• If you ever spot Spam (either in the forums, or received via forum direct message) please use the Report button at the bottom of each post to make sure a Moderator can handle it quickly. Thanks for your help in keeping things running smoothly!

Electro

Andrewjvt

New member
Jun 18, 2014
99
1
0
I recently watched the Hans Zimmer live in Prague on Netflix and was totally blown away.

I want to watch a similar such concert live but not pay one million dollars.

What do you recommend?
 

gasolin

Well-known member
Mar 17, 2013
955
160
19,070
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evcBX6HgqWM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9UzNh_2TXk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MY_cdUL1E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A-4KdYSM7I
 

CnoEvil

New member
Aug 21, 2009
556
8
0
Andrewjvt said:
I recently watched the Hans Zimmer live in Prague on Netflix and was totally blown away.

I want to watch a similar such concert live but not pay one million dollars.

What do you recommend?
Was that as a result of a recommendation very recently by me?

As a great show, I recommend the Blue Man Group.
 

Andrewjvt

New member
Jun 18, 2014
99
1
0
CnoEvil said:
Andrewjvt said:
I recently watched the Hans Zimmer live in Prague on Netflix and was totally blown away.

I want to watch a similar such concert live but not pay one million dollars.

What do you recommend?
Was that as a result of a recommendation very recently by me?

As a great show, I recommend the Blue Man Group.
Sorry it was not as I watched it over a few weeks ago.

I'm looking to go to live concert like this one not watch on the tv
 

Andrewjvt

New member
Jun 18, 2014
99
1
0
CnoEvil said:
Andrewjvt said:
I recently watched the Hans Zimmer live in Prague on Netflix and was totally blown away.

I want to watch a similar such concert live but not pay one million dollars.

What do you recommend?
Was that as a result of a recommendation very recently by me?

As a great show, I recommend the Blue Man Group.
Sorry it was not as I watched it over a few weeks ago.

I'm looking to go to live concert like this one not watch on the tv
 

amormusic

Well-known member
Feb 24, 2016
198
102
10,770
Pete Tong and Heritage Orchestra are performing Ibiza Prom across UK at backend of this year.

Doesnt sound like it should work. But oh boy it’s stunning. Is excellent video with great sound on YouTube of when they did it last time. ‘radio 1 Ibiza prom’.
 

Electro

Well-known member
Mar 30, 2011
43
3
18,545
How about Nightwish , https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Nightwish-tickets/artist/874704

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTAaEHiGjvU&list=RDaTAaEHiGjvU&t=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYjIlHWBAVo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvsfwAPbWXc

Tickets from just £42 . ( If you're quick ) *yes3*

https://www.axs.com/artists/104555/nightwish-tickets?sharedId=entity&subId1=006b8302adb05b3671087117f04353c36712acf3087c282e6cf0e6&subId3=72BR0tCO2RgJOSN3T4TmB7
 

Andrewjvt

New member
Jun 18, 2014
99
1
0
Electro said:
How about Nightwish , https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Nightwish-tickets/artist/874704

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTAaEHiGjvU&list=RDaTAaEHiGjvU&t=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYjIlHWBAVo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvsfwAPbWXc

Tickets from just £42 . ( If you're quick ) *yes3*

 

https://www.axs.com/artists/104555/nightwish-tickets?sharedId=entity&subId1=006b8302adb05b3671087117f04353c36712acf3087c282e6cf0e6&subId3=72BR0tCO2RgJOSN3T4TmB7
Will take a look later on.
PS I've only just realised that some people thought I wanted to watch an electronic concert lol
 

Electro

Well-known member
Mar 30, 2011
43
3
18,545
Andrewjvt said:
Electro said:
How about Nightwish , https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Nightwish-tickets/artist/874704

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTAaEHiGjvU&list=RDaTAaEHiGjvU&t=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYjIlHWBAVo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvsfwAPbWXc

Tickets from just £42 . ( If you're quick ) *yes3*

https://www.axs.com/artists/104555/nightwish-tickets?sharedId=entity&subId1=006b8302adb05b3671087117f04353c36712acf3087c282e6cf0e6&subId3=72BR0tCO2RgJOSN3T4TmB7
Will take a look later on. PS I've only just realised that some people thought I wanted to watch an electronic concert lol
Andrewjvt , Did you manage to have a look / listen to Nightwish ?

They are absolutely spectacular live and the tickets a sensible money.
 

