Luxman EQ-500 phono preamplifier Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Tubed phono preamplifier. Tube complement: four ECC83/12AX7, two ECC82/12AU7, one EZ81. Inputs: 3 (RCA). Outputs: 2 single-ended (RCA), 1 balanced (XLR). Input impedance: 2.5 ohms (MC Low), 40 ohms (MC High), 30–100k ohms (variable, MM). Output impedance: 850 ohms (single-ended or balanced). Signal/noise (IHF, A-weighted): 74dB (MC Low), 75dB (MC High), 76dB (MM). Total harmonic distortion: 0.07% at 1kHz for 1V output with active gain set to 36dB.
Dimensions: 17.2" (440mm) W by 3.6" (92mm) H by 15.5" (397mm) D. Weight: 27.5 lbs (12.5kg).
Finish: Silver.
Serial number of unit reviewed: M50700002.
Price: $7490. Approximate number of dealers: 24. Warranty: 3 years.
Manufacturer: Luxman Corp., 222-0033 Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kohoku 1-3-1, Japan. Web: US distributor: Luxman America, 27 Kent Street, Suite 105A, Ballston Spa, New York 12020. Office: 518-261-6464. Web:

Luxman Corp.
US distributor: On a Higher Note LLC
PO Box 693
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
(949) 488-3004

Anton's picture

I have been keeping my eye on this baby and figured if it went unremarked upon, I might find one on the cheap.

So, Art, thanks for ruining my plan!

It would have worked, too, if not for that meddling reviewer.


iwasgointo's picture

Don't the extra switches such as hi cut, low cut, mono/stereo, phase invert subtract from the transparency of the unit?