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Emotiva ERC-8T High Resolution Audio Preview

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Emotiva ERC-8T

Emotiva ERC-8T

Summary

  • Product Name: ERC-8T
  • Manufacturer: Emotiva
  • Review Date: April 01, 2014 13:10
  • MSRP: $TBD
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!
  • Buy Now
  • Chocolatey
  • Warm
  • Inviting
  • Audiophile
  • Audiophool
  • Class A
  • Differential
  • Pleasing
  • Wife can hear it's benefits from the other room 
  • Comes pre-broken in or sometimes broken

 

Executive Overview

Emotiva is once again poised to stun the industry with it's revolutionary new ERC-8T High Resolution Audio Player. Forget DVD-A and SACD.  Those formats are dead.  CD?  Ha, that's not high resolution enough.  Vinyl, yea we love vinyl but it wears out and it's bulky. 

So what's the answer?  8-Track baby!  The death of 8-Track was perhaps one of the biggest blows to the high end community back in the day.  Sure it was clumsy, unreliable and noisy but it was pure analog noise.  It had a soothing quality that would just lull you to sleep even while Rockin' Out to Styx Grad Illusion.  

Emotiva embraced the best qualities of 8-Track and made it even better with their patented process of infusing Iridium into commercial grade 8-Track tape.  Imagine hearing a format that surpasses the quality of Blu-ray, has the warmth of Vinyl and is also backwards compatible with your old 8-Tracks.  So dust off your Kansas, ELP, and ABBA 8-Tracks and be prepared to be blown away.

The same differential circuit topology found in their reference gear is also an integral part of the ERC-8T.  With available tube preamp upgrade and silver conductor wire, there seems to be no limits to the pure audiophile path this product can offer.


Emotiva ERC-8T High Resolution Audio Player Overview

Emotiva is taking preorders now but only via phone.  So make sure you call them and tell them you WANT your ERC-8T now! 

In order to achieve the best possible performance out of the ERC-8T, we highly recommend using the Audioholics GLOB Interconnects and Speaker Cables.  Our patented IBS system will ensure all of the electrons properly flow to and from this source player without any unwanted strand jumping or misfires.  For a small fee, we also offer the option of soaking your cables in kosher chicken fat blessed by a Rabi.  Pleaase allow 4-6 weeks lead time for special requests like this.

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Recent Forum Posts:

haraldo posts on April 11, 2014 14:37
renegade87, post: 1027830
I love the “Freebird” slider just to the left of the 8-Track slot. Priceless.

Haha yes
slipperybidness posts on April 11, 2014 13:21
renegade87, post: 1027830
I love the “Freebird” slider just to the left of the 8-Track slot. Priceless.

Haha! I didn't even look at it that close. Yeah, there is definitely some comedy on the buttons/sliders.
renegade87 posts on April 11, 2014 13:10
I love the “Freebird” slider just to the left of the 8-Track slot. Priceless.
j_garcia posts on April 08, 2014 11:29
pdxhombre, post: 1027363
An audiophile 8 track player?? Really?? I'm surprised that no one has picked up on the fact that this was written on April 1st. What fools are we!

What do you mean “WE”?
Irvrobinson posts on April 08, 2014 10:03
pdxhombre, post: 1027363
An audiophile 8 track player?? Really?? I'm surprised that no one has picked up on the fact that this was written on April 1st. What fools are we!

I think we all got it immediately…
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