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Old 05-04-2018, 08:41 AM
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Default Luxman L-509X Review

Here is the review from Stereophile. This unit should sell like hotcakes!

It's not quite as good as the L-590AX II, but very close.

https://www.stereophile.com/content/...OGv26xRBzZX.01
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It's not quite as good as the L-590AX II, but very close.
Why do you think this? Class A is not necessarily better than Class A/B. If it were, we would all own Class A amps.
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Greg.......The Luxman L-509X integrated amplifier looks like a well designed and formidable contender, although at nearly $10K there are many other fine integrated's to compete with.
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Why do you think this? Class A is not necessarily better than Class A/B. If it were, we would all own Class A amps.

I have not done an A/B comparison but my dealer has.

The difference between both models was also confiimed by Jeff Sigmund of Luxman. I suspect he would know his products quite well.
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Greg.......The Luxman L-509X integrated amplifier looks like a well designed and formidable contender, although at nearly $10K there are many other fine integrated's to compete with.

Hi Dan,

I totally agree. The addition of this model provides another great choice in the field. Previous versions of the Luxman integrated amps (other than the L-590 series) were based on really old technology. Luxman has upped their game with the 509.
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The 590AXII is superb. I've been around the block with this hobby, let me tell you, this integrated does everything extremely well. Besides the typical audiophile grade tricks, it manages to be engaging and musical. I have not compared the 509 to 590 but being that I typically do like well executed Class A sound, the 590AXII delivers. Since putting together the Luxman integrated with the Luxman SACD and Harbeth 30.2 speakers, I have no further plans to change any of the components for the next decade at least.
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I have no further plans to change any of the components for the next decade at least.
Yup, me neither.

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Yup, me neither.

Ivan, he said DECADE, not month!
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I just returned home from a local event where I had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Sigmund of Luxman. He stated that the L-509X has been incredibly well received world wide and virtually all markets have sold out of their allocations for the next month or two. Luxman plans to gear up in a really big way this summer to meet the demand.


One reason for the success of the L-509X is perhaps as we discussed, the concern that the 30 WPC Class A amp might not be powerful enough for some rigs so this new amp addresses this concern.
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I just returned home from a local event where I had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Sigmund of Luxman. He stated that the L-509X has been incredibly well received world wide and virtually all markets have sold out of their allocations for the next month or two. Luxman plans to gear up in a really big way this summer to meet the demand.


One reason for the success of the L-509X is perhaps as we discussed, the concern that the 30 WPC Class A amp might not be powerful enough for some rigs so this new amp addresses this concern.
That's just the Class A rating which is plenty but when you want to rock the house, The Class A 590AXII puts out a very healthy 2x95W and 2x165W into 8/4ohm. I doubt I have ever even left Class A with my 87dB speakers in a rather large room. I know the Prima Luna puts out much less and I have not been able to stress the tubed amp, let alone this Luxman.
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Luxman D-06u SACD.
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PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




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ZMF Auteur Blackwood

Headphone Amplification: Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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