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Electric & Company EC6 Preamp

Deluxe production version of the classic EC600/Ampex 601 amplifier circuit with EF86 and 12AU7 tubes, Cinemag input and output transformers, and boutique film/foil polypropylene capacitors


Product Description

The Electric & Company EC6 is essentially a deluxe production version of their EC600 preamplifier circuit(Stereo 6, Ampex 600 Series). The EC6 utilizes upgraded Cinemag Input and Output Transformers, polypropylene film/foil caps, PEC pots, and a special blend of Holco, Dale, and Ohmite resistors. The EC6 preamplifier employs a high gain EF86 pentode tube in the first position, with a low gain 12AU7 twin triode tube in the second and third positions. No negative feedback is employed in the first stage, which adds a distinctive edginess, and presence to the sound.

The EC6 can be run conservatively for a "sweeter" sound, or can be pushed for additional harmonic content and slight compression. If you have never heard one of these, then you owe it to yourself to try one. Nothing else sounds like it.


  • 60 dB of gain
  • Cinemg tranformers
  • Mic and line pads
  • DI input
  • EF86 and 12AU7 tubes
  • Regulated phantom
  • Finest sleeve resistors
  • Boutique film/foil caps

Product Specifications

Condition New
Tube or Solid State Tube
Channels Single-Channel
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 2U
Input Connectors Analog XLR
Output Connectors Analog XLR
Tube Complement 12AU7

Product Reviews

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Just got mine a few days ago. It came packaged beautifully for protection, and although there was no signs of damage, I heard a rattle. It turns out one of the tubes came loose in shipping. So I opened it up and re-installed the tube, racked it up, wired it in and tried it on some DI slide guitar. No amp, no modeling plug-in, just pure tube bliss! The tone of my guitar through just this pre-amp is exceptional! Can't wait to plug in a bass or microphone next!!!

By Dean on March 25, 2021

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