Accuphase is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music.

What else to know about the P-260?

The Accuphase P-260 is a highly perfected stereo power amplifier, which is the result of Accuphase's mind dedicated to eager pursuit of sound quality and of the combined aggregation of Accuphase audio technology. MOS FETs, which are recognized as the most promising power amplifier device, are employed in the output stage. In addition to superior inherent characteristic of MOS FETs that there is no trace whatsoever of notching distortion, it is capable of switching over oprating mode to pure Class-A operation in which crossover distortion is completely eliminated. It has a power output of 130 watts per channel (8-ohm load, 20-20,000Hz, 0.005% distortion) at Normal Operation, which provides ample sound pressure even for lowest efficiency speakers. Despite the output power of 30 watts per channel at Class-A operatoin, it will still supply sufficient sound pressure for ordinary, medium efficiency speakers rating of more than 90dB/W/m. Pure Class-A operation fo the P-260 most strikingly exhibis its effectiveness in high grade milti-amplification systems. For example, superior quality reproduction will immediately become apparent when it is utilized together with high efficiency horn speakers to handle amplification of the mid and high frequency range channels of such a system. Two pairs of MOS FETs are used in the parallel push-pull output stage and the P-260 employs the extravagant "Accuphase Original" complementary-symmetry, push-pull driven DC amplifiers in every stage so that they may possess further superior open-loop characteristics, inherent characteristics before NFB application. The P-260 promises highest quality repoduction with minimum sound coloration, and especially transitional distortion is effectively prevented because of these careful circuit design approaches.

Brief History of Accuphase

Kensonic Laboratory, Inc. had originally been releasing its products under the brand name Accuphase, but on the occasion of its 10th anniversary the company was renamed to Accuphase Laboratory, Inc., thereby unifying the brand and company name. The word Accuphase was adapted by taking the prefix ACCU from the word "accurate" and combining it with PHASE which is an important factor that relates to the innermost essence of audio technology. The unusual and somewhat difficult to pronounce name was a complete unknown in the beginning, and the company was often thought to be foreign rather than Japanese. In June 1973, one year after its formation, Accuphase moved to newly built premises in the Aoba district of Yokohama where the company is still located today. In August of the same year, the long awaited first models went into production: the separate power amplifier/preamplifier combo P-300 and C-200, soon followed by the AM/FM tuner T-100. Ever since its beginnings, Accuphase has been focused on the true high end, aiming to create outstanding products and become one of the leading brands in the world of audio. This aim was achieved through the dedicated and unwavering pursuit of quality. Our sincere attitude and serious stance are reflected in products that maintain full traceability also after they enter the market, and that are designed to deliver beautiful sound and top performance over the course of many years of ownership. Utilizing only top-quality parts and innovative circuit design, and built with uncompromising attention to craftsmanship, these products delivered amazing performance and optimal sound, but their price tag was quite out of the ordinary as well...

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