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..