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Accuphase E-380 Integrated Amplifier

The new Accuphase E-380 is now on demonstration at The AudioWorks.

The E-380 realizes a 20% increase in rated output power thanks to a reinforced power amplification stage and power supply. The further evolved AAVA volume control system allows music enjoyment at any level without even the slightest degradation of signal quality. The power amplifier section utilizes the instrumentation amplifier principle to achieve outstanding S/N ratio. Low impedance design of the output circuitry results in a damping factor of 500, ensuring that the potential of every speaker can be brought out to the fullest. Enjoy a musical performance of amazing transparency and dynamism.

  • AAVA volume control
  • Power amplification stage with bipolar transistors in double parallel push-pull configuration
  • Rated for 180 watts into 4 ohms and 120 watts into 8 ohms
  • High damping factor of 500
  • Power amplification stage configured as instrumentation amplifier
  • Current feedback amplification topology in power amplification stage
  • Logic-control relays for shortest signal paths
  • Strong power supply with massive high-efficiency transformer and large filtering capacitors
  • Protection circuitry using MOS-FET switches

NEW Rega Io

We now have stock of the new entry level Rega Io amplifier. Costing £350 all in, and based on the amazing Brio, this cut down amplifier provides a great starting point for someone building a ‘proper’ Hi Fi system. Built in MM phono stage means instant compatibility with Rega turntables, and puts our entry level turntable based system at substantially below £900.

Audiomica Consequence Offer

We have a fantastic opportunity to offer the best interconnect we have ever heard, for a saving of over 30%! This will not last, and yes, it is Covid related. So take advantage and help us support one of the best…..

Normally priced at £3,150, Pearl Consequence from Audiomica comfortably outperforms all the high end competitors we have tried it against, at a fraction of their price. For a short time we can offer this cable for £1,999 for a 1m run, RCA to RCA.

This cable not only lets you hear into the musical textures like no other, it combines this with stunning coherence (focus) bandwidth and dynamic range.

Loan cable available to try.

Accuphase E-800

The new Accuphase E-800 2 x50W Class A integrated amplifier is now here in Cheadle. Anyone aspiring to own the best integrated amplifier available today NEEDS to hear this product……

The E-800 is positioned above the E-650 as the new flagship model in the integrated amplifier lineup of Accuphase. The preamplifier section features the impeccable Balanced AAVA type volume control, while the power amplifier section is configured as an instrumentation amplifier using a six-fold parallel push-pull configuration of power MOS-FETs driven in pure Class A. The resulting quality is on a par with high-class separate type amplifiers. Operating as a simple and smart system, the E-800 realizes acoustic excellence that reaches to the very heart of the music.

  • Integrated amplifier with fully balanced configuration extending from input to output
  • Balanced AAVA type volume control
  • Power amplification stage configured as instrumentation amplifier
  • Six-fold parallel push-pull configuration of power MOS-FETs driven in Class A
  • Linear power progression of 50 watts into 8 ohms, 100 watts into 4 ohms, and 200 watts into 2 ohms
  • 300 W output into 1-ohm load (music signals)
  • High damping factor of 1000
  • Strong power supply with massive high-efficiency toroidal transformer and large filtering capacitors
  • Protection circuitry using MOS-FET switches

Super Integrated Amplifiers

The integrated amplifier has come of age…..

……no need to make excuses to your audiophile snob friends about a system lacking in a multitude of boxes. One box now, can very much do the trick.

These very high performance amplifiers can now do what separate pre-amplifier / power amplifier (plus associated power supplies) could only dream of doing a few years ago. Yes, we know that there are some absolutely stunning pre and power combinations available at formidable prices, but for most in the real world, one of these super integrateds is all you’ll ever need.

Here’s a selection we have on demonstration:

ATC SIA2-300 – from the legendary British ATC speaker company produces some very fine amplificatio. With built in USB DAC a streaming ready amplifier that offers superb performance for its £2,500 asking price.

The Roksan Blak (£2,799) came as a complete surprise to us 2 years ago when it took our crown for the best conventional integrated amplifier available at that time for less than £5,000! Plus, it had a phono stage (MM) and a USB DAC .

NEW Rega Aethos integrated amplifier (£2,999) This amp is causing a bit of a stir at the moment, winning great reviews, and its presence all over the recent Bristol Hi-Fi show was amazing to see. Believe me, other manufacturers would not want to use this amp if they thought it compromised their sound…

NEW Naim Supernait 3 (£3,499) Naim build on their undoubted abilities to produce intense musical experiences with the latest variant on the Supernait integrated amplifier. This time with a built in phono stage (MM). As is the Naim tradition, a full range of power supply upgrade options are available to pull even more performance from the box.

Accuphase E-270 (£4,500) the entry point to the world of Accuphase. This amplifier will take on, and beat, most high end pre / power amplifier combinations at almost any price. Auditioning is highly reccommended. Phono module (MM/MC) and DAC module are available as options.

We also have on demonstration the new Accuphase E-380, the E-480, the E650 (Class A), and very soon the new E-800 Class A 2 x 50W

New Accuphase Pre / Power on Dem

Accuphase have been delighting us with exceptional products for nearly two decades now. Occasionally we think, their progress must slow down now, and then they produce something new, and we’re blown away all over again.

The new C-2150 control amplifier now benefits from trickle down technology from their astounding C-3850 statement pre-amp, and leapfrogs its predecessor (and higher level pre-amps from the previous range) with exceptional musical resolution, timing and tonal integrity.

The P-4500 is a massive beast, again benefitting from what’s been learned from their recent more expensive power amplifier offerings. The noise floor drops yet again, and control of speakers through applying a massive damping factor, give a feeling of effortless resolution and authority.

A must hear combination.