Early Impressions II: ELD BD integrated amplifier

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Early Impressions II: ELD BD integrated amplifier

Post by bobneill » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:06 am

Coming to my still (very new) ELD BD from the CSD, I can immediately hear its greater ambition. The ELD is not an amp designed to charm us. It has a more commanding personality (twice the power of the CSD) and a more expanded bandwidth. It is less of a midrange centered amp. While I am quietly pleased by the CSD, I am impressed by the ELD BD. The ELD BD, like my 2K4 (on a BC107), has conspicuously weighty and full-range clarity. Bass is terrific. I get more of the clarinet. The bass clarinet wants me, is all over me! And blessedly, there is no hint of the dreaded cool briteness that frequently comes with these qualities in amps designed by

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