Arphi Integrated Stereo Amplifer AA-140

Luxman Amplifiers India
Joined
Jan 24, 2021
Messages
97
Points
18
Location
Mumbai
On Friday I had visited chor bazar and found a Arphi Stereo Amplifier. As I am having Arphi's speaker as well as a Arphi's equalizer I didn't wanted to loose the chance of buying the amplifier. I bargained and got the amp for 450rs. Brought it home and opened the top cover and cleaned the dust with a blower and plugged the amp to series, since it didn't detected any short so I directly plugged the amp to mains voltage and hooked up my Super Challenger's to it and boom it started playing music. I was surprised that why did Arphi varnished even after producing such beautiful amps and speakers.

The amp had never been repaired and was having all the original parts so I was very happy considering the price for which I got the amp.

Attaching some pics of the amp(before and after) 20210828_215331.jpg 20210827_181607.jpg 20210827_181559.jpg 20210827_181555.jpg
 

Nitin K

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2018
Messages
1,328
Points
113
Location
India
Arphi made some decent stuff. I had heard their bookshelf speakers at my friend's place years ago and had liked the sound.
 

efernand1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2012
Messages
5,143
Points
113
Location
Mumbai
On Friday I had visited chor bazar and found a Arphi Stereo Amplifier. As I am having Arphi's speaker as well as a Arphi's equalizer I didn't wanted to loose the chance of buying the amplifier. I bargained and got the amp for 450rs. Brought it home and opened the top cover and cleaned the dust with a blower and plugged the amp to series, since it didn't detected any short so I directly plugged the amp to mains voltage and hooked up my Super Challenger's to it and boom it started playing music. I was surprised that why did Arphi varnished even after producing such beautiful amps and speakers.

The amp had never been repaired and was having all the original parts so I was very happy considering the price for which I got the amp.

Attaching some pics of the amp(before and after) View attachment 61515 View attachment 61516 View attachment 61517 View attachment 61518


An excellent Amp...used it for 5 years before )pre owned purchase from a dear friend who used for 8 years) I shifted to Yamaha RX V 440.....

Congrats on the purchase and enjoy the playback!

Arphi faded away then DOME line up came in the picture which was good too.....
 
Joined
Jan 24, 2021
Messages
97
Points
18
Location
Mumbai
An excellent Amp...used it for 5 years before )pre owned purchase from a dear friend who used for 8 years) I shifted to Yamaha RX V 440.....

Congrats on the purchase and enjoy the playback!

Arphi faded away then DOME line up came in the picture which was good too.....
True. If Arphi would have continued their speakers till now I would have purchased them
 

reubensm

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 26, 2010
Messages
4,638
Points
113
Location
Trivandrum, India
what a great find, surprised to see a toroidal transformer in an Indian amp :)
seeing a toroidal tranny in an amp is generally an indication of a high performance design with no compromise on component quality
please do share some pics of the amp in your setup
 

efernand1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2012
Messages
5,143
Points
113
Location
Mumbai
what a great find, surprised to see a toroidal transformer in an Indian amp :)
seeing a toroidal tranny in an amp is generally an indication of a high performance design with no compromise on component quality
please do share some pics of the amp in your setup

The Arphi AA 140 always had a torodial transformer....i remember as one of the channels had gone kaput...which was fixed by one of the skilled repairers.
 
Joined
Jan 24, 2021
Messages
97
Points
18
Location
Mumbai
what a great find, surprised to see a toroidal transformer in an Indian amp :)
seeing a toroidal tranny in an amp is generally an indication of a high performance design with no compromise on component quality
please do share some pics of the amp in your setup
Will share the pics soon.
 
Joined
Jan 24, 2021
Messages
97
Points
18
Location
Mumbai
The Arphi AA 140 always had a torodial transformer....i remember as one of the channels had gone kaput...which was fixed by one of the skilled repairers.
The toroidal transformers are always the best. The ampere and wattage is always good from the toroidal transformer
 

Mahi

Active Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2017
Messages
399
Points
43
Location
Bangalore
On Friday I had visited chor bazar and found a Arphi Stereo Amplifier. As I am having Arphi's speaker as well as a Arphi's equalizer I didn't wanted to loose the chance of buying the amplifier. I bargained and got the amp for 450rs. Brought it home and opened the top cover and cleaned the dust with a blower and plugged the amp to series, since it didn't detected any short so I directly plugged the amp to mains voltage and hooked up my Super Challenger's to it and boom it started playing music. I was surprised that why did Arphi varnished even after producing such beautiful amps and speakers.

The amp had never been repaired and was having all the original parts so I was very happy considering the price for which I got the amp.

Attaching some pics of the amp(before and after) View attachment 61515 View attachment 61516 View attachment 61517 View attachment 61518
Lucky man in this group # ❤ congratulations sir
 
Top