Accuphase E-212 Integrated Amplifiers

5/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $2950.00


Product Description

  • Parallel push-pull output stage delivers quality power: 90 watts per channel into 8 ohms
  • Current feedback circuit topology provides outstanding high-range phase characteristics
  • Logic-controlled relays for optimum signal routing
  • Tone control circuitry
  • Option boards allow digital signal input or high-quality analog disc reproduction


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by teiki arii a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I had a Cayin A-88T, a Vecteur I6.2, Vecteur I4.2, compared it to a Krell KAV-400xi... and I found it so "musical" with my Cayin CDT-17A by XLR on "my" Ellis 1801b that I purchased it nearly at once, in despite of some weakness: short bass especially and the sound staying into the speakers, any way like most of all the ampli I have tried...But emotion was there...
I found it transparent also and a lot of potentiel...So I lent it to my friend "the magicien from Belgium" alias André Devillers. He told me that cables in the ampli were less goods than in the previous version, the E-210. He changed a lot of crossover parts -nearly fifty-, changed a little bit the scheme to improve the XLR-Symetric entries which were very bad indeed. Yes, actually the E-212 is not a true XLR-symetric integreted ampli, but André did it very well: no difference actually between XLR and RCA entries except balance input level of course... And now, I have an astonished ampli, the best one I have ever heard and André was surprised himself, as usually when he tweaks some hifi items. He tweaked also my Cayin CDT-17A, revised the scheme as well to give his best, changed some AOP, changed the capacitors -Mundorf- as well: the CDP so optimized has nothing to do with the original one...
And he want to optimized my Ellis 1801b as well. I am not afraid about it but Dave Ellis and Denis Murphy did it so well...Perhaps soon...

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   2nd hand



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Emsa a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I change the E-212 amplifier for the E-407,but....

I think the E-407 have more power and better dinamics but the E-212 is absolutely clear,very detailed and very transparent.The E-407 is a little more musical but only a little.The E-407 is much better than the E-212 but this last (E-212) is a fantastic product. I remenber it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $2950.00

Purchased At:   J.audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pbarclay a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I enjoy listening to complex classical music but have found it hard to listen to - particularly Debussy, due to the complicated rhythmic patterns. When I had the opportunity to upgrade my amplifier, the ability to unravel complex musical structures was very high on my list. The Accuphase was a revelation - unlike every other amplifier at its price bracket I tested, it transmitted sound with clarity that literally allowed me to hear every individual note in Mitsuko Uchida's legendary recording of Debussy's Preludes. Needless to say, such abilities work across the musical spectrum from rock and pop to orchestral. The Accuphase provides an immensely satisfying musical experience that truly justifies it being the most expensive component in my hi-fi system, rewriting the traditional rules. My dealer says that people have traded in £8000 worth of Naim to buy an Accuphase; I went in the other direction, which is less financially harmful!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   The Audio Works, Che




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