"To wrap up and considering the competition, the Eddie Current Balancing Act is a clear Blue Moon Award winner as a headphone driver with first-class add-on preamp functionality,"
Srajan Ebaen, publisher 6 moons
6 moons review: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/eddiecurrent3/1.html
"I’ll cut straight to the core of my sonic impressions and flat-out declare this amp, easily heard within the first few minutes of listening, to offer the most expansive, most realistic soundstaging of any headphone amp I have ever listened to. Its damn right other-worldly, and is simply instant transportation into something very hard to describe but easily heard and felt."
Ryan Clarin, reviewer, Innerfidelity.com
Innerfidelity review: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/eddie-current-balancing-act
The Balancing Act brings a new level of listening luxury to high-end audio. Painstakingly created with custom features built into the unit for the discriminating audiophile, the BA delivers sublime listening pleasure. It is also designed to serve as a preamp and will drive balanced lines for optimum speaker listening enjoyment. When it’s all about the music, the Balancing Act is your performance soundstage. Even the hardest-to-drive headphones will sound simply amazing.
Balancing Act Features & Specifications:
--Inputs: 1 pair balanced, 3 pairs unbalanced.
--Rear outputs: 1 pair balanced for line out, 1 pair tape out.
--Front outputs: 1 four pin balanced, 2 three pin balanced, 1 ¼” unbalanced.
--Control Panel: Volume, four input selector, pre/headphone select.
--The new Eddie Current contact pressure adjustable UX4 socket with silver pins for
300B/ new PX-4 (UX-4 base) or 2A3/45 output tubes.
--Separate power supply: Two transformers, uses two 6X4 rectifier tubes (not included),
dual regulated B+ supplies, 18 watt 40kHz discrete power amplifier with current limiting.
Adjustable voltage meter.
--Output transformers are now custom designed by Cinemag offering more bandwidth and lower source resistance, distortion, and phase shift, delivering optimum detailed music retrieval.
--Suitable headphone load 16 ohms to 600 ohms. Will drive K1000’s.
--Power bandwidth -1dB 11Hz, and 40kHz.
--Power into HD600 headphones 280mW.
--Power into Grado RS1 headphones 1.5 watts.
--Power can be 100V, 120V, 220V, 240V 50/60Hz
Dimensions: BA wtih tubes 11"H x 12.25"W x 13.5"D; W=16.5lbs
Power supply 13"W x 14"D x 4.5"H; W=16lbs
Base price: $3950.00 plus shipping
Purchase options with your Balancing Act:
EML Mesh 300B Tubes......$650.00/set (when available)
EH 300B Tubes................$225.00/set
Tungsol 6SN7...................$20.00 ea
6X4 rectifier tubes.............$20/set
Inquire about other custom upgrades for transformers, tubes, pots and components.
To place your order, please go to our order page.
For reviews or an opportunity to listen to the Balancing Act or other Eddie Current products, contact Craig Uthus at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 224-3782.