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Accuphase E-203

Integrated Stereo Amplifier

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Accuphase E-203


Power output: 70 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.01%

Damping factor: 50

Input sensitivity: 0.09mV (MC), 1.8mV (MM), 120mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MC), 80dB (MM), 82dB (line)

Output: 120mV (line), 0.95V (Pre out)

Speaker load impedance: 8Ω to 16Ω

Semiconductors: 52 x transistors, 14 x IC, 10 x FET x 23 x diodes

Dimensions: 445 x 128 x 370mm

Weight: 14.7kg



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Reviewed May 15th, 2017 by

I've just acquired the Accuphase E 203 amp second hand and can't stop listening to music from all kind of sources.
Brilliant little amp.
Very powerfull controlled sound.
Drags you into the music.
An excellent phono stage.
Has everything I want from an amp : volume attenuator, switchable tone controls, mono switch, adjustable sub line out, 2 speaker channels, subsonic filter, mm and mc phono inputs, pre and power amp can be separated and above all a great sound.
Some little minor points : clip type speaker connectors will only accept bare wire up to 4mm² and you will have to get your sources right because any flaws will be revealed.
More in depth review will follow, as for now I could not be happier.

Reviewed Jan 12th, 2014 by

One of the best integrated amplifier from accuphase.
Excellent phono MM and MC stage; very refine; high quality overall.

Reviewed Dec 23rd, 2012 by

I've had this since the mid 70's.
It has worked well for 35 years.

Reviewed Oct 07th, 2012 by

All around exellent integrated. Probably one of the
best in its powerclass. Very good phono mm/mc
stages. Used still expensive,but it has the quality
to back the price up.



re: E-203

Bought while a student app 1978, cost app 3800 DKr = app 630$ in Denmark with silly tax rules. But for Vol Pot and a special chip for protection against DC on outputs, it is original. Sounds brilliant. Will upload receipt and manual later. Probably also instruction in repair of protection circuit. Rgds Per Hoeg.

re: E-203

Dear Per Hoeg,
I am very interested in the instruction for the repair of protection circuit of the Accuphase E203.
Would appreciate very much if you took the time to upload.
Or perhaps email me directly ?
Best regards, Marc

re: E-203


I just bought the E-203. Any tips how to use or protect the amplifier?

Thanks in advance!

Kind regards,


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