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Old 05-11-2018, 07:32 PM
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Rick - After reviewing what I wrote to describe the sound of the Luxman electronics, I'm afraid that I neglected to mention one of their most significant attributes. It's a smooth and natural musical quality which avoids the more typical electronic characteristics which are common with many other brands of amplification. Again it's not easy to describe the level of musical refinement that Luxman achieves and is best understood if you have the chance to audition their gear for yourself in a familiar system.
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Hope this isn't thread-crap, but.... here-goes..... Luxman needs to re-introduce their 3045 amp. I remember hearing them at ProMusica in Urbana, IL. That was a religious experience..... A new 3045 would be as big a reintroduction as the MC-275 reintroduction was for McIntosh.
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At what point was the list price for the C-900u changed from $20K to $15K?
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At what point was the list price for the C-900u changed from $20K to $15K?
Most of the retail prices were lowered when Luxman switched to a direct distribution model in the USA. I think that happened in the latter part of 2017.
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Buddy is correct about the lower pricing of Luxman gear being due to their setting up the subsidiary Luxman America to allow for direct US distribution. This change actually took place in March of 2017 according to this article. Btw I purchased the C-900u a few years ago when it was $20K but the M-900u recently at $15K, so I guess I benefited on a DCA (Dollar Cost Averaging) basis.

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Thanks to both of you for the information. I sent an email to the distributor to find the closet dealer to me.
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Unfortunately, the distributor hasn't responded to my email. Does anyone have their number? Has anyone compared the C-1000F to the C-900u?
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Unfortunately, the distributor hasn't responded to my email. Does anyone have their number? Has anyone compared the C-1000F to the C-900u?
There's a good chance that their US distributor was in Munich for the high end show this past weekend, so I'd respectfully suggest giving him some additional time to respond as he may still be traveling. I never heard the C-1000F but my understanding is that it was actually an earlier release which is no longer in production and that the C-900u is their current top model. I know that patience is not generally a common trait among audiophiles!
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Unfortunately, the distributor hasn't responded to my email. Does anyone have their number? Has anyone compared the C-1000F to the C-900u?
Rick - I did a search for you and found the following phone number listed on Luxman America's Facebook page as well as in some Stereophile articles, hope it helps! (518) 261-6464
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