Electrocompaniet ECP 1 Riaa Phono Stage PSU Upgrade - Exclusive to Mackenzie Hi Fi« back
IMPORTANT: This item is only compatable with the ECP-1 that has the Blue LED Power light on the front face. It is not compatible with earlier models that have the RED LED Power light on the front face.
Fully compatible with the ECP 1, This power supply is a very substantial step up from the supplied switch-mode wall wart available from the manufacturer. A truly high quality product to extract the very best from your Electrocompaniet phono stage.
Electrocompaniet Ultra Linear AC PSU 36V AC output (Replaces 42V PSU) Fitted with NN-AC rail purifiers 160VA Toroidal transformer 2.2A capable Quality Aluminium case and end panels High Quality Shielded coaxial Silver plated ofc copper PTFE insulated cable for connection to ECP-1 Blue LED power indication 230V 50hz mains supply suitable 115V option available Mains lead not supplied
In any powered audio equipment the power supply influences the sound. The old adage of Garbage-In-Garbage-Out fits perfectly. Crucial quality factors include supply impedance, noise and the ability to react to transient demands. Upgrading a power supply can offer improvements anywhere between subtle and dramatic.
Recent years have seen a flourish of equipment powered from external supplies. Equipment is easy to design this way, with any noise radiated from power supply components kept well away from the delicate audio circuits. DACs, music servers and even headphone amplifiers often use an external power supply, which feeds your gear with either AC or DC. So what's the problem?
Many OEM power supplies are woefully inadequate, some being so underrated they're prone to overheating-related failure! Others operate acceptably but don't allow anything like the full potential of a piece of hi-fi equipment to be reached. Furthermore, some supplies hum due to use of an underrated or poorly assembled transformer. Many OEM supplies are of the switch-mode (SMPS) variety, which, unless carefully-specified, are prone to being noisy - electrically and even audibly! The typical SMPS contains a lot of poorly-filtered high frequency noise, which contaminates important audio circuits, degrading performance. The result of a compromised power supply is a harsh and thin sound lacking in body, fluidity and deep bass.