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Accuphase E-480 Integrated Amplifier


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Product Description

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 massive high-efficiency toroidal transformer and large filtering capacitors
  • POWER IN 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): 260 watts per channel into 4 ohms, 180 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: 600

    Output Voltage, Output Impedance (at rated continuous average output): PRE OUTPUT: 1.51 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 above

    Power Requirements: AC 120 V/220 V/230 V 50/60 Hz (Voltage as indicated on rear panel)

    Power Consumption: 92 watts idle 425 watts in accordance with IEC 60065

    Maximum Dimensions: Width 465 mm x Height 181 mm x Depth 428 mm

    Mass: 24.6 kg net, 30.0 kg in shipping carton