The Luxman L-509X integrated amp is their new flagship integrated

Review - Luxman L-509X

Luxman L-509X

The Luxman L-509X integrated amp is their new flagship integrated
L UXMAN will be releasing the Luxman L-509X integrated amplifier, available in the UK from January 2018, at an RRP of £8,500 inc. VAT. The L-509X is their new flagship class AB integrated amplifier. The L-509X offers 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 4 line inputs , 1 MM/MC phono input, 2 balanced line inputs, recording outputs and a preamp in input and preamp out output. Additionally the L-509X can drive two pairs of speakers. No digital inputs though.

Featuring the performance of separate amplifiers in a single unit, this is truly their ideal goal in an amp, to have functionality as well as quality. Luxman have put all their experience and technology gained from years of developing amplifiers, into this model L-509X. For audiophiles who are looking for a high quality, multifunctional, but simple system, L-509X is what they are looking for. Moreover, L-509X expressive power offers quality relaxing time as well as touches the deep core of your heart so that you can sink into the world of music so deeply. The latest ODNF version 4.0 provides a fast initial slew rate and wide bandwidth with lower distortion. With their 88-step LECUA 1000 attenuator system, sound deterioration is minimized and smooth, accurate volume control is achieved. The power supply unit is equipped with independent left and right channel large capacity blocking capacitors, equivalent to those in the M-700u power amplifier and, essential to the energy source for audio equipment, the power supply circuit has a robust configuration. For the pre-amp section, a discreetly configured buffer circuit, equivalent to that of Luxman’s C-900u pre-amp, is installed, improving driving power while maintaining the clarity of the signal. Regarding the exterior, they have chosen a symmetrical design, centred on a pair of traditional analogue level meters. The top panel, with its distinctive ventilation, similar to the flagship power amp, the M-900u, also displays bold functionality. Large aluminium knobs source selector and volume control, are capped with gleaming hairline finish and blasted white barrels. These combine with the blasted white front panel, matching perfectly as a whole, drawing a beautiful shining contrast upon this high quality exterior.


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