Thanks in part to the massive power supply and resulting current reserve, the sheer dynamic ability of the P-750u not only goes a long way to make your favorite phones disappear, it does so with a wider range of phones than anything we’ve yet taken for a test drive.
Guaranteed Performance! …the Luxman CL-38uC and MQ-88uC components are both remarkably elegant and efficient. Its vintage look warms the heart, while its updated technology produces a timeless sound.
The people at Luxman have perfectly succeeded, in my opinion, in finding this fragile balance between transparency and musicality, focusing on listening pleasure…which makes listening very rewarding.
What I never expected was that the products I would most regret returning to the maker would be a 10W amplifier and a CD player the size a stack of a year’s worth of HFN. Yes, the Luxman D-N150 and SQ-N150 are that good. What’s more, they’re an answer to your prayers if you have…
the Luxman strikes that most elusive balance of transparency and musicality, successfully melding superior detail retrieval with a warmth and smoothness that encourages long listening sessions…Well done, Luxman.
My goodness! Does this baby sing! Keeping in mind that I was coming from a deck with an extra zero on its price sticker, I was taken aback by how coherent and confident this turntable sounded. Not least – no, make that ‘immediately impressive’ – was the sense of lower-octave mass, which I usually assume…
The Luxman P-750u headphone amp is truly drool-worthy
You don’t even have to play a record on the Luxman PD-171A to know it’s unique.
Luxmania! I consider both of these Luxman components an Exceptional Value, worthy of our award, but the pair together is even more.
In the pantheon of Japanese audio companies, Luxman holds a place of honor for significant contributions to the audio arts over many decades. In fact, several years ago it celebrated its 90th anniversary. What is not so well known is that Luxman has been manufacturing tube amplifiers continuously since 1961. I don’t know of any…
…it’s a hell of a thing, and I loved every minute with it.
All it took was a few bars of music for me to hear that the LX-380 was something special: an amplifier with a sound that was intrinsically believable, wholly natural, realistically textured, and eminently colorful — in short, an audio component that made music.
As further evidence of the SQ-N150’s transparent presentation of components both up- and downstream, I played Makoto Aruga and Percussion Ensemble’s Digital Percussion: Toccata for Percussion (LP, Seven Seas K28C-165), an album of outstanding dynamic range and percussive color. Snare drum press rolls, concert tom figures, and timpani solos were recreated with dazzling dynamics through…
…the Luxman CL-1000 unashamedly marries truly stellar sonic performance with the sort of perceived value – and build quality – that eludes much of the high-end. It is a delight to use,it leads to hours-long listening sessions and it is so gorgeous that you’ll want to fiddle with the controls just for the tactile rewards.…
The L-509X is one of the most intimate-sounding, dynamic, texturally nuanced, truthful purveyors of music of my experience.
…the product that most impressed me between November 2017 and October 2018 was the trim and tidy Luxman MQ-88uSE power amplifier, which uses two KT88 pentode tubes per channel to deliver a satisfactory 25Wpc. Its sound is beautiful, its build quality superb, its Japanese-perfectionist pedigree beyond reproach.