- Written by Rich Schmidt
- Published on 15 October 2009
Design and Setup
Substantial is a good word for the player itself. Pleasingly hefty at 17 lbs it feels very solid. A rap on the top of the player seems like normal sheet metal but a wrap on the bottom sounds like there is some dampening material down there. The remote is just beyond reproach. One of the best remotes I've had the pleasure to apply my thumb to, hefty but not heavy and great to look at, much like the remote for the Primaluna Dialogue II that I've also been reviewing.
I began with the ECR-1 plugged into my standard Simaudio system rather than the Primaluna to minimize the changes I was subjecting my ears to. I used the balanced out from the ERC-1 to the one balanced input available on the Sim. What will I do if I want to use that balanced input for a phono stage? These are the things I worry about.