ACCUPHASE: E-350 Integrated Amplifier test review – by Petri Mutanen (Translated by Robin Lybeck)


I feel Accuphase has managed to build a very solid integrated amplifier with the E-530. Even though the E-530 wasn’t the best amplifier I’ve ever heard in my system, it could well achieve that status in another setup. The Accuphase might well be at its best in a system with a more full and open overall sound. Despite this, it’s very well built, using components which will last for a long time. You really don’t have to look more than skin deep to see that the E-530 is a very seriously developed and built piece of equipment. If you’re looking for a high-performance integrated amplifier, don’t bypass this Japanese alternative. I’m sure the high-quality sound won’t leave anyone untouched. Whether its somewhat dry, cool and controlled sound is the one-way ticket to audio Nirvana or not must be up to the audiophile her- or himself.



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