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: www.luxman.com. US distributor: Luxman America, 27 Kent Street, Suite 105A, Ballston Spa, New York 12020. Office: 518-261-6464. Web: luxmanamerica.com.

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

;-D

Pani's picture

You didn't mention whether you retried the track "Lorraine" again after the initial break-in period and if your impression about the way this phono handled Lorraine change ?

I ask this because that was the only comment of yours which was not positive.

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?

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