This audio amplifier is a beauty. Its sound quality is one of the best I have heard of and the A-45 continues to be one of Accuphase's best performing amplifiers.
I am the original owner of this A-45 and purchased it roughly several months after it first came out. There are NO other marks on this amp and there has been NO servicing; it is pristine. There appears to be a small scratch on the bottom right hand corner of the front plate (picture included). Thus I give it a 8/10 on the Audiogon Scale. It has a ton of life in it left because I seldom have the time to listen to it because of work.
This A-45 was originally manufactured as a 100V model in Japan; the Japanese built A-45 have a more solid craftsmanship compared to its non Japanese peers. The voltage has been changed to 120V for home use and can easily be modified for international use.
For three years in a row, this amplifier remains #1 in the Japanese magazine, StereoSound, out of 100,000 amplifiers.
Shipping will be via UPS with signature confirmation.The A-45 will be doubled boxed, secured in sturdy insulation foam; the original box and manual will be included. It weights 68.1 lbs by itself; roughly 80lb with shipping carton.
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Pure Class A operation delivers quality power : 45 watts × 2 into 8 ohms
Power MOS-FET output stage features 6-parallel push-pull configuration
Instrumentation amplifier principle
Further improved MCS+ circuit topology
Current feedback combines stable operation with outstanding sound
Bridged mode allows upgrading to true monophonic amplifier
Large high-efficiency toroidal transformer rated for 600 VA
4-step gain control