Any owners of Electrocompaniet amplifiers out there?
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I don't own this amp, but I'd found this info on their website:
ECI-5 MK II also has a new and improved overload detection system that allows us to remove the output relay. Hence the output stage is connected directly to the speaker with no relay controls in the signal path deteriorates over time.http://www.electrocompaniet.com/products/classic/integrated/eci5MKII.html
I think its normal you hear noise from the speakers when you turn on/off the amp by using the main switch.
The owners manual also recommend leave the amp on all the time and using the MUTE button on the remote to turn off (stand by)
In daily operation, switch off the ECI 5 MKII by using the MUTE button on the remote controlhttp://www.electrocompaniet.no/files/manuals/Manual_ECI5MKII.pdf
Thanks for your answer.
I think the click/crack/noise artefact occurs because the EC amplifier is a fully DC coupled amplifier and once the input relay is activated a potential DC offset on the input stage is coupled unto the speaker terminals. This is a consequence of the amplifier topology, I guess, it just doesn't sound that good. I'm just a little worried that this harmful to the speakers? However, I can then use the mute feature you mention.