John Gallup Posted March 10 Share Posted March 10 I play vinyl and have monoblock amps and other inconvenient gear that I happily use for listening to music, but this is really amazing. From Jason Victor Serinus' review of Esoteric Grandioso M1X monoblock amplifiers in the April 2023 Stereophile: Quote For more than two weeks, I played and tinkered with the new M1X setup, trying to get the sound a newly redesigned $71,000/pair monoblock duo can reasonably be expected to deliver...I was not until day 18 of the review period...that I learned the root cause of the problem. "The M1X requires a very long warm-up time," [Esoteric sales manager Hiroyuki] Machida explained. "I recommend at least 8 hours....When we bring them to shows, the first day, they are not at their best. They sound better on the second day and best on the final day. Without music, it will take more than 48 hours to reach [peak] performance, I'm afraid. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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