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    Luxman SQ N150, Luxman MQ 88uC, Luxman MQ 300, Luxman LX 380, Luxman CL 38uC...

    Anyone familiar with these Luxman amps? I've read nothing about them on this or any other forum, although I'm relatively new to high end audio. Maybe they're more well known than I realize? Seems like the newer, more "modern" designs get most of the attention. They sure a have a cool, old school look. Wonder if they sound as good as they look? Mike, can you (or anyone else) tell us about these Luxman amps?

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    Re: Luxman SQ N150, Luxman MQ 88uC, Luxman MQ 300, Luxman LX 380, Luxman CL 38uC...

    Anyone?

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    Re: Luxman SQ N150, Luxman MQ 88uC, Luxman MQ 300, Luxman LX 380, Luxman CL 38uC...

    I have the MQ-300 and it is superb. Wonderful sweet 300B sounds with Takatsuki tubes. It has air, and 3D with big sound stage. Feels pretty ballsy for 8 wpc. It's on the warmer side of neutral. It's an amp I can listen to all day/night long.

    I even played it on my JBL 4367 when I had them. OMG! That was really great. It went plenty loud for me, but I did not push it on those speakers.
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    Re: Luxman SQ N150, Luxman MQ 88uC, Luxman MQ 300, Luxman LX 380, Luxman CL 38uC...

    Thanks, Joe. Is it class A?

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    Re: Luxman SQ N150, Luxman MQ 88uC, Luxman MQ 300, Luxman LX 380, Luxman CL 38uC...

    http://luxman.com/product/detail.php?id=17


    I don't really know, but Mike can find out.
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    Re: Luxman SQ N150, Luxman MQ 88uC, Luxman MQ 300, Luxman LX 380, Luxman CL 38uC...

    That Luxman amp uses a single 300B output tube per channel, so it's inherently single ended Class A!

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    Re: Luxman SQ N150, Luxman MQ 88uC, Luxman MQ 300, Luxman LX 380, Luxman CL 38uC...

    Ah, makes perfect sense. Thanks!

    All I know is that it sounds absolutely wonderful.
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    Re: Luxman SQ N150, Luxman MQ 88uC, Luxman MQ 300, Luxman LX 380, Luxman CL 38uC...

    I'm in love with that amp. Such cool old school looks. I'll bet it sounds killer too. Might require some pretty high efficiency speakers.

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    Re: Luxman SQ N150, Luxman MQ 88uC, Luxman MQ 300, Luxman LX 380, Luxman CL 38uC...

    It’s a very strong 8wpc but speakers in the high 90’s efficiency would be best, I think.

    Are you focusing on anything at this point?
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    Re: Luxman SQ N150, Luxman MQ 88uC, Luxman MQ 300, Luxman LX 380, Luxman CL 38uC...

    Joe, I was thinking that any number of Klipsch speakers would sound killer with that amp. Mike could speak to some of the other brands that would match up well with your Luxman. I have no doubt that amp sounds gorgeous, especially matched up with high efficiency speakers. I also love the sound of class A amps.

 

 
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