Accuphase A-45 and other Accuphase class A power amps.

What do you think ? Sophisticated Japanese transistor tube-like sound ?
Maybe I should move in this direction, not sure..
Is this correct that Accuphase binding posts don't accept standard spade connectors and you have to do bare wire connection ?
I was thinking A-45 or E-550. What I got is that Accuphase class A, either power amps or integrated, sound much better than Accuphase class AB. I could go with either power amp or integrated, I don't really need preamp. I am thinking of building a new set up with reel to reel deck as the center of it. Phono stage would be connected to the deck. Later I might add active preamp to the chain but it is not necessary.