Luxman LMC-5

£2,000.00

Each one is carefully assembled by our team of craftspeople, the best in Japanese cartridge manufacture, and delivered to music lovers, worldwide. Availability July-August

Luxman LMC-5

Luxman LMC-5

Reliable groove reading, accurately articulating the most delicate music signals pressed on vinyl

LUXMAN’s latest phono cartridge is the LMC-5.

After 40 years’ experience, their aim was to design it to have sensitivity to all the musical information pressed on a record.

The MC type power generation engine features a cross-mounted iron core with a compact magnetic system to improve efficiency.

For the vibration detection system, they selected a combination of an aluminum cantilever and a SHIBATA stylus, which boasts excellent tracing ability.

In addition, the unique housing structure was achieved by repeated prototyping and fine tuning.

Luxman have developed this cartridge with confidence for all those who love vinyl and value its musicality.

Stylus and power generation engine

Luxman LMC-5 On Headshell

LUXMAN has consistently designed components for vinyl playback such as their PD series analogue players and their E/EQ phono equaliser amplifier series.

After a development period of 2 years, the LMC-5 is LUXMAN’s first original cartridge in 40 years.

For the stylus, in order to read the musical information pressed on the record accurately and reliably, they selected a combination of an aluminum cantilever with high tracing ability and a SHIBATA stylus to pick up a large amount of information with less audible noise.

In order to secure the fulcrum of the vibration system, a low distortion structure has been realised by using the one-point “piano wire” support method.

The MC type power generation engine uses a cross mounted iron core with the coils for the left and right channels wound symmetrically.

Adopting a magnetic structure with a small field area reduces the intrusion of external noise.

They have achieved significant size and weight reductions.

Body structure and design

From their experiences with closed body designs, the coil and cantilever can act like a microphone, picking up the reflected sound, therefore reducing the enclosure results in less sound coloration.

In order to prioritise weight reduction and resonance countermeasures, the housing is crafted down to a minimal design which still firmly supports the power generation engine.

The minimised outer chassis has an inverted egg-shaped curve that suppresses unnecessary reflected sound and vibrations.

The machined aluminum body is anodised to a deep red, which is LUXMAN’s corporate colour, and with the L mark logo laser-etched on the front, it subtly asserts LUXMAN’s identity.

Each Luxman LMC-5 is carefully assembled by our team of craftspeople, the best in Japanese cartridge manufacture, and delivered to music lovers, worldwide.

Specifications Luxman LMC-5

Specifications Luxman LMC-5
Type MC (MOVING COIL)
Internal impedance 4.7Ω (1kHz)
Tracking force 2.1 to 2.3g (2.2g as standard)
Output voltage 0.4mV (1kHz, 3.54cm / sec.)
Frequency response 10Hz to 35kHz
Channel separation / balance 28dB (1kHz) / 0.5dB (1kHz)
Recommended load impedance
(when head amplifier is connected)
40Ω or more
Recommended load impedance
(When step-up transformer is connected)
2.5 to 10Ω
Dynamic compliance 8 x 10-6cm / dyne (100Hz)
Stylus Solid diamond / SHIBATA stylus
Cantilever Φ0.5mm aluminum
Vertical tracking angle 25°
Magnet Samarium-cobalt magnet BH20
Coil 30μm UEW
Material of magnetic circuit Pure iron
Terminals Φ1.2mm, White (L+) , Blue (L−) , Red (R+) , Green (R-)
Body Aluminum A6063
Dimensions, Threaded holes 17.0 (W) x 18.3 (H) x 21.3 (D)mm (excluding terminals),
M2.6mm x 2
Weight 8.5g
Accessories Manual, Washer x 2, Screws M2.6 (5mm x 2, 8mm x 2, 10mm x 2),
Hex wrench and stylus cover

 

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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