ACCUPHASE RELEASES A TRIO OF NEW MODELS
Japan does have an audio equivalent of McIntosh and the brand is called, Accuphase.
And just like the American heavyweight brand that McIntosh unarguably is, Accuphase’s high-end models are just as formidably sized.
They’re also superbly made internally and externally. Prise open any Accuphase model’s top plate and the internals quality wise are as good as it gets and then some.
Then there’s the Accuphase sound. Historically all Accuphase models feature astonishingly low levels of noise, scads of detail and a smoothness to the overall sound that positively cossets the senses.
The three new models comprising the T-1200 Tuner, DP-750 SACD Player and the A-75 Class A Amplifier will attest to all of the above.
Audiophiles should be queuing up to hear the new models because they've got plenty to offer.
The T-1200 tuner replaces the lovely T-1100. Its features include a double-tuned front end to easily accommodate high signal levels. As for interference, Accuphase says it has a variable bandwidth IF filter to boost interference performance and a multipath reduction circuit to minimise reflections.
Accuphase has also given the T-1200 a Digital FM detector to reduce distortion and noise to very low levels. User features include memory slots for up to 20 stations.
The DP-750 replaces the flawless DP720 SACD player. The DP-750 supports CD-R/-RW, DVD-R/-RW+R/+RW. It has a higher grade SACD/CD drive and carries a high performance ESZ9028PRO DAC chip. Compared to the older model you can expect 18% lower output noise voltage, we're told.
The new A-75 stereo power amplifier builds on all the desirable features of the older A-70. A MOSFET endowed pure Class A amplifier, the A-75 is rated at 60 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 120 watts per channel into 4 ohms.
The build is on a massive scale attesting to this amp’s high-end credentials. Compared to the older A-70 model, the newbie is said to provide 23% lower output noise voltage.
The new Accuphase trio is available now in New Zealand, and pricing is T-1200 ($8,500), DP-750 ($27,500), A-75 ($28,000).
For more information visit Accuphase.
One of the veteran journalists of the HiFi industry, if there's a speaker he's likely heard it or owned it at some point in his career. Peter was formerly the audio-video editor of the Herald Sun newspaper in Australia for over two decades.
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