Beautiful looks. Beautiful sound.
The Luxman D10X is, hands down, the best disc player I’ve heard at home.
Audiophiliac Daily Show
Despite having a distinctive retro look and feel, this superbly constructed CD player has some thoroughly modern engineering inside, which works to great effect. Sonically, Luxman’s new D-03X presents itself in a seriously sophisticated way, offering an interesting and appealing listening experience whatever music you care to play.
…delivers music with emotion and adds life to the sound.
…it’s a hell of a thing, and I loved every minute with it.
…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.…
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.
Anyone wanting the finesse of top range separates, not wanting to be bothered with the complexity required by separates, should have the L-509x at the top of their list.
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…
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…
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…
…consummate luxury hifi experience.
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…
Like so many of the other Luxman products we’ve had the pleasure to use, the EQ-500 has a sound that is resolving, yet ever so slightly warm and relaxed. You might even call it inviting…at $6,495 this is one of the best deals going in a high end, multiple input phono stage, and hence we…
…nothing could derail this powerful duo. It seems there wasn’t any musical genre or performance that the Luxman could not handle, and that is a true testament to the company’s long history of producing high quality audio gear with the utmost attention to quality and the ability to faithfully reproduce musical performances that are transparent,…
M-900u / C-900u
Mono & Stereo
I was always treated to a tremendous amount of detail when the LX-380 in the system, but it was delivered in an easy, thoroughly charming way. It’s one of the best examples of an all-arounder I’ve found, but it also has a distinct personality that’s charismatic and engaging. Highly recommended!
The Occasional by Part-time Audiophile
Luxmania! I consider both of these Luxman components an Exceptional Value, worthy of our award, but the pair together is even more.
C-900u & M-900u
The Luxman P-750u headphone amp is truly drool-worthy
Luxman has a long and proud tradition in the HiFi industry. Within that history, the HiFi press has bestowed accolades to many of their models over the years. With the Luxman LX-380, Luxman has kept their long-standing tradition of excellence intact.
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.
CL-38uC & MQ-88uC
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.
…everything about the LX-380 was a sensory delight. I found the subtle aroma of finely finished wood, hot glass, and electrical traces intoxicating while listening. The LX-380 is a must audition for listeners who value natural sound and acoustic performances.
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.
…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.
You don’t even have to play a record on the Luxman PD-171A to know it’s unique.
…the quality of the workmanship, the pleasure and convenience of having the heart of your system contained in a single chassis, and the inclusion of a killer phono stage (and comparing that to the cost of separates of equal quality) the value of the L-550AXII is quite impressive. Highly recommended!
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.
The L-509X is one of the most intimate-sounding, dynamic, texturally nuanced, truthful purveyors of music of my experience.
…the textures of the close-miked violin, cellos, and double bass in [the Electric Light Orchestra’s] “Queen of the Hours” were almost overwhelming—a very pleasant overdose.