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    Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Was finally able to get my 590 today after a UPS faux pas.

    I absolutely love it and I still have a couple of hundred hours of break in to ride through. What a beautiful integrated.

    I didnít initially want to believe it, but Wow! Itís awesome.


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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Looking real good, Joe.

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Congrats! I love mine and I know we are brother from different mother surely we have same taste
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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by Oly View Post
    Looking real good, Joe.
    Gary,

    Thank you very much. As I get a little older, the idea of integrated amps is so appealing. I’m very happy.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Congrats! I love mine and I know we are brother from different mother surely we have same taste
    Paul,

    I really appreciate the push. This 590 is seriously good. Definitely brothers from another mother with great taste, not just same.

    Iím guilty of asking for advice and not taking it. Mike, Paul and many, many others here - thank you very much for your opinion, knowledge and help. I should have learned to listen a long time ago.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I’m guilty of asking for advice and not taking it. Mike, Paul and many, many others here - thank you very much for your opinion, knowledge and help. I should have learned to listen a long time ago.
    That feels very familiar, I don't know how many times I've felt the same, but somehow it's part of the game that you have to try, learn and finding out yourself by following your heart and emotions. It's a hobby after all and what fun would it be to not have gone through all the steps that eventually brought us here?

    Congrats to a great purchase! And yes, integrated are here to stay....
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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    I can feel myself being drawn into the Luxman vortex. From all accounts it gives the E-650 a real run for the money.

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by Oly View Post
    I can feel myself being drawn into the Luxman vortex. From all accounts it gives the E-650 a real run for the money.
    I so badly wanted the E-800. I liked the 650 but wanted something that excelled on my Avantgarde Duos. The 650 was great on all my other speakers but left me a little flat on my Duos. I agonized over the 800 but after weighing all the pros and cons plus actual feedback from Avantgarde owners, it actually was a pretty easy decision.

    I know I have a couple of hundred hours to go for break in, but hot damn, right off the bat on my Duos, the Luxman 590 rocks.

    This just goes to show me again, the actual combo you are interested in needs to be auditioned. Don’t assume anything based on what you think about the relative strengths and weaknesses of gear. Also, price is largely irrelevant. I’ve discovered many gems at super reasonable prices.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Wow, she sure is a beauty on the outside and sonically. Congrats Joe. It was worth the wait and Iím glad you finally listened! Iíve been loving all my Luxman gear for several years now. Got some people looking at me funny when I said the M900 monos were top drawer amps. Now that these amazing amp are out there, Iím seeing the Luxman love! Congrats and enjoy. The 590AXII (measured by HiFi News at 95 watts/channel) is my favorite Luxman piece. Love it. Congrats and enjoy.


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    Congrats Joe! Should sound grade with the Avantgarde's! Listen in good health!!

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by RDSChicago View Post
    Congrats Joe! Should sound grade with the Avantgarde's! Listen in good health!!
    Thank you. It’s a wonderful combo. Sometimes we get fooled into thinking well they are very efficient, anything will be fine. But until you hear it, you won’t know.
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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Yes indeed. Luxman was the sleeper. Sometimes our biases take over. No more prejudging anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Wow, she sure is a beauty on the outside and sonically. Congrats Joe. It was worth the wait and I’m glad you finally listened! I’ve been loving all my Luxman gear for several years now. Got some people looking at me funny when I said the M900 monos were top drawer amps. Now that these amazing amp are out there, I’m seeing the Luxman love! Congrats and enjoy. The 590AXII (measured by HiFi News at 95 watts/channel) is my favorite Luxman piece. Love it. Congrats and enjoy.


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    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Very nice Joe! And, it has tone controls! But, you don’t need them...
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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Hahahaha!
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    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Congrats Joe - she's a beauty!
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    Welcome to the club. Itís such a fantastic piece! Congratulations


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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by BullBearDC View Post
    Congrats Joe - she's a beauty!
    Thank you. The looks are very understated. Much more beautiful in person.
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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by BullBearDC View Post
    Congrats Joe - she's a beauty!
    Thank you.

    You are going to love your M900u. I’m sure the combo will be fantastic.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Congrats Joe! I am still very happy with my 505UXII and it keeps on surprising me.
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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    Congrats Joe! I am still very happy with my 505UXII and it keeps on surprising me.
    Thanks Brian. Seeing you get a Luxman was another reason I got one. Looks like they have a lock on great sound and they seem to know what they are doing. The proof is in the listening.
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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Congratulations Joe..!!!

    Iīm a McIntosh boy but really love Luxman gear.

    They look really nice and I have a friend with Luxman Integrated and the sound so good.

    Enjoy..!!!

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    Very nice Joe! And, it has tone controls! But, you don’t need them...
    I have played a bit with the TCs and Loudness but always find myself back on Line Straight. The flexibility is good for resale tho.
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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fer1000 View Post
    Congratulations Joe..!!!

    Iīm a McIntosh boy but really love Luxman gear.

    They look really nice and I have a friend with Luxman Integrated and the sound so good.

    Enjoy..!!!

    Greetings from Buenos Aires.
    Thank you very much.

    I’ve been through a lot of gear and am starting to think about consolidating. This Luxman checked all the boxes. I’m happy and actually very relieved how well it’s working out.

