Luxman L-509X integrated amplifier Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Two-channel, solid-state, integrated amplifier with class-A/B output stage. Line inputs: Line In (4 pairs RCA), Main In (1 pair RCA), Balanced (2 pairs XLR). Line outputs: Rec Out (1 pair RCA), Monitor (1 pair RCA), Pre Out (1 pair RCA). Phono inputs, switchable: MM, high-/low-output MC (1 pair RCA). Output power: 120Wpc into 8 ohms (20.8dBW), 220Wpc into 4 ohms (20.4dBW). Frequency responses: phono, 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.5dB; line, 20Hz–100kHz, ±3dB. Tone controls: Bass, ±8dB at 100Hz; Treble, ±8dB at 10kHz. THD: <0.007% (8 ohms, 1kHz), <0.06% (8 ohms, 20Hz–20kHz). Input sensitivity/input impedance: MM phono, 2.5mV/47k ohms; MC phono, 0.3mV/100 ohms; unbalanced line, 180mV/47k ohms; balanced line, 180mV/55k ohms; Main In, 1.1V/47k ohms. Signal/noise (IHF-A): MM phono, >91dB; MC phono, >75dB; line, >105dB. Damping factor: 370. Power consumption: 380W (maximum), 150W (no signal), 0.5W (standby). Supplied accessories: RA-17A remote control, power cord.
Dimensions: 17.3" (440mm) W by 7.6" (193mm) H by 18.2" (463mm) D. Weight: 64.6 lb (29.3kg).
Serial number of unit reviewed: "Sample."
Price: $9495. Approximate number of dealers: 40.
Manufacturer: Luxman Corporation, 1-3-1 Shinyokohama, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 222-0033, Japan. Tel: (81) (0)45-470-6980. Fax: (81) (0)45-470-6997. Web: US distributor: Luxman America Inc., 27 Kent Street, Unit 122, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Tel: (518) 261-6464. Web:

Luxman Corporation
US distributor: Luxman America Inc.
27 Kent Street, Unit 122
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
(518) 261-6464

mrkaic's picture

This is a good looking machine, but quite costly.

Allen Fant's picture

Excellent review -KM.
A beautiful amp.

fetuso's picture

I'll echo the first two comments; this is a gorgeous machine. Dare I say my Yamaha as2100 is not too dissimilar.

volvic's picture

I so want this!

Metalhead's picture

Looks sweet, BUT,

I will take the tubed Luxman, thank you.

If a gun was too my head I suppose I could go solid state

Ortofan's picture

... "happily live with the Luxman L-509X till kingdom come", before reaching that sort of decision I'd first want to compare this Luxman amp to the Accuphase E-470.

Elmhurst86's picture

Could this be compared to the new Accuphase E-650 integrated, or is it more along the lines of the Accuphase E-470?

zorst's picture

For that kind of money you should either be able to buy a good used car or a really nice amp. I wonder just how much of an amp you're getting for you money here. I'm sure it's a good sounding amp, but does it have the reserve that an amp in this price range should have. It only draws 380 watts. Even a cheap Onkyo draws more power than that..

gpdavis2's picture

Am wondering if JA got the MM & MC gain figures transposed? 79.5db for MM is very high and 53.1db is just barely adequate for LOMCs. If they are transposed, they still remain quite high for for their intended cartridges (45db or MM and 60 for MC being more in the "usual" range).