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Accuphase Laboratory; Yokohama

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Name: Accuphase Laboratory; Yokohama    (J)  
Abbreviation: accuphase
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Accuphase Laboratory, Inc.
Yokohama

Accuphase (steht für "accurate phase") ist ein Hersteller von Unterhaltungselektronik. Das Unternehmen wurde 1972 von Jiro Kasuga gegründet und wurde bekannt für seine hochwertigen Hi-Fi-Komponenten im High-End-Bereich wie Verstärker, CD-Spieler, Tuner und Zubehör. Ein Markenzeichen wurde das champagnerfarbige Design der Geräte. 

Founded: 1972
History:
Accuphase Laboratories, Inc. (originally known as Kensonic Laboratories, Inc.) is a Japanese high-end audio equipment manufacturer founded by former Kenwood engineer Jiro Kasuga in 1972. Accuphase products are known for their extremely high build quality and distinctive "champagne" colored faceplates. Because of their similar level of craftsmanship, Accuphase is often called the 'Japanese McIntosh.' Kensonic, the factory name behind the Accuphase brand, was founded by a former Kenwood engineer, Jiro Kasuga, in late 1972. Kasuga was not happy with the views of Kenwood relating to the follower of their High-End Supreme 1 unit (1967). He hired some engineers from other prominent brands (Marantz, Luxman) and started Kensonic. However, Kenwood had a share in Kensonic. Also some other connections in the early years of Accuphase exist. If you compare at the parts used by Kenwood and Kensonic throughout the latter's early years, the familiarities show quite easy: knobs, buttons, tuner dials and the general direction of the design. Accuphase's early PCB's are tagged KENSONIC, too, and the early units bore a proud KENSONIC on their frontplates as well. Till mid 1990's Kenwood still owned part of Kensonic. It also seems that Accuphase engineers may have had a hand in the engineering of Kenwood's last high-end series (L-A1, LD-1 and LV-Z1). The 1st Kensonic models were the P-300 amp, C-200 preamp and T-100 tuner. The E-202 integrated amp and a revised version of the tuner (T-101) were added not much later. All of these received very good critics in 1973 and 1974 and. While Kenwood has now abandoned all High End audio activities, Kensonic carries on with the Accuphase series. Accuphase themselves explain the brand name as follows: The name ACCUPHASE was adapted by taking the prefix ACCU from the word "accurate", and combining it with PHASE which is a most important factor in audio technology. We feel it is a very fitting brand name to describe our products that fully portray this and other important characteristics, which penetrate the innermost depth of audio technology. Source: Accuphase website Accuphase has a name in build quality, units of the first series still exist in good working condition. Models always remain available for several years, sometimes up to a decade. The history of all Accuphase products is available online on their website.

This manufacturer was suggested by Franz Scharner.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
90 T108   Fernbedienbarer HiFi-Synthesizer-UKW-Stereo-Tuner. Fernbedienung RC-5. 15 Transistoren, ... 
84 T106   HiFi-Synzhesizer-MW-UKW Tuner. DGL-FM-Detektor, Synchron-AM Detektor. Direktzugriffsspeich... 
80 T105   Quarzgesteuerter HiFi-Synthesizer-UKW-Tuner. 6 Stationsspeichertasten, impulsgesteuerte Ha... 
97 CD Player DP-65V   Fernbedienbarer MMB-Cd-Spieler mit getrenntem CD-Laufwerk und Prozessorteil. Abtastfrequen... 
99 T109V   Fernbedienbarer-FM-Stereo-Tuner. Doppelt abgestimmter Antenneneingangsverstärker, DGL-Dete... 
93 T109   Fernbedienbarer HiFi-FM-Stereo-Tuner. Doppelt abgestimmter Antenneneingangsverstärker, DGL... 
90 T11   Fernbedienbarer HiFi-Synthesizer-UKW-Stereo-Tuner mit doppeltabgestimmter Eingangsstufe. D... 
85 T107   HiFi-Synthesizer-UKW-Stereo-Tuner. DGL UKW Detektor, Resonator-gesteuerter UKW-Dekoder, 12... 
79–81 T103   FM-Stereo-HiFi-Tuner with Digital Display and Digital Clock. Frequency Responce: 20-15000H... 
74–81 T101   Varia-Band FM Stereo-Tuner. Frequency Response: 20-15000Hz. Tuning Range: 88-100MHz. Signa... 
73–82 AM FM Stereo Tuner T-100   Accuphase AM FM Stereo Tuner T-100. Signal strength Meter, Center Tuning Meter, Multipath... 
74–81 E202   Integrated amplifier with separate component grade features and characteristics. Delivers ... 

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