A new undertaking to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Esoteric legacy; it’s the first-ever turntable in our history, the Grandioso T1. Accommodating a patent-registered unique contact-free drive mechanism, the “Esoteric MagneDrive System”, that inductively synchronizes the rotations of a magnetic driver and platter, realizing a quiet and silky-smooth rotation at an extraordinarily accurate rotation speed.
The Grandioso T1 Consists of 3 Components:
1. The Main unit – inclusive of the platter
2. A separate power supply
3. The Motor Assembly
Collectively it Represents Roughly 150 lbs of Gear.
The high density combination aluminum/soft iron platter alone comes in at roughly 42 lbs.
It is a highly innovative product – a bona fide game changer across the history of the turntable category.
It is neither belt, rim, nor direct-drive technology.
There are 4 Primary Technical Benefits:
1. Vibration-free platter
2. Because the platter is completely isolated with no physical contact, there is no potential for being impacted by any motor vibration.
3. The Magne-Float system (friction-free bearings) results in no potential for being impacted by any bearing noise.
4. Absolute precise platter rotation
Synchronization between the magnetic driver and platter. The speed is determined by the gear ratio between these two components, so it is 1:1, 100% of the time, by a measure of physics.
No irregularities commonly associated with belt, rim, or cogging effects.
The micrometer knob on the front panel adjusts the distance between the magnetic motor and platter, resulting in changes of tone to the users’ taste.
No belts to change, and almost zero friction parts means far less wear and tear, resulting years of performance.
Esoteric’s patented contact-free drive system “Esoteric MagneDrive System”
Magne-Float platter greatly reduces spindle bearing friction by reducing platter’s effective mass from 19kg down to approx. 4kg.
Consists of 3 separated units: main unit, motor unit, and power supply unit.
High quality VCXO motor driver ensures precise platter rotation.
10MHz Clock Sync capability with the Grandioso G1X Master Clock.
Inverted bearing system supports smooth rotation of the platter.
The Micrometer knob on the front panel provides fine-tuning capability of sonic characteristics, by adjusting the strength of magnetic force being applied from the magnetic driver to the platter.
Triple layer chassis made of Aluminum and wood, effectively controls vibration.
The mid-chassis is applied with beautiful high gloss piano lacquer.
The isolation feet have a special damping mechanism that eliminates external vibration.
Two speed control ( 33/45 RPM ), adjustable with 0.1% order.
The T1 is offered with the TA-9D dynamic balance tonearm from renowned Tokyo-based tonearm manufacturer Ikeda.
The Platter is free from any vibration.
No concern for the need of replacement belts.
Absolutely precise platter rotation, free from any irregularities of speed, potentially caused by mechanical contacts, such as belt, rim or motor.
Adjustability of sonic characteristics, by manually changing the distance between the platter and the driver.
Overall Dimensions: W × H × D, including Protrusions)
Main Unit: 497 × 210 × 456mm
Power Supply Unit: 445 × 132 × 270mm
Main Unit: 99.2 lbs
Main Chassis: 37.48 lbs
Platter: 41.89 lbs
Motor Unit: 19.84 lbs
Power Supply Unit: 39.68 lbs