The Luxman L-595A integrated amplifier model, promised last year, has appeared on the Luxman website. The full name of the device is L-595ASE, it became one of the devices with which the company decided to celebrate its 95th anniversary. At the same time, the L-595A Special Edition inherits some of the features of the original L-570 amplifier, released in 1989.
This is evidenced by the design of the novelty, in which there is a lot of polished aluminum, processed on precision metal-cutting machines. All this is said to be assembled in the right proportions and has impeccable mechanics with a signature tactile response.
According to the company, the L-595ASE (Special Edition) is equipped with “the best of Luxman’s latest circuitry.” It uses the latest version of ODNF-u proprietary feedback with improved error detection circuitry. Volume is controlled by an electronically controlled 88-step LECUA1000 attenuator.
The L-595A Special Edition operates in pure class A, eliminating crossover distortion. The rated power of 30W + 30W (8 ohms) or 60W + 60W (4 ohms) is generated by a three-stage Darlington circuit in a parallel push-pull configuration.
The manufacturer also stated “a significant improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio”: better than 75 dB (IHF-A) at the “hardest” Phono input (MC) or more than 105 dB at the line input. At the same time, the damping coefficient exceeds 370 units.
For all this, the power supply, in particular, received a power transformer with a power reserve and is equipped with separate banks of filtering capacitors for each of the channels. The individual parts of the circuit are shielded with copper-plated steel, and the RCA terminals are made of a copper alloy with the conductivity of copper and the hardness of brass.
The Luxman L-595A Special Edition integrated amplifier will be released in 300 units – in the United States, its price will be about $12,000.