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The history of the LUXMAN audio brand began in 1925, at the birth of radio broadcasting. LUXMAN has paid particular attention to the world of audio and has gained high reputation as a quality brand of high-end audio products both domestically and internationally.
People tend to open their mind to natural things and react negatively to the unnatural. Natural sound, without coloration, develops an intimacy between the music and the listener.
Naturally and purely reproduced music resonates with the listener’s imagination. LUXMAN reflects this effect in our product development. Music that features a performer’s true passion and which a recording engineer has worked on precisely benefits from the fine nuances in sound which LUXMAN aims to reproduce, conveying the sprit of the artist and the enthusiasm of the performance. We strive to bring to the listener the experience of unlimited, pure music.

Other Products by Luxman
L-590AXII
$12,595

Bringing an evolved and expressive Class A sound to the peak of integrated amplifier

LUXMAN has been at the forefront of integrated amplifier design since releasing the first Japanease integrated amplifier, the SQ5A, in 1961.For over 50 years, LUXMAN has been confronting the challenges of balancing performance, function and design in an integrated amplifier body. These years of research and experience have resulted in the L-590AXII, the ultimate complete integrated amplifier design.With unprecedented spatial expression – and a sense of density particular to Class A design – outstanding realisation of tonal quality and penetrating audio ability have been achieved in this Class A integrated amplifier.The L-590AXII is the debut flagship model of integrated amplifier from LUXMAN to commemorate the 90th anniversary of this ground-breaking company.

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L-590AXII technical specs
L-550AXII
$8395

A pure class A design transformed into a MKII model Capable of optimising sound density.
Pursuing a sound that appeals to the senses whilst creating a deep musical impression is the ultimate role of the audio amplifier. With pure class A design, the L-550AXII integrated amplifier is a refined version of the L-550AX which was itself fully restyled in 2011. The MK II model boasts improved functionality with the latest technologies equivalent to the higher grade L-590AXII such as Version 4.0 of the original amplification feedback circuit ODNF, the new LECUA1000, computerized attenuator, and a buffer circuit with discrete configuration as standard. Such features result in a model with capability of expression above its class, offering a mellow and dense sound that only pure class A amplification can create. The L-550AXII is a mid-range integrated amplifier that increases its maturity in an attractive, functional design for music to be thoroughly enjoyed.

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L-550AXII technical specs
L-509X
$13,295

The realisation of a desirable ideal the ultimate refinement of separates in a single unit.
The L-509X integrates the features of both a high quality separate amplifier and a high performance integrated amplifier into one product. The goal of creating an ideal integrated amplifier, initiated by LUXMAN with the launch of the L-509fSE in 2002, has now been advanced with the development of the L-509X. The L-509X integrated amplifier is equipped with many desirable features, such as the New LECUA1000 and a discretely configured buffer circuit in the output stage of the pre-amplifier circuit. LUXMAN’s ODNF (Only Distortion Negative Feedback) original amplifier feedback circuit and a power supply with independent left and right channel blocking capacitors are intrinsic to this design, as well as many components used only in high end models, ensuring high-quality audio reproduction. The design of the L-509X incorporates the cream of LUXMAN’s proprietary technologies, breaking new ground and creating the ultimate expression of “separates in a single unit”.

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L-509X technical specs
L-507uXII
$9095

Incremental improvements accumulate to create a worthy successor that is built on heritage and introduces a new concept of value.
The L-507uXII integrated amplifier earns its Mark II status by combining the knowledge and experience of developing refined pure Class A integrated amplifiers with state of the art technology. The L-507uXII features the New LECUA 1000 attenuator and a discretely configured buffer circuit as well as the Version 4.0 ODNF (Only Distortion Negative Feedback) original feedback circuit from LUXMAN to achieve spatial expression, overwhelming power and clarity that is comparable to a separate amplifier. Technology has progressed but the philosophy remains the same.The L-507uXII represents a quantum leap in integrated amplifier design and reflects the global perception of LUXMAN as the leader in brilliant audio expression and reproduction.

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L-507uXII technical specs
L-505uXII
$6295

The attraction of the L-505uXII is its new level of refinement, approaching perfection as an authentically desirable product.
The L-505uXII is the eagerly awaited Mark II version of the popular L-505uX that has been at the forefront of pre-amplifier design since it’s launch in 2011. Incorporating an abundance of proprietary technologies, such as Luxman’s Version 4.0 ODNF (Only Distortion Negative Feedback), as well as LECUA (Luxman Electronically Controlled Ultimate Attenuator), this product is a truly multifunctional integrated amplifier. As Luxman’s latest high-end model, the L-505uXII continues the evolution of the L-505 series, which has attracted many fans of audio quality and earned a great reputation. As an amplifier which exudes sophistication and authenticity beyond its class, the L-505uXII represents the latest in a long line of exemplary models.

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L-505uXII technical specs
C-700u
$12,595

Exquisite sound, flagship pedigree. A dream come true.
The C-700u control amplifier is our new middle of the range model that inherits some of our magnificent innovations, seen in our high end model, the C-900u, including our latest ODNF version 4.0 circuit, with significantly improved distortion characteristics and signal to noise performance and our new LECUA 1000, a computerized attenuator directly connected to the amplifier circuit, which enables smooth volume changes without any deterioration of sound quality. We are pursuing the concept of a simple and high quality control amplifier, exclusively designed for line level signals. What is more, this unit is also multifunctional, the loudness function interacting with the volume and tone controls, external pre-input connectivity and a fluorescent display with zoom and dimmer controls. Features like these make the C-700u suitable for the control center of your system, a new-generation of control amplifier, displaying performance consistent with high level functionality.

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C-700u technical specs
C-900u
$20,995

Designed for supreme tonal quality.
LUXMAN’s pursuit of the uppermost standards of tonal quality has lead to the creation of the C-900u. Four independent modules in the balanced amplification circuit enable the hot and cold components of the left and right audio signals to be handled independently to suppress unnecessary noise generation. Combining an evolved version 4.0 of our traditional ODNF circuit and a robust power supply has achieved high signal-to-noise performance and improved sound quality without distortion. LUXMAN’s original LECUA 1000, a stepped fixed resistance attenuator, is used for the volume adjustment system, a major feature of this new control amplifier. The 88 step range allows for more precise volume adjustment. This product is an appropriate centerpiece for any modern hifi system due to its elegant design, user friendly features, refined tone controls, premium tactile operation, and more.

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C-900u technical specs
M-700u
$12,595

Longing dream comes true Flagship pedigree of exquisite sound.
M-700u, a power amplifier, is a new middle range model that inherits our powerful drive circuit including the latest version, ODNF 4.0 circuit whose distortion characteristics and S/N performance have been significantly improved and with which the top-end model, M-900u, has been equipped and also including 4-parallel push-pull structure with 3-stage Darlington to pursue Luxman’s development philosophy for power amplifiers, “satisfying both high drivability and sound quality of high density”. The output from 120 W/8Ω to up to 840 W/1Ω instantaneously exploits the full potential of speaker characteristics under any load conditions. M-700u is a new-generation stereo power amplifier that combines richly expressive sound and high power without losing the music dynamism.

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M-700u technical specs
M-900u
$20,995

To bring out the best sound expression.
The stereo power amplification, M-900u, has been created to bring out the best sound expression from the speaker system. The rich gradation sound quality has been achieved from deep bass sound to clear high tone with sufficient drive force acquired by connecting the 4-parallel push-pull structural output units in parallel. Luxman’s original ODNF circuit that provides both a lively feeling and ultra-low distortion has been evolved to the latest version 4.0. The transparent large analog meter produces the enjoyment of listening to music with finesse, and the exterior design with blasted white finishing encloses high power gently. The BLT connection allows the user to use the unit as an ultra-high power monaural amplifier of 600W (8Ω).
* ODNF is an abbreviation for “Only Distortion Negative Feedback”.

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M-900u technical specs
D-03X
$5035

Timeless design meets cutting edge technology.
Now a single digital player embodies the most advanced digital decoding along with the most enduring approaches to design and engineering.
LUXMAN’s new D-03X combines traditional red-book CD playback with an advanced hi-res DAC circuit featuring MQA full decoding.
Of crucial importance, the D-03X inherits the philosophy and experience of successive LUXMAN digital players and remains true to timeless LUXMAN design principles, including rugged chassis, oversized power supply and meticulous circuit selection. The result: reproduction of effortless musicality.

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D-03X technical specs
D-10X
$23,095

Accuracy, sensitivity, musicality.
Welcome to the ultimate expression of musicality. Our flagship SACD/CD player, the D-10X builds on the brilliant heritage of our acclaimed D-08u, adding more playback capabilities, the latest conversion technology, a robustly reinforced mechanism and a refined analog output stage.
Introducing LxDTM-i – the LUXMAN original Disc Transport Mechanism (improved).
Here is the world premiere of the ROHM Semiconductor MUS-IC™ BD34301EKV digital-to-analog converter (as of May 2020).
Introducing ODNF-u – Only Distortion Negative Feedback (ultimate) – in a fully balanced output amplifier.
Well-grounded in fundamental principles and endowed with the most advanced mechanical, digital and analog technology, the LUXMAN D-10X opens the curtain on the ultimate soundstage.

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D-10X technical specs
EQ-500
$9005

A vacuum tube amplifier design that performs vinyl playback as you desire.
The joy of analog reproduction is the indulgence of the harmonic density and tonal character of vinyl playback, faithfully reproducing sound vibration and resonance inscribed on analog records without interruption. The EQ-500 phono equalizer amplifier is a vacuum tube design for all stages to provide the ultimate experience in the expressive and colourful reproduction of music. Fine adjustment and switching functions that are easily accessible on the elegant front panel allow you to enjoy the real pleasure of analog reproduction. The debut of LUXMAN’s masterpiece phono equalizer amplifier, the EQ-500, brings a new dimension that offers an extensive menu of the finest details of analog reproduction allowing you to recreate that ideal sound from your memory.

