That ought to be interesting. Although, I'm sure the results may be a bit predictable. They will like it and recommend it(like everything else they review), and they will certainly say... "It's very good for the money."
That was actually a pretty good mini review. I usually think Stereophile is full of you know what, but nobody can deny the importance of a company having products favorably reviewed by them. Hopefully Emo can get a bit more respect from the new Stereophile reviews.
This cd player is astonishing. It really breathes life into the cds. I have it hooked up to the pc's sound card through a glass optical cable. The sound card converts the signal to analog and sends it to two upa-1s through a 1/8" to RCA cable. Then the signal is sent to the acoustech pl-89 towers(www.bicamerica.com is the website) through the Emo X series speaker cables. I know that my sound card is degrading the sound but that is the only device I have to control the sound . But it still sounds fantastic . There's more details, more depth,the sound is more spacious and slightly warmer although I will need a preamp like the usp-1 or xsp-1 to really make the speakers sound warmer which I plan on getting. Oh right I almost forgot, a veil was lifted . I know how much people use that term but I hope no one gets upset ;D. Overall I am happy with the cd player even though I know I'm not using it to its full potential although like I said I am planning on getting either the usp-1 or the xsp-1 which should really take me to stereo heaven.
Funny how Emotiva starts advertising in Home Theater and Stereophile, and now they will receive reviews - 8.3 Towers in Home Theater (I think) next month. I enjoyed my ERC-1 whilst I had it, but decided I really enjoy having a multi-disc changer better (with an outboard DAC). Since the ERC-2 has the same design as the -1, would there be any difference in sound quality?