Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hello. 
I love accuphase. Tried lots of other stuff didn’t stop buying till I spent the bucks on accuphase. That’s all I’ve got to say!😀

  • Like 3
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi there...

 

I can relate to your personal experience. 
Very well built anx sounds amazing.. unfortunately they don’t market well in Australia..., as they don’t believe in paying for high profile reviewer... A corrupted marketing strategy that Accuphase do not endorse...! 
 

Welcome...  and if you’re ever in Perth after next few weeks or thereafter... give me a shout if you want to check out and catching up! 
 

cheers... 

F471F619-38D9-4B52-9EBA-E338F0ED5974.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Accuphase seems to do digital especially well.Somehow they manage to get their digital stuff sounding beautifully natural and unforced.Op amps and all.From what I have heard very few other manufacturers manage to do that.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes Thomo. They are the clearest sounding amplifier I have managed to hear. They don’t add colour and the likes. To me they are like a clear blue sky. No clouds, just beautiful air! That’s not to say that other amps with colour, clouds or warmth-whatever you like to call it aren’t good. I just found that amps with colour warmth etc would play some of my music beautifully but not all. My accuphase plays everything without fail.
 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites


Chanh, are you the authorised Accuphase merchant for Australia? I hear it is a person from WA. Anyway some lovely looking champagne gold in the pics!

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome Susan.......from a tube lover 💡💡🤟.... it takes all sorts

 

Link to post
Share on other sites


All types indeed. I would probably start a fire or electrocute myself if I had tubes📛‼️

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Susan 3 said:

Chanh, are you the authorised Accuphase merchant for Australia? I hear it is a person from WA. Anyway some lovely looking champagne gold in the pics!

 

NoNoNo...! 

Am an end user just like you. 
I have gone through so many brands, jumping from SS to Valves/tubes.., from Class A, ClassA/B and ClassD. 
Now settle with ClassA poweramps from Gryphon and front end from Accuphase. 
 

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Susan 3 said:

Hello. 
I love accuphase. Tried lots of other stuff didn’t stop buying till I spent the bucks on accuphase. That’s all I’ve got to say!😀

Hi Susan.

 

Welcome to SNA.

 

Lots of respect for Accuphase around here and I look forward to your contributions.

 

:welcome:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay 👌Chanh...you have a room full??yours are nicer (newer) than mine! I can’t afford them. I’ve only got the bucks for the vintage second hand ones. Still think they’re great. Mine is p400 and c240. And yes Accuphase is weird with marketing hence the one official distributor in Australia etc. However, they are dedicated to creating great music machines rather than selling them. Theory being- great sound and build will sell itself. But yes if you say the word Accuphase to the average Australian they won’t know what your talking about. Audiophiles will though. I’m not sure I would call myself an audiophile but I love music and have a good ear. One day someone whispered that word Accuphase in my ear. I listened to theirs and was impressed. Bought my own 2 years ago. No regrets.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites


Thanks.. enjoy the journey @Susan 3
Trust me - we all once started with affordable preowned audio gears....., in time, we will, all, get there. It is just a matter of time once obsession/passionate is taken over..... 😄

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Susan 3 said:

Chanh, are you the authorised Accuphase merchant for Australia? I hear it is a person from WA

No he is not. He is just their biggest customer. 😉

Arena Distributors which run Revolution TT in Osborne Park are the distributor.

Pierre Wigger is the name of the man.

 

Accuphase have good service backup if you happen to have bought it in the country you reside. 

If you bought it on holidays or you moved from another country, then they will give you zero support and ask to send it for service to wherever you got it from. So hold on to your receipt..

But the stuff is generally good and does not break down a lot.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Chanh said:

Thanks.. enjoy the journey @Susan 3
Trust me - we all once started with affordable preowned audio gears....., in time, we will, all, get there. It is just a matter of time once obsession/passionate is taken over..... 😄

So true. Plus you only live once, enjoy the best music you can 😀😀😀

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, rockeater said:

No he is not. He is just their biggest customer. 😉

 

Lucky him! Used vintage is what I can afford. Speaking of... I was just looking at the Accuphase t106 tuner (yes I still listen to radio unstreamed) the Accuphase site says the unit is 87-108mhz. Is there a Japanese version which is only for Japanese wavelengths or are they all the same? Anyway... realistically I should probably just buy a streaming dac and listen to internet radio. But hey I like the wood boxes, pretty lights and meters! Not concerned about service for the used Accuphases’ they are built well. There are people that can fix them here. Still worth it!

