Welcome to Esoteric Audio
Since our launch in 1986, we are dedicated to supplying our customers with outstanding audiophile products and personalised before- and after sales service.
Based in Cape Town, we are the distributors of some of the most prestigious brands in High-End Audio.
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Audio Research was the pioneer at advancing the state-of-the-art for audio reproduction in the seventies, re-introducing the vacuum tube as the primary active amplification device. New product introductions are driven only by genuine advances in technology and performance.View products
For 25 years, Jeff Rowland has established a reputation for designing and manufacturing amplifiers that have consistently mustered the test of time. Their trend setting technical innovations consistently become fundamental design elements in High-End Audio.View products
JL Audio powered subwoofers are designed and built to achieve unprecedented performance, articulate and dynamic bass that supports musical and cinematic presentations with equal aplomb.
There was a time when the “Radialstrahler” was only an idea on a sketch-pad. An idea that many people believed would not work, was turned into patent. Thirty years and countless awards later, thousands of audiophiles in the whole world are now closer to their beloved music than they had ever dreamt of.View products
Reiner Gläss’ company specializes in LP and CD cleaning equipment. The highly acclaimed Audio Desk Vinyl Cleaner Pro incorporates a new technology which makes it the most efficient and most effective LP cleaner on the market.
Symposium Acoustics offer products employing ball bearing isolation methods since 1997. Rollerblocks, platforms and rack systems that will reduce or eliminate the effects of both externally and internally generated vibration and noise.
Townshend Audio has been designing audio products for more than 50 years. Originally known for their isolation platforms, the company has branched out into room acoustics, analog and digital sources, as well as cables.
Audio Research maintains a comprehensive inventory of quality amplifier valves for every product it has manufactured during its four-decade history. These valves are secured from leading manufacturers and vendors around the world to meet Audio Research’s stringent standards for top quality at affordable prices. The valves may be purchased individually or in complete sets, selected for maximum performance.
Symposium is proud to announce the Osiris Rack: a modular, state-of-the-art component environment system with unique, patented features found in no other audio or video rack, at any price. The Osiris boasts outside-the-box technology and convenience features found nowhere else. These include:
Continuing forty years of development, the F1 Fractal™ speaker cable is Townshend’s first new speaker cable in fourteen years!
This speaker cable is entirely constructed by hand to achieve the most transparent and neutral connection between amplifier and speakers.
The no compromise option for sound quality.
Introducing the VT80 Special Edition, the Audio Research amplifier with the widest appeal to the greatest number of music lovers worldwide. By combining world-class performance with flexibility and features like auto-bias, the VT80 has been an amp that is easy to take home and just forget as you enjoy your music collection again for the first time.
Audio Research was featured on July 3, 2017 during Manufacturing Marvels®, as seen on The Fox Business Network® on July 3, 2017.
Jeff Rowland Design Group has announced it's new Power Amplifier, incorporating active power factor correction to reduce AC line harmonic noise pollution and increase AC line power utilisation to 99 per cent. This is made possible through Jeff Rowland using a high-efficiency SMPS (switch mode power supply). Tricky speaker loads have been allowed for by the upgraded power supply capacitance which has been doubled. As with all Jeff Rowland products, the new 535 has a chassis that’s milled from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminium.
The new VT80 is the much-anticipated amplifier that finally allows the Foundation series to be shown as a complete system, combining an enticing new esthetic with worry-free operation and great audio performance.
The following is a press release issued by Audio Research. May 5, 2016
Audio Research is pleased to introduce the Foundation Series. From the same engineering and design team responsible for the award-winning Reference Series, the Foundation family of vacuum tube components has been created to provide incredible musical experiences. Spatial definition, dynamics and detail abound while providing the most natural musical experience.