The E-204 is a new 75W/channel high quality Integrated Stereo Amplifier which received the full benefit of Accuphase's outstanding separate amplifier design technology in its development. Its powerful output stage is built around MOS FET's which are regarded as the best power amplification devices available. MOS FET's ensure a big improvement in the brilliance of treble reproduction by eliminating notching distortion, making its low distortion measurements comparable to Class-A operation characteristics. Another big advantage of MOS FET's is their high durability and heat resistant properties, both important requisites for devices used in power amplifier applications.
The E-204 employs these superior MOS FET's about which more details are given in another section, in a complementary-symmetry push-pull ppwer output stage that delivers a high quality 75 watts of power into both channels simultaneously at 8 ohms over a frequency range of 20 to 20,000Hz, with less than 0,01% distortion.
Pure DC amplifiers are used in both the voltage amplifier and power amplifier sections which permit direct coupling between them to contribute to improved sound. Employment of DC Servo Control in both sections further guarantees stable DC operation.
A built-in, 26 dB Head Amplifier in the Preamplifier section makes possible direct connections of high quality MC cartridges that require the extra amplification boost to bring their levels up to that of MM cartridges.
In creating the E-204 a most rigid program of parts selection was followed to ensure that this amplifier would give forth outstanding expressive power of music. Rigid parts selection is a basic policy of Accuphase whose engineers are well aware of the fact that two amplifiers with identical electrical specifications do not necessarily produce the same sound. Long experience in the pursuit of perfection has taught them that high quality parts make the difference in amplifiers which have that special power to express music more brilliantly clearly and impressively.
This amplifier is equipped with many useful functions such as a -20 dB At
tenuator switch which is convenient to start off records, a Disc Input Impedance Selector switch, and a switch taht permits separation of the preamp and the power amplifier.
An LED is located above each of the four Input Selector switches on the front panel. One of them will illuminate to indicate the input source that is selected.
Power output (both channels driven, 20 - 20,000 Hz, no more than 0,02% THD):
90 watts at 4 ohms;
75 watts at 8 ohms;
38 watts at 16 ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion (both channels driven, 20 - 20,000 Hz, at any power output from 1/4 watt to rated power):
0,02% max. at 4 ohms;
0,01% max. at 8 ohms;
0,01% max. at 16 ohms
Frequency Response (Main Amp Input):
20 - 20,000 Hz; +0, -0,2 dB at rated power output,
1 - 300,000 Hz; +0, -3,0 dB at 1 watt power output
High Level input Frequency response: 20 -20,000 Hz; +0, -0,2 dB at rated power output
Low level input Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz; +0,2, -0,5 dB at rated power output
Dampingg Factor: 80, 8 ohm load at 50 Hz
Intermodulation Distortion: will not exceed 0,005% at rated power output
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (IHF standard):
Disc 1/MM: 0,22 mV at 100 ohms, 47 kohms, 100 kohms;
Disc 2/MC: 0,011 mV at 100 ohms;
Aux, Tape, Tuner: 13,9 mV at 47 kohms;
Main Amp : 0,12 mV at 47 kohms
Maximum Input for Disc Input (0,01% THD):
Disc 1/MM: 200 mV RMS at 1 kHz
Disc 2/MC: 10 mV RMS at 1 kHz;
Output Level and Impedance:
Preamp. Output: 1,0 V rated input level, 200 ohms;
Tape Rec 1, 2: 120 mV at rated input level, 200 ohms
Voltage Amplification in Decibels
Main Amp Input to Output: 27,8 dB;
High-level Input to Preamp Output: 18,4 dB;
Disc 1 Input to Tape Rec: 36 dB;
Disc 2 Input to Tape Rec: 62 dB
A-weighted Signal-To-Noise Ratio (IHF standard):
Main Amp Input: 95 dB;
High Level Input: 82 dB;
Disc 1/MM: 80 dB;
Disc2/MC: 77 dB
Bass: 200 Hz; ±10 dB at 50 Hz; 500 Hz; ±10 dB at 100 Hz
Treble: 2 kHz: ±10 dB at 10 kHz; 7 kHz: ±10 dB at 50 kHz
Loudness Compensator (volume attenuation at -30 dB):
Comp 1: +6 dB at 50 Hz;
Comp 2: +10 dB at 50 Hz, +6 dB at 20 kHz
Subsonic Filter: 17 Hz cutoff 12 dB/oct.
Attenuator: -20 dB
Output load Impedance: 4 to 16 ohms
Semiconductors: 55 transistors, 11 ICs, 8 FETs, 42 diodes
Power Requirement: 100, 117, 220 and 240 V, 50/60 Hz
55 watts at 0 Signal output;
300 watts at rated power output into 8 ohms load
Dimensions (W x H x D): 445 x 128 x 370 mm ( 17-1/2" x 5-1/16" x 14-9/16")
Weight net: 13,6 kg (30 lbs)