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ECI 5 MK II AMP

Hi All,

 

will be this Electrocompanient a better AMP for the SF Cremonas than the Ayon Orion? is the Accuphase E-450 even better?

 

thnak you in advance.

 

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Only you can judge which amp will suit your taste best but the Electrocompaniet Eci5 mk2 will certainly drive the Cremonas easily and will sound extremely powerful , detailed and dynamic combining exceptional transient power  with the crystal clear mid / top and the sense of 'being there'  that Electrocompaniet is famous for .

I have not heard the other amps you list so I can't really comment on how they perform .

 

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RE: ECI 5 MK II AMP

I did actually demo that particular model of Electro and whilst I thought it an extremely fine amp and one I could easily live with, my Sugden Masterclass I had at the time, was just that much sweeter. 

However, I much prefer my current amp the E350to either of the others. 

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Three lovely amps, so it's down to which sounds best (to you) with the SFs.

FWIW. Personally, provided it can drive the Cremonas, I'd be looking at the Ayon.

 

Edit. I see you own the Ayon.  :doh:

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I will get the ECI 5 MK II tonight to demo it at Home.  will have a direct comparation wiht the Ayon orion. So tonight I will know wich one sound better to me.

 

I just got a very very good offer for a Devialet premier second hand!!  danger danger danger!!!  jajajaja

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ebentjerodt wrote:

I will get the ECI 5 MK II tonight to demo it at Home.  will have a direct comparation wiht the Ayon orion. So tonight I will know wich one sound better to me.

 

I just got a very very good offer for a Devialet premier second hand!!  danger danger danger!!!  jajajaja

You are certainly spoilt for choice.......let us know how it goes.

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ebentjerodt wrote:

I will get the ECI 5 MK II tonight to demo it at Home.  will have a direct comparation wiht the Ayon orion. So tonight I will know wich one sound better to me.

 

I just got a very very good offer for a Devialet premier second hand!!  danger danger danger!!!  jajajaja

I'd recommend hearing the Devialet. I haven't heard anything better. But you may not like it with the SFs, as it's bass is so powerful it can overdrive them.

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Just finish todays sesion wiht the ECI 5 Mk II.  to be honest I really like the sound of this amp.  Very clean and open. soundstage is wide adn deep.

Bass is fast and controled.  Mid range is sweet and I like the tonality. I like the balance and the slighly preponderane to the voices.

 

I heard  Allan Taylor, Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, Rebeca Pidgeon, Cat Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Miles Davis etc.  it sound right to me wiht all music but it really touch me wiht Maria Rita,  no vale a pena and Amy Whinehouse, Love is a losing game.

 

this amp is defenetly an option.  will heard the devialet. let se waht happens!

 

 

 

 

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ebentjerodt wrote:

Just finish todays sesion wiht the ECI 5 Mk II.  to be honest I really like the sound of this amp.  Very clean and open. soundstage is wide adn deep.

Bass is fast and controled.  Mid range is sweet and I like the tonality. I like the balance and the slighly preponderane to the voices.

 

I heard  Allan Taylor, Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, Rebeca Pidgeon, Cat Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Miles Davis etc.  it sound right to me wiht all music but it really touch me wiht Maria Rita,  no vale a pena and Amy Whinehouse, Love is a losing game.

 

this amp is defenetly an option.  will heard the devialet. let se waht happens!

 

 

 

 

Any amp that can make Gentle Giant listenable is worth considering!

Just kidding - I'm a fan myself, Octopus is one of my favourite GG albums.

I've listened to the Electro only once before and agree that this is a very good integrated. Always sounded powerful, musical and in control. Not listened to the Devialet, but all the reviews are very positive.

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jajajajaja Octopus is one of the best LP ever!!!!!!! in this case my demo song is Aspiration from the Lp The Power and the Glory. Devialet is coming Tomorrow. I am courious about!

 

 

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ebentjerodt wrote:

jajajajaja Octopus is one of the best LP ever!!!!!!! in this case my demo song is Aspiration from the Lp The Power and the Glory. Devialet is coming Tomorrow. I am courious about!

 

 

I can still remember the first time I heard Aspirations , I was sixteen and I was listening to John Peel on the radio whilst lying in bed with my headphones on and he played it .

By the end of the song something inside of me had changed , it was a defining point in my life .

I still get the tingles every time I play it   Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8tpBYUIvTk

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Electro wrote:

ebentjerodt wrote:

jajajajaja Octopus is one of the best LP ever!!!!!!! in this case my demo song is Aspiration from the Lp The Power and the Glory. Devialet is coming Tomorrow. I am courious about!

 

 

I can still remember the first time I heard Aspirations , I was sixteen and I was listening to John Peel on the radio whilst lying in bed with my headphones on and he played it .

By the end of the song something inside of me had changed , it was a defining point in my life .

I still get the tingles every time I play it   Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8tpBYUIvTk

Excellent song! I hadn't ever heard of Gentle Giant before. Well... I was 2 when The Power and the Glory was released; I wasn't into prog rock yet. Smile

Good tip for X-mas. Thanks! :cheers:

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Electro wrote:

ebentjerodt wrote:

jajajajaja Octopus is one of the best LP ever!!!!!!! in this case my demo song is Aspiration from the Lp The Power and the Glory. Devialet is coming Tomorrow. I am courious about!

 

 

I can still remember the first time I heard Aspirations , I was sixteen and I was listening to John Peel on the radio whilst lying in bed with my headphones on and he played it .

By the end of the song something inside of me had changed , it was a defining point in my life .

I still get the tingles every time I play it   Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8tpBYUIvTk

Excellent song! I hadn't ever heard of Gentle Giant before. Well... I was 2 when The Power and the Glory was released; I wasn't into prog rock yet. Smile

Good tip for X-mas. Thanks! :cheers:

 

And Eduardo, enjoy your time with the Devialet!

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Electro, what a beautiful song, isn´t it?? it is my nr 1 demo song. If I do not get (we say in Spanish "Chicken skin" the device do not work for me!)

 

 

this is also one of my favorites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z833vvmbKGM

 and a bonus track  of the Master for DocG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjUkjpJa6bY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you think the ECI-5 betters the Orion in all areas, or is it a much closer fight?......the SFs may like the extra power.

Which, if any, areas does the Ayon better the Electro.?

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Cno,  I thing it is a very tight fight.  The Electro  has more power and dinamics. More detail and clarity and wider Sounstage but the Ayon is more intimate and has a so nice density and naturality.  I realy like the Electro but I do not think I will change it for the Ayon after today sesion. I want to have both,  dinamics and detail but keep the density and intimate of the Ayon.  is something like taht to get?? :?

 

Today I will get also a Naim Nac 202/Nap200/supercap to demo. Never heard a Naim. let see how it works wiht the SF.

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