Originally Posted by asaturno
How can you say this without any proof? Where is your proof that corners were cut? That the ERC-1 hasn't been certified. I have seen user pictures of their new ERC-1's and the CE designation IS on the backside.
1) Emotiva provides their own proof or actually lack of proof with respect to FCC compliance. The manual must contain the following 'boilerplate' phrase if it is indeed so certified and tested.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For products sold in Canada there also ought to be a relevant notation in the manual stating something like this...
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003
I also see no mention whatsoever cautioning the user because the unit uses a laser.
2) My proof that corners have been cut are evidenced by the absence of relevant testing peculiar to the country or countries the product is sold in. Further the manual lacks appropriate safety admonitions. That means they didn't spend the money to test the unit, they didn't spend the money to have someone write a decent manual. Those are corners cut and the savings don't go to you.
3) There's a CE designation (real easy to silkscreen those on!) but CE can refer to just about anything. There ought to be a reference in the manual something like this......product described in this instruction manual is in compliance with the corresponding technical standards such as EN60065, EN55013, EN55020 and EN61000-3-2, -3-3.
There's great leniency with the CE standard because you can basically just self-certify. Now, that's generally not a problem unless something happens at which point you'd better have the supporting doc's and tests to back up your self-certification. Also, FWIW, CE is not allowed in the US as a substitute for FCC reg's.
Originally Posted by WilliamZX11
It does have the CE mark on the back. I believe it's required.
Read above. Check manual.