation amps in the past (that I like) and the past C1 and M1 combination. If it were me,
    I'd stick with C1X and M1X together, no doubt. The only deviation from all Esoteric in the stack that is being contemplated
    is the Lampi Pacific DAC which is an amazing piece.

    Also, if the mono amps are out of reach. We can assume, perhaps later this year or next , that the stereo version will arrive to replace the Grandioso S1.

    I bet it will be called S1X

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    I don't know if the C1X supports simultaneous output of ES-L and XLR. If it doesn't, if you connect the C1X>M1X with ES-L you won't be able to use a subwoofer (unless the subwoofer has a high level input).
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    Also, if the mono amps are out of reach. We can assume, perhaps later this year or next , that the stereo version will arrive to replace the Grandioso S1.

    I bet it will be called S1X
    Good point,...that's sure to arrive soon we hope!
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    M1X production has been delayed due to parts supply issue.
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    A new Esoteric distributor has been appointed to the U.S. market.
    Speakers: Magico M3,ACC, S-SUB | Electronics: Esoteric Grandioso | Amplification: Halcro |
    Analog cables: Crystal Cable | Digital cables: Shunyata Sigma | Rack: YG Acoustics Rack 1.4
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    About time, do you know who it is?

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

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    *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    11 TC is owned by Klipsch. Not much (if anything) will change.


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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    oh my

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    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    oh my
    Why? Has there been any concerns?


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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    11 TC is owned by Klipsch. Not much (if anything) will change.


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    I would think this would be positive and would expect a stable and well funded situation.
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Why? Has there been any concerns?


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    I've certainly had concerns with the people at Onkyo, apparently when they ship you the wrong color its your fault. But this is going back years now. I assumed you had experienced issues with them as well, it appears you have not. Maybe Ill order something and see how it goes.

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    I've certainly had concerns with the people at Onkyo, apparently when they ship you the wrong color its your fault. But this is going back years now. I assumed you had experienced issues with them as well, it appears you have not. Maybe Ill order something and see how it goes.
    No issues here. They’ve been great.


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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Mike, let us all know when the new distributor publishes the MSRP price list.
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    I’d like to know when the M1X becomes available. I’ll be interested as an early adopter to find a demo pair to see what improvements are lurking sound wise.

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    I’m trying to get a demo pair.


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    Nice and clean design IMHO, not heard them yet though.


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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Any updates on the M1X availability in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa View Post
    Any updates on the M1X availability in the US?
    None listed on the availability spreadsheet at this time. Hopefully we will get some good news soon.
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Was just browsing the Esoteric website and saw this on the M1X page:

    Grandioso M1X
    Notice of Delay in the Release of Grandioso M1X

    We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delay in the release of the Grandioso M1X to our customers and other related parties.

    As we hasten to procure parts that are difficult to obtain, we've been continuing to examine the model's circuitry with a view towards using alternative parts and have decided to advance the design, including circuitry changes, as we see the possibility of further improvement in sound quality.

    This design change will result in changes to the appearance, specifications, etc. that were previously announced. However, we are confident that we will be able to deliver the Grandioso M1X with even higher performance and sound quality.

    We will keep you informed regarding the model's availability.
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Announcement on Esoteric website that M1X is being built in limited quantities due to parts availability and will go on sale from May 2022.

    There is also a new D1X software update posted there. Although I don't think we have any D1X owners here yet.
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    Announcement on Esoteric website that M1X is being built in limited quantities due to parts availability and will go on sale from May 2022.

    There is also a new D1X software update posted there. Although I don't think we have any D1X owners here yet.
    There is one, Grandioso P1X, D1X, G1X owner here that I know well and have heard his system twice; it is fantastic.

    Perhaps he will identify himself..
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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    I'll wait for the M1X Mark II...

    Or...the "Beyond the Return of the Son of M1X" version...

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    Accidental duplicate post

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    Re: *New* Esoteric Grandioso M1X Monos

    I know this is a M1X thread, but I’m looking for a good condition set of M1 mono blocks. Can be demo or used. Any leads, let me know.

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