Is it good idea to buy a 20 years old Accuphase C-290V

Since the  current high end gears are quite expensive, so I have no much choice but to find some good 2nd gears even it might be some years of ages.  We know Accuphase is a famous brand for it's reliability. In fact, I am a bit hesitate to buy an old one like this which still cost US$6000 in the 2nd hand shop in Taipei.  How about the audiophiile's idea and suggestions? 

Showing 1 response by bobpaule

If it makes you feel any better, I just bought a 20yo Classé CA-5100 which still cost me close to 2k.

Ultra HiFi is usually built well.

A good place to check older equipment reliability by owner reviews is