EMC 1 MKIV Reference CD player
EMC 1 MKIV Reference CD player
EMC 1 MKIV Reference CD player
EMC 1 MKIV Reference CD player
EMC 1 MKIV Reference CD player
EMC 1 MKIV Reference CD player
EMC 1 MKIV Reference CD player

EMC 1 MKIV Reference CD player

Regular price

Reference CD player

Since 1998, Electrocompaniet has produced one of the best sounding CD players on the market, the EMC 1-UP. The new EMC 1 MKIV builds upon this legacy, and refines by using a new drive unit. The player has a high performance sample rate converter, fully balanced D/A converters and discrete analog audio circuitry for excellent performance. It features an unique cancellation system which cancels acoustic / mechanical vibrations, preventing the laser pick-up from receiving unwanted and sonically degrading signals.The audio quality surpasses our own EMC 1 UP, arguably one of the best CD players on the market today.

 Product highlights:
    • No-compromise mechanical design with five different housings, which shield analogue, digital, transport, transformer and controller circuitry.
    • Electromechanical cancellation system which cancels acoustic-mechanical vibrations, preventing the laser pickup from receiving mechanical distortions.
    • Separate transformers and power supplies for analogue and digital circuits.
    • Fully balanced D/A converter with fully balanced discrete analog audio circuitry.
    • Digital outputs via S/PDIF and Toslink.
    •12V trigger input for remote power ON.
    • RS232 port for firmware upgrades and control through a wide range of home installation systems.
    • Soundcare superspikes for the best possible footing.

Output level

(unbalanced) 2.3Vrms

(balanced) 4.6Vrms

Noise floor < -130dB
Frequency deviation (20-20kHz) 0.05dB
Channel separation > 110 dB
THD+N <0.003%
Dynamic range 120 dB
Power consumption 25 W
Power consumption Standby 0.5 W
Compatible formats: CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Control inputs: RS232, 12V Trigger
True balanced system
Mechanical filter which cancels acoustic/mechanical vibrations preventing the laser pick-up from receiving unwanted signals
Fully remote (no volume control)
Width 482 mm / 18.9 inches
Depth 422 mm / 16.6 inches
Height 120 mm / 4.7 inches
Weight 18 Kg / 39.6 lbs.

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Top Loading CD Transport


Balanced audio


Shield construction


Die Messwerte sind durchweg gut bis sehr gut und erlauben sich keine negativen Ausreißer. das laufwerk liest Medien flott ein. cds mit emphasis werden allerdings nicht unterstützt.

Stereo test ( Germany)

Der Electrocompaniet EMC 1 MK IV ist eine fantastisch klingende Musik-Maschine

i-fidelity.net (Germany)