I must confess to a weakness for amplifiers built with what were termed in the heydays of audio as the ‘battleship’ look.
By definition an amplifier with a ‘battleship’ looks is large and chunky and also solid to the feel.
The honest truth is that there were no shortage of such amplifiers then and names such as Pioneer, Kenwood, Sansui, Yamaha, Marantz, Accuphase, McIntosh and Luxman spring to mind but they were also fairly expensive, even back then.
The company that produced some of the most desirable was undoubtedly the Luxman company. Considered by many to be the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of Japanese amplifiers, Luxman amplifiers or for that matter most of these audio products are not only good sounding components but were also superbly made.
If you have ever owned a Luxman amplifier you are given the impression that its quality is so good that it would last just about forever.
Today, as is evident in the Luxman L-505 UX11 integrated amplifier the impression of indestructible quality is happily part of its ‘persona’. One cannot help but be impressed by its sheer good looks and feel.
Based on the company’s L-505 ux which was first introduced in 2001, the L-500 ux11 is a large design measuring 440 x 178 x 454 mm and weighs a substantial 23kg.
Luxman has rated it to be able to produce a minimum of 100 watts perchannel into 2 at a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. That’s more than enough power to drive just about any speaker that’s available. With an uncluttered front panel that is anchored by a central pair of blue VU meters, the L-505 ux11 featues up to six inputs which include two phono inputs, one for moving magnet and the other for moving coil phono cartridges.
Other features include Luxman’s proprietary LECUA (Luxman Electronically Controlled Ultimate Attenuator) assisted volume control, separate pre-amplifier output stage, custom made solid speaker terminals for two pairs of speakers systems and an infrared red remote control.
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CMY Audio Visual Sdn Bhd.
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