I have for sale my beautiful ECD-1 upsampling DAC. For pix see my Virtual Systems on this site. There are no mechanical or cosmetic problems with this unit. Please note: This DAC does NOT have a USB input but has all the other typical digital inputs for a high-resolution DAC--ie, AES/EBU (balanced), RCA (SPDIF/coaxial)) and TOSLINK (optical). This DAC makes your music sing. I used it with a Squeezebox and a Meridian transport in my all-tube system and was never disappointed. Only selling because I have decided to go to a USB-streaming system and need a USB dac. The digital and analog circuitry used in the ECD1 are the same as that used in the EMC1 UP CD player, which I also owned and loved in the past.
The following specs are from the Electrocompaniet website:
The ECD1 is a 24Bit 192KHz upsampler DAC accepting 16 - 24Bit input and upsampling it to 24Bit resolution. This will give approximately 10dB more headroom by lowering the noise floor, with more details reproduced.
The D/A converter is a sophisticated balanced 192KHz unit. Due to the higher sampling frequency and the cancellation of digital noise in the balanced system, the bandwidth is moved 2 octave up in frequency, compared to standard CD system using 44.1KHz sampling frequency, and therefore a 6dB rolloff can be used.
All analogue circuitry is fully balanced and symmetrical.
With four input's and connection for AES/EBU (balanced), RCA and TOSLINK, all standard formats are covered.
Two digital outputs for connection to multichannel receivers etc. TOSLINK (Optical) and RCA.
Analogue outputs - Balanced and single ended.
The digital and analogue circuitry used in the ECD1 is the same as our EMC1 UP CD player.
The ECD1 will improve the sound from any CD player, bringing it to a High-End source.
I will accept PayPal if you pay the 3.5% fee. Otherwise please send USPS money order or certified check (which must clear before I will ship). If you use PayPal and pay the fee, I can ship as soon as the funds show up in my account, which is usually within 2 business days of payment. I prefer shipping via USPS Priority Mail or Parcel Post depending on cost, but will use FedEx or UPS if you prefer one of these services instead. I have rated this unit 8 for age only; it has no noticeable flaws that I can see.