This is a Beautiful Built In Japan 20 Watt CLASS A Integrated Amp from the Legendary Luxman. This is a Terrific Sounding Amp and Considered by Many to Be One of The Finest. Box , Packing , Remote and Manual Included.
A True Class-A Integrated Amp and The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award Winner for 2009!
The L-550A II delivers on a promise Luxman made to its customers more than 80 years ago. