Luxman SQ-38u integrated amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Garrard 301, Thorens TD 124 turntables; EMT 997, Schick tonearms; Ortofon SPU, EMT OFD 25 & OFD 65 pickup heads.
Digital Sources: Wavelength Proton USB D/A converter; Apple iMac G5 computer running Apple iTunes V.10.2.2, Decibel V.1.0.2 playback software; Sony SCD-777ES SACD/CD player; Sony PlayStation 1 (as CD player).
Preamplification: Auditorium 23 Standard (SPU version), Silvercore One-to-Ten step-up transformers; Shindo Masseto preamplifier.
Integrated Amplifiers: Leben CS300
Power Amplifiers: Shindo Corton-Charlemagne monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Audio Note AN-E/SPe HE, Quad ESL.
Cables: USB: Nordost Blue Heaven. Interconnect: Audio Note AN-Vx, Shindo Silver, AudioQuest Columbia, Nordost Blue Heaven. Speaker: Auditorium 23. AC: Ocellia Reference.
Accessories: Box Furniture Company D3S rack (source, amplification components); Keith Monks record-cleaning machine.—Art Dudley

Luxman Corporation
US distributor: On A Higher Note
PO Box 698
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92765
(949) 488-3004

DetroitVinylRob's picture

Sunken living rooms with deep shag carpeting, real wood and leather furniture, large modernist paintings, nelson bubble lamps, and cocktails shaken, not stirred...

Like Sansui audio or Seiko watches of the 70's, Luxman has a look that has remained (or maybe even, set the standard of) a clean classic integrated style that takes us back, in a good way, some four decades. And has plenty of quality and care under the hood to always entertain and be relevant juxtaposed to the modern children. Brushed and polished aluminum bits, lots of knobs, lots of face plate (negative space), and slotted toggles, sooooo clean, sooooo classic.

Happy Listening!

tweekgeek's picture

You nailed it, man!

ghova's picture

Looks like a tarted-up Heakthkit ca. 1950 -- probably even uses tubes.

Liam.U's picture

It looks like this is going to be a great amplifier for anyone who is blessed enough to be able to get their hands on one. I hope that it does well and I love that it looks as it should.

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