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Electrocompaniet ECI-2
10 Reviews
rating  4.6 of 5
MSRP  1995.00
Description: 50 Watt Class A Integrated Amplifier


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rafulin a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Simply love it. Own this amp for over 12 years since it was bought new - holding on to it despite expanding over more expensive amps and tubes. This unit is utterly reliable and timeless. Same for sound quality: it holds its own through sheer musicality and authority. Would describe it a constant performer that was easily matched to a variety of speakers tried over the last decade - it for instance played succesfully with sonus faber as well as yamaha's 1000's.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



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

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Because of the audio bug I recently audition to different amplifiers, same grade as ECI-2 or a little bit higher grade (in terms of price). I audition to Musical Fidelity, Primare, Accuphase, ECI-3..and even some local made tube amps. Conclusion is I will keep my ECI-2. It is just MUSICAL. Tonality is a little bit tube-like, warm and not too analytical. I think I need to pay more than twice if I want to get noticeble improvement. Suprisingly it is better sound than ECI-3. I don't know why because ECI-3 is DC couple and balanced circuit. Maybe the components of ECI-2 is better???

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $950.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by madcyril a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Now superceeded by the EC1/3 this well made integrated is a bargain if you can pick one up on the second-hand market. Straight out of the box the overall impression I would say was only average - this unit as any Electro' owner will tell you needs to be left switched on all the time. Secondly, ditch the standard power-cord and upgrade this immediately...the result will give you a lovely smooth, powerful whiff of the high end for small change. Yes it does lend a warm tint to the music but that doesn't result in any particularly bad trade-offs, instead you can sit back and relax and let the music flow without fatigue. I have since traded up to an Electro' pre/power combo which simply adds to the strengths of this amp...thoroughly recommended.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $650.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Norman Smith a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Guess what, I have just bought a pair Silver plated copper
cable from QED to interconnect my CD player and the ECI-2.
I could not believe the improvement. The mid and high are so
articulate. The overall balance is smooth and sweet. I am
sorry to post an unfair review to this amp. Now I'd rather
keep it and will not trade it for anything.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Norman Smith a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This amp sounds good (at the time I bought it and it faces serious competition now); but is not capable for all kind of music, due to its little bit mellow and conservative nature. As compared to the A3 its lacks rythms and openess and it does not have the neutrality of the Puccini SE.

I think it is a matter of taste.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997




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