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For Sale:
Eddie Current Electra + Stax 009 Combo + Tube-age

Will Ship To: CONUS

For sale is an Eddie Current Electra and Stax 009 combo.  Many pictures available for those serious about purchasing or loose women bankrolled by Richard Gere who just want to see the expression on my face when they buy it.  This is being replaced by a T2.

 

This has the cap upgrade.  We can talk about tubes, at this price I would throw in some mullard XF2's.

 

For those not familiar with Eddie Current, a short history is in order.

 

Eddie Current - A History

 

Back in the "my day" (sources are disputed on when an adult's "day" takes place exactly.  The best approximation currently available to science is that it begins when one is old enough to remember hit songs on the radio and ends roughly when one's child asks them "when was your day.") Craig Uthus, currently of Eddy Current fame, worked for REI with some of the top names of the day.  This gave him a solid foundation for his later endeavors and the campiness of his future product names.  Young Craig, hotheaded and overly politicized, then joined the JDL.  This prepared him for the rock-bottom prices he was destined to charge.

 

Unfulfilled as "just another member" of right-wing extremist groups and camping goods stores, Craig teamed up with Joel Marshall to start Moth Audio. This was a particularly fruitful time in both of their careers.  Epic brainstorming sessions produced some of the most mythic products headphone audio has seen, products only spoken about in whispers by those who have lost their voice screaming over how good they are.  Legend has it Joel wrote the first few chapters of the Harry Potter series on a cocktail napkin.  When Craig said he didn't get it, they scrapped it and Joel sketched was what was to become the famous Xana Deux.  Moth Audio was also famous for releasing the Cicada in limited runs every 17 years.

 

Like all Crete-ins that fly too close to the sun, Moth drowned.  However, a new company was destined to rise from its soggy ashes - a company that would meld Moth's core principles with the stinginess Craig had learned in his earlier years to provide affordable tube audio to the masses with only a mild amount of crankiness.

 

Known for their detail, wide bandwidth, and pleasing tube colour, Eddie Current quickly rose up the ranks of the burgeoning headphone audio market, winning numerable awards such as the rare and coveted Blue Moon.  The Zana Deux became one of the most recommended tube amps by uncles with cats who reminisce too much, and the Balancing Act is well-documented as practically nonpuerile.

 

Designing top-flight dynamic headphone amps that double as speaker amps and space heaters wasn't enough for Craig though.  In conjunction with an electrostatic designer famous for his work on Ampzilla, Son of Ampzilla, and Nephew of Ampzilla who isn't technically related but still calls Ampzilla "uncle," Craig released the Electra, an all-out assault on unimaginative names for Electrostatic amplifiers.  Craig readily admits his lack of imagination in its naming but asks "is it so much worse than starting all the names of your dynamic amps with 'dyna'?"  The Electra is basically an amalgamation of the Singlepower ES1, the cagey BH, and 323 in that it is an electrostatic headphone amp and has a name.

 

What's next for Eddie Current?

 

Although old and probably near death, Craig is far from done with innovation.  The future looks bright indeed, and not just because of global warming.  The release of the Leviathan is highly anticipated by at least one person, and the 445 (named after the 45 '4' tubes utilized) by another. Craig is also ramping up production on an Audioquest Dragonfly competitor that utilizes paralleled 300B's, and dual external regulated power supplies in two separate chassiseses.  Moth Audio will also make a comeback if Craig and Joel can learn to bury the hatchet and duel with guns like real men.  Because Craig may be close to welcoming death with open arms, he may even build another 304TL or two if you ask nicely.


Edited by Radio_head - 10/8/13 at 12:08pm
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Brilliant post.

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Hell of a member here. Buy this thing before I buy it just to say I made a man rich in a month...

:beerchug:

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Hell of a member here. Buy this thing before I buy it just to say I made a man rich in a month...

:beerchug:

 

you are the richman of the century ;)

post #5 of 6
This is one of the best posts ever on Head-Fi! I had the privilege of hearing this amp at the LA meet and it was other- wordly! I doubt this will last long, wish I could get my wife to understand my sick addiction and contribute to my habit!!!! Best of luck!
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Best post I've read in a while.  Well done!  Good luck with your sale.  I'd buy it, but I have an EC amp on order! :k701smile:

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