Accuphase A-80 Class-A Power Amplifier



Pure Class-A design

Operating in pure Class-A mode throughout its entire power range, the A-80 produces an unmatched level of sonic purity and warmth, minimizing distortion and preserving even the subtlest musical details. Delivering 65 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 130 watts into 4 ohms, and a staggering 520 watts into 1 ohm, the A-80 effortlessly drives even the most demanding speakers with clarity and control.

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Accuphase A-80 Class-A Power Amplifier

High damping factor realises ideal speaker drive

To correctly track the dynamic changes in loudspeaker impedance and drive the speakers with ideal characteristics, the power amplifier output impedance needs to be kept as low as possible, which in turn means an increase in the damping factor. To achieve this aim, the A-80 not only positions the negative feedback sensing point close to the speaker terminals, it also obtains sensing information from the ground line at the same time. This method is called Balanced Remote Sensing. The aim is to minimize output impedance and therefore achieve a significant increase of the damping factor. Furthermore, ten power MOS-FETs with excellent current capacity are used in a parallel configuration, and MOS-FET switches that eliminate all mechanical contacts guarantee outstanding long-term reliability. The edgewise coil with large cross-section area, Hall element for current detection, and many other sophisticated features further contribute to reduced output impedance. The end result is a damping factor rating of 1,000 which represents a 25% improvement over the previous model.

Output power characteristics suitable for constant voltage drive

A massive toroidal power transformer and large filtering capacitors (100,000 μF x 2) in the power supply ensure that plenty of power is available for handling high amplitude input signals, and large heat sinks efficiently dissipate any excess thermal energy. As a result, the power amplification stage is rated for a continuous 60 watts into 8 ohms, 120 watts into 4 ohms, 240 watts into 2 ohms and 480 watts into 1 ohm (music signals). This linear power progression demonstrates that constant voltage drive has been successfully realized. The maximum output rating is 131 watts into 8 ohms, 232 watts into 4 ohms, 370 watts into 2 ohms and 547 watts into 1 ohm (music signals). Although a Pure Class A Stereo Power Amplifier, the A-75 can easily drive even large and demanding speakers.

Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 240W into 8Ω (mono)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%

Damping factor: 1000

Gain: 28 dB

Input sensitivity: 0.87V

Signal to noise ratio: 128dB

Speaker load impedance: 2Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 465 x 238 x 515mm

Weight: 43.9kg

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