Luxman L550Ax

Discussion in 'New Gear - Performance' started by santa, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. santa

    santa AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    After a lot of tire kicking and a couple of disappointments I finally found exactly what I was looking for in terms of features and sound quality.
    I found this item in like new condition at an excellent price with warranty so I took the plunge

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    Features that drew me to this were remote control for the wife,lots of inputs, a subsonic filter that works on all inputs as I run multiple tables with external RIAA and SUT devices and the switchable filter is excellent
    20 watts pure class A power, beautiful meters and no internal DAC were also important to me

    So far I'm extremely happy with what I'm hearing and will report back after more listening time
     
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  2. santa

    santa AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I decided to try out the phono MC setting bypassing my Parks Budgie SUT.
    Previously I was using the MM setting with the Budgie in circuit.
    I'm surprised at how much more detail I'm hearing on the MC setting with no SUT in circuit
    Turntable is Project extension 9. Cartridge is Needle Doctor ND1 0.2 mV output, beryllium cantilever and Van Den Hul type 1 diamond profile.

    Overall SQ is precise, powerful and surprisingly dynamic.
    More on that next.
     
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  3. Archguy

    Archguy Life's 2 short 4 plastic speakers Subscriber

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    Congrats. One of my favorite devices on the market today.
    :beerchug:
     
  4. Art K.

    Art K. The Voodoo You Do! Subscriber

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    Beautiful amp!
     
  5. Mark B

    Mark B Yamaha Fan Subscriber

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    Your Luxman is a beautiful piece of gear! I'm sure it sounds wonderful.
     
  6. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    That has been my personal experience as well, with different gear, although I am aware that some people love SUTs. Congratulations on your beautiful Luxman!!
     

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