Andrewjvt

New member
Jun 18, 2014
99
1
0
Electro said:
Andrewjvt said:
Electro said:
How about Nightwish , https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Nightwish-tickets/artist/874704

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTAaEHiGjvU&list=RDaTAaEHiGjvU&t=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYjIlHWBAVo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvsfwAPbWXc

Tickets from just £42 . ( If you're quick ) *yes3*

 

https://www.axs.com/artists/104555/nightwish-tickets?sharedId=entity&subId1=006b8302adb05b3671087117f04353c36712acf3087c282e6cf0e6&subId3=72BR0tCO2RgJOSN3T4TmB7
Will take a look later on. PS I've only just realised that some people thought I wanted to watch an electronic concert lol
Andrewjvt  , Did you manage to have a look / listen to Nightwish ?

They are absolutely spectacular live and the tickets a sensible money.
I've looked on YouTube but I must admit I've been swamped at work last 2 weeks so I'll look again
Thanks
 

Paulq

Well-known member
Dec 2, 2007
311
10
18,895
Electro said:
[ Andrewjvt , Did you manage to have a look / listen to Nightwish ?

They are absolutely spectacular live and the tickets a sensible money.
@electro - I have been looking out for you :).

Hope Andrew doesn't mind the brief deviation from the thread but would be keen to know if you have any experience of the ECM 1 Streamer?

Happy to take it offline if you don't mind: dingle232 at yahoo.co.uk

Now back to the other 'Electro'......
 

Pedro2

Well-known member
Nov 29, 2010
42
0
18,540
Paulq said:
Electro said:
[ Andrewjvt , Did you manage to have a look / listen to Nightwish ?

They are absolutely spectacular live and the tickets a sensible money.
@electro - I have been looking out for you :).

Hope Andrew doesn't mind the brief deviation from the thread but would be keen to know if you have any experience of the ECM 1 Streamer?

Happy to take it offline if you don't mind: dingle232 at yahoo.co.uk

Now back to the other 'Electro'......
Sorry for another interruption.
Interesting Paulq; the Electro streamer would probably be my first 'go to' if I moved away from Linn. As you know, will be waiting a month (or two) for the upgrade so it might be amazing when it returns. Apologies, I'll get out of the way now.
 

Paulq

Well-known member
Dec 2, 2007
311
10
18,895
Pedro2 said:
Sorry for another interruption. Interesting Paulq; the Electro streamer would probably be my first 'go to' if I moved away from Linn. As you know, will be waiting a month (or two) for the upgrade so it might be amazing when it returns. Apologies, I'll get out of the way now.
It's definitely mine Pedro2. Slightly tired of Linn's endless rip off 'upgrades' and am not sure I can countenance spending another £1800 (Katalyst) on a streamer that was £6500 new.

Right - I'm out the way too til I hear from Mr Electro. I sense a demo coming on.
 

Electro

Well-known member
Mar 30, 2011
43
3
18,545
I will answer here as Andrewjvt doesn't mind *smile* .

I haven't auditioned the new Electrocompaniet ECM1 streamer / Dac yet but hope to sometime soon, I have been wiped out by a recent larger than expected tax bill so all purchases are on hold at the moment.

Obviously I am a little biased when it comes to extolling the virtues of Electrocompaniet equipment being a huge fanboy, but my love of the brand comes from many years of experience and supreme satisfaction with sound and build quality.

I also like the fact that when Electrocompaniet build a product they engineer it to the best possible spec and performance and then leave it alone with no new 'upgraded' model changes every other year to make my equipment appear old and obsolete in the eyes of the buying public .

My AW180 monoblock amps have been in continuous production since 1994 with only relatively minor changes and they are still compared to some of the best power amplifiers in the world at any price !

I have been reading up about the ECM1 streamer / dac and it seems to do everything I need and more in a simple easy to understand fashion that is future proofed as much as possible with free automatic updates as they become available , a choice of 2.5" or 3.5" automatic play after installing internal storage of any size required for your Cd collection and downloads and the £2000 ECD2 dac built in, it can also be used as a pre amp with active speakers or in other systems, all you have to add is a external USB disc drive at around £20 to rip your discs.

For me the bit that tickles my senitive parts the most is the discrete class A analog output stage that is so important in achieving top class sound quality imo. *i-m_so_happy*

As soon as I try one I will let you know but for now here is the spec and some internal pictures to stimulate your interest. *biggrin*




Technical Data All measurements are made at 120V / 240V //50Hz / 60Hz No. of channels2Output Impedance300 OhmsNoise floor (20 - 20 kHz)< -145 dBFrequency response0.5 - 48 kHzTHD+N< 0,0005 %Upsampling rate192 kHz, 24 bitDigital/Analog conversion192 kHz, 24 bit Input sampling rate: 2 x SPDIF Coax 192 kHz, 24 bit2 x SPDIF TOSLink 192 kHz, 24 bit Network connection:[/b]Wi-Fi or LAN Internal drive:[/b]
Docking, self installation. 3.5"/2.5" - unlimited capacity.
Supported audio formats:[/b]All popular formats including: WAV/WAVE, MP3, AAC+, Vorbis, ALAC, FLAC, APE, AIFF, WMA, up to 192kHZ/24bit, DSD, up to DSD 128 (5.6 MHz) Supported control interfaces:[/b]DLNA, UPnP, Android and iOS remoteInternal storage: docking, self installation
Streaming services:[/b]

