Over the course of the last thirty years, the L-505u Integrated Amp has been in continuous production while being updated and refined through the decades. The new L-505u is a fully featured integrated amp with a wonderful phono stage, bypassable tone controls, and enough power to drive most any loudspeaker. The preamp section is based on development from the company’s 80th anniversary C-100f preamplifier, while the 100 watts-per-channel amplifier section will immerse you in Luxman’s rich tone, revealing subtle detail buried deep in your music.
The L-505u has an incredible-sounding MM/MC phonostage for all you vinyl lovers and a high-quality headphone amp for all the can-fans. Need a mono switch for your old LPs? How about a subsonic filter for those of you who like to rock out while spinning your vinyl. It’s in there. The coolest feature is one that jumps right out at you: hip, back-lit power meters. Classic! Here’s your amp to pass down to the next generation.
“The L-505u combined tactility and continuity with sound-stage size and image specificity for an addictive overall sound. The Luxman is my new default recommendation in integrated amplifiers!”
– John Marks, Stereophile, Class-A Rated Review
Since 1925, Luxman has crafted audio products for the most demanding of listeners. Luxman products are built and designed in Japan; each device carefully tested and evaluated. Luxman designs unique, special and one of a kind. Luxman amplifier designs are usually dual mono. The transformers are made in Japan to Luxman specifications. Luxman even hand selects the color paint used on the resistors to identify value and tolerance based on extensive listening tests. The chassis are carefully tuned to control vibration and resonance, making Luxman products perform like a musical instrument. Finally assembly and testing are carried out in Japan. Luxman’s attention to detail is second to none.
Luxman Design Philosophy
Easy On the Ear
A piece of audio equipment should offer excellent performance specifications. Yet, the product that performs the best on paper is not necessarily the best sounding one – because there is no way to relate specifications to the degree of emotion a product evokes in the heart of the listener.
Easy on the Body
Human senses are quick to detect unnaturalness in what we hear. Artificial sound tires us, but rich, natural sound relaxes and frees us from stress and tension, letting us enjoys music at the deepest level. While Luxman places a great importance on numerical analysis of their products, still greater significance is given to actual auditions. In essence, our performance concept is to ensure that a component produces the most natural sound possible when it plays back music.
Easy On the Eye
Luxman builds their products to deliver natural sound that brings spiritual serenity to the listener. In aesthetic terms, Luxman stresses the interplay of light and shadow, giving Luxman products a solid, sculpture-like impression. Open to innovative ideas and free from engineering prejudices; Luxman is committed to designing and building products that satisfy those music lovers who are unwilling to settle for anything less than the best.
Easy On the Soul
Luxman audio components deliver both the emotional impact of the performance as well as the peace of mind of long-term reliability. Every model incorporates proven circuit designs and exhaustive quality evaluations to provide uncompromising durability.