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EQ-500 technical specs
PD-151A
$5875

PD-151. Preserving the fragile beauty of analog music reproduction.
Audiophiles love the warmth, organic texture and uncanny beauty of analog music reproduction.But that beauty is notoriously fragile. Even slight variations in platter speed can blur the musical pitch, placing the sound behind an unnatural veil. And when music lovers turn up the volume, the phono cartridge can pick up even subtle chassis vibration and resonance – distortions the cartridge cannot distinguish from the desired tracking of the record groove. At LUXMAN, we understand. And we built that understanding into the PD-151 analog player, a more accessible alternative to our highly regarded PD-171A / AL. From the 10 mm thick aluminum top plate to the high-torque motor, the ultra-wide drive belt and the 4.0 kg platter, every aspect of the PD-151 pursues just one purpose. To do full justice to the ineffable beauty of analog sound.

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PD-151A technical specs
SQ-N150
$4195

Music reproduction of uncanny warmth and beauty.
In the 1960s, when the audio industry moved en masse into transistor amplifiers, LUXMAN stood apart. We recognized the ineffable beauty of vacuum tube audio, and we’ve continued to build tube components without interruption. Part of LUXMAN’s NeoClassico II Series, the SQ-N150 is the latest heir to that proud tradition, delivering music reproduction of exceptional warmth and clarity.

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SQ-N150 technical specs
LX-380
$11,195

Capturing the era of the ‘38’ – the aspiration of a new vacuum tube amplifier.
The LX-380 represents a new era in golden ‘38’ series vacuum tube integrated amplifiers from LUXMAN. Providing an exceptionally deep resonance of sound sources of various ages and genres, the LX-380 combines LECUA* – a computerized attenuator which carefully reproduces the dynamism of each performance – with a power amplifier circuit that expresses the rich musicality of the 6L6GC output tube. Housed in a wooden case that is reminiscent of the 28 series, the LX-380 appeals to a new generation with a winning combination of cutting edge technology and traditional know-how. *LECUA is an abbreviation of Luxman Electric Controlled Ultimate Attenuator.

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LX-380 technical specs
CL-38uC
$8395

An attractive custom vacuum tube control amplifier.
The CL-38uC uses SRPP (Shunt Regulated Push Pull) circuitry for all stages to achieve the highest sound quality possible.A genuine phono equalizer is included, the MC-low and MC-high impedance (gain) inputs each have independent MC transformers and are selectable using the MC impedance lever switch.Tone controls enable the listener to fine tune the sound quality.Refined exterior design and newly added balanced inputs make this vacuum tube control amp a new standard for its generation.

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CL-38uC technical specs
CL-1000
$30,795

Technology and music in harmony.
At LUXMAN, we don’t consider a technology “advanced” unless it advances your ability to delight in music. That principle reaches its highest expression in the CL-1000, our flagship vacuum tube control amplifier.
Successor to the classic C-1000 released in 1975, the CL-1000 pairs beautifully with the acclaimed MQ-300 vacuum tube stereo power amplifier. Both reflect LUXMAN’s singular expertise in vacuum tube audio. In the 1960s, when the audio industry moved en masse into transistor amplifiers, LUXMAN recognized the ineffable beauty of the tube music reproduction. And we’ve continued to build tube components without interruption.
While the CL-1000 salutes the past, it also embodies the best of today with a major step forward in sonic clarity: the transformer-assisted volume control we call LECUTA (Luxman Electronically Controlled Ultimate Transformer Attenuator). In addition, super permalloy core output transformers contribute to a vivid sound stage. Covered in natural walnut with a rosewood gloss finish, the cabinet lends a touch of warmth and refinement. All told, the CL-1000 brings advanced technology and musical refinement together in harmony.

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CL-1000 technical specs
MQ-88uC
$8395

A vacuum tube power amplifier with ambition.
The MQ-88uC has an elegant dark brown finish, realizing a modern classical appearance reminiscent of our finest legacy products. This model’s improved clarity and warm, accurate audio reproduction, unique to vacuum tube products, and the quality of the components and engineering shine through. We strongly feel that the introduction of new technology and added customization will prove integral to this model’s appeal as a modern day vacuum tube amplifier.

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MQ-88uC technical specs
MQ-300
$30,795

90 years of LUXMAN experience, intelligence and principles embodied in vacuum tubes.
The MQ-300, a vacuum tube stereo power amplifier from LUXMAN, uses thoroughly selected parts and circuits to maximise the performance and tonal quality of the latest direct heated triode – the TA-300B following in the design footsteps of the masterpiece MB-300 released 31 years ago. Since the foundation of the company 90 years ago, LUXMAN has pursued core principles for sound creation, ‘honest and natural sound quality and feeling the sound field without exaggeration’, ‘feeling the unity of sound with sufficient data for the whole audio band’,‘fatigue free listening enjoyment’, all of which are embodied in the MQ-300. By expressing the original sound, the MQ-300 brings the spirit of music inscribed in your favourite discs to life.

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MQ-300 technical specs