Locrian Audio offers a unique selection of amplification products that have been recognized internationally as being trend-setters and on top of their game. Their designers have an original approach on how they arrive at reproducing music but the outcome is the same: Accurate, Engaging and Emotional.
This is an entry into high end audio for small spaces, a second or office system. The AAVA volume control builds on Accuphase’s knowledge of high-end equipment to control volume without loss of information. The power amplification section utilizes the instrumentation amplifier principle to create an ideal speaker driver. The low impedance design of the output circuitry brings out the full potential of every speaker. Two option boards can be added for improved expandability. The E-280 sound performance will defy the imagination. Its Power amplification stage is using bipolar transistors in double parallel push-pull configuration and rated 120W@4Ω and 90W@8Ω, with damping factor of 500. It also allows for 2 expansion slots for options.
Price: MSRP $6,950
This is an entry-level high end integrated amplifier from Accuphase. The E-380 realizes a 20% increase in rated output power over its predecessor thanks to a reinforced power amplification stage and power supply. The further evolved AAVA volume control system allows music enjoyment at any level without even the slightest degradation of signal quality. The power amplifier section utilizes the instrumentation amplifier principle to achieve outstanding S/N ratio. Low impedance design of the output circuitry results in a damping factor of 500, ensuring that the potential of every speaker can be brought out to the fullest. The listener can enjoy a musical performance of amazing transparency and dynamism. Its power rating is 180W@4Ω and 120W@8Ω, with a damping factor of 500.
Price: MSRP $9,950
The E-5000 is the flagship high-power Class AB integrated amplifier developed to mark Accuphase’s 50-year
anniversary. The preamplifier section features Accuphase’s superior Balanced AAVA volume control, while the power
amplifier section includes an instrumentation amp and power transistors in a five-fold push-pull arrangement
driven in Class AB. These circuits create a balanced circuit from input to output. With its precisely balanced circuits and solidly built output stage, the E-5000 integrated amplifier presents every piece of music in exquisite detail. Its power rating is 240W@8Ω. It provides 5 inputs, balance control, loudness compensator, tone controls, dedicated headphone amplifier and 2 expansion slots for DAC and phono.
Price: MSRP $18,950
The E-800 has replaced the acclaimed E-650 as the new flagship model in the integrated amplifier lineup of Accuphase. The preamplifier section features the impeccable Balanced AAVA type volume control, while the power amplifier section is using a six-fold parallel push-pull configuration of power MOS-FETs driven in pure Class A. The resulting quality is at par with high-class separate type amplifiers, in a more efficient space packaging and savings in cabling. In the tradition of what has made Accuphase a standard in the business, is simple to operate, yet provides many elements of finetuning to compensate various room limitations and allows the owner of the E-800 to experience an acoustic excellence that reaches to the very heart of the music. The amplifier is stable at 1 Ohm and its power rating is 50W@8Ω, 100W@4Ω, 200W@2Ω, with an impressive damping factor of 1000. It also comes with a quality headphone amplifier for those moments that exclusive listening is required.
Price: MSRP $19,950
Phaethon is a hybrid line level amplifier utilizing only three active gain stages two of them with low noise valves operating in single-ended class A fashion, for the input and driver stage. It uses a transformer attenuator build in-house, embedded in the preamplifier section in a novel post attenuation technique. It uses many of the technical solutions developed in our Aelius monoblock amplifier and PST 100 mk2 preamplifier in a compact and elegant design. Power rating is 110W rms @ 8 ohm and 180W rms @4 ohm.
Price: starting at MSRP $27,000
The Emperor integrated amplifier is one of the most accomplished high-end integrated amplifiers on the market. It has the ability to deliver large amounts of power into the most demanding loads and to do so with exceptional finesse. A wide range of input and out interfaces provide great versatility and the ability to split its pre and power sections, allow it to be used in multi-amp active systems together with an active crossover. It is rated 340W RMS into 8 ohms and 620W RMS into 4 ohms.
Price: MSRP $38,000
For more than half a century, Accuphase has continued its relentless pursuit of creating the ideal volume control circuitry. The C-2300 preamplifier utilizes Balanced AAVA – the successor of the AAVA system – to control volume without sacrificing vibrancy in the source sound. A newly added 4-band tone control enables fine adjustments to sound tone. Experience the sonic depth from the combined sound quality and superior features the C-2300 provides.
