Electrocompaniet Launches ECI 80D Integrated Amplifier
Norway's Electrocompaniet and its new product announcements are generally few and far between, and that's a good thing, but also cause for us to get excited when a new product is finally released.
The latest addition to its Classic Line series, the ECI 80D is an entry-level, feature-packed and exceptional value integrated amplifier.
Utilising an in-house developed Class A/B amplifier design boasting 2 x 80 watts (8 Ohms), it's also equipped with a built-in RIAA phono pre-amp (MM cartridge support), 2-way Bluetooth HD for both streaming from your iOS, Android unit, Mac or PC, and also HD streaming to your High-end headphones.
Around back there are two analogue singled ended inputs, five digital inputs (2 COAX, 3 Toslink), and two headphones-out connections.
Philippe Luder of Audio Dynamics, which distributes Electrocompaniet in Australia, told StereoNET:
The amplifier is carefully balanced between good bass extension and control, a detailed open midrange and a warm detailed top, as with all Electrocompaniet's quality products.
Of course, ownership will afford you the legendary Electrocompaniet sound and unique aesthetics with an attractive form-factor, and an amplifier capable of controlling a wide range of speakers on the market.
Philippe pointed out that initial stock of the ECI 80D arrived in January this year and was promptly sold out. The good news is more stock has arrived, and the ECI 80D is available now for $4999 RRP.
For more information, visit Electrocompaniet.