Excellent condition Luxman L-509X, works, looks, and sounds like a million bucks. I am the 2nd owner, purchased from dealer who sold original unit then took back on consignment for client who upgraded to separates just weeks after purchase.
This integrated solid state amp sounds like magic. There's no other way to describe the visceral dynamics, detail, and rhythm of the L-509X. There is an airy sweetness to the top end that can't be described unless you hear one of these for yourself. The bass control and micro dynamics are stunning - this integrated has brought me to tears on more than one occasion.
The versatility of this amp is unmatched. With the "Separate" function, both the preamp and amplifiers can be separated to use outboard preamps or home theater processor. The "Line Straight" function bypasses the tone controls on the integrated for a more "audiophile" or balanced output. The "Loudness" function is perfect for low level/night listening to compensate for the Fletcher Munson Curve. A high quality phono amp is included on the unit with settings for MM/MC cartridges.
While the audio quality is not representative of the sound of this integrated, I have hosted a video taken September 4, 2019 showing the unit in full working order, driving La Scala II speakers, which can be viewed here:
COSMETICS: There is a slight nick on the aluminum remote, barely visible and highlighted in the photo of the remote. There is a very tiny scratch in the top right of the unit. I have added a photo with a penny for scale. It is a slight curled scratch close to the edge of the vent, and an even smaller spot closer to the back of the unit. These may have been here for a very long time and gone unnoticed.
All input caps are intact and included, manual and original box and packaging are included.
VALUE: The Luxman L-509X is an unparalleled value at its regular retail price of $9,945, besting many separates costing several times as much - the preamp alone is based off of Luxman's flagship C-900u, at a price of $15,000. This integrated has never sold on Audiogon below $6,000 and pricing is firm.
One of the world's premiere integrated solid state amplifiers. I am selling because I moved to tube separates, otherwise would have kept this unit forever.
The L-509X integrates the features of both a high quality
separate amplifier and a high performance integrated amplifier into one
product. The goal of creating an ideal integrated amplifier, initiated
by LUXMAN with the launch of the L-509fSE in 2002, has now been advanced
with the development of the L-509X. The L-509X integrated amplifier is
equipped with many desirable features, such as the New LECUA1000 and a
discretely configured buffer circuit in the output stage of the
pre-amplifier circuit. LUXMAN’s ODNF (Only Distortion Negative Feedback)
original amplifier feedback circuit and a power supply with independent
left and right channel blocking capacitors are intrinsic to this
design, as well as many components used only in high end models,
ensuring high-quality audio reproduction. The design of the L-509X
incorporates the cream of LUXMAN's proprietary technologies, breaking
new ground and creating the ultimate expression of “separates in a
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