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    Luxman M-10X

    There is a very positive review of Luxman's new flagship M-10X solid state amplifier in the May issue of Stereophile (John Atkinson). It's not yet on their website.

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    Re: Luxman M-10X

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    There is a very positive review of Luxman's new flagship M-10X solid state amplifier in the May issue of Stereophile (John Atkinson). It's not yet on their website.
    Thanks for this news. I have been searching for info on the Luxman M-10X (other than marketing material) for months. I have even resorted to watching Luxman Japanese language promotional videos with English subtitles on YouTube. Don't bother, nothing new to to learn.

    If you don't mind a request, if you see the published review before I do, please post a link to it on this thread.

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    Re: Luxman M-10X

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    Re: Luxman M-10X

    Just read the May 2022 Stereophile review of the M-10X (thank you Nikhil).

    It's quite apparent that the reviewer enjoyed and appreciated the musicality of the M-10X, but IMHO most of the review simply recapitulates Luxman's pre release marketing and technical material.

    Perhaps if the reviewer had some experience with its predecessor, the M-900U, they could have contrasted what has changed sonically, for better or for worse, in this latest generation of Luxman's "flagship" stereo amplifier.

    Oh well, beggars can't be choosers so I shouldn't complain. I will have to wait for an alternative point of view to gain any insight to the performance of the M-10X relative to its predecessor. Here's hoping Mike gets their M-10X before too long.

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    Re: Luxman M-10X

    Quote Originally Posted by mxk116 View Post
    Just read the May 2022 Stereophile review of the M-10X (thank you Nikhil).

    It's quite apparent that the reviewer enjoyed and appreciated the musicality of the M-10X, but IMHO most of the review simply recapitulates Luxman's pre release marketing and technical material.

    Perhaps if the reviewer had some experience with its predecessor, the M-900U, they could have contrasted what has changed sonically, for better or for worse, in this latest generation of Luxman's "flagship" stereo amplifier.

    Oh well, beggars can't be choosers so I shouldn't complain. I will have to wait for an alternative point of view to gain any insight to the performance of the M-10X relative to its predecessor. Here's hoping Mike gets their M-10X before too long.
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    I heard the M-10X last week. I liked it but not enough to get rid of my M-900u amp.
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    Re: Luxman M-10X

    Quote Originally Posted by GreginNH View Post
    I heard the M-10X last week. I liked it but not enough to get rid of my M-900u amp.




    The M10x has a lot more punch and dynamics and bass control, while retaining all that sweetness and musicality.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post




    The M10x has a lot more punch and dynamics and bass control, while retaining all that sweetness and musicality.


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    Mike - you are probably right but I could not determine if it was the amp or the speakers delivering more punch as I was listening to the new B&W 801 D4 speakers. Not sure which made the most impact. Was going to compare the M10x with M900u (in the same room) but ran out of time. I am sure the M10X is better - why wouldn't it be! I just don't know by how much (yet). Maybe I will have some time to A/B both within the next two weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post




    The M10x has a lot more punch and dynamics and bass control, while retaining all that sweetness and musicality.


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    Hi Mike, how can you tell this if not comparing the amplifiers in the same system and room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by exupgh12 View Post
    Hi Mike, how can you tell this if not comparing the amplifiers in the same system and room?
    If you recall, the M900u monos and M6’s was my show system at the Florida audio Expo in 2020. We set that system up on a Tuesday, and listened non stop for 5 days. I got to know this combo very well. I also know the sound signature of the M900u’s very well from living with them for several years in the store and using them on multiple speakers. No matter what we tried them on, they were excellent, but not the most dynamic or punchy in the bass. The M10x’s fix this and then some. They retain that great midrange and top end of the M900u and deliver the punch, grip and dynamics in spades.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    If you recall, the M900u monos and M6’s was my show system at the Florida audio Expo in 2020. We set that system up on a Tuesday, and listened non stop for 5 days. I got to know this combo very well. I also know the sound signature of the M900u’s very well from living with them for several years in the store and using them on multiple speakers. No matter what we tried them on, they were excellent, but not the most dynamic or punchy in the bass. The M10x’s fix this and then some. The retain that great midrange and top end of the M900u and deliver the punch, grip and dynamics in spades.


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    Thanks for the quick replay Mike, much appreciated.

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    The M10X looks nice, but the 33% price increase doesn't, although, it really is to be expected. Thankfully each one of my M6200's puts out more power and a pair cost me less than a single M10X... some food for thought. I may just pick one of these up and compare, but, it obviously wont be a fair comparison.

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    Re: Luxman M-10X

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    If you recall, the M900u monos and M6’s was my show system at the Florida audio Expo in 2020. We set that system up on a Tuesday, and listened non stop for 5 days. I got to know this combo very well. I also know the sound signature of the M900u’s very well from living with them for several years in the store and using them on multiple speakers. No matter what we tried them on, they were excellent, but not the most dynamic or punchy in the bass. The M10x’s fix this and then some. They retain that great midrange and top end of the M900u and deliver the punch, grip and dynamics in spades.


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    Hi Mike

    How would you compare the M10x’s against Esoteric‘s S-02?


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    Re: Luxman M-10X

    Quote Originally Posted by FishStalkerGuy View Post
    Hi Mike

    How would you compare the M10x’s against Esoteric‘s S-02?


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    I haven’t spent enough time with the S-02, so I really can’t say. I’m anxiously awaiting to see what new amps Esoteric has coming down the line too.

    Perhaps someone who’s owned the S-02 can weigh in?

    I have my eye on the M1X. I know we had someone here buy them. Maybe he can weigh in too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreginNH View Post
    Mike - you are probably right but I could not determine if it was the amp or the speakers delivering more punch as I was listening to the new B&W 801 D4 speakers. Not sure which made the most impact. Was going to compare the M10x with M900u (in the same room) but ran out of time. I am sure the M10X is better - why wouldn't it be! I just don't know by how much (yet). Maybe I will have some time to A/B both within the next two weeks.
    Would love to hear about such a comparison, Greg.

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    Re: Luxman M-10X

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    If you recall, the M900u monos and M6’s was my show system at the Florida audio Expo in 2020. We set that system up on a Tuesday, and listened non stop for 5 days. I got to know this combo very well. I also know the sound signature of the M900u’s very well from living with them for several years in the store and using them on multiple speakers. No matter what we tried them on, they were excellent, but not the most dynamic or punchy in the bass. The M10x’s fix this and then some. They retain that great midrange and top end of the M900u and deliver the punch, grip and dynamics in spades.


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    Re: Luxman M-10X

    How about Luxman M-10X VS Gryphon Essence ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreginNH View Post
    Mike - you are probably right but I could not determine if it was the amp or the speakers delivering more punch as I was listening to the new B&W 801 D4 speakers. Not sure which made the most impact. Was going to compare the M10x with M900u (in the same room) but ran out of time. I am sure the M10X is better - why wouldn't it be! I just don't know by how much (yet). Maybe I will have some time to A/B both within the next two weeks.
    Now that it’s been two weeks, wondering if you’ve had a chance to A/B M900u and M10x?

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    A couple of English translation screen shots of a Japanese language review.



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    Re: Luxman M-10X

    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    A couple of English translation screen shots of a Japanese language review.


    Any chance of sharing a link of the entire review?

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    Any chance of sharing a link of the entire review?
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