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Accuphase E-260 Integrated Amp


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Product Description

Integrated Amplifier (2x 90w).

The Accuphase E-260 represents a major overhaul of the E-250, reflecting latest design technology and featuring the same advanced AAVA volume control as the higher-ranked models E-560, E-460, and E-360.
AAVA is a revolutionary principle that redefines the concept of volume control from the ground up, operating purely in the analog domain for high performance and ultimate sound.
In the output stage, high-power audio grade transistors are arranged in a parallel push-pull configuration which significantly enhances the capability to safely drive low-impedance loads.
Output operation is sustained by the power supply with a massive power transformer and large filtering capacitors. This provides high-quality power output of 115 watts x 2 into 4 ohms or 90 watts x 2 into 8 ohms, along with a damping factor of 200, thanks to the redesigned circuitry.

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.

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"When playing Wake me up... by the duo Le Bang Bang from Munich (STEREO Listening Test CD VII) we were indeed startled whilst the E-260 hammered the vehement and dry bass pulses into the woofers". 

"Dynamics has ever since been a highlight inherent in amplifiers from Accuphase and this 'small' newcomer is no exception. It has once again set a benchmark in this range." - Matthias Böde, STEREO Magazine Germany (Issue June 2013). Read full review here.


  • Revolutionary AAVA volume control
  • Output stage with high-power transistors in parallel push-pull arrangement delivers high quality power: 90 watts x 2 into 8 ohms
  • Instrumentation amplifier principle for power amplifier input stage allows fully balanced signal transmission
  • Logic-control relays for shortest signal paths
  • Strong power supply with massive high-efficiency transformer and large filtering capacitors
  • EXT PRE button allows separate use of preamplifier and power amplifier sections
  • Numeric indication of volume level




  • Continuous Average Output Power (both channels driven, 20-20,000 Hz): 115 watts per channel into 4 ohms, 105 watts per channel into 6 ohms, 90 watts per channel into 8 ohms
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (both channels driven, 20-20,000 Hz): 0.05% with 4 to 16-ohm load
  • Intermodulation Distortion: 0.01%
  • Frequency Response: HIGH LEVEL INPUT/POWER INPUT 20 - 20,000 Hz +0, -0.2 dB (for rated continuous average output), 3 - 150,000 Hz +0, -3.0 dB (for 1 watt output)
  • Damping Factor: 200 (For rated output with 8-ohm load, 50 Hz)
  • Output Voltage, Output Impedance (at rated continuous average output): PRE OUTPUT: 1.07 V, 50 ohms
  • 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
  • Load Impedance: 4 - 16 ohms
  • Stereo Headphones: Suitable impedance: 8 ohms or higher
  • Power Requirements: AC 120 V/220 V/230 V 50/60 Hz (Voltage as indicated on rear panel)
  • Power Consumption: 49 watts idle 245 watts in accordance with IEC 60065
  • Maximum Dimensions: Width 465 mm x Height 151 mm x Depth 420 mm
  • Mass: 20.0 kg net, 26.0 kg in shipping carton