Electrocompaniet AW-100 Amplifiers

4.89/5 (9 Reviews) MSRP : $2200.00


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Class A/B Power Amplifier - 1000 Watts Per Channel (1987-1991)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Horst Grütering a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Electrocompaniet AW-100DMB in 2006 for 650 euro. Two weeks ago the amp was ugraded with the FTT upgrade kit from EC at HifiStudio Wittman in Stuttgart (germany).People at HifiStudio Wittmann did a great job to my equipment. Before it as a beautifull, warm and big sounding amp but not really fast amplifier. I was really emaized about the extreme plus of space and slam it got after the upgrade. It's wonderfull warm and fast sounding amplifier now, I ever owned in al my audiofile life. I am using it with a Classé CP-35 and a Audia Flight CD Two and a pair of B & W 805S speakers. Spacing, air, super dynamics without any sharpness are the most significant quality of this set. The music gets a kind of magic that the whole audio set seems to disapear when playing. Audio reproduction at it's best !

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   secondhand



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by marcel a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
before the dmb100 i used a sphinx project14 (a dutch top poweramp, same league as ML/KRELL/CLASSE J.rowland etc) the 14 was the best amp i ever heard. But after a defect, and repair , i sold it. After listning to sereval amps i bought the dmb100. It's even beter as the sphinx. Most likely i'm going to buy (secondhand) another dmb100, zo i can brigde them. Why? need more power to drive my speakers.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   the hifi winkel



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aditya Mani a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2001

Bottom Line:   
like i said beautiful beautiful beautiful amp....makes you want to sing....i have always loved music....but never so much....and am in no mood to write a review....but this amp is out of this world....
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful amp

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $725.00

Purchased At:   personal add



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by A.RAZZ a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
it took me 2 years doing my research before i decide on ELECTROCOMPANIET.2 set of aw100dmb(REFERENCE MONITOR)model plus EC4 PRE AMP.i bought 2set for bi-amp or stereo bridging with EC4 PRE AMP.CD player hooked up via cd balance rca input just recently, though my cdp has no balanced output.i decided to bridge in stereo mode using two rca interconnect from the pre amp(300watt r.m.s.?).when used through the normal cd input the power was very big that i only listen up to 10'o'clock! and the whole house was filled with music....JULIE LONDON'S (SWAY) really make me brim, and when she sang (come on to my house)i really thought i'll get what she promised.this cd remastered by capitol record is really superb and i could easily hear her breath and emotion or whatever you may call it in not only stereo but live! in my hall.SAM BUTERA and JACKIE GLEASON'S presence could make me cry thinking i've finally get to feel and enjoy the sound of SAX and BIG BAND music of yesteryears.the soaring screeching brass and individual solo's from musicians of the 50's /60's.THE GERRY MULLIGAN & CHAT BAKER live at carnegie was simply LIVING.NOW i connect the cdp through the balanced rca input and WOWW! the cleaninest and clarity improved measurably,but the power & size of the sound decrease mainly due the disappearance of another veil/screen(noises from the low frequencies i suppose)THIS TIME i can crank up the volume to 10.30 to 11.00hr to fill up the whole house!it is very important to get a really matching cables to hear a real cornet or LOIS ARMSTRONG'S BLOWING.I'D SAY my cdp is way down in hifi standard and i easily detact it's weaknesses, as in certain recording the texture of the acoustic bass guitar clearly heard right up the string's plugged.(TELARC)LA VIENTA'S JAZZMENCO ALBUM tought me to clearly define an ACOUSTIC,CLASSICAL OR STEEL STRING GUITAR'S difference in sound.and this difference could easily be heard in my system when two different string was strummed.finally but not last i'd say what can you get for your money? (class a amp)compared to what ELECTROCOMPANIET can offer you.i have auditioned some great HI END products like YBA,MCINTOSH,MF,MCCORMACK,KRELL AND a few others and i felt no reason why i should spend lot more money for their brand.so based on price and performance i am sure this ELECTROCOMPANIET deserves all the stars.WHO ELSE OR WHICH PRODUCT can offer what the ELECTRO gave(CLASS A) AT THIS PRICE! AMERICAN ,BRITISH,FRENCH,ITALIAN OF GERMAN'S ORIGIN should not be of concern for real audiophile or enthusiast as price & performance are what the stars are all about.LEAVE the names to the rich & richer and people like me should really spend our hard earned money wisely, based STRICTLY ON PRICE & PERFORMANCE alone.ALVIN GOLD a renowned british hifi reviewer onced recommended this aw100dmb EC4 combination under the 2000POUNDS and above column. for me i am only thinking of a cdp that can really match up to my system.ANY RECOMMENDATION? i am thinking of the SONY SCD-777ES OR THE ELECTROCOMPANIET ECP1 CD PLAYER.any advise would really be appreciated.thank's & bless those who make the wise decision on this product.ANYWAY CAN anybody tell me what happened to VERO RESEARCH CORP. that produce SOUNDWAVE SPEAKERS.Please give me the contacts for my future references.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   ovation



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tom a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I bought this amp used for 1400.00 mine is the newer version with the bi-amp,balanced xlr's ect.This amp is a dream come true,it has all the benifits of the best tube designs and solid state,and is the best of both that i have heard.Compared to the krell 300i i had before this it's much smoother, has a bigger and deeper soundstage,better midrange resolution and is just as detailed without the harsh highs of the krell.This amp is closest to classe only with better placement of instruments in the soundstage and a lively sound that is easier to get into than the dark overall sound that lulls one to sleep with the classe.I am told they still make this amp but don,t sell it in the u.s. at least not under the aw100 model name and that the aw120 is virtually the same amp,just sold for more money but has the same sound and specs.At ant rate this amp is a steal at list,and one of the true bargans in a world of overpriced audiophile gear. Highly recomended

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   used




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