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Electrocompaniet EC 4.8 MKII Reference Preamplifier

Regular price $4,900.00 USD
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With its outstanding performance, excellent resolution, superb control and precise musical reproduction, we have made a preamplifier that is true to our slogan, “Closing the gap to the master”. Our new two-channel EC 4.8 MKII preamplifier enhances the predecessor, and is sure to make all good power amplifiers sound even better!


Fully balanced discrete analog audio circuitry.



The MKII further enhances the EC 4.8 with new mechanics and sonic enhancements, and an updated design to be in line with the new MKII versions of our products.


It is designed as two separate mono preamplifiers, each with its own independent power supply.


Electrocompaniet EC 4.8 MKII/AW 800 M Pre/Power Amplifier - Read More

"There are larger high-end power amps, and more than a few that are smaller, just as there are many that cost more. Yet, the sheer flexibility of the Electrocompaniet AW 800 M is hard to beat. Use it in stereo, then upgrade to mono if you wish, and add the partnering preamp for a big-hearted, refined sound. This system is an excellent buy, capable of a hugely entertaining listen with almost any music." - Andrew Everard

Electrocompaniet EC 4.8 Preamplifier Review - Read More

"Well, here I am again recommending a high-end audio product, but the EC 4.8 absolutely deserves it. It is, in fact, a high-value product that performs above its price range. It delivers very clean and very natural music with a voicing that mimics reality, mates well with a wide variety of products, and performs well with all types of music. Put it on your short list even if you have a lot more to spend." - Ed Momkus


All measurements are made at 120V / 240V //50Hz / 60Hz
Input impedance 47 Kohm
Output impedance 100 ohm
Max input +-15 Vp-p ( +- 30Vp-p Bal)
Max output +-30 Vp-p ( +- 30Vp-p Bal)
Minimum gain -111dB
Maximum gain 6dB
Noise Floor(0 dB gain) < -130 dB
Frequency responce 1 – 200 kHz
Channel Seperation > 120dB
THD (1V in, 1V out) <0.002%
Power consumption (no load or signal) 30 W
Dimensions and Waight
Width 470 mm – 18.5 inches
Depth  372 mm – 14.64 inches
Height  80 mm – 3.14 inches
Weight 11.3 kg – 24.9 lbs

Balanced 2 x 2 channel
Single ended 3 x 2 channel
Control Ports
Nettwork 3 x SPAC
Programming 1 x USB
Balanced 1 x 2 channel
Single ended Record Out