Electrocompaniet AW-250 Amplifiers

4.75/5 (8 Reviews) MSRP : $4500.00


Product Description

2500 Watt Dual Mono/Balanced Power Amplifier (1987-1991)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by alan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2013

Bottom Line:   
nice sounding amp, driving my b&w 802 matrix speakers, with nice control of the base; however weight is a hernia strain to move it. & a mechnical noise is present with this amp. thinking something was wrong, i phone a dealer who put his amp on. and confirmed they have a noise with them, if you hide it away,somewhere its not so bad but in the listening room, it sounds like a valve amp, with transformer hum. for the price,this amp when new,it should not be present,, i changed it for a chord, and ..silent.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JOSE MARIA a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2011

Bottom Line:   
La versión AW250 DM me convenció desde el primer día. Sonaba al auténtico sonido "Electrocompaniet", suave y musical, con un tratamiento de los medios muy real. La versión moderna, la AW 250 R es muy inferior y adolece de falta de profundidad y de cuerpo orquestal en relación con la versión DM. Los agudos son algo estridentes y desenfocados, dando a las cuerdas una luminosidad y protagonismo excesivo. Escuchar a Vivaldi, por ejemplo, se convierte en un suplicio exento de placer.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by K Dahl a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
System: Doxa 014 preamp, sony dvp-s7700, b&w dm 604-s2, cabels from tara labs.


I love my Electrocompaniet AW-250.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $1650.00

Purchased At:   Second hand



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick Mattucci a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I fell in love with the EC sound at the HIFI Chicago show 99'. Once again at the THE SHOW recently in New York.
This amp is everything I was looking for from a power source to drive my Talon Peregrines. Detail, delicacy and the ability to lift info from the music I love that I had been missing. Vocals are beautiful when recorded so. Acoustic guitar is really a treat. Steel strings resonate wonderfully and naturally with a decay that is near perfect. Nylon strings when plucked parially muted are breathtaking to behold. Drums are really dynamic and cymbals not only shine and again decay naturally, but their placement in the soundstage is dead-on. The power and delicacy are absolutley first rate. This amp does not sound like it's dying to explode like some of the behemoths do when playing softer music, but allow all the micro-dynamics to emerge naturally in their own time and place.
Of course- it can rock and roll when called upon. "The End" on The Beatles "Abbey Road" Original Masters vinyl was unbelievable. Ringo's drum solo pounded like never before and the rhythm guitar literally crunches while Paul, George and John perform their now famous searing call and response solos. Acoustic piano now sounds like a real acoustic piano. In other words, there is a presense when that instrument is reproduced that I had never experienced before.
Kids, in a nutshell, this amp has taught me some valuable lessons about assembling a High End system. You cannot underestimate the value of amplification. Dare I say......it may be the most crucial and important component of all. Your speakers may be great. The preamplification invisible. The playback sources totally accurate. But if your amp is not up to or beyond the level of the rest of your components, there is simply no compensating for it. No interconnect, nor tweak or any upgrade of any kind is going to help you get where you want to be if your amplification is average. I don't know how Electrocompaniet does it, but they build the best amplification I have heard. It is my experience that every speaker I have heard with EC amps and someone elses in comparison have always sounded much better with the EC in the mix.
Nuff said!

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Purchased At:   E-Bay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Bertheussen a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
My first entry into high-end, and the EC AW-250R fits my ideals like a hand in the glove. Used with Sony XA-7ES CD-player. EC 4,5 pre-amp, Martin Logan ReQuest and MIT-cables. This setup plays music as you would hear it live. The AW-250R drives the ML like a charm, and is o good match. The bass goes deep and with a very strong authority. The mid-tones are the most delicate and lifelike I have ever heard, and the high-notes are just simply there. The soundstage is HUGE. All this also helped by ML which reveals this magic like no other speakers. Sorry...got to go, Stevie Ray Vaughan is just about to play "Little Wing" just for me. Press PLAY. My strongest recommendations.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $2000.00




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