Review: Eastern Electric M88 Tube Integrated Amp


First, many thinks to Bill O’Connell of Morningstar Audio, the sole distributor of Eastern Electric in North America. Eastern Electric is sold directly and not through a dealer network, saving you the additional markup.

We audiophiles often let ourselves fall into camps. For example: single driver camp, vinyl camp, electrostatic camp, tube amp camp, etc. Speaking personally, I’ve never got into tubes or vinyl enough to more than scratch the surface. The reason being not that I think they’re inferior, but simply because you can’t know everything about everything, and even more so you can’t afford everything. So I and many other audiophiles narrow our scopes into areas with which we’re familiar because doing so increases our chances of making wise purchasing decisions.