The C-2300 has ample inputs (5 Line and 2 Balanced), independent power supplies and unit amplifiers for left and right, phase setting memory for each input, highly reliable logic-controlled signal switching relays, high-quality headphone amplifier and additional option boards support digital signals and analog records.
Price: MSRP $14,950
Built on the heritage of the famous PA6i Meitner preamp, the PRE2-SE updates Ed Meitner’s classic to take a place at the forefront of 21st century preamp performance.
The PRE2 features six analog inputs, a recording loop, infrared remote control, multichannel ganging and, most importantly, stunning transparency. Also, it features an extraordinarily sophisticated contactless switching system, discrete circuitry, and proprietary volume control.
Price: MSRP $15,000
It has been designed to provide a perfect match with the Emperor Extreme Stereo and Emperor Extreme mono power amplifiers. Careful selection of the input impedances and sensitivities, as well as the output impedances and levels, ensures that it will also work well with good quality power amplifiers from other manufacturers.
Price: MSRP $22,000
Ed Meitner recognizes that the analog preamplifier is at the heart of every music system and warrants the utmost care and precision. This recognition motivates him to consistently push the boundaries of performance in his designs. His latest design, the reference PRE, embodies this drive for perfection and culminates in his most significant statement in the preamplifier category to date.
Price: MSRP $25,000
The preamplifier’s volume control is a vital component for maintaining vibrancy in the sound source.
Since its founding, Accuphase has spent 50 years in pursuit of creating the ideal volume control circuitry.
The C-2900’s Balanced AAVA system was designed using Accuphase’s original AAVA volume control circuits to significantly improve sonic performance. The faithful reproduction of delicate musical performances
by the C-2900 makes it the perfect preamplifier for passionate audiophiles.
It features power supply circuits with separate toroidal transformers and filtering capacitors (10,000 μF × 4 pcs) for the left and right channels, five line level inputs, two balanced inputs, two line level outputs, and two balanced outputs; switchable overall gain (12 dB / 18 dB / 24 dB), discretely configured, high-quality headphone amplifier with parallel push/pull output stages. Adding the AD-2900 to the C-2900 allows you to play records with front panel switching function (MC/MM switching, MC load impedance switching –10 / 30 / 100 / 200 / 300 ohms – and gain switching –MM: 34 / 40 dB, MC: 64 / 70 dB.–
Price: MSRP $26,950
The PST – 100 approaches the concept of pre amplification in an outstanding way: the in house made transformers used for attenuation. In addition to its valve state circuit, it is combined with exquisite materials produce the finest and most elegant sound that any pre amp could ever achieve. Ypsilon has developed a very special transformer as the means of attenuation, using special winding techniques and highest quality wires and cores. Its performance suppassed that of the best resistor attenuators. The PST 100 is also available without the valve stage for systems that don’t require additional gain. This version is equipped with the transformer attenuators and is called PST 100 TA. It is a must have preamplifier for a “no holds” system.
Price: Starting at MSRP $28,000 (passive) or $39,000, including the active stage as well.
The top of the line Accuphase preamplifier celebrates the 50th anniversary of Accuphase’s founding, incorporating the entire wealth of the company’s experience since its start. Now, after five years of development, the work is complete. The C-3900 represents an uncompromising harmony of technology and sensibility, boasting ultimate performance and sound quality that ushers in a new era of the preamplifier.
It is designed with two balanced AAVA circuits delivers sonic excellence that is transparence itself. Volume adjustment is realized while retaining all the vibrant energy and richness of detail that is the life breath of an artistic performance. The supple elegance of music as reproduced by the top-of-the-line C-3900 is a moving experience that reflects the impressive depth of Accuphase know-how.
It encompasses ANCC technology to minimize noise and distortion, separate toroidal power transformers for left and right channels, newly developed filtering capacitors, separate unit amplifiers for left and right channels, printed circuit boards using glass cloth fluorocarbon resin, wood cabinet with natural grain finish and high-performance headphone amplifier.
The A-48 features a six-fold parallel push-pull architecture with power MOS-FETs, as well as ideal gain allocation realized with discrete semiconductors in an instrumentation amplifier configuration. The A-48 harnesses a wealth of advanced technology. Its outstanding performance is exemplified by a signal/noise ratio of 117 dB, output of 360 watts into 1 ohm (music signals), and a damping factor of 800. The continuous average output power (rated output power) is 45W into 8Ω load. However, its actual maximum output power is higher, closer to 102W into 8Ω and 438W into 1Ω load. This power amplifier is the ultimate instrument for immersive music appreciation at the highest level. It supports bi-amping and bridged mode operation.