    Avantgarde speakers, especially, thrive on tubes. Finding a great solid state amp that sounds great can be tricky. I’m happy to say that I’ve several that are awesome on my Duos. The 590AX mk II sits high on the list alongside the SIT3 - which another gem but needs more careful speaker matching. The 590 has the power to drive many more conventional speakers. Can’t beat that!
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    I have played a bit with the TCs and Loudness but always find myself back on Line Straight. The flexibility is good for resale tho.
    Since most of my listening is either late night or low to mid level volume, the loudness button is one I enjoy on occasion. Having the ability to cut treble for crappy recordings is awesome too. Luxman for the win!

    Now I might have to revisit the C900/M900 combo. I had the preamp and loved it. Should have added the amp and settled down.

    Maybe we do get a little smarter as we get older.
    Last edited by joeinid; June 12, 2020 at 08:40 AM.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Joe - Hope the break-in is progressing well. What is the purpose of the “Subsonic” button on the remote? Have you tried it and does it make a difference?

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Break in is going well. I donít obsess over sound on new gear. I take it for what it is. Even if this is it, Iíd be happy but knowing I have higher levels of aural ecstasy ahead is exciting.


    I think thatís only for vinyl, cutting out the rumble from turntables should there be a need for it.

    Luxman offers a lot of features. Itís nice to see.
    Last edited by joeinid; June 12, 2020 at 08:51 AM.
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    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Thanks Joe. I haven't owned a vinyl system since the late 70's so I'm not familiar with the problems associated with turntables. Seems like a nice feature for those who would use it.

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    Congrats Joe! Iím a Luxman fanboyLuxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run! very musical.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by FishStalkerGuy View Post
    Congrats Joe! I’m a Luxman fanboyLuxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run! very musical.....


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    Now I really understand. First time having Luxman solid state amp in house. Super happy. Super musical and I still have more break in to go. Oh boy!
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

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    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    So great to hear, Joe. I hope the new amp brings you loads of enjoyment!
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    Enjoy Joe !
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    Sean and Chris,

    Thank you very much.

    Itís great to find a piece that really lets the music flow.
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    Congrats Joe! It is beautiful
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    Thank you Jim.

    What Conrad Johnson do you have? Curious?
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    Congrats Joe! IMO, the L-590AXII is the best integrated value on the planet. I have owned the L-590AX and the L-590AXII. Don't worry about the E-800. I don't think you are missing much, if anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreginNH View Post
    Congrats Joe! IMO, the L-590AXII is the best integrated value on the planet. I have owned the L-590AX and the L-590AXII. Don't worry about the E-800. I don't think you are missing much, if anything.
    Thank you so much Greg. I think you are right. The Avantgarde synergy is what’s truly important and the Luxman has it in spades. I still probably prefer the Accuphase looks but it’s the sound that makes the difference.

    Congratulations on your integrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Thank you Jim.

    What Conrad Johnson do you have? Curious?
    Joe,
    I am using Classic 2SE, TEA 2SE, MF2550 and HD3 DAC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q3Di View Post
    Joe,
    I am using Classic 2SE, TEA 2SE, MF2550 and HD3 DAC.
    Ah, very nice. CJ is the one brand that always pulled at my heart. There’s something inherently wonderful about that brand.
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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Congrats Joe...sounds like you got a keeper.

    Luxman has always been on my short list for an integrated...most likely a 507uxII or the 509x.
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    Congratulations with the Luxman
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    I was thinking Class A Lux would be a nice match with AG! Glad it's hitting all the right buttons so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    I was thinking Class A Lux would be a nice match with AG! Glad it's hitting all the right buttons so far.
    Hi Keith,

    There’s a few amps now (solid state) that really make a beautiful match. The 590 is absolutely one of them - tied for number one with the SIT3 for my taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'cisco View Post
    Congrats Joe...sounds like you got a keeper.

    Luxman has always been on my short list for an integrated...most likely a 507uxII or the 509x.
    Thank you.

    If you are thinking any Luxman, donít hesitate. Awesome gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDPDK View Post
    Congratulations with the Luxman
    Thank you Flemming, Iím dying to get back home and listen some more. Happy the weekend is almost here.
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    Re: Luxman 590AX Mark II - Such a home run!

    Joe, have you tried the Phono section yet? I suppose it's a step up from what I got, but pretty impressive for an Int and not a stand alone box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    Joe, have you tried the Phono section yet? I suppose it's a step up from what I got, but pretty impressive for an Int and not a stand alone box.
    Oh, this ought to be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    Joe, have you tried the Phono section yet? I suppose it's a step up from what I got, but pretty impressive for an Int and not a stand alone box.
    Hmmm, phono? What's the phono? I have one?

    Hahahahahha!

    Eventually but not now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Oh, this ought to be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Hmmm, phono? What's the phono? I have one?

    Hahahahahha!

    Eventually but not now.
    Joe which DAC are you using with the Luxman ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPP View Post
    Joe which DAC are you using with the Luxman ?
    Right now the RME ADI-2 is hooked up, mainly because itís solid state and Iím not too concerned about leaving it on. Itís actually really awesome. Iím using the NOS filter which rolls it off a little early and warms it up a little.
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