LOOK (Part IV)
And so we end up with the back view of the DC-37. Apologies for the blurry shot but you can get a clearer picture from the Accuphase website anyway. Good to see every input has a screw nearby - acts as a reinforcement so you can use heavy gauge interconnects if you want to. This reinforcement also ensures durability of the gear for years to come.
Love the lower placement of the IEC input too. If you have a thick power cable, it will not completely block access to the gear from that side.
A while back I blogged about phase inversion, and how it can be a confusion to figure out when your unit is in 2 Hot or 3 Hot mode. Here is Accuphase’s novel approach. 3 is bigger than 2, and they simply draw a larger box for 3, and a small box for 2.
What this means is you never need to struggle at all when trying to adjust the phase (or know which direction means what). From any angle and side, simply look at the sizes of the box and know the bigger box represents 3 hot and the smaller is 2 hot. An elegant solution to a problem few even know they have.
Here is a nice Accuphase touch. Their RCA and HS-link dust caps has the words “Accuphase Lab Inc” on it