Esoteric Pro Audio Caravaggio Hybrid Amplifier

 

Esoteric Pro Audio Caravaggio Hybrid Amplifier

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Villafranca di Verona VR, Italy | 2023Caravaggio is the name with which Michelangelo Merisi became famous, an Italian painter who lived between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who marked a furrow between the before and after him thanks to his revolutionary vision of representing light. In photography, light is considered dynamic and for this reason I wanted to give this name to my amplifiers, I think they mark a clear division with the past for their way of making the dynamic range of music perceive.

Caravaggio Hybrid Amplifier exists in two versions, stereo 700 W per channel into 4 Ohms and dual mono 1400 W into 8 Ohms. The circuitry is proprietary in Class D, the particular care in the mastering of the cards makes it extremely performing and silent, it is powered by 3 power supplies, one switching for the power and two ultra linear for the low voltages dedicated to the buffers, hence the name Hybrid, all the boards on board have the characteristic of having golden tracks on all the layers. The ultra-linear power supply part mounts dedicated transformers for each voltage made to our specifications.

Esoteric Pro Audio Caravaggio Hybrid Amplifier
EPA Caravaggio Mono

Particular attention was paid to the choice of capacitors for filtering the switching power supply, essential for the timbre setting of the device and for the ability to reproduce transients in all their amplitude.

The internal wiring is handmade using pure monocrystalline copper insulated in Teflon, ideal for not having losses in the transport of currents and signals.

The frame is built with 3 different materials, graphite, aluminum and stainless steel all damped with anti-vibration material, effective in controlling vibrations and consequently limiting artificial colors so that the sound is perceived neutral, precise and rich in natural harmonics.

Esoteric Pro Audio Caravaggio Hybrid Amplifier
EPA Caravaggio Stereo

Description

1 Double stage AC / DC power supply designed to power class D amplifiers.

High efficiency first stage for a TRUE Power Factor Converter.

Second stage LLC topology with fast control loop to promptly supply power to the amplifiers.

2 Ultra linear power supplies with separate toroidal transformers for low voltage

3mm aluminum frame coupled on base and front in 20mm high density graphite

High purity monocrystalline copper wiring

Low power consumption: 300W (thermal) at maximum power.

Technical specifications

Output power, SE 2 channel

700W = 4 Ohm

Output power, bridge mode

1400W = 8 Ohm

Output voltage

78 Vp SE / 156 Vp Bridge

Output current

26 A  = 4 Ohm

THD+N      

< 0.0045% (86dB) fin = 1 kHz Po = 100W or below

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Signal to noise ratio

> 116 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, AES17 & A-weighted at rated power 4 Ohm SE

Crosstalk

> 65dB each channel

Frequency response

20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0.5dB -0.5dB

Input sensitivity

+ 24 dB in SE mode,

+ 30 dB in bridge mode

Input impedance

10 kΩ (input full differentitial stage)

Damping factor

> 200

Min. load

2.5 Ω

Efficiency

> 86 %

Size L,P,H

240, 350,120 mm

9.5, 13.8, 4.7  inch

Weight

9,2 Kg

20.3 lb

Esoteric Pro Audio Caravaggio Hybrid Amplifier

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