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Emotiva ERC-3 Balanced CD Player and Transport


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ERC-3 is a balanced reference CD player that easily integrates with a trigger in/out, includes versatile analogue connectivity and also functions as a top-class digital transport.

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Warranty length 3 Years
Colour Black
Brand Emotiva

Tech Specs

- Supports: CD, CD-RS, HDCD, SACD
- MP3 files: From CDs or CD-Rs


- Bal Analog: Coax S/PDIF Stereo XLR
- Unbal Analog: Stereo Tos Optical S/PDIF
- Digital Output: 1 AES/EBU


- Level: 12/6dBV (4/2V RMS, 11/5.5V P-P)
- Freq Resp: 10Hz–20kHz +/-0.04dB
- THD: <0.002%/<0.015% (1kHz/20Hz–kHz)
- SNR 104/110dB (Unbalanced/balanced)
- IMD (SMPTE 4:1): < 0.005%
- Crosstalk: < 92dB @ 1kHz
- Phase Deviation: <0.6 degrees


- Power: 115 - 230V AC +/-15
- Weight: 9.53Kg (21lbs)

Product Description

Emotiva ERC-3 is a high-performance audio CD player and transport. The ERC-3’s heavy-duty CD drive mechanism and powerful laser mechanism enable it to play virtually any Red Book audio CD with ease.

The superb quality internal DACs deliver true audiophile quality audio performance, while the flexible digital output options let you use the ERC-3 as a high-performance digital transport with your favourite external DAC or and preamp or processor that has digital audio inputs.

Take CDs to Next Level

Even in today’s download age, most of your best music is still on CDs. You probably have hundreds, if not thousands of them. But finding a player that can treat them right and bring out their best can be difficult, especially if you don’t want to spend thousands… until now. The all-new Emotiva ERC-3 sets a new standard for exceptional compact disc playback, at a price that will leave you breathless.

Built to Perform

Everything about the ERC-3 was designed to extract the best possible performance from your discs. Pick it up and feel the rock solid 21-pound chassis. Strategically placed steel dampers add additional mass loading, reducing vibration and resonance to negligible levels. Feel the smooth action of the high-reliability tray loading mechanism. We spared no detail in creating a tough, precise, and gentle playback platform for your treasured discs.

Balanced Audio Quality

The legendary Analog Devices AD1955 Multi-Segment Delta-Sigma DAC’s joined to all new Differential Reference analogue circuitry delivers class-leading audio performance, whether you’re looking at the numbers or listening to the end result. You don’t need an external DAC for a nuanced, engaging and resolving musical presentation; simply connect the balanced or unbalanced analogue outputs and get ready to hear what you have been missing.

Exceptional Transport

Already own a great DAC? ERC-3 works great as a top-class digital transport, providing optical, coaxial, and AES/EBU digital outputs to interface with a DAC of choice.

Supported Formats

This complete disc solution plays all Red Book stereo audio CDs, HDCDs, MP3 CDs, and the Red Book layer of hybrid SACDs. Audiophile sound quality is provided through superior design with Analogue Devices AD1955 high-performance DAC incorporating multiple isolated and well-filtered linear power supplies for analogue and digital circuitry. ERC-3 has a versatile analogue connectivity with both balanced and unbalanced analogue outputs.

High-Quality Chassis

A reinforced steel chassis with additional mass loading is used to minimise interference and vibration, machined solid aluminium faceplate, a high-reliability tray loading mechanism, and machined gold-plated output connections.

It is easy to use through the addition of full front panel controls with blue halo illumination, high visibility alphanumeric status display and a solid machined aluminium remote control. ERC-3 can be taken anywhere with its user-selectable universal line voltage operation for 110-120V or 220-240V AC. It is easy to integrate with standard trigger input and output.

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