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Accuphase E-202

Integrated Stereo Amplifier

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Accuphase E-202


The Accuphase E-202 is a Integrated Stereo Amplifier which possesses a great many separate component class features and characteristics.

Full play has been given in its design to the advanced engineering techniques that were developed far the P-300 Power Amplifier and the C-200 Control Center which spearheaded the Accuphase line of highest quality audio equipment.

Among the many special features of the E-202 is the high power output of 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms assuring excellent sound quality at ALL listening levels.

This high power capability, with distortion at less than 0.1% over the entire audio range of 20 to 20000 Hz is fully guaranteed.

Heavy duty power transistors in a parallel push-pull drive output stage and large heat sinks back up this Accuphase Warranty.

Design emphasis was placed on maintaining excellent sound quality also at the low listening levels.


Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.15%

Damping factor: 50

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 160mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 74dB (MM), 80dB (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 53 x transistors, 4 x FET, 44 x diodes, 2 x thermistors

Dimensions: 455 x 152 x 355mm

Weight: 19.5kg



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Reviewed Jul 13th, 2019 by

Fantastic amp. I have try many amps from the 70s but this one espacially in the woooden case will stay with me. This is my second e 202. I sold my first only because i found one in the original wooden box:) lots of power, sweet sound great look, build like tank what do you expect more from your amp?

Reviewed Nov 15th, 2018 by

Incredible sound from an almost 40 years integrated amplifier.

Reviewed Jul 20th, 2015 by

Great amplifier. Enough power, very warm and full, just wonderful sound.

Reviewed Jun 12th, 2014 by

great amp. outclasses MAC gear by far!

Reviewed Apr 22nd, 2014 by

All I can say is DAMN... I waited 3 years to finally get my hands on a good unit. Now I understand why all the previous seller got cold feet and decided not to sell to me. The E202 is better than I had thought. I have purchased many pieces and at some point realized maybe I was trying to hard to like them. The e202 is unbelieveable, very warm and full, it's the only time I actually turn the treble knob up. This is after having many nice units before. Nothing compares to my ears.

Reviewed Apr 14th, 2014 by

My first best amplifier of high level.
I hope it's the last one that i want!
Good power, wonderful sound, simply fantastic!!!!

Reviewed Mar 13th, 2012 by

Just the best.



re: ACCUPHASE E-202 integrated amplifier problem

I'm new to this site. I have three older integrated amplifiers. I own an Accuphase E-202 amp., and an Accuphase T-101 tuner.
I'm experiencing a problem with the amp. If powered with the on button there is (usually) a delay of a couple of seconds, then there is a click and everything works fine.
Lately, there's has been an intermittent issue in that there is power to the unit, but there is no click and no operation of the amp. I have played around with the power cord, and there doesn't seem to be any problem with AC power to the unit.
I was able to get the amplifier working over the weekend, and I kept it on all day, but since then I cannot achieve the click and use of the amp.
Anyone have any experience with this sort of problem? I'm in Indianapolis, Indiana. Unfortunately, I don't know of a local tech who I can take the unit to.
Best regards, Larry

re: ACCUPHASE E-202 integrated amplifier problem

The "click" you hear is a relay. It is probably there to avoid turn-on thumps as the power supply capacitors charge and discharge (on turn-off) but it also may be part of a protection circuit which knowing Accuphase makes perfect sense. The protection circuit probably senses DC offset at the output (speaker connection) and if too large, will not allow the amp to function.

As it's intermittent, it's a very good idea to stop using the amp now, since the damage, whatever it is, is not serious enough to disable the amp. However, it's failing somewhere, and there is no guarantee that it will continue working, and more importantly, may fail in a catastrophic manner, which will cost you mucho dineros.

Shut it down, find something else to use, and get a tech to look at it. It could be something as simple as the relay failing, or it might require parts replacement. You don't want to risk burning out the power transistors as they may be difficult or impossible to replace.

Accuphase was started by ex-Kenwood techs (although not exclusively Kenwood people). Maybe a tech who knows old Kenwoods might be able to look at an Accuphase unit as well.

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re: ACCUPHASE E-202 integrated amplifier problem


I'm also new to this site and came across your post. I hope the problem has been resloved by now.
In case it isn't: the click you mention is the sound of the amplifier coming out of protection mode. I'm no expert, but if you don't hear the click, it simply means your amplifier is stuck in protection mode.
Google wil probably help if you search for: stuck in protection mode.

Hope this helps!


Mad Cobra

re: ACCUPHASE E-202 integrated amplifier problem

Protection mode means there's a problem with the amplifier.
Age and natural deterioration of components eventually cause these issues.
Google can't be of help, but a good experienced technician can.

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