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Electrocompaniet EC 5
1 Reviews
rating  3 of 5
MSRP  3995.00
Description: preamp


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Cato Hansen a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I bougth my EC 4,5 second hand, price 500 usd. I see price is set to 3995 in the US. This must be a mistake. I believe maybee 1995 is correct??? However, this is my impression: Soundstage and detail is very good. You won't be sitting in the first row in the concert hall, maybe 6. or 7. Through high resolution speakers you will hear new detail compared to mid-fi equipment. This will occure in the mid/higbands. In the bass, however, it doesnt impress. It is not as accurate as one could wish, and it does not go deep enough for fullrange speakers. Control is not the best in bass either. Reproduction of voices is good. So is guitars, brass instruments and violins. Due to high level of detail and lack of bass, it might sound bright in some systems. this does not meen cold, since there is warmth supplied. Where will the EC 4,5 fit in? If you have a warm sounding system with too much bass and woolly mid/high-bands, then perhaps this is the one for you. If you have a bright sounding system this amp will make your ears hurt. Soundstaging is good, but there is a catch: Rytm seemes to get lost on certain types of music. Remote control is worth a word or two: Simplest in the universe, and the cheapest. Make sure you get the one in acryl and gold-knobs, just for that luxury feeling.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   (second hand)

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