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Perreaux ECD2 CD Player with Remote
2 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
MSRP  1495.00
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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Belgarchi a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I bought it to replace my CAL Icon II + Muse Model 2+ DAC. It uses the same DAC, the excellent Burr-Brown 63 (20 bits), and the same digital filter.
But it odesn't sound as good : bass are not going as low, and the low treble is more forward and agressive.
I would say that it sound like the Musical Fidelity A3CD, with a slightly better soundstage.
The mechanism of the one I got was noisy, and to the bredit of Audio Advisor, they took it back without problem. I feel they are more knowledgeable and more honest than many local shops in Houston.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisor



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Frank a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This "New" cd player is a good one in most respects,basically only available in US through Audio Advisor. It is well built with an advertised Killer Quality Control Check & Re-Check. It has an excellent presence after the lesser than usual break-in due to Perreaux's pre-ship runs. It boasts a 96/24 bit presence without upsampling. It uses the same 20-bit chipset as Adcom's dac's of the past. I would not call it your "last" cd player for that it would have to encluded a newer upsampling to Quasi- 192/24 chipset. At 1495.00 it is Above others in it's price class with quality sound reproduction, handcrafted build, & HDCD capabiltiy. It's competition is actually about a grand or more in price. It does not specify the number of the Burr-Brown chipset most likely being the 1702 or 1704.The new PMD-200 HDCD filter isn't mentioned it is likely the PMD-100, since the ECD-2 player has been availble in New Zealand since '99. Roderstein resistors & Black Gate capacitors are used which is a definte plus. A good cd spinner using excellent ideas past & present.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001




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