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Accuphase P-300
6 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
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Description: <ul> <li>Power Output: 200 watts</li> <li>Total harmonic distortion: 4ohms</li> <li>Intermodulation distortion: 0.01%</li> <li>Frequency response: 1Hz to 250,000 Hz</li> </ul>


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom Weber a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Extraordinary audio equipment vintage, a realy gem with a fabulous building
I have macht witt a preamp C200 ant T109 and Tannoy monitor gold speakers,
Tremendous system i love it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile



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

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2009

Bottom Line:   
My P-300 was completely refurbished by an excellent technician - new caps, some new transistors and some general maintenance. Any unit this old (30+ years) needs some work to sound like new; more important, it deserves to be restored. Capacitors don't last forever. All in (purchase plus refurbishing and shipping) cost less than $1000. New Accuphase amplifiers sell for many thousands.

The P-300 has wonderful sound; it's a transparent and powerful amplifier. Rated at 150wpd, mine came in well below spec at 193wpc before clipping with 0.015% THD. It is drop dead quiet, responsive, and delivers uncolored sound on a detailed soundstage. What goes in comes out. It can go much louder that you could ever want (and still keep your hearing) while retaining the ability to handle transients. It has a variety of features, some useful some not depending on your needs. But one great aspect is the soft start protection circuit on power up that sends a tiny signal to test load impedance and will refuse to engage the output relay if it detects anything too low (below 1.2 ohms).

The only criticism I have of this amp is its looks. It has nice large VU meters, which I like, but overall it's nothing to write home about. But I'm usually too busy enjoying the music to pay attention to how the amp looks.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



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

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2008

Bottom Line:   
A genuine classic product here.

I bought this with a C200 preamp to make up one of the all time classic systems.This is my second system.It also uses Gale 401a speakers.A very special sounding system with that rare combination of refinement and balls.

The C200 preamp is not really in the same league as the P300 preamp.It is good but the power amp deserves better.It sounds glorious with a Supratek Cabernet tube preamp.
So to get the best out of it you need a really good modern[tube] preamp.It is simply that good and will compare favourably to modern power amps in the US $5000 plus range.

It does all the audiophile things[brilliant 3D imaging] but will also drive very difficul tspeakers like the Gales without any sense of strain.

IAt all times it sounds sweet,open and precise.Almost the antithesis of the typical solid state sound but with superbly detailed and controlled bass that you find very hard to get in tube power amps.
How accuphase managed to come up with something this good over 30 years ago is pretty mind boggling.
It was the product they built their reputation on though.Deservedly so.




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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Purchased At:   private



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by aziel1 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I HAVE 2 P-300'S GREAT AMP'S , PERFECT IS THE WORD. ISYATEM INCLUDEC 2-ACCUPHASE P-300'S, ONE DBX B-3 AMP, ADCOM-GFA--555----2 (used as mono block's) ACCUSONIC AMP FOR SIDES, . PRE AMP LEXICON DC-2 VS-4 ----PROCEED CD----SONY DAT-----SONY MD---- SONY CASSETTE----- SPEAKERS ARE MIRAGES--OMS----7, EPICURES----- CERWIN VEGAS--D-9 TWO PAIR'S--- BOSE SIDES-301'S------BIC VENTURI --4 4BX RANGE EXPANDER, ,ADC EQ--- MY DREAM SYSTEM

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   ONE ON EBAY--BARRACK



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

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Bought this in a private sale. This is one heluva an amp ! This baby drove my Yamaha NS-1000s to tremendous levels, despite the Yamahas being only 86 db in efficiency. I have a Pioneer Spec-2 amp and the Accuphase simply blows it away! Despite the Pionner carrying a much higher power rating (250 w/c vs. 150 w/c for the P-300), the Accuphase seemed to have a much greater reserve, especially in the bass. The Accuphase also had a warmer, richer sound in the high and mids, which more closely resembled that of tube amps compared to the Spec-2. This is one seriously underrated 150 w/c amp, sound more like a 200 - 250 w/p unit. The build quality is astounding ! A huge transformer that is about 6 inches square and has to weigh at least half the weight of the entire amp (which itself weighs in at 55 lbs!) coupled with a pair of enormous filter Caps: 40,000 uF each !!. Although the $500 amount I paid is not a steal (these amps typically sell for this amount on Ebay), I would probably have to spend at least 8 times this amount to get this kind of build quality. Also cosider that all of the knobs and controls are made of solid alluminum. I can now see why they call it the Japanese Mcintosh. A truly great piece of vintage gear!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Private




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