EMC made some interesting gear during the 70’s… and had something truly amazing, a lifetime guarantee! Of course being they went out of business prior to 1983 the lifetime part ended up being pretty short.
The S300 Guitar Amp had the following specs:
- 125 Watts RMS
- 5 band EQ
- Portable.. yep, it only weighed 90lbs!
EMC was located at
21819 Royalton Rd
Per google maps, the current building at that address is huge. Either they were really that big, or they just rented a portion of said building.
Beyond the S300, they also had a G200 and a line of PA systems.
In my first band, we had a EMC Gemini PA system, it was a 6 channel unit, and it had to 2 columns with 4 eight inch speakers in each one. It sounded ok, but when we paired it up with some homemade clones of a Peavey SP3, it could really rock.
Granted, such a unit was of no comparison to the next group I was in where we had 4000Watts triamped, and 4 speaker columns reaching nearly 15 feet high… yet, for the average bar or small club, the Gemini did a super great job.