The A-35 was developed as a successor to the A-30 while inheriting many design aspects of the A-65. Dedication to the best sound possible is always an Accuphase hallmark.
The use of the instrumentation amplifier principle allows fully balanced input signal paths, and further refined MCS+ topology pushes noise and distortion down to absolutely minimal levels. In terms of its design as well as its sound, the A-35 offers a highly attractive entry point to the world of pure class A.
In the output stage of the A-35, proven power MOS-FET devices are used in a triple-parallel configuration for each channel. MOS-FETs have excellent frequency characteristics, and their high input impedance reduces the load imposed on the preceding drive stage.
The power supply of an amplifier is its ultimate source of energy. Unless it provides ample reserves, sound quality will suffer, and even basic performance parameters may not be met. The A-35 has a massive power transformer and two 47,000 μF smoothing capacitors specially selected for their sonic properties. This sustains an output power rating of 120 watts into 2 ohms, 60 watts into 4 ohms, or 30 watts into 8 ohms per channel, and it enables the A-35 to perfectly handle even very-low impedance speakers or speakers with wildly fluctuating impedance characteristics.