Accuphase E-480 Integrated Amplifier
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS ONLY e-mail with phone number for pricing.
**Mar 21. 2022 UPDATE
Stock delays continue and are as bad or worse than a year ago due to major new Covid shutdowns in China and Asia (most brands are made here), Port delays and Rail strikes in US and Canada, and problems out of Eastern Europe (Pro-Ject).
- We have re-organized our recommended items around dependable suppliers ONLY. Please pay attention to our selected systems for your best chance at getting a product that is available.
- Even amongst the most reliable suppliers, Covid-19 continues to create delivery delays of weeks to months across the whole audio supply chain.
- We submit your order directly to the sole sources in Canada to get it in the queue for their incoming stock. In most cases they will drop ship directly to you for fastest turnaround time. There is no alternate source for us or for you because suppliers have monopolies to products in Canada. Orders are non-cancelable because we commit to and reserve your order in the queue. We suggest getting in as soon as possible because demand from everyone being stuck at home is off the charts vs. limited supply.
- Suppliers are not currently able to give us ETAs because factories and freight companies are overwhelmed. You will receive a shipping notice only when your order has shipped. We are doing everything in our power to get you your items as fast as possible.
- Stay safe!
The Accuphase E-480 amplifier is an exceptional product as much for its quality of manufacture as for its musical prowess. Even if the brand is not very well known to us, it certainly deserves the time to make the discovery. Especially this E-480, which offers a winning combination of maturity, finesse and quiet power, and an absolutely unique timbral accuracy. The Accpuhase E-480 also represents excellent value for its price. This is of course a very high-end product that is certainly not within the reach of all people. However, if you take into account the almost eternal nature of Accuphase products, the brand's reputation for legendary reliability, performance level and resale value, we say that in the end it may be considered a bargain. Rarely has a product given me the desire to buy it. The Accuphase E-480 is now my dream amplifier that, while auditioning, made my dreams come true. - TED Magazine
The Accuphase E-480 is the greatest all-round integrated amplifier ever made.
Internally, the preamplifier and power amplifier sections are kept entirely separate, in order to allow each to develop their full potential, rivalling the performance and sonic excellence of separate type components.
The power supply uses massive, high efficient toroidal transformers for a robust, reliable power supply to the speakers.
Power MOS-FET devices arranged in triple parallel push-pull pairs for each channel greatly enhance the ability of the amplifier to drive low-impedance loads. The E-480 can deliver 180 watts per channel at 8ohms, driving any speaker to their fullest potential.
The revolutionary AAVA volume control allows the signal to travel without passing through variable resistors, ensuring ultimate performance without the effects of impedance changes. This also ensures excellent reliability, as there are less parts that are subject to deterioration.
To learn more about Accuphase's impressive design process, read about our factory visit here.
- Revolutionary AAVA volume control
- Power MOS-FETs in triple parallel push-pull configuration deliver ample power: 180 watts/channel into 8 ohms
- Instrumentation amplifier principle for power amplifier input stage allows fully balanced signal transmission, complemented by MCS+ topology and current feedback amplification circuitry
- Logic-control relays for the shortest signal paths
- Strong power supply with massive high-efficiency toroidal transformer and large filtering capacitors
- POWER IN button allows separate use of preamplifier and power amplifier sections
- Numeric indication of volume level