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Can you post a link to the review? Am getting nada when I google Ken Kessler or HiFi Plus for the CL38u-SE.
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Can you post a link to the review? Am getting nada when I google Ken Kessler or HiFi Plus for the CL38u-SE.
Try Ken Kessler Cl38u-se review and it will be under the title LuxmanCL38U-se/MQ-88use. Co written w/Paul Miller.
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During one of my OCD fueled adventures, I had the pleasure comparing the SE combo with the much more expensive 900u preamp and MQ-300.

There was a difference, but not much of one.
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In this price range the 38SE is hard to beat. Really opened up my Aerial 5T's.
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The magic of tubes with the bass control of solid-state. Bet your system does sound great.
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The magic of tubes with the bass control of solid-state. Bet your system does sound great.
It's had some hours on it and the tubes are breaking in. I'm currently listening to Kenny Burrell and Midnight Blue. The tone pace and tempo have never sounded better. I noticed on the Luxman website the CL38U-SE was no longer listed. Must have a very low supply left. They are now showing the LX-380 integrated which has the same look as the CL38. All tube w/20 wpc. Should be interesting.
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