The Eddie Current EC 4-45 is a true bench-mark product, setting a very
high bar for single-ended triode amplification, designed to drive either your best headphones OR high-efficiency loudspeakers.
This amp is in perfect/as delivered condition, and comes from a very limited batch production. It has seen embarrassingly little use. Price includes rectifiers, input signal tubes, and 4 nearly new Emission Labs 45 solid-plate output tubes. Retail price listed is the discounted pre-production run price (with CA tax paid) plus the EML output tubes.
The combination of the best output transformer matching, high-frequency heaters for the output tubes, interstage transformers, just 2-stages of amplification, and no coupling capacitors in the signal path all add up to an incredible level of clarity, fluidity, sound-staging, and resolution. Clear, clean, and very pure, it sounds as transparent as anything I have found. It may well be the best example of ideal matching of output transformer to output tube you are likely to encounter.
There are extensive accounts and testimonials online, a quick Google search will provide plenty to look through.
Will ship in 3 separate cartons, (amp, power supply, and tubes) Shipping will be charged at actual cost. PayPal, please add the 3% processing fee.
From the Eddie Current press release:
Eddie Current introduces the EC-445, vacuum-tube headphone-speaker amplifier
delivering the natural and lively sound of transformers and balanced listening. The EC
4-45 tube amp offers a neutral, superb sound stage for both headphones and speakers,
rivaling dedicated high-end amplifiers with its performance.
-- Single ended, or balanced headphone drive.
-- Three input selector switch.
-- 100K high quality volume control.
-- One pair speaker outputs.
-- 4-foot detachable umbilical cord.
-- Hand wired point to point signal circuit.
-- Vacuum tube rectified power supplies.
-- Dimensions: 12x 14 x 9” 19 lbs.
-- Inter-stage coupled 5842Q driver.
-- Power bandwidth 15-50kHz.
-- High frequency AC on output tube heaters.
-- Recommended headphone load 8 ohms or higher.
-- Power into 8 ohms 3 Watts.
-- Power bandwidth driving Sen 600’s -.5dB
10Hz to 40kHz Wide band noise less than 250uV.
-- Tubes included: two 5842Q, and two 6D22S tubes, 4 type 45 tubes