pageTracker._trackPageview(); Amp/Preamp Asylum: REVIEW: Luxman (Lux Corp. of Japan) M 117 Amplifier (SS) by ka7niq, Luxman (Lux Corp. of Japan) M 117 Amplifier (SS), Re: Luxman (Lux Corp. of Japan) M 117 Amplifier (SS). I'm only interested in paying for differences that are clearly audible. It's all muddy. I bought the LUXMAN 007 series set for about $5000.00:turntable,cassette deck, equalizer,cd player, tuner in Sweden but moved to USA. hard to find, parts getting scarce, loose bass in comparasion to the best, may be too laid back for some, too warm and rich for Vandersteens, Spendors, Sonus Fabers, and not enough control for old Magnepans. The Luxman M 117 is not a dark amp in the way some B&K 's are. var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? Email me if you have additional questions about this receiver. The punch and clarity even after 10 years is fantastic.The only problem I have had to date is that the volume knob is dirty and makes for very staticky volume changes (a problem that is easily fixed with some Radio Shack, connector cleaner)Once again, this product has renewed my faith in the bargains that can be had from used equipment.Related equipment:Pioneer DV-414 DVD PLayerMSB Link DACAudioqest Digital InterconnectCelestion DL12 Loudspeakers (of the same era as the Luxman). Very articulate but when you have a few friends over this thing will move your foundation.It has the power headroom of the older NAD amplifiers I have recently added an old NAD 7155 as a slave amp. Info is sparse but Luxman says its a voltage amplifier not a current amplifier, which screams tube sound to me. Rotel, Musical Fidelity, Phase Linear, Yamaha, Denon, Harman Kardon, Linn, etc. Also, my dog ate my remote, but it still works! | audioreview.com. If so, what is your honest opinion. Now I have a nice pair of Pinnacle 3-ways.At all volumn levels the Luxman produces rich, full sounds. Document preview. New product launch: Flagship ultimate cables 15000 series. Ive agreed to see and inspect the equipment. Luxman T-117 Luxman T-117AM/FM Stereo Tuner. Very warm but precise system it has become.This unit was way ahead of its time. Replace the bias pots with sealed multi turn versions in the luxman. New product launch: Flagship ultimate cables 15000 series. If you would like a different picture, let me know. Preview of LUXMAN LV117 SM [1st page] Click on the link for free download! Even though it is an aging unit, It sounds as good today as it did in 1991. IMO, this LV-117 possesses about 85% of the performance of the R-117. Small drawback for me is that it's made in Korea. (C) Copyright 1996-2018. It's built like a tank and weighs about 40 lbs for shipping purposes. As such, it employs four-times oversampling with a combination of digital and steep analog filtering (the latter fifth-order Butterworth), in conjunction with a laser-trimmed ladder-type digital-to-analog converter (DAC) credited with exceptional decoding accuracy. I decided to pull it out of the attic and just see if there was any chance i could use the pre out jacks and hook up the adcom 80 watt amp so the luxman could be used as a pre-amp--holy balls,I had to tap the volume control with my finger a number of times to loosen up the pot behind it and i'll be doggone ! I missed out on a Luxman R-117. For one thing, it is smooth as silk. But the sound isn't that well-defined. As such, it employs four-times oversampling with a combination of digital and steep analog filtering (the latter fifth-order Butterworth), in conjunction with a laser-trimmed ladder-type digital-to-analog converter (DAC) credited with exceptional decoding accuracy. It is in very good cosmetic condition with clean face and hardly any scratch. It is NOT a wide bandwidth design, nor is a Quad 405 or 909. It produces excellent sound. Luxman LV-117. Free shipping on many items ... Luxman TP-117 Preamplifier with Remote. How it does this is beyond my technical understanding. It has a slightly bloated lower midrange, almost like the old Conrad Johnson M 75 amps, and the bass is a little on the loose side. At least the ones I have. An unfortunate reality for living in New York City.Just 6 months ago I was in Century Stereo and found the R117 used for $350 bucks. Even though it is an aging unit, It sounds as good today as it did in 1991. document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); It is in very good cosmetic condition with clean face and hardly any scratch. That said, it can handle any kind of speaker. It's built like a tank and weighs about 40 lbs for shipping purposes. We bought a house a few years ago and he gave it to me as a house warming gift. Has anyone had compared the Luxman R-117 from the 80's with any of the Sansui receivers from the 70's, such as the 9090 down to 7070 ? My father runs a high end store for video and Audio. Luxman's R-115 stereo fm/am receiver offers an exceptional combination of high performance and functional, easy-to-use controls. Highs and lows are all mixed together. System components: Luxman R-117 But the sound isn't that well-defined. carreview.com | The audio Output is automatically switched to "high-blend" when the level is too low for noise-free stereo. I find some of the B&K's obscure and blur detail to present a warm sonic picture. ... B&W 500 Series - DM580. An old lady had it in its original box with remote. But if you got the extra $$, check out Alpha Sound&Vision,(N.J) for the Denon AVR 3300, (@ $749 or lower). The only problem with the unit is that it does everything so well, I can not give it up for a newer AVR with AC-3, DTS for playing DVD or HT. Both in or around $250 budget. I think they both are great receivers and had the 9090db and loved it and having the 7070 now and comparing it with the Luxman R-117, like them both. There’s the 6422 model, a 44mm with a 2nd timezone (24-hour), water resistance up to 200m, and of course, the illumination night vision tubes that last up to 25 years. One of the traits of Luxman equipment from this era is the quality and warmth of vacuum tube