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    Re: How would you compare Luxman to Accuphase house sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreginNH View Post
    I have owned the E-470, E-600 and E-800. As I previously mentioned, my observations are based on MY experience - just as yours are based on yours. Not sure "anyone can hear which unit has lower floor noise" as you state but I'm glad you are happy with Accuphase!
    Yes, I corrected my previous post. This is what happens when you just respond on a phone. Noise floor, you can absolutely tell, turn the amp on and put your ear up to the tweeter and midrange, theres your noise floor. Absolutely no one touches accuphase on that and its very important to me

  2. #52

    Re: How would you compare Luxman to Accuphase house sound?

    My owners' manual for my preamp states that hiss will be audible with your ear close to the speaker with the volume at "0" but as you increase the volume control the hiss does not increase. This is an engineering choice along with the 6H30 tubes. I'm not sure noise floor even matters if it is low enough and stays there.

  3. #53

    Re: How would you compare Luxman to Accuphase house sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by stereogeek View Post
    My owners' manual for my preamp states that hiss will be audible with your ear close to the speaker with the volume at "0" but as you increase the volume control the hiss does not increase. This is an engineering choice along with the 6H30 tubes. I'm not sure noise floor even matters if it is low enough and stays there.
    Cool, it matters to me and to many. My Accuphase system is dead silent.

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    Re: How would you compare Luxman to Accuphase house sound?

    I've never owned an amp that generated any hum or hiss that I could hear. (All solid state). It's hard for me to understand when people talk about lowered noise floor, dead silent, etc.

    Just my experience, not trying to argue or say it's not the case for others.

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    Re: How would you compare Luxman to Accuphase house sound?

    So Arcman, what integrated amp did you end up with?
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    Re: How would you compare Luxman to Accuphase house sound?

    I just paid for a purchase and it will be shipped today. I'm really excited. I'm not going to say anything until the amp is in my possession (due to my poor luck with previous purchase attempt). Like I stated before, I actually placed a down payment on a McIntosh MA8950. However, the morning that I was going to pick it up with a cashier's check in hand, the dealer called and said he made a "mistake" and said it was a customer order that he was not aware. The dealer did offer me a Rotel Michi integrated, however, I declined. It all worked out better, I now have a "dream" integrated on it's way.

  7. #57

    Re: How would you compare Luxman to Accuphase house sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcman View Post
    I just paid for a purchase and it will be shipped today. I'm really excited. I'm not going to say anything until the amp is in my possession (due to my poor luck with previous purchase attempt). Like I stated before, I actually placed a down payment on a McIntosh MA8950. However, the morning that I was going to pick it up with a cashier's check in hand, the dealer called and said he made a "mistake" and said it was a customer order that he was not aware. The dealer did offer me a Rotel Michi integrated, however, I declined. It all worked out better, I now have a "dream" integrated on it's way.
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    Micro Seiki SX-8000 air bearing table, SME 312s arm, SME 3012R arn, Dynavector XV-1s cartridge, Lyra Etna SL cartridge, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 2 track R2R, Ampex 350 tape repros, Roon Nucleus Plus music server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6, ARC Ref 75 with KT-150s, JBL 4345 speakers, Viero Equilibro Level 3 speaker cables, and Definitive Technology Ref subs.

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  8. #58

    Re: How would you compare Luxman to Accuphase house sound?

    I'll change it to "Everybody knows....except MEP"......there you go...

  9. #59

    Re: How would you compare Luxman to Accuphase house sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreginNH View Post
    My personal experience having owned 3 Accuphase integrated amps (E-470, E-600 and E-800) compared to my Luxman L-590AX, L-590 AXII, L-509 and L-595A SE. I very much wanted to like Accuphase but kept coming home to Luxman.
    Same here. I was very happy when I got my hands on an E650. In my opinion it has a pretty unique sound that is very smooth with highly saturated colors and great detail. It's a beautiful piece and I think the fit and finish is a notch above Luxman, though I'm not crazy about the gold color. Ultimately I found the tonal balance slightly tipped up, a tad too much energy in the upper midrange, which is something I'm sensitive to. I've ended up with a Luxman 509x and M800a for my 2 systems. The 509x is oddly both more crisp, clean, extended on the top end, with sharper leading edge, but also very evenly balanced across the spectrum. It just sounds more realistic and nuanced than Accuphase to my ears. I really wanted to love the Accuphase but the Luxman sound does it for me.

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