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hifi_dave
12-01-2018, 12:38
The new Luxman L-505uxII integrated amplifier has just arrived.

Something of a game changer at 3800, this amp has the build and performance you would expect from Luxman but at an affordable price.

Pics and more to follow.




www.radlettaudio.co.uk

e-mail: radlettaudio@hotmail.co.uk

hifi_dave
13-01-2018, 16:53
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Marco
13-01-2018, 18:40
Now *that* is a lovely thing! :)

Marco.

hifi_dave
14-01-2018, 10:19
Sure is and sounds fabulous. It is also 'affordable' for many.

What continues to fascinate me with these Luxman products is how much you get for the money. The quality of everything - case, controls, circuitry and even the packing is way better than most home grown products which often cost a lot more. Look inside and they are stuffed full of premium quality components, which is why they perform so well and sound so good.

Some specs to follow.

SLS
14-01-2018, 19:49
If I needed a stereo that would be attractive. Presumably the cost relates to IAG having their own state of the art factory in Schenzen. Ideal power rating, their bespoke attenuation circuit and a phono amp. Very nice package.
Is the phono amp up to scratch?


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hifi_dave
15-01-2018, 10:15
Luxman prices with the previous 'distributor' were a lot higher than through IAG, presumably because IAG now own the Luxman factory in Japan. I think the Luxman prices are very reasonable now and that was one of my considerations when I took on the range.

The phono stage is excellent by any standards, it's not just a facility tacked on. One of my L590axII customers owned a 4K UK valve based phono stage and considered the Luxman internal MM/MC stage was at least as good and sold the expensive phono stage, which helped towards the price of the Luxman.

Scooby
15-01-2018, 10:39
A really lovely amp, but I can't stop thinking about her more exclusive and better looking sister ;)

hifi_dave
15-01-2018, 16:56
Pity you are not closer or you could come over for a listen and a drool..:drool:

hifi_dave
16-01-2018, 17:09
100 wpc 8 ohms, 150 wpc 4 ohms.

Damping factor 120.

MM + MC, 4 line inputs plus a balanced input.

Full remote control, bass and treble controls, LECUA volume control and those fantastic meters.

Permanently on demo at Radlett Audio.

hifi_dave
21-01-2018, 12:42
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Rear shot, showing all the input, outputs and speaker connections. Plenty for everyone.

hifi_dave
22-03-2018, 16:13
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Yours for only 3800.

Sherwood
22-03-2018, 17:44
I don't dispute the quality or performance, but for what percentage of the UK population would this be considered "affordable"? Get real folks!

Geoff

cuddles
22-03-2018, 20:52
I dunno - I ponied up for a Sugden A21se a couple of years back. I had the intention of having an integrated amp that sounded superb, that had outstanding after sales care which would outlast me and be something of an inheritance piece for my daughter. I have by no means deep pockets but I thought I'd save up for something which I'd get a lot of pleasure and plenty of use out of.

I love listening to music :) - others might think nothing of spending many times the amount of an amp on a car. Now that's something I can't get my head around:doh:

I'd have loved to compare the Luxman to my Sugden. Seeing that it's got an integral phono stage, the cost of my Sugden and the Trichord Dino Mk3 and the Never Connected Power Supply that I use brings the price difference down somewhat. Not that I'm itching for a change - The A21SE does everything for me that I need - and I love its sleek looks even though it has no meters :)

Yomanze
23-03-2018, 12:56
I don't dispute the quality or performance, but for what percentage of the UK population would this be considered "affordable"? Get real folks!

Geoff

Costs less than a car, or a wedding. :D

hifi_dave
23-03-2018, 16:01
In a world where you can spend 250K on a pair of mono blocks or the same on a pair of speakers, the Luxman amps are pretty good value. I concede that the majority of my customers don't want to spend more than 1K on an amp but the Luxman amps are selling steadily.

Sherwood
23-03-2018, 17:38
In a world where you can spend 250K on a pair of mono blocks or the same on a pair of speakers, the Luxman amps are pretty good value. I concede that the majority of my customers don't want to spend more than 1K on an amp but the Luxman amps are selling steadily.

I don't dispute that these are extremely well made products and competitively priced against other top end audio. However, "affordable" implies inexpensive or within the means of the average person (e.g. affordable housing). I would estimate that maybe one in twenty wage earners would currently take home 3,800 per month after tax, and that after essential expenses, that this figure would represent several months disposable income. For the other 95% of earners such an investment is incomprehensible. Products such as this amp are affordable only in a relative sense (i.e. in relation to more expensive Luxman amps). I have a distant recollection of some advertising slogan that used the phrase "attainable luxury". Good luck to those who can afford them, though for most households such a product is hardly attainable and definitely not affordable.

Geoff

Sherwood
23-03-2018, 17:46
Costs less than a car, or a wedding. :D

Yes, less than the cost of a new car but the comparison is misleading. If you were purchasing the Luxman it would most likely be as part of a 10k plus system. Plenty of small new cars available for that outlay.

Don't know about the cost of a wedding but from all the ads on tv for over 50s insurance, the Luxman seems to cost about the same as the typical funeral. I can imagine that if some members of this forum came home with a brand new Luxman, they might need to prepare for an imminent funeral! :deceased: