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Emotiva ERC-4 Balanced CD Player and Transport


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The flagship ERC-4 Differential Reference CD Player and Digital Transport sits above ERC-3 with superb balanced DAC and both Coaxial and Optical (Toslink) S/PDIF digital audio inputs

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Warranty length 3 Years
Colour Black
Brand Emotiva

Tech Specs

- 1 pair stereo unbalanced analog outputs
- 1 pair stereo balanced analog outputs
- Digital: Optical S/PDIF (Toslink) in/out
- 1 Coax S/PDIF input
- 1 AES/EBU input
- 1 Coax S/PDIF output
- THD: <0.0015% @1kHz, <0.01% (20Hz-kHz)
- IM Distortion (SMPTE 4:1): <0.005%.
- THD+N (Red Book CD): <95dB (A wtd)
- Phase Deviation: <0.8 degrees (20Hz–kHz)
- Power: 100 – 240 VAC
- Dimensions (WHD): 17" x 4" x 14"
- Weight: 21 lbs

Product Description

Emotiva ERC-4 Differential Reference CD Player fuses a premium digital CD transport and a remarkable balanced DAC in a single convenient and visually appealing package. On top of working as an audiophile CD player and transport, it has Coaxial and Optical (Toslink) S/PDIF digital audio inputs for use as a DAC with any of your other digital audio sources.

ERC-4 is an ideal solution to retrieve the best sound quality possible from your CDs or Red Book CD layer of hybrid SACDs. The industrial transport mechanism handles discs gently but firmly and the precision DAC lets you hear every detail and nuance recorded on your discs. If you have a PC or other digital audio source with a coax or optical output, the digital inputs will allow you to upgrade it to deliver the same audiophile performance.

Dedicated Audiophile CD Player

While many contemporary audiophiles have flocked to streaming audio and digital files, CDs still hold an important role at the front of high quality digital music sources. with many music-lovers owning large collections of CDs.

Streaming audio and digital downloads makes it harder to find a true audiophile quality CD player and most that remain are far from affordable. Emotiva believe there is a place for genuine audiophile-grade CD players in high-end music system and ERC-4 is the latest addition to the X-Series of great value audiophile components.

Construction and Engineering

A solid-aluminum face plate and faceted black trim create the modern design aesthetic of the ERC-4. While inside a heavy reinforced steel chassis offers rugged reliability and stops external influences from interfering with your listening and the precision tray-loading disc mechanism handles discs gently but firmly.

State-of-art switch mode power supply provides clear electrical power with low levels of audible noise and drives the precision DAC section and high-performance ultra-low-distortion analog circuitry. Front panel buttons allow direct control of most features, while an all-metal infrared remote control grants command at your fingertips.

Audiophile Grade Electronics

Some CD players treat the audio circuitry with a seondary focus unlike ERC-4 which prioritises superb sound quality. SMPS  ensures a silent noise floor eliminating audible hum, the high-performance Analog Devices AD1955 DACs deliver excellent sound quality and the low noise UL distortion LM4562 op-amps in the I/V converter grant top linearity and noise performance. The ERC-4 includes balanced and unbalanced analog outputs to deliver optimum audio quality with a wide variety of analogue audio equipment along with digital outputs for use as a high-quality digital audio transport with a separate DAC.

For The Digital Age

This is not just a CD player with a superb DAC that can only be used to play CDs. Coaxial and optical digital audio inputs are included each accepting stereo PCM digital audio signals up to 24/192k. Digital audio inputs are played using the same high performance DACs and audiophile grade analog circuitry as CDs so you get the same incredible sound from your high quality digital downloads and other digital audio sources.

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