Latest Accuphase Gear in the House!

Latest Accuphase Gear in the House!

A customer of mine recently purchased some great new Accuphase gear, spurred on by me of course, and he kindly 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 1980’s and it is an amazing piece of engineering. With completely 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 heatsink 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 brochure on this historic model.

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Wow, look at those individual amplifier blocks!

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The second Accuphase piece Tim brought over was a gorgeous P-260 power amplifier. Again, sporting classic champagne styling, with dual analog power meters and 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-260 is seriously heavy, sounds sublime and is rated at 130 watts per channel into 8 ohms, with around 30 watts available in pure class-A, a nice design feature. The amplifier features MOSFET output devices and push-pull DC coupled amplifiers in all preceding stages.

You should have a good look at the P-260 brochure, as it explains all of the now trademark circuit features and design strengths.

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Liquid Mike

At 10 I was pulling apart electronics and by 13 I'd have Dad's hi-fi in pieces when my parents went out! Later, I started Liquid Audio, a specialist electronics repairer known for detail-focused service, repair and restoration of hi-fi electronics & turntables. Keeping classic hi-fi gear alive and well is what we do. Our mission: to deliver TLC for classic Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment. In my spare time, I ride motorcycles, travel, listen to music and research interesting topics.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. conradarch

    Thanks for documenting your Accuphase adventures.
    Very appealing mdse for sure.
    –Mike in USA

  2. Chok Ming PANG

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

    1. Mike

      Hi, these were never for sale but thanks for your interest!

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