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post #31 of 63
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Originally Posted by PhilS View Post
Ooooh, that's just not right. That's like putting ketchup on a good steak, or something like that. I'm sure the receiver can't do justice to the ECD-1.
Pretty much! While the ECD1 still sounds stunning with the K1000s, the Staxes benefit less. Partly because the 2020 combo I had already had the signature of the ECD1 (in my opinion): slightly exaggerated bass and unbright if not recessed highs. When I grew into the combination it all sounds heavenly, though. The ECD1 is a buy I do enjoy probably for a very long time.
post #32 of 63
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
What has happened to Abrahamsen DAC, has anyone compared it to ECD1?
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f7/abr...v6-dac-375569/
Hi, I haven't heard the ECD1, but I know of two people who have owned them both, and ended up selling the the ECD1 because they prefered the V6.

According to Per Abrahamsen who made both dacs, the V6 sounds better, but that needs to be taken with pinch of salt I guess since he is currently making money selling the V6. He did confirm by the way, on a norwegian forum, that the dac circuitboard in both dacs are identical, ECD-holding bought them from "old" Electrocompaniet when they went bankrupt and are now using them in the V6. So I guess the V6 gives alot of bang for the bucks at least.
post #33 of 63
Abrahamsen would do themselves a favor by shipping some units to the US.
post #34 of 63
Directly to a monkey, preferably.
post #35 of 63
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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
Directly to a monkey, preferably.
Second that.
post #36 of 63
Some more info on Electrocompaniet ramping up its US presence. A wholly-owned sub is taking over distribution.
post #37 of 63
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Directly to a monkey, preferably.
I sent them an email. Again.
post #38 of 63
A question guys; I have an ECD-1 paired with a RSA Raptor, and I can't find a good volume setting; it's either too quiet, and the details don't come through, or it's too loud. Any ideas?

Should I consider another DAC?
post #39 of 63
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Originally Posted by gooky View Post
A question guys; I have an ECD-1 paired with a RSA Raptor, and I can't find a good volume setting; it's either too quiet, and the details don't come through, or it's too loud. Any ideas?

Should I consider another DAC?
^ Or another amplifier. With a continuous attenuator instead of a stepped one, allowing you to set the volume more precisely.
post #40 of 63
The Raptor doesn't have a stepped attenuator....
post #41 of 63
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Originally Posted by gooky View Post
A question guys; I have an ECD-1 paired with a RSA Raptor, and I can't find a good volume setting; it's either too quiet, and the details don't come through, or it's too loud. Any ideas?

Should I consider another DAC?
You should try using some XLR->RCA adapters first and see if you can set the volume satisfactory with the doubled gain of the ECD1. I'm not sure if extra power from the DAC is exactly what you need, but it's pretty cheap experiment to try. Some high quality (since the quality is concerned) RCA attenuators could answer your problem better.
post #42 of 63
I had the ECD-1 for quite some time, but sold it to simplify my setup. Now I just have everything going through my Wadia 781i.

If you're into bass, it's a fine choice. It has a tendency to make the music larger-than-life, which can be a good thing on some recordings, but can be too much to handle on others. All in all, I have no regrets about my time with it.

One thing that I find noteworthy is that Electrocompaniet first released the ECD-1 back in 2002. Since then, they've released new CD players, pre-amps and amps, but they've never seen the need to release a new DAC. They like what it does, and they're comfortable keeping it just the way it is. Not a lot of audio companies can say that.
post #43 of 63

Hey guys, another quick question.  Do I need a balanced source to use the ECD 1 with a balanced amp?  I'm trying to do the math in my head about going balanced...

post #44 of 63

^ In reality all transports which may be used to feed the ECD1 is balanced, as we talk digital signal.

So guess the answer is yes.

post #45 of 63

Thanks.  I tried looking at the manual, but I guess it's too basic of a question...

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