Electrocompaniet is proud to introduce the MK II version of our best selling integrated amplifier – the ECI-5. Our aim when designing the ECI-5 MK II was to make the sound more modern, enhancing the details and dynamics. Feedback from our listening team tell us that we have succeeded – “this amplifier sounds much larger than the size and the price tag”
Utilizing new technology for enhanced performance
In many ways this MK-II version is a brand new amplifier, in which Electrocompaniet is using our best technology to enhance performance. The amplifiers will be available in June.
More about the technology in the new ECI-5 MK II
The new ECI-5 MK II has a more powerful output stage compared to the existing ECI-5. Twice the number of output devices have been utilised to improved bass control and stability when driving heavy loads.
To improve current, bank of reservoir capacitors is increased to 80000 micro farad which is fed by a powerful 500Va transformer. With these power resources the ECI-5 becomes capable of reproducing the most dynamic recordings.
ECI-5 MK II also has a new and improved overload detection system that allows us to remove the output relay.Hence the output stage is connected directly to the speaker with no relay controls in the signal path that deteriorates over time.
All input switching is handled by high-end analogue switches with virtually no distortion and a life time of trouble free operation.
The input stage is built from discrete circuits running in class A with no feedback. The output stage runs with moderate amounts of negative feedback, carefully balanced between good bass extension and control, a detailed open midrange and a warm detailed top.
The ECI-5 MK II has a FTT power supply that makes it a very powerful 2 x 120 Watts amplifier – capable of running large speakers. Like all other products from Electrocompaniet it has a fully balanced design. It has a total of 6 inputs – 2 balanced, three single ended and one direct HomeTheatre input.
The ECI-5 MK has a new and larger display that improves readability – the display can be dimmed, very nice when you are listening to your favourite music at night.