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Amazing Accuphase C-280 and P-300X

A customer of mine recently purchased some great new Accuphase gear and brought a couple of pieces over for me to look at.

First up, we have an amazing Accuphase C-280 preamplifier. This was Accuphase’s statement preamplifier in the 1980s and it is an amazing piece of engineering. With complete dual-mono construction, including two transformers, the C-280 also sports two sets of filter capacitors and two complete sets of phono, line and buffer amplifier blocks, in individual aluminium enclosures.

The C-280 also has a full-featured phono pre-amplifier with adjustable gain settings, handy if you run a turntable with a moving coil cartridge. You can read more about the Accuphase C-280 at The Vintage Knob. You should also check out the original brochure on this historic model.

Accuphase C-280
What a stunning preamplifier and a technical tour-de-force as well.
Accuphase C-280
All good preamplifiers, in my opinion, should contain phono preamps
Accuphase C-280
Wow, look at those individual amplifier blocks!
Accuphase C-280
Nice detail showing the individual modules inside the C-280

The second Accuphase piece Tim brought over was a gorgeous P-300X power amplifier. Again, sporting classic champagne styling, with dual analog power meters and a drop-down aluminium front panel, this example also has a real wooden enclosure, an optional extra at the time of purchase. As always, the P-300X is seriously heavy, sounds sublime and is rated at 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms. The amplifier features push-pull DC-coupled amplifiers in all preceding stages.

You should have a good look at the P-300X brochure, as it explains all of the now trademark circuit features and design strengths.

Accuphase P-300X
This P-300X is a beast
Accuphase P-300X
As almost always with Accuphase amplifiers, gorgeous power meters adorn the front panel.
Accuphase P-300X
We also see a useful array of switching and other features.
Accuphase P-300X
And a classic Accuphase wooden cabinet!

3 thoughts on “Amazing Accuphase C-280 and P-300X”

  1. Chok Ming PANG

    Dear Sir,
    Are the Accuphase c-280 and amp still available? I am interested in them.
    Regards,
    Chok Ming Pang. (Melbourne)

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