I heard this amp in comparison with an audiomat arpege. The front end was an audio refinement cd complete driving a audiomat tempo dac and reference 3a speakers(which are very efficient, probably negating the power difference between the amps. The ECI-3 sounded very good, smooth and powerful wuth some good resolution. It is definately a pretty piece with great ergonomics. We then Switched ove to th arpege which is 30w of el34 push-pull. Ahh tubes but not tubey mmmm.... The arpege sounded more natural and engaging to me and with these speakers not lacking for power. I walked out with the arpege but if you need the extra power in a very musical amp and a good looker you won't go wrong. Maybe take as look at the plinius, Rogue, and musical fidelity integrateds for comparison.
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