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    Accuphase Price Increase

    As if this brand isn't already overpriced in the US, Accuphase prices will increase effective 11/1

    One example is the E-800 currently listed at $21,500 that will go up to $25,000
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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    Is it April 1st?


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    I wish I was kidding. But the pricing is a real joke for sure.
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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    Thatís even more insane.

    Great way to kill sales off.
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    The sad part is that the E-800 is not better than the Luxman L-590 AXII. I personally know 4 people (well 5 counting myself) who have dumped their E-800 amps after buying into the hype.
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    The real slap in the face is when one realizes that Accuphase goes for half the price in its home market of Japan...
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    Accuphase is a very rare breed in UK, probably as the distributor doesn't seem to work hard to promote it. The E-800 is offered by a dealer here for £15,000 and in Europe for about Ä15000. Whether prices here will rise I don't know, but it's unusual for prices here to be lower than US.

    I wanted an Accuphase A-36 for my horn speakers but had to buy from Sweden to find a used one - nothing in UK. What a beautifully built amplifier with such flexibility. Trouble was it just failed to excite as some others amps do - now sold.

    My new NAD M33 is listed here for £4000 but I believe it's higher in EU and US - another surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hear Here View Post
    Accuphase is a very rare breed in UK, probably as the distributor doesn't seem to work hard to promote it. The E-800 is offered by a dealer here for £15,000 and in Europe for about Ä15000. Whether prices here will rise I don't know, but it's unusual for prices here to be lower than US.

    I wanted an Accuphase A-36 for my horn speakers but had to buy from Sweden to find a used one - nothing in UK. What a beautifully built amplifier with such flexibility. Trouble was it just failed to excite as some others amps do - now sold.

    My new NAD M33 is listed here for £4000 but I believe it's higher in EU and US - another surprise.
    The US distributor is jacking up the price for the US. Luxman used to be liked this until they brought US distribution in-house. Always considered demoing Accuphase but the price delta between the US and Japan is laughable.

    Mike said it best, seems that the price increase should be right out of a comedy skit to see customer reactions. There is already so much margin no matter what the rising costs are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hear Here View Post

    I wanted an Accuphase A-36 for my horn speakers but had to buy from Sweden to find a used one - nothing in UK. What a beautifully built amplifier with such flexibility. Trouble was it just failed to excite as some others amps do - now sold.
    Hmmm Interesting observation-I did see some wag mention Accuphase is the McIntosh of Japan

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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    Compared to Japan the price of Accuphase is high also in Europe, but I always "enjoyed" the resale value after 4 or 5 years of owning it. (60-65% of original value)
    Most other brands I owned I had to drop a lot more of the original value after 4/5 years.
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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by GreginNH View Post
    As if this brand isn't already overpriced in the US, Accuphase prices will increase effective 11/1

    One example is the E-800 currently listed at $21,500 that will go up to $25,000
    It retails for 980,000 yen in Japan - less than 10K

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    The key to buying Accuphase in the US is to get a massive discount.

    I bought mine for $15,000 which was a 30% discount. Thought I had done really well until that same dealer just sold a new in box one for $12,500.

    Seems like there are lots of creative pricing strategies between the US importer and one (or more) or more of his dealers. I am not sure how this helps the brand, long-term.
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    US distributor is effectively killing the brand in US. Plain and simple. Accuphase itself doesnít seem to give a ratís ass either. Good for Luxman I guess, they can dominate Japanese import market in the US.

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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    There are strong personal and cultural ties between Arturo (owner of Axxis Audio) the US distributor and Accuphase management in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oly View Post
    There are strong personal and cultural ties between Arturo (owner of Axxis Audio) the US distributor and Accuphase management in Japan.
    Interesting you mention that. If there is personal ties then makes sense why Accuphase doesn't take any actions against Axxis Audio. Oh well let them do what they want to do. There is Luxman and Esoteric from Japan. Gryphon and Vitus from Denmark. Soulution, CH precision, Goldmund, FM Acoustics from Swiss and Dan D'agostino, Boulder, Pass labs from our own mother land. Still plenty fishes in the sea. Happy Hunting

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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    Have to agree with Greg. Got all of my Accuphase stuff for really good prices (compared to list in the US) and am overjoyed with it. I love the look, the feel, and the sound. If you can find it for rational prices in the US, I highly recommend it. If at retail list, there are likely better buys out there.

