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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

Emotive ERC-3 is a top quality CD player and transport, with a heavy-duty CD mechanism and a precision laser enabling it to easily play virtually any Red Book audio CD. The built-in DAC delivers audiophile performance, and with the flexible digital output, the ERC-3 becomes a high-performance transport, whic you can use an external DAC or a preamplifier or a processor that accepts digital input.

Take CDs to Next Level

Even in our contemporary download era, most of us still have an extensive CD collection, and we know that in the majority of cases, CD sound is far superior to lossy downlaods. 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 ERC-3 is setting the standard for audiophile CD playback at a very competitive price.

Built to Perform

The ERC-3 has been specifically designed for you to get the very best from your CD's. The ERC-3 is a highly robust and durable player, as you will understand if you feel the solid 21 pound chassis. Emotiva manages to vibration and resonance to negligible levels by employing carefully placed steel dampers that add additional mass loading. If you witness the smooth movement of the CD loading tray you will understand that it is high reliability and durability. Emotiva have assesed every detail of a  loading tray to create a strong, precise, mechanism that will handle your CD's with the care they deserve.

Balanced Audio Quality

Whether you look at the performance statistics or merely listening it will become evident that the DAC (AD1955 Multi-Segment Delta-Sigma) with the new Differential Reference analogue circuitry produces a class-leading audio performance. You do not need to use an external DAC for a precise musical presentations, you merely connect the analogue  (balanced or unbalanced) outputs and and power up the system.

Exceptional Transport

Already own a great DAC? The ERC-3 is perfect as a high quality digital transport, it gives you the option of optical, coaxial, and AES/EBU digital outputs to connect it to 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. By using a high-performance DAC  (AD1955) which have multiple filtered and  isolated linear power supplies for the analogue and digital circuits. ERC-3 has a versatile analogue connectivity with both balanced and unbalanced analogue outputs.

High-Quality Chassis

The chassis is crafted from reinforced steel, with extra mass loading added to minimise any potential interference and vibration. The faceplate on the form of the unit is milled from solid aluminium. Plus, with a highly reliable tray loading mechanism, and machined gold-plated output connection, the results are a top quality CD player that has the longevity to last you for many pleasurable years.

The front panel on the ERC-3 makes the player very easy to use and understand, the information is presented with a blue halo illumination, which is highly visible, and coupled with a solid aluminium remote control controlling your player will be an enjoyable experience. ERC-3 is very versatile, it automatically detects your power supply (110-120V or 220-240V AC) and adjusts itself accordingly. can be taken anywhere with its user-selectable universal line voltage operation for 110-120V or 220-240V AC. Plus, the automatic trigger means this player is easy to integrate with your other hi-fi components.

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