Luxman B-1000F monoblock power amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2; Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Ayre Acoustics C-5xeMP, Luxman DU80 universal players; Apple Mac mini 2.5GHz computer with 250GB LaCie drive and 2TB Infrant Technologies NAS; Ayre Acoustics QB-9, Bel Canto e.One DAC3/VBS D/A converters; Bel Canto USB Link 24/96 USB S/PDIF converter.
Preamplifier: Luxman C800F.
Power Amplifiers: Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Vivid Audio G1Giya, Wilson Audio Specialties Sasha W/P.
Cables: USB: EntreQ Discover. Interconnect: Shunyata Research Aurora Aeros, Stealth Metacarbon. Speaker: Shunyata Research Aurora Aeros, Stealth Dream. AC: Shunyata Research Hydra, King Cobra, Anaconda.
Accessories: Stillpoint amplifier stands.—Wes Phillips

Luxman Corporation
US distributor: On a Higher Note, LLC
PO Box 698
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
(949) 488-3004

tmsorosk's picture

How can one comment on this .
It's big , it's beautiful , and it's unaffordable .
Great review though Wes .

soulful.terrain's picture

Great review. I love the clean aesthetics. I had a Luxman D-113D CD player back in the early 90's. It was a great CD player.

pschum47's picture

A great review puts you in the room with the reviewer. This was a great review. The amp sounded awesome!

Glotz's picture

I re-read the print review for kicks, and the explanation JA gave was very educational. Seeing the information transition from figs 1 to 2, as well as the generally informative figs 3 and 4, I can see very clearly his references.

I really want that Gabriel tune- it didnt come on the LP!

Et Quelle's picture

You can trust Mr. Phillips opinion in the sound of the Luxman. I will never know unless I run accross it at a show or dealer. If it cost as much as some undesirable homes and desirable cars, it should sound better than a great cheaper but fine Parasound Halo. If you don't have a nice car or home, maybe you should not buy it. To me, my system would get more use than my automobile.  But singularly height of the amp would cause me to overlook it as if I could acquire it. Though love the way Luxman keeps its guts separated!