Accuphase E-480 Integrated Amplifier



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Integrated Stereo Amplifier

Since the E-303 launching in 1978, the high-power integrated amp is at the core of Accuphase product lineup. The E-480 is a succession model of E-470, it is the 11th generation of “Accuphase Core Product”.The E-480 Preamplifier section features the further evolved AAVA that enables an accurate volume control. The 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.

Option Boards

A range of sophisticated option boards opens up even more possibilities. The newly developed Digital Input Board DAC-40 features a USB port and support for high-bit, high-sampling frequency signals up to 192 kHz/24 bits. The newly developed Analog Disc Input Board AD-30 is also available, ideal for high-grade reproduction of analog records using either MC or MM phono cartridges.


• Revolutionary AAVA volume control

• Power MOS-FETs in triple parallel push-pull configuration deliver ample power: 180 watts/channel into 8 ohms

• Damping factor of 600

• 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 a massive high-efficiency toroidal transformer and large filtering capacitors

• Power button allows separate use of preamplifier and power amplifier sections

• Numeric indication of volume level

Continuous Output RMS (20-20,000 Hz): 260 watts per channel into 4 ohms, 180 watts per channel into 8 ohms

Total Harmonic Distortion (20-20,000 Hz): 0.05% with 4 to 16 ohm load

Intermodulation Distortion: 0.01%

Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz (+0, -0.2 dB)

Damping Factor: 600 (8-ohm load)

Output Voltage and Impedance (Pre Output): 1.51 V, 50 ohms

Gain (High-Level Input > Pre Output): 18 dB

Gain (Main In > Output): 28 dB

Tone Controls Turnover frequency and adjustment range: Bass: 300 Hz ±10 dB (50 Hz), Treble: 3 kHz ±10 dB (20 kHz)

Loudness Compensation: +6 dB (100 Hz)

Attenuator: -20 dB

Power Level Meters: Logarithmic compression, peak reading meters, output dB/% scale

Output Load Impedance: 4 - 16 ohms

Stereo Headphones: Suitable impedance: 8 ohms or above

Power Requirements: AC 230V 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption: 92 watts, idle 425 watts

Maximum Dimensions (W x H x H): 465 mm x 181 mm x 428 mm

Mass: 24.6 kg (Net), 30.0 kg (Shipping)