Luxman Reviews

Beautiful looks. Beautiful sound.

Sean Fowler
L-550AXII
Zero Fidelity
September 2020


The Luxman D10X is, hands down, the best disc player I’ve heard at home.

Steve Guttenberg
D-10X
Audiophiliac Daily Show
August 2020


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.

Rafael Todes
D-03X
StereoNet
August 2020


CL38uC front

…delivers music with emotion and adds life to the sound.

Jay Lee
LX-380
SoundStage Network
June 2020


…it’s a hell of a thing, and I loved every minute with it.

Art Dudley
CL-1000
Stereophile
May 2020


…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.…

Ken Kessler
CL-1000
Hi-Fi News
May 2020


LX-380 front

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.

Oliver Amnuayphol
LX-380
SoundStageHifi
May 2020


L-509x front

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.

Jeff Dorgay
L-509X
Tone Magazine
April 2020


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…

Ken Kessler
PD-151
HiFi News
December 2019


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…

Ken Kessler
SQ-N150
HiFi News
November 2019


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…

Ken Micallef
SQ-N150
Stereophile
November 2019


SQ-N150 front

…consummate luxury hifi experience.

Sean Fowler
SQ-N150
Zero Fidelity
October 2019


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…

Dick Olsher
MQ-88uC
Absolute Sound
October 2019


EQ-500 front

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…

Jeff Dorgay
EQ-500
Cartridge Dude
October 2019


…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,…

Alex Gorouvein
M-900u / C-900u
Mono & Stereo
September 2019


LX-380 front

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!

Marc Phillips
LX-380
The Occasional by Part-time Audiophile
July 2019


Luxmania! I consider both of these Luxman components an Exceptional Value, worthy of our award, but the pair together is even more.

Jeff Dorgay
C-900u & M-900u
Tone Magazine
JUNE 2019


The Luxman L-509X is a beautiful component that produces beautiful sound. Sonically it does it all, in a way that doesn’t draw attention away from your favorite recordings; and in terms of user enjoyment, it will dray you right to it.

Jeff Fritz
L-509X
SoundStage Ultra
March 2019


P-750 front

The Luxman P-750u headphone amp is truly drool-worthy

Steve Guttenberg
P-750u
CNET
February 2019


LX-380 front

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.

Francisco Duran
LX-380
Positive Feedback
February 2019