Eico Eico

Eico Eico

Written by Frank Doris

An Eico HF-81 integrated amplifier. With restoration, this unassuming circa 1960s component can sound excellent.


Eico HF-81 rear view showing its EL84 output tubes, generating a mighty 14 watts per channel.


Separate bass and treble controls for each channel! Photos courtesy of Howard Kneller.


Who wouldn’t want The Bicentennial “Everything System?” RadioShack catalog, 1976.


As best as we can figure, this striking circa 1960s ad says, “plays on quality.” Or something like that.


You have to hand it to them – Motorola sure had style in 1958.


Howard Kneller’s audiophile adventures are documented on YouTube (The Listening Chair with Howard Kneller) and Instagram (@howardkneller). His art and photography can be found on Instagram (@howardkneller). He also posts a bit of everything on Facebook (@howardkneller).

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