21.12.15

Luxman Debuts L-590AX Mark II Amplifier

AUTHOR: HiddenWires
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Luxman enters its tenth decade with the arrival of the L-590AX Mark II amplifier. At the amp’s heart lies Luxman’s fourth-generati...

Luxman enters its tenth decade with the arrival of the L-590AX Mark II amplifier. At the amp’s heart lies Luxman’s fourth-generation ODNF (Only Distortion Negative Feedback) circuit, sporting a three-parallel push-pull structure with three-stage Darlington. This restricts feedback to distortion components only, enabling a fast primary slew rate, ultra-wide bandwidth and enhanced signal-to-noise performance.

The preamp section borrows much technology from Luxman’s flagship C-900u preamplifier, including the LECUA 1000 attenuator circuit, which provides a fine degree of volume control and left/right balance adjustment whilst maintaining sound quality. Power is rated at 30W per channel into eight ohms, doubling to 60W per channel into four ohms.

The L-590AXII includes precision bass and treble tone adjustment, a ‘loudness’ control for low- level listening, a ‘line straight’ button that bypasses the tone controls, and phase selection for the balanced inputs. Turntable users are well catered for with an onboard phono stage switchable for MM and MC cartridge types. A high-quality headphone output is also included.

The L-590AXII’s fascia sports two illuminated VU meters, while at the back are six line-level inputs (four single- ended RCA and two balanced XLR) alongside the phono input for turntables, plus two sets of heavy-duty speaker binding posts. Also present are record-out, monitor-in and pre-out terminals, an external preamp input for integration with an AV system, and two remote output terminals for integrated system control.

The Luxman L-590AXII integrated stereo amplifier is available from selected audio retailers from January 2016. www.luxman.com

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