Price: MSRP $14,950
The Emperor Extreme stereo power amplifier uses a 2,500kVA toroidal power transformer and generously rated reservoir capacitors to deliver 600W RMS into 4 ohms with both channels driven, while providing excellent dynamics and bass control.
Price: MSRP $26,000
The P-7500 is Accuphase’s flagship model Class AB stereo power amplifier that provides supreme driving performance. The power amplification stage uses a 10-parallel push-pull power transistor architecture, providing a rated output power of 300 W @ 8 ohms and boasts an impressive signal-to-noise ratio of 130 dB and a damping factor of 1,000. It can effortlessly drive demanding speakers and create musical recreations overflowing with energy. The P-7500 brings out the best of any speaker, allowing you to enjoy never-before experienced soundscapes. It supports bi-amping and bridged mode operation.
Price: MSRP $27,950
Aelius II is a push-pull hybrid monoblock power amplifier using only two gain stages with no overall feedback providing power to drive real world speakers with unmatched transparency and musical involvement. The first gain stage is implemented with a valve, operated in single-ended class A , transformer coupled to the output stage. By using a transformer we avoid using an additional gain stage, so transparency and purity of the signal is preserved. Power rating is 200W rms @ 8 ohm and 350W rms @ 4 ohm.
Price: Starting at $41,000 per pair
Created to celebrate Accuphase’s 50th anniversary, the A-300 redefines the ideal for Class A power amplifiers. Twenty parallel push-pull power MOS-FETs in the output stage with output of 125 W into 8 ohms, 250 W into 4 ohms, 500 W into 2 ohms, and 1,000 W into 1 ohm that set the stage for enviable constant-voltage drive. The fully discrete balanced input amplifier achieves a level of quietness that will make you forget you are using audio equipment for reproduction. The A-300’s unmatched expressiveness lets you enjoy the most exquisite pieces from the world’s greatest composers.
It features a damping factor of 1,000, high capacity 100,000 μF filtering capacitors, large speaker terminals connected directly to protection circuitry, high-carbon cast iron insulator feet with superior damping characteristics, power amplification section on circuit boards using glass cloth fluorocarbon resin, aluminum hairline finish top plate, etc.
Price: $51,900 per pair
The Emperor Extreme mono power amplifier uses a 2,500kVA toroidal power transformer and generously rated reservoir capacitors to deliver 1,100W RMS into 4 ohms, while providing excellent dynamics and bass control.
Price: MSRP $58,000 per pair
Hot on the heels of Ed Meitner’s ground breaking reference MTRX amplifier, comes its smaller sibling monoblocks, the MTRX2. The MTRX2s are 1KW Class A/B solid-state powerhouses built using MTRX technology.
Capable of driving the most complex speaker loads effortlessly, while sounding as sweet, musical and detailed as a classic single-ended triode tube amps.
These monoblocks have been meticulously designed, from its fully balanced audio paths, to its beautifully finished chassis and custom plated panels.
Price: MSRP $85,000 per pair
Hyperion is a high power hybrid monoblock amplifier. It takes to the extreme the technologies Ypsilon
developed over the years in amplification. Hyperion combines high power output with no overall feedback and a simple and pure signal path of only two gain stages . The first gain stage uses a low impedance double triode coupled to the output stage with a wide bandwidth silver interstage transformer. The input is transformer-coupled with a specially made silver interstage transformer that provides a perfectly balanced input. The power rating is more than 370 W rms @ 8 ohms and 1200 W rms @ 2 ohms. The first 100W are class A.
Price: MSRP 98,000 per pair
The SET 100 Ultimate is a 120W single-ended class A hybrid amplifier.
Ypsilon’s SET 100 is an amplifier that produces music in its true natural scale, but above all it brings you as close as possible to the music event, to feel the music rather than hear it, to be touched and overwhelmed by the deeper feeling, with music emerging and not only sounding in a clear undistorted way. Compared with conventional amplifiers it is more direct sounding, musical, with more instrument body, lower frequency extension, frightening dynamics and most of all magically three dimensional.
The power rating is 120W rms @ 8 ohm, 130W rms @ 5,6 ohm, and 100W rms @4 ohm.
Price: MSRP $130,000 per pair