Accuphase E-480 180W/ch STEREO AMPLIFIER. The Finest.

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Accuphase E-480. 180W / channel of the Finest in a Solid State Stereo Amp. Period. 

When we say, "period" we don't kid. Accuphase has a low product due to their legendary build quality and sound.

Since the E-303 launching in 1978, the high-power integrated amp is at the core of Accuphase product lineup.

E-480 is a succession model of E-470, it is the 11th generation of “Accuphase Core Product”.

Preamplifier section features the further evolved AAVA that enables an accurate volume control.

At power amplifier section, a damping factor is further enhanced with precise and dynamic speaker driving ability.

The preamplifier and power amplifier sections are kept entirely separate, users are able to combine E-480 with other separate systems.

E-480 has a wholly new front panel design including the button array inside the subpanel.

Needle power meter with indication range to -50dB is able to move even at the small volume level less than - 60dB.

Sampling Frequency Display has expanded to “MHz” to support the DAC-50.

The new E-480 is a new-generation integrated amplifier that comes close to the performance of separate system.

Advanced Features

Logic-control signal switching relays for shortest signal paths

Five line level and two balanced inputs

Line input and output connectors for a recorder

Individual phase setting for each input

Stereo signal can be switched to monophonic operation

Left/right balance control also realized with AAVA

Convenient attenuator is useful for example when operat- ing an analog record player

Loudness compensator enhances low end presence

Tone controls using summing active filters

Power amplification stage employs instrumentation amplifier principle for fully balanced signal transmission

Amplification circuitry features MCS+ topology and current feedback principle to assure excellent phase characteris- tics in high range

Protection circuitry using MOS-FET switches

Two sets of large speaker terminals also accept spade lugs

Preamplifier and power amplifier sections can be used separately

Preamplifier outputs also support bi-amping connection

Choice of line level and balanced connectors for preampli-

fier output and power amplifier input

Dedicated headphone amplifier designed for optimum sound quality

Two option board installation slots

DAC input selector button for use when digital input board

(DAC-50 or DAC-40) is installed

Numeric indication of digital signal sampling frequency (when DAC-50 or DAC-40 is installed)

High-sensitivity analog peak power meter

E-480 takes the mono block construction. With the symmetrical arrangement of L / R power amplifier blocks, strong power supply with a massive high-efficiency toroidal transformer and two large 40000μF specially- made filtering capacitors are installed at the center of unit.
AAVA circuit block is located near the front panel.

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Rated Continuous Average Output Power (both channels operating simultaneously, 20 - 20,000 Hz)

260 watts per channel into 4 ohms

180 watts per channel into 8 ohms

Total Harmonic Distortion (both channels operating simultaneously, 20 - 20,000 Hz)

0.05% 4 to 16 ohm loadIntermodulation Distortion 0.01%

Frequency Response

HIGH LEVEL INPUT
At rated continuous average output: 20 - 20,000Hz +0, –0.5 dB MAIN IN

At rated continuous average output: 20-20,000Hz+0,–0.2dB

Revolutionary AAVA volume control
Power amplification stage with power MOS-FETs in triple parallel push-pull configuration
Rated output 180 watts into 8 ohms
Damping factor 600
Instrumentation amplifier principle in power amplification stage allows fully balanced signal transmission
MCS+ topology and current feedback in power amplification stage
Strong power supply with massive high-efficiency transformer and large filtering capacitors
Added Option Board (available at extra cost)

AD-50 Phono Stage Board

High- performance phono equalizer amp for playback of analog records.

MC/MM switching is possible on the front panel of the enabled device.
Internal DIP switches control MC input impedance and subsonic filter on/off.

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Rated Continuous Average Output Power (both channels operating simultaneously, 20 - 20,000 Hz)

260 watts per channel into 4 ohms

180 watts per channel into 8 ohms

Total Harmonic Distortion (both channels operating simultaneously, 20 - 20,000 Hz)

0.05% 4 to 16 ohm loadIntermodulation Distortion 0.01%


Frequency Response

HIGH LEVEL INPUT
At rated continuous average output: 20 - 20,000Hz +0, –0.5 dB MAIN IN

At rated continuous average output: 20-20,000Hz+0,–0.2dB

Revolutionary AAVA volume control

Power amplification stage with power MOS-FETs in triple parallel push-pull configuration

Rated output 180 watts into 8 ohms

Damping factor 600

Instrumentation amplifier principle in power amplification stage allows fully balanced signal transmission

MCS+ topology and current feedback in power amplification stage

Strong power supply with massive high-efficiency transformer and large filtering capacitors

Added Option Board (available at extra cost)

AD-50 Phono Stage Board

High- performance phono equalizer amp for playback of analog records.

MC/MM switching is possible on the front panel of the enabled device.\

Internal DIP switches control MC input impedance and subsonic filter on/off. 

Added Option Board (available at extra cost)

DAC-50 DAC Board

The DAC-50 is an optional digital input board that supports a broad range of digital sound sources and is equipped with a high-precision MDS type D/A converter for optimal sound quality. The converter uses AK4490EQ chips from Asahi Kasei Microdevices in a double parallel configuration per channel. Installing the board in a slot on the rear panel of a supported Accuphase component provides direct input capability for signals from digital components for high-grade playback. Three types of inputs are provided: USB (Type B), OPTICAL (for optical fiber cable), and COAXIAL (for coaxial cable). The USB input handles signals up to 11.2 MHz / 1-bit 【DSD】 and 384 kHz / 32-bit【 PCM】, the coaxial input supports up to 192 kHz / 24-bit and the optical input up to 96 kHz / 24-bit.

An automatic change of the coax input / optical fiber /USB input
Automatic recognition of number of sampling frequency /bit /MHz de-emphasis

  • USB   :USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbps) compliant
  •      :Sampling frequency DSD/2.8224MHz,5.6448MHz,11.2896MHz(1bit)
  • *11.2896MHz(ASIO only)
  •      :PCM/ 32kHz~384kHz,32bit
  • OPTICAL:JEITA CP-1212 compliant
  •      :Sampling frequency 32kHz~96kHz, 24bit
  • COAXIAL:IEC 60958/AES-3 compliant
  •      :Sampling frequency 32kHz~192kHz, 24bit
MC : Moving Coil type
Gain : 66 dB
Input Impedance : 30/100/300 ohms (selectable)
MM : Moving Magnet type
Gain : 40 dB
Input Impedance : 47 kilohms

 

Switch Position Sensitivity Frequency Response
20Hz~20kHz
S/N ratio (EIA)
MM 2.5mV ±0.3dB 86dB
MC 0.126mV ±0.3dB 84dB
 

 

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Accuphase E-480. Finest SS Stereo Amp. Period. Now at True Audiophile.

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