Link to post
Share on other sites


I own the Accuphase C-37 phono stage.  wonderful phono after you get over the 100+ hours of painful burn in.

 Can't comment on their digital stuff as cd/sacd suks in general :)

 

 Always found the power amps lovely and slightly burnished and the pre amps more neutral and easy to build any SOTA system around.  build quality and reliability is to die for.

Edited by metal beat
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Susan 3 said:

Lucky him! Used vintage is what I can afford. Speaking of... I was just looking at the Accuphase t106 tuner (yes I still listen to radio unstreamed) the Accuphase site says the unit is 87-108mhz. Is there a Japanese version which is only for Japanese wavelengths or are they all the same? Anyway... realistically I should probably just buy a streaming dac and listen to internet radio. But hey I like the wood boxes, pretty lights and meters! Not concerned about service for the used Accuphases’ they are built well. There are people that can fix them here. Still worth it!

 

Hi Susan - a while ago I read enough about tuners to make my head hurt.  Vintage (70s, 80s) good.   Some say vastly superior to newer stuff.  I listen to a lot of ABC Classic FM.   I have a Yamaha T-85 tuner which is about 1986 - it is good for weak signals, and sounds tremendous, too.. 

 

Japan does have a different FM frequency range, sadly.  {edit - this is not the same thing as saying Japanese tuners - a mistake I have made in the past!}  Someone may have a fix, but I suspect it'd require some major surgery.

 

I copy and paste from a tuner enthusiast forum where naturally everybody has a different opinion and experience and ears.   I chopped out any links but nothing else.  I'm happy to pass onto you the name of a professional who can do any maintenance and alignment.

 

Accuphase T-106 (1984-86, $2,750
The rare T-106 is a nice-looking FM/AM digital synthesizer tuner that sounds better than almost any other digital on strong signals. It has 6 gangs and 5 ceramic filters, 14 station presets, a multipath meter, high-frequency filter and wide/narrow IF bandwidth selector, but strangely lacks a stereo-mono switch. On weak signals, in a side-by-side test, our panelist Eric's all-black T-106B (borrowed from our tuner benefactor Kevin) was not as quiet as a Kenwood 600T or KT-917, or a Sansui TU-X1. In addition, this T-106B's selectivity did not live up to its excellent published specs. It may have been out of alignment, or maybe just a bad piece - our panelist David "A" has owned several T-106s and has found its quality control to be inconsistent. Our contributor Glenn compared one T-106 to his Yamaha T-85 and Sony ST-J75 and decided that the T-106 is the best tuner he has owned to date: "It simply 'sings.' Definitely what FM is all about. While I'm not much of an AM listener, the T-106 is clearly also a cut above in its AM abilities. Does as well on AM as it does on FM. A superb tuner." T-106s sold on eBay for $670 in 3/02, $758 in 6/03, $1,166 in 10/07 and $548 in 12/09.  {Lloyd here - US dollar prices}

Edited by Lloyd
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Lloyd said:

 

I listen to a lot of ABC Classic FM.   I have a Yamaha T-85 tuner which is about 1986 - it is good for weak signals, and sounds tremendous, too.. 

 

 

The Yamaha T-2 is a better-sounding FM tuner.

 

An even better FM sound from around that time was a European tuner whose name began, I think, with 'G'.  (Sorry, the name escapes my fading brain-cells.  :( )

 

Andy

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, andyr said:

with 'G'.  (Sorry, the name escapes my fading brain-cells.  :( )

Groinstine?

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Lloyd said:

 

Hi Susan - a while ago I read enough about tuners to make my head hurt.  Vintage (70s, 80s) good.   Some say vastly superior to newer stuff.  I listen to a lot of ABC Classic FM.   I have a Yamaha T-85 tuner which is about 1986 - it is good for weak signals, and sounds tremendous, too.. 

