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Emotiva Black ERC-4 Balanced CD Player/Transport


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The Emotiva ERC-4 Differential Reference CD Player and Digital Transport combines a high-quality digital CD transport and a superb balanced DAC (digital-to-analog converter) in one convenient and attractive package. In addition to serving as an audiophile CD player and transport, the ERC-4 offers both Coaxial and Optical (Toslink) S/PDIF digital audio inputs, so you can also use it as a DAC with any of your other digital audio sources that includes a coaxial or optical output. The ERC-4 is a great way to get the best sound quality possible from your CDs, and from the Red Book CD layer of hybrid SACDs. The heavy-duty transport mechanism handles your discs gently but firmly, and the precision DAC in the ERC-4 ensures that you hear every detail and nuance of the music recorded on your discs. And, if you have a computer or other digital audio source with a coax or optical digital audio output, the digital inputs on the ERC-4 will enable you to upgrade it to deliver the same superb audiophile sound quality. 

  • Tick A CD Player, Transport, And DAC – All In One
  • Tick The ERC-4 is a dedicated audio CD player. It plays standard Red Book audio CDs, the Red Book layer of Hybrid SACDs, and MP3 digital audio files from both CD-R and DVD-R media.
  • Tick The main analog outputs on the ERC-4 deliver both balanced and unbalanced audio signals – for compatibility with the widest variety of high quality audio systems.
  • Tick The ERC-4 provides a full assortment of digital output formats, including optical S/PDIF (Toslink), coax S/PDIF, and AES/EBU.
  • Tick The DAC section on the ERC-4 offers separate coax S/PDIF and optical S/PDIF (Toslink) digital inputs, both of which support stereo PCM digital audio up to 24/192k.
  • Tick Cutting Edge Audio Performance
  • Tick Our specially optimized switch mode power supply ensures a silent noise floor and eliminates all audible hum.
  • Tick Analog Devices AD1955 High-Performance Multi-Bit Delta-Sigma DAC chip delivers excellent technical specifications and superb sound quality.
  • Tick LM4562 high-performance op-amps are used in the critical I/V converter section for near-perfect linearity and exceptionally low noise and distortion.
  • Tick Quality Construction Delivers Great Performance And Long Term Reliability
  • Tick Solid machined aluminum face plate and all-metal cabinet.
  • Tick Reinforced steel chassis for rugged reliability and isolation from vibration.
  • Tick Additional internal shielding and mass loading minimize noise interference and provide further isolation from external vibrations.
  • Tick High-reliability motorized tray loading mechanism handles discs consistently and reliably.
  • Tick Impressive Usability Features
  • Tick High visibility blue graphical OLED display.
  • Tick Full front panel transport controls with blue halo illumination.
  • Tick Full function solid machined aluminum remote control.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Analog Outputs 1 Pair stereo unbalanced analog outputs
1 Pair stereo balanced analog outputs.
Digital Audio Outputs 1 Optical S/PDIF (Toslink)
1 Coax S/PDIF.
Digital Audio Inputs 1 Optical S/PDIF (Toslink).
1 Coax S/PDIF.
Total Harmonic Distortion THD < 0.0015% @ 1 kHz. THD < 0.01% (20 Hz – 20 kHz).
IM Distortion (SMPTE 4:1) <0.005%.
THD+N (Red Book CD source) < 95 dB (A weighted)
Phase Deviation < 0.8 degrees (20 Hz – 20 kHz).
Dimensions 17” wide x 4” high x 14” deep
23” wide x 7" high x 18 deep (boxed).
Weight 21 lbs (unboxed)
26 lbs (boxed).
Power 100 – 240 VAC (automatically sensed and switched).

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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