sound, paired with powerful solid-state electronics and often beautiful, minimalist aesthetic designs. Detail is all there, but not "in your face" like an Adcom or Spectral. Good manufacturing: solid and reliable. It has a few light nicks & marks, nothing too serious. That stirred old memories, but I kind of forgot about it, for a while. Luxman KD-117 Technically a "prototype" here, though available in Japan, the Luxman KD-117 digital audio tape deck is in all but name a finished audiophile product, right down to a reasonably well-written instruction manual and an extraordinarily flexible wireless remote control that can even be used to control two KD-117's simultaneously. Immediate download after payment. The Luxman M-117 looks to be a sleeper FET amp. Are they still being produced? All in all it was a great buy for me. Very similar sound signature as the R-117. photographyreview.com High power, large dynamic output into low impedance speaker loads, 5 varactor Mosfet FM tuner, CAT tuning, 20 AM/FM random station presets, full function remote control, video switching and amplification, 2 pre-out plus main in jacks and signal processor jacks are just a … Yes, nice build quality, yes lots of tone-control feautures and a pretty piece -- but I don't recommend that particular model. I have the european version of the 117 and it’s my favorite tuner. Luxman was good enough to provide pre-amp ins and outs back when they tended to be rather rare on receivers not costing mega-bucks. It was a case of too much of a good thing. $500.00. It was a case of too much of a good thing. At least the ones I have. Luxman were primarily specialists in making vacuum tube amplifiers of the highest caliber. Very much a quality product. (I would hasten to add that in these FM listening tests, I use a rotatable multi-element outdoor antenna.) But the sound isn't that well-defined. This is for the R-115, I have it hooked up to Kef 103.2 and a Pioneer CD player, all old! Submitted by fireport on November 7th, 2017. The M-117 has separate gain controls so … This Luxman likes Highend friends connected to it. Not a bit of harshness. eBay listing now gone so assuming its sold. Submitted by fireport on November 7th, 2017. In the case of the Luxman R-117, the satisfactory station count rose to 51! I bought mine used and have had it many, many years, maybe even 9 or 10 years with absolutely no problems. Absolutely rock solid reliability, high current design, heavy build, wonderful sound. In the case of the Luxman R-117, the satisfactory station count rose to 51! HK 3390 (as pre-amp, since I cannot connect the turntable directly to the Luxman LV-117) KEF Q350 Great buy, giving a lot of detail with powerful lows and crisp medium and high. Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Luxman integrated amps from the 1970s. Don Scott's review in Stereophile called it "one of the best sounding tuners ever," comparable to his reference Sansui TU-9900. The F-117 Nighthawk is the second version of the series, which has the same black stainless steel case but has been updated with a larger and more angular design. Item #132714. Re: they made an excellent pure claa A preamp from their high end R&B series. All Rights Reserved. cbl.Panasonic A120 DVD (has VSS) with Tributaries (SCV-S) S-Video cbl.Rotel CD, RCD 971 with Tributaries (SCA-100) Silver interconnectsMonster Cable (HTS 1000) Power ConditionerThank-You Audio Review for this website. electrode10101's comments, at least to me, apply to the Luxman … New product launch: Vacuum tube separate amp Custom series CL-38uC & MQ-88uC. $59.00 shipping. Good manufacturing: solid and reliable. I listen to alot of different types of music and find stuff like Bob Marley, Clapton, and acoustical works make you feel as though you've toked a doobie, thats a good feeling when you actually haven't.Anyway this is an excellent sounding piece of equipment in the right setup and believe it to be a classic!!! Preview of LUXMAN LV117 SM [2nd page] ... more precisely matched to which you're writing about. I have been tempted to replace it many times but have never heard the same full, rich sound from newer higher priced peices.Many friends have updated their old Sony, Kenwood, Harmon recievers to high end equipment but when we compared them to the Luxman it sounded as if I had my head in a tin can. The D-117 is Luxman's flagship Compact Disc player. The audio Output is automatically switched to "high-blend" when the level is too low for noise-free stereo. Free shipping. There’s the 6422 model, a 44mm with a 2nd timezone (24-hour), water resistance up to 200m, and of course, the illumination night vision tubes that last up to 25 years. Good manufacturing: solid and reliable. At only 70w this amp packs a good punch, just ask the neighbors. Has anyone had compared the Luxman R-117 from the 80's with any of the Sansui receivers from the 70's, such as the 9090 down to 7070 ? Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Luxman integrated amps from the 1970s. That all he had to do is prove to me that the thing works and I will take it. This proved to be a not very good match. 1. Just quality all around. This stick has been in place for over five or six years now and I have not had anymore trouble with the speakers cutting out.I have used many speakers, ranging from 1970's style with 20 inch woofers to bookshelf speakers by Boston. ; Delivered as a PDF file. Volumn knob static. The LV-117 was first manufactured in 1987. Specifically the SQ-505 and 507. Ive agreed to see and inspect the equipment. Their gear is also very sexy, especially the 509X and the C900u/M900u. I like a warm rich, tubey kind of sound, and I just hate brightness. Comments. It's the piece where the speakers are connected to in the back. Luxman has a good name because their gear is pretty enjoyable to listen to. I would give it my highest recommendations as a good budget amp. I am thrilled with it so far. This was about 10 years ago. LUXMAN 800A Power Amplifier. 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