- Written by Rick Schmidt
- Published on 07 May 2012
Conclusions About the Emotiva ERC-2 CD Player
I wish I had an ERC-1 that I could compare with the 2 for those out there thinking about upgrading. If my memory is any good I would say it's not urgent to do so on the basis of sound quality. While the difference between the '2' and the '1' is well worth the price difference, it's not so much that you need to rush right out and upgrade. Specially if you happen to be able to use the balanced outputs from the '1'. The softer loading disc mechanism is another factor that might pull you to upgrade. While asking for the details on the ERC-2 I also asked how it compared to Emotiva's DAC, Lonnie Vaughn reported that the DAC was a step up even from the ERC-2 so it seems the best Emotiva sonic upgrade path is their DAC (XDA-1, reviewed here:). Not that an upgrade is needed, the ERC-2 is a fine CD player at an amazing price.