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..
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.

Is this correct that Accuphase binding posts don't accept standard spade connectors and you have to do bare wire connection ?