 

Japanese tuners do have a different FM frequency range, sadly.  Someone may have a fix, but I suspect it'd require some major surgery.

 

I copy and paste from a tuner enthusiast forum where naturally everybody has a different opinion and experience and ears.   I chopped out any links but nothing else.  I'm happy to pass onto you the name of a professional who can do any maintenance and alignment.}

Thanks Lloyd

I know the site. Lots of reading there! I purchased my first tuner based on readings from there. It’s a Luxman t530. It was paired with a luxman LV105 hybrid amp I had at the time. I’m still listening to the luxman tuner now, problem is the Accuphase amps now deserve better. Maintenance guy for vintage gear never goes astray! 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, andyr said:

 

The Yamaha T-2 is a better-sounding FM tuner.

 

An even better FM sound from around that time was a European tuner whose name began, I think, with 'G'.  (Sorry, the name escapes my fading brain-cells.  :( )

 

Andy

 

 

There are a lot of tuners which probably sound better, and that's a beautiful thing.

 

Grundig were German?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Lloyd said:

 

Grundig were German?

 

 

Grundig - that's the one, Lloyd!  :thumb:

 

Andy

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 06/03/2021 at 8:38 PM, andyr said:

 

Grundig - that's the one, Lloyd!  :thumb:

 

Andy

 

I was close! :$

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, muon* said:

I was close! :$

 

Yeah - close to useless, Ian!  :lol:

 

Andy

 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 06/03/2021 at 8:12 AM, Susan 3 said:

Hello. 
I love accuphase. Tried lots of other stuff didn’t stop buying till I spent the bucks on accuphase. That’s all I’ve got to say!😀

 

I had an Accuphase before and long to get one again. Just superb and I would have any of it, not a bad one in the lot!

Link to post
Share on other sites

if i didnt have a fear of been crushed to death in my sleep, i would probably sleep with my accuphase amp.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m listening to mine right now. It just delights me. There are some other bits I would like to add to my system. I don’t have an accuphase CD. I still play my cds. I have a rotel RCd990. Been reading the reviews of the blue sound node 2 to replace my tuner. Also been wondering if there is any point using the xlr connections between the accuphase p400 and c240? They are there but I don’t know if the components are actually balanced so I’m not sure if it would really make a difference.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Susan 3 said:

hey are there but I don’t know if the components are actually balanced so I’m not sure if it would really make a difference.

S,

You'll never know until you try.

When I connected my Electrocompaniet Pre-and power with balanced cables the difference was huge: more slam, lower noise floor etc.

Then I bought Rotel RCD-991 which was the cheapest balanced player on the market and it made no difference how it was connected.

A decade later, after I sold the Rotel I got its CCT diagram and have found that it was just a single ended player with op-amps inverting the signal to get the cold signal.

So if you hear the difference, your gear is balanced, if you do not, it isn't. It would be a shame to have balanced system and not to use it, so it is worth trying.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes you're right you can read all you like and many people seem to have their opinions on xlrs but at the end of the day plug em in and see! 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 06/03/2021 at 11:12 AM, Susan 3 said:

Hello. 
I love accuphase. Tried lots of other stuff didn’t stop buying till I spent the bucks on accuphase. That’s all I’ve got to say!😀

 

Similar journey myself. Have owned Accuphase front end gear for the past 7 years and haven't felt the itch to change to any other brand...despite auditioning a range of different hi-end products in my set-up on an ongoing basis. Prior to Accuphase, for over 15 years, I had owned quite a few 'big name' European/American gear...but none for more than a year...or two at most!

Edited by BugleBoy
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi .. and welcome ...

 

Another Accuphase fan here, I have the DC37 DAC and A70 Power amp both brought 2nd hand.  Wonderful gear.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
On 06/03/2021 at 11:12 AM, Susan 3 said:

Hello. 
I love accuphase. Tried lots of other stuff didn’t stop buying till I spent the bucks on accuphase. That’s all I’ve got to say!😀

Late to the party but i too love accuphase.
I have a C-240, P-400, E-303 and T-106 all woodcase.
Next on my Radar is DC-91

Edited by Gabehcuod
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.




×
×
  • Create New...