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Got the new Accuphase DG-68 .. short review


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As an analogy, here's the objective:

 

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There are tools to tighten the bolt like:

 

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and /or

 

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With a little thought, tighten up the bolts the right way with less effort, shorter time, and less knuckle scrapes.

 

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and (for the pedants)

 

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The wrench (shifter, Franzose), stillsons and vice grips tighten things much like a computer does with DSP. It gets the job done, but there's a struggle, doesn't quite fit.

 

The DG-68 on the other hand, sockets and ring spanners are made for the job and it's completed, done.  DSP designed for audio from input to output in one box and easy programming without learning extremely complex equations and updates that can wreck that hard work and minimise noise in the process as found in PC DSPs. Is it better to have 1 million or 2 million taps? Really?

 

Congrats @992Sam enjoy the music :) 

 

BTW, I'd use some flat washers and better anti vibration washers.......

 

 

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you put some work into that post ... impressive!  

 

Yes, the right tool for the right job... and this has made listening (especially at lower volume) a lot better...   Fletcher Munson in a box?

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On 12/20/2020 at 1:01 AM, 992Sam said:

you've got yourself a nice collection of Accuphase btw..  would love to see a video of that system sometime. 

Sorry for late reply, thanks for the compliment!

 

An Accuphase purchase is for the long haul, 20 years plus before a replacement is considered. Sure new models are released, but if the line model is replaced with another in the same position say in 5 years, there’s not much of a change sonically. 
If a purchase is made above the line model, then certainly there’s a difference.

 

There’s always the value for money aspect. If you pay extra then you should expect in return. The finish of this product really has no equal, the finer details like each solder joint, wire loom, fastener selection is top quality, which you can see on the outside carried through. Yes the wood is a like a mirror and is standard on the 1st and 2nd level components. Everything just works, day in day out.

 

Prices for Accuphase in the USA are obscene, severely impacting their sales. Purely an artificial impact. AU prices are fractionally higher than those in Japan, just due to logistics, after all the entry level amps are at 25kg (50lb) and are air freighted. Local support is great , need to add 😀 . There’s no other manufacturing other than in Yokohama, have you seen the YouTubes of the factory, most impressive. 

 

I’m not so great on videos but will try a new set of photos over the holidays and post here.

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