    And, this is my last post on high Accuphase prices. I will stipulate that fact for the record so we donít have to go over it again.


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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    so many great sounding alternatives for less $$, who cares .......
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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    it's just the normal distributor BS - raise prices artificially and then give huge discounts to make everyone feel better. ever wonder why Raidhos trade at 30 cents on the $? haha.

    honestly I prefer the no discount manufacturers - cuts out the crap. better resale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    it's just the normal distributor BS - raise prices artificially and then give huge discounts to make everyone feel better. ever wonder why Raidhos trade at 30 cents on the $? haha.

    honestly I prefer the no discount manufacturers - cuts out the crap. better resale.
    Much like the one price for all strategy that some car dealerships are trying to employ... not for me!

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    There are so many great alternatives, I don't know why you would go down the Accuphase route.

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    Each person has to make up their own mind as to whether Accuphase products are worth the price. But having owned five Accuphase amps and DACs over the years, I will say that they build some wonderful products. The workmanship, sound quality, and reliability are up there with the best in the industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet787 View Post
    There are so many great alternatives, I don't know why you would go down the Accuphase route.
    Have you ever owned any Accuphase pieces?

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    I have never owned one but I have several audio friends that have. Some really like them especially the amps others have moved on to other gear.

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    Well, Ive owned alot of very expensive gear over the last 15 years, everything has its compromises and traits. I now have a full Accuphase system comprised of 4 pieces. This system can compete with anything out there.

    Can you find something that you will prefer? sure. Will it objectively be any better? No... it certainly wont be finished any better.

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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    Well, Ive owned alot of very expensive gear over the last 15 years, everything has its compromises and traits. I now have a full Accuphase system comprised of 4 pieces. This system can compete with anything out there.

    Can you find something that you will prefer? sure. Will it objectively be any better? No... it certainly wont be finished any better.
    What gear did you own prior to accuphase ?

    Whatís your current gear ?


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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    Well, Ive owned alot of very expensive gear over the last 15 years, everything has its compromises and traits. I now have a full Accuphase system comprised of 4 pieces. This system can compete with anything out there.

    Can you find something that you will prefer? sure. Will it objectively be any better? No... it certainly wont be finished any better.
    I've only owned one Accuphase item - a Class A power amp, but it was probably the best looking and flexible amp I've had. It sounded very good but (possibly as it's Class A) is a little soft sounding. I prefer a little more bite, so in the end I sold it. However it was the last to be sold of many amps I bought to see which I thought best for me, and I sold it more reluctantly than any of the others. Great stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hear Here View Post
    I've only owned one Accuphase item - a Class A power amp, but it was probably the best looking and flexible amp I've had. It sounded very good but (possibly as it's Class A) is a little soft sounding. I prefer a little more bite, so in the end I sold it. However it was the last to be sold of many amps I bought to see which I thought best for me, and I sold it more reluctantly than any of the others. Great stuff.
    You should try their A/B amps, plenty of power and excitement when needed. They are best known for their Class A but their Class A/B offerings are up there with the best.

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    Re: Accuphase Price Increase

    Quote Originally Posted by eziggy View Post
    The US distributor is jacking up the price for the US. Luxman used to be liked this until they brought US distribution in-house. Always considered demoing Accuphase but the price delta between the US and Japan is laughable.

    Mike said it best, seems that the price increase should be right out of a comedy skit to see customer reactions. There is already so much margin no matter what the rising costs are.
    I had real difficulty finding a used A36 amplifier in UK. In fact, I had to buy a used one from Denmark. The UK distributor seems to be disinterested in getting the brand better known and also seems to be pricing too steeply, hence thay are very rarely found in UK.
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