Golden Ear award The Absolute Sound in 2008
Stereophile Class A Recommended Component
0riginal owner, in double mint condition and absolute flawless operational. This particular Luxman DU–50 has the optional choice of two “2” DACs no longer offered by Luxman. What can be said, a beautiful piece of audio, manufactured entirely in Japan.
The DU-50 will play every from of five-inch disc except HD-DVD or Blu Ray Disc; but, as befits its "music player" designation, the importer Philip O'Hanlon of On A Higher Note prefers to emphasize its musical values, which include a persuasive impression of body and vitality, with tonal variety and beauty to rival vinyl sources, especially from SACD and DVD-A. Its functional characteristics make it the easiest, most intuitive-to-use digital player
For Stereo playback, the DU-50 is equipped with a Fluency Digital Analogue Converter (DAC) that has a wonderful relaxed, analogue like presentation. The DU-50 throws a huge 3-D soundstage; the musicians are laid out in front of you so realistically, that if you close your eyes, you will feel that you can extend your arm & touch those in front..
It is no surprise that the emphasis is on sound quality, it's video performance is a bonus. The video circuitry may be turned off from the front panel. A choice of two different audio DACs (digital to analogue converters) are on board; Shannon and Fluency (FE), the button on the left hand side of the display allows one to chose between them while the music is playing.
The Luxman DU-50 universal player easily ranks among the most musical digital sources Not surprisingly for a universal player in this price range, the DU-50 offers top-notch SACD and DVD-A playback (both stereo and multichannel). What truly sets this player apart from the competition, , is the way it handles Redbook CDs. Using Luxman's award-winning Fluency Dac, the DU-50 brings a remarkable warmth and naturalness to CD playback, and significantly narrows the gap between standard CDs and hi-rez formats. It is little wonder that the DU-50 was given a Golden Ear award by The Absolute Sound in 2008, and became a Stereophile Class A Recommended Component in 2009.
You will be absolutely dumbfounded/astonished by the performance of this player. The soundstage is simply massive, the entire orchestra from stage left the stage right is in front of you. instruments sound true to life, and more vivid. Needless to say, instruments sound more natural than players I've had costing 10 times the price. The remote control I believe may have been used a total of 2 or 3 times at the very most. It's perfectly in mint condition or as brand-new.
Being sold in absolute pristine condition original packaging are included. without manual. PayPal and shipping fees are additional.
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