• AirPlay
• Spotify Connect
• TIDAL
• Qobuz
• Internet Radio
• DLNA as renderer
• MQA*
• Deezer*

*Future functionality.
Power consumption
(no load or signal)50 W standby 0.5 W Dimensions Width465 mm / 18.3 inchesDepth371 mm / 14.6 inchesHeight78 mm / 3 inchesWeight8 kg. / 17 .6 lbs. *(without internal drive)
 

Andrewjvt

New member
Jun 18, 2014
99
1
0
Electro said:
I will answer here as Andrewjvt doesn't mind *smile* .

I haven't auditioned the new Electrocompaniet ECM1 streamer / Dac yet but hope to sometime soon, I have been wiped out by a recent larger than expected tax bill so all purchases are on hold at the moment.

Obviously I am a little biased when it comes to extolling the virtues of Electrocompaniet equipment being a huge fanboy, but my love of the brand comes from many years of experience and supreme satisfaction with sound and build quality.

I also like the fact that when Electrocompaniet build a product they engineer it to the best possible spec and performance and then leave it alone with no new 'upgraded'  model changes every other year to make my equipment appear old and obsolete in the eyes of the buying public .

My AW180 monoblock amps have been in continuous production since 1994 with only relatively minor changes and they are still compared to some of the best power amplifiers in the world at any price !

I have been reading up about the ECM1 streamer / dac and it seems to do everything I need and more in a simple easy to understand fashion that is future proofed as much as possible with free automatic updates as they become available , a choice of 2.5" or 3.5"  automatic play after installing  internal storage of any size required for your Cd collection and downloads and the £2000 ECD2 dac built in, it can also be used as a pre amp with active speakers or in other systems, all you have to add is a external USB disc drive at around £20 to rip your discs.

For me the bit that tickles my senitive parts the most is the discrete class A analog output stage that is so important in achieving top class sound quality imo.  *i-m_so_happy*

As soon as I try one I will let you know but for now here is the spec and some internal pictures to stimulate your interest. *biggrin*

 

 

Technical Data

  All measurements are made at 120V / 240V  //50Hz / 60Hz

 

No. of channels
2

Output Impedance
300 Ohms

Noise floor (20 - 20 kHz)
< -145 dB

Frequency response
0.5 - 48 kHz

THD+N
< 0,0005 %

Upsampling rate
192 kHz, 24 bit

Digital/Analog conversion
192 kHz, 24 bit

 
 

Input sampling rate:
 

2 x SPDIF Coax
 192 kHz, 24 bit

2 x SPDIF TOSLink
 192 kHz, 24 bit

 
 

Network connection:
Wi-Fi or LAN

 
 

Internal drive:

Docking, self installation. 3.5"/2.5" - unlimited capacity.

 
 

Supported audio formats:
All popular formats including: WAV/WAVE, MP3, AAC+, Vorbis, ALAC, FLAC, APE, AIFF, WMA, up to 192kHZ/24bit, DSD, up to DSD 128 (5.6 MHz)

 
 

Supported control interfaces:
DLNA, UPnP, Android and iOS remote
Internal storage: docking, self installation

 
 

Streaming services:

• AirPlay• Spotify Connect• TIDAL• Qobuz• Internet Radio• DLNA as renderer• MQA*• Deezer*

*Future functionality.

Power consumption(no load or signal)
50 W

 standby
 0.5 W

 
 

Dimensions
 

 
 

Width
465 mm / 18.3 inches

Depth
371 mm / 14.6 inches

Height
78 mm / 3 inches

Weight
8 kg. / 17 .6 lbs. *(without internal drive)

 

 
Very impressive
Lots of details without harshness
 

Paulq

Well-known member
Dec 2, 2007
311
10
18,895
Thanks Electro - look forward to hearing your thoughts about it. As far as I can see the only thing 'missing' is a phono stage but that can be added.

It certainly looks quality and future proofed.
 

nopiano

Well-known member
Feb 15, 2009
559
337
19,270
@Electro, as you may recall I’ve always had more than a passing admiration for Electrocompaniet products, but they seem to have been plagued by distribution interruptions in the U.K. (The spin-off Abrahamsen seem to have been similarly intermittent).

I think I saw in another thread a link to Mackenzies, who seem to be a dealer, but does E actually have proper import, support and warranty here currently?
 

Electro

Well-known member
Mar 30, 2011
43
3
18,545
nopiano said:
@Electro, as you may recall I’ve always had more than a passing admiration for Electrocompaniet products, but they seem to have been plagued by distribution interruptions in the U.K. (The spin-off Abrahamsen seem to have been similarly intermittent).

I think I saw in another thread a link to Mackenzies, who seem to be a dealer, but does E actually have proper import, support and warranty here currently?
You have touched on the one possibly only Achilles heel of Electrocompaniet , the distribution in the UK.

Here is the current UK EC list .

http://www.electrocompaniet.no/where_to_buy/distributors_uk.html

And the rest of the world.

http://www.electrocompaniet.no/where_to_buy/

As you said distribution has been patchy in the UK along with the amount of dealers.

The way I see it is that Electrocompaniet equipment is too good and was too cheap although they seem to be catching up in price quite well now. *shok*

As I said on another thread Electrocompaniet engineer all their products to the best possible quality and strength they then leave it alone for many years without unnecessary changes or re labeling it as a " new improved " product because if it's impossible to make it any better they leave it as it is.

This is fantastic for current Electrocompaniet owners as they can own a latest model for many years and can rest assured they have the best available.

BUT it's a nightmare for potential distributors and dealers especially after the initial rush of new sales of Electrocompaniet have been made , the customers are so happy with their purchace they rarely bother to upgrade , this is compounded by the fact that they still own a current model , further to this Electrocompaniet equipment is so reliable it very rarely goes wrong.

So from a dealers point of view what is the point of stocking equipment that has a very slow turnover , they would rather stock a brand that changes models regularly that are so much bettter than the old one ( not ) in a shiny new box because they can't possibly be seen owning the old model so they convince themselves that they must trade in the old model for the new version, so the sales keep revolving.

Electrocompaniet have very good service in Norway and they will always service and repair all equipment from around the world , the downside is that you or the dealer might have to send it to them for repair, but the upside is that you will probably never need to send it back due to the superb reliability of the equipment.

At the end of the day the choice of ownership is yours , if you want top quality sublime sounding equipment from a no nonsence company that builds some of the best sounding and most respected equipment in the world then go for Electrocompaniet.

If you want endless rounds of box swapping and lusting after the next hugely improved new model every couple of years they maybe another brand would be better suited .*smile*

For more info talk to Mackenzie HiFi or the distributor listed who can give you the most up do date advice .

Or just go for it and be dammed , I did and couldn't be happier . *good*
 

Paulq

Well-known member
Dec 2, 2007
311
10
18,895
I have booked a day off in a couple of weeks and am planning to pay Mackenzie a visit to demo the ECM1 with my own speakers.

I wasn't aware that Abrahamsen was a spin off from Electro - how does their stuff compare?

PS: @Electro - how well does the iOS app function?
 

Electro

Well-known member
Mar 30, 2011
43
3
18,545
Paulq said:
I have booked a day off in a couple of weeks and am planning to pay Mackenzie a visit to demo the ECM1 with my own speakers.

I wasn't aware that Abrahamsen was a spin off from Electro - how does their stuff compare?

PS: @Electro - how well does the iOS app function?
Around 2004 Electrocompaniet had some financial problems probably because they were selling their products far too cheaply ( imo ) and they were bought out by a company called WestControl AS and founder Mikal Dreggevik took over the company because he could not see Norways most famous HiFi company dissapear.

Mikal is very hands on with Electrocompaniet because of his love of HiFi so he makes sure everything is as good and innovative as it can be, I have spoken to him a couple of times and he is very passionate about Electrocompaniet .

The connection with Abrahamsen Audio is that Per Abrahamsen was one of the original founders and designers of the Electrocompaniet amplifiers who after the takeover started his own small company making Abrahamen Amplifiers of a very similar design to the old Electrocompaniet amps, but has made the same mistake again of selling them too cheaply imo. They are very similar in design and sound to the older models from Electrocompaniet and do compare quite favorably especially in price comparison .

WestControl has extensive expertise in programming and digital hardware design developing and buiding prototypes for other companies in many different industries, so a simple digital audio interface would be childsplay to them I imagine.

I guess you will find out in a couple of weeks. *smile*

http://www.electrocompaniet.no/about/keypersons.html

http://www.westcontrol.com/en/frontpage/

https://www.offshorenorway.no/business_presentation/Westcontrol.pdf
 

Electro

Well-known member
Mar 30, 2011
43
3
18,545
Andrewjvt said:
Hi Electro

What can you tell me about the Rena s1?
Not a lot but if it is designed and built like the classic range it will be very good indeed .

David F is the man to speak to about the Rena s1. *smile*

https://www.thelittleaudio.company/electrocompaniet
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS