Luxman L-595A Special Edition

£11,000.00

In place of a conventional serial number, a back-panel plate identifies the amplifier as a 95th Anniversary limited offering and cites the three-digit serial number as “### of 300.” Due in June 2021, Very Limited Numbers

Luxman L-595A Special Edition

 

The new Luxman L-595A SPECIAL EDITION is a premium Class A integrated amplifier built to commemorate Luxman’s 95th anniversary.

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The unique industrial design reimagines the highly regarded L-570 series inaugurated in 1989.

The Luxman L-595ASE validates their on-going commitment to sonic excellence, superb build quality and timeless design.”

In place of a conventional serial number, a back-panel plate identifies the amplifier as a 95th Anniversary limited offering and cites the three-digit serial number as “### of 300.”

Distinctive design

Luxman L-595A Special Edition Controls

The Luxman L-595A SPECIAL EDITION combines advanced technology and a massive physical presence.

Luxman enthusiasts will note that unlike recent Luxman amplifiers, the new model deletes front panel VU meters.

Instead of a rotary input selector, the amplifier features an array of aluminium clad direct selection switchgear, each with an annunciator LED.

The Luxman aluminium front panel is accented by a black Alumite lower section, creating an elegant, two-tone scheme reminiscent of the original L-570 series.

The calibrated volume control features a bold counterbore and indicator light.

Both the front and top panels also feature Luxman’s signature hairline finish.

Class A amplifier with ODNF-u, Only Distortion Negative Feedback (ultimate)

When Class B transistor amplifiers rose to prominence in the 1960s and 70s, Luxman engineers were quick to recognise the pitfalls of related switching distortion.

Audiophiles know this distortion occurs when output transistors responsible for one half of a musical waveform switch off and others are switched on to handle the other waveform half.

Because this distortion occurs at the “crossover” transition between the top and bottom of all waveforms, it’s particularly troublesome, becoming more prominent during quiet musical passages.

Luxman L-595A Special Edition

True to its heritage, the L-595A SPECIAL EDITION eliminates the problem with Pure Class A amplification, available up to its rated power into 8 Ohm loads.

During Class A operation, the output transistors operate all the time – no duty cycle switching on and off. The result is music reproduction of stunning textural clarity.

Negative feedback is an extremely powerful tool in analogue circuit design.

But even minuscule inaccuracies in the application of feedback can compromise the expressive power of music reproduction.

For this reason, Luxman incorporates the most advanced version of their Only Distortion Negative Feedback (ultimate) – ODNF-u – circuit, with improved error detection.

LECUA1000 88-step attenuator

 

During operation and with low-level signals, traditional rotary resistive type volume controls often introduce noise.

In addition, resistance tracking errors can unintentionally shift the left/right stereo balance with volume adjustments.

For these reasons, Luxman has long avoided these types in favour of carefully crafted attenuator circuits.

The L-595ASE incorporates the Luxman Electronically Controlled Ultimate Attenuator, LECUA1000, first used in the range topping C-900u control amplifier.

This computerised precision attenuator delivers meticulous volume adjustment across 88 steps, while minimizing distortion.

A Luxman through and through

Designed to give its fortunate owners pleasure for years to come, the L-595A SPECIAL EDITION reflects unstinting attention to every detail.

Features Luxman L-595A Special Edition

  • 30 Watts + 30 Watts RMS, pure Class A into 8 ohm loads
  • 60 Watts + 60 Watts RMS at 4 Ohms, and stable into 2 Ohms
  • 3-stage Darlington equipped triple-parallel push-pull configuration for superior signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion
  • Instant, effortless power thanks to an oversized, highly-regulated power transformer and large, independent left/right filter capacitors of special construction
  • Large speaker relays minimize resistance for low output impedance and high damping factor
  • Thorough anti-resonant design with a massively overbuilt chassis of 64 pounds (29 kg)
  • Density gradient cast iron feet resist shelf-borne vibration
  • Discrete buffer preamplifier output
  • Copper-clad, steel-shielded internal cabling
  • Copper alloy RCA terminals combine conductivity and durability
  • Luxman’s peel coat input/output circuit boards eliminates the green film coating that can introduce high-frequency noise
  • Smooth, round-cornered printed circuit board traces optimize signal flow
  • Built-in phono preamplifier with Moving Magnet/Moving Coil cartridge type selection
  • Preamp output/main amp input terminals for bi-amping and SEPARATE function to support home theater installations
  • Electronically controlled Bass and Treble adjustment
  • Loudness compensation linked to volume-control setting
  • Speakers A + B output terminals with multi-way binding posts
  • Two separate balanced XLR line input pairs
  • Supplied RA-17A remote control also operates current Luxman digital players

Brand

Luxman

The history of the LUXMAN audio brand began in 1925, at the birth of radio broadcasting. LUXMAN has paid particular attention to the world of audio and has gained high reputation as a quality brand of high-end audio products both domestically and internationally. People tend to open their mind to natural things and react negatively to the unnatural. Natural sound, without coloration, develops an intimacy between the music and the listener. Naturally and purely reproduced music resonates with the listener’s imagination. LUXMAN reflects this effect in our product development. Music that features a performer's true passion and which a recording engineer has worked on precisely benefits from the fine nuances in sound which LUXMAN aims to reproduce, conveying the sprit of the artist and the enthusiasm of the performance. They strive to bring to the listener the experience of unlimited, pure music. Composers, performers and recording engineers have poured their true feelings into our favorite pieces of music. LUXMAN would be satisfied if the listener could experience those same passions through our products. LUXMAN has celebrated its 90th anniversary and hopes to discover new excitement through wonderful music and to continue to share that pleasure with everyone.

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