Emotiva ERC-2 CD player System

Sidebar 2: System

I did all of my listening with an NAD C 316BEE integrated amplifier, PSB Alpha B1 loudspeakers, and AudioQuest Rocket 33 loudspeakers cables and Sidewinder interconnects. The Emotiva and NAD sat on shelves in my PolyCrystal equipment rack, plugged into a Furutech e-TP60 power conditioner, itself plugged into a Furutech GTX wall receptacle via an AudioQuest NRG X-3 power cord. As always, I listened only to awesome music.—Stephen Mejias

Emotiva Audio Corporation
135 Southeast Parkway Court
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-6754

M.'s picture

Am I the only one to see this player bears more than a passing resemblance with the Electrocompaniet products?

jhamill1's picture

Where are Emotiva products manufactured? China? Could you give me one more way to funnel our US dollars overseas, please? When will these units be on sale at Costco alongside Vizio TVs?

Patrick Butler's picture

Are you really whining about a $449 cd player made in China? 

jhamill1's picture

Buy American. Buy Canadian. Just don't need any more startups handing large amounts of our cash to China while scraping of their percentage. It's a free market. If people want to send the rewards of their hard labor overseas to satisfy desire and short-sighted greed, so be it. It should be called what it is, though.

Patrick Butler's picture

I understand your desire to purchase North American goods.  Last year I bought my first American vehicle- a Ford Focus.  Love the car.  While that car is produced in North America, it is made of components that are manufactured in China.  Many manufacturers today rely on a global supply chain that blurs notions of national identities.

Emotiva is no different.  They have headquarters in Tennessee that employs Americans.  Check their website right now, and you'll find two positions available.  Their business model is commendable.  Offer great sounding components that real people can afford, made possible by American engineering, design and customer service coupled with efficient Chinese manufacturing and a direct to consumer sales model.  That's what made those two jobs being offered in Tennessee possible. 

jhamill1's picture

A handful of people are skimming a small percentage off of the money cheap consumers seem all to willing to send overseas. Wouldn't it be better to add a factoryworth of (hopefully union-free) jobs for skilled Americans? Short sighted and greedy.

wozwoz's picture

> Because I am an audiophile, I want to hear that music through the best possible source component


If the author wanted to hear music through the best possible source component, he wouldn't be listening to low-resolution CDs, still stuck at 44.1 kHz sampling. This machine can't even play hi-rez SACDs. History. Time to move on to hi-rez.