Power and Dynamic Range That Stand Out
The F-05 was designed as a core component of Esoteric’s new F Series of Integrated Amplifiers. Like the F-03A, its fully balanced preamplifier section was acquired from the Grandioso C1, and its high-powered amplifier modules were acquired directly from the Grandioso S1.
As first seen in Esoteric’s premier models, the F-05 employs a complete dual-monaural configuration through all stages of amplification, from preamplifier inputs to the final stages of the power amplifier.
Highly recommended for those who value the exhilarating feel of music’s rich expression, the F-05 provides the power to dynamically open any sound stage, and deliver exceptional levels of performance when used in combination with any of Esoteric’s line of state-of-the art digital players.
F-Series Philosophy: Basic and Complete
Representing a new generation of integrated amplifiers, Esoteric’s new F Series has been thoroughly invested with proven results gained in the development of our flagship Grandioso line of separate amplifiers. With the goal of capturing all the inherent warmth and texture of music, not only were the outstanding expressive powers of the Grandioso line pursued, the utmost limits of audio performance were also concentrated into an integrated configuration that offers excellent usability combined with an attractiveness that more than compensates for the limitations of their size. Basic and Complete. With sights set on creating a unique presence in the category, the Esoteric F Series is born.
Analog amplification circuitry inherited from Esoteric’s flagship Grandioso series for consistently superb sound quality.
Aspiring to be superior examples of the integrated amplifier format.
Invested with the finest materials and expertise in pursuit of the essence of amplifier design, while seeking uncommon sophistication and substance in the most basic format.
Offering more versatile tone control capability than separates, while bringing out the full potential of the integrated amplifier by providing ample functionality and abundant expandability in its overall refinement.
|Speaker output||Rated output||120W + 120W (8Ω)
240W + 240W (4Ω)
|Total harmonic distortion
(+0/-3.0 dB at 1W output)
|10Hz – 100kHz|
|S/N ratio (IHF-A)||110dB|
|Minimum compatible impedance||4Ω|
|Speaker output connectors||2 pairs (L/R) (screw type)|
|Input impedance||XLR, RCA||10kΩ|
|EXT. PRE IN||47kΩ|
|Output impedance||XLR, RCA||100Ω|
|PRE OUT S/N ratio (at 1V output)|
|XLR, RCA input||110dB|
|PHONO (MM) input||93dB|
|PHONO (MC) input||75dB|
|Gain||Preamplifier||24.5dB (when VOLUME at maximum)|
|Tone controls||BASS tone curve||±12dB (63Hz)|
|MIDDLE tone curve||±12dB (630Hz)|
|TREBLE tone curve||±12dB (14kHz)|
|General||Power supply / Power consumption||AC 230V 50Hz / 380W (no signal: 68W)
AC 120V 60Hz / 320W (no signal: 68W)
AC 220V 60Hz
(W x H x D)
|445 x 191 x 468mm
(17 5/8″ x 7 5/8″ x 18 1/2″)
|Weight||32kg (70 5/8 lb)|
|Included accessories||Power cord x 1
Remote control (RC-1301) x 1
Batteries (AAA) x 2
Felt pads x4
Owner’s manual x 1
Warranty card x 1