Accuphase’s philosophy is simple, and one which aligns perfectly with ours:
“Music is an oasis that refreshes us in our journey of life. Music can be soothing, exciting, exhilarating. It can move our hearts and enrich our lives, which is the goal Accuphase seeks through audio technology.”
Based in Yokohama, Japan, Accuphase Laboratory, Inc. was established in 1972 by former Kenwood engineer Jiro Kasuga who, unhappy at Kenwood’s direction, enrolled engineers from Marantz and Luxman to form Accuphase (ACCU from ‘accurate’ and PHASE, a crucial element of audio technology).
At Loud & Clear we have long been admirers of Accuphase, an admiration which has only grown over the past few weeks as we have listened in detail to our first products.
We begin our Accuphase journey with integrated amplifiers: E-380, E-650 and E-800. Here we are unboxing our demo E-800: