CD Players

Emotiva ERC-1 CD player


Emotiva ERC-1 CD player


The first thing you'll notice about the Emotiva ERC-1 CD player is that it looks great. The faceplate of the player and the remote are brushed aluminum painted black accented with unfinished brushed aluminum at the edges. Nice. When it's turned on the buttons on the face of the player light up with blue halos. This player would look right at home next to Macintosh gear.

Stare at it a while longer and you'll notice something distinctly different – the ERC-1 is a slot loader. No drawer, no lid. Slide your disc half way in and internal goblins, mechanisms, something, will do the rest. The loading mechanism does make a little noise as its working, sounds somewhat like the drawer on a CD player (not surprising I guess) but a bit more substantial.


  • Design: 2 Channel Slot Loading CD Player
  • Codecs: Redbook CD, HDCD, MP3
  • Analog Outputs: 1 Set XLR Balanced, 2 Sets RCA Unbalanced
  • Digital Outputs: 1 RCA S/PDIF, 1 Optical (TosLink)
  • Output Voltage: 1V rms (7V peak)
  • MFR: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.1 dB
  • THD+N: ≤0.01% 0dB 1kHz
  • Digital Output Filter: 24-Bit, 384 kHz (Analog Devices 1955)
  • Analog Output Filter Frequency: 80 kHz (-3dB)
  • Dimensions: 4.25" H x 17" W x 14" D
  • Weight: 17.5 Pounds
  • MSRP: $399 USA
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