Post by cyyyr05 on Jul 11, 2019 8:56:28 GMT -5
Ok Just had to chime in on this thread...
To state the obvious. Nearly all the comments in this thread about The ERC4 are regarding looks and basically whether or not it works as it's designed and how fast it works and if you can dim a light! I agree ergonomics and appearance are considerable factors, believe me I know. I have one of the UGLIEST pieces of gear ever designed in the Manley Steelhead it looks like it was a prop on "Young Frankenstein" But Oh the music reproduction is ever so sweet! So as a previous owner of the ERC1,2 and 3 I do have an obvious question. How does it sound compared to it's previous iterations and to decks in it's price range? Can we just assume that it works? Although I did have a "failure" with every one that I had they on the whole were very serviceable and really performed better than their cost. As always Emo's build quality and rear panel options as well as the internal layout looks great but how does all that mesh with the boards, Dac(s), Power Supply, cap's and everything else to create a "live" performance in your space?
However, ERC-3 was a really good CD player, much better than its price. Almost the only thing people complained about was the sounds from the disc mechanism, which is now fixed in ERC-4.
One thing I didn’t like with ERC-3 was the fact that it always auto started all discs inserted, no way to configure this.
If this has been fixed, other than not playing native SACD, it should be the best CD player in its price class.
The erc4 always automatically reads a disc as soon as it's in the player.
He also resumes reading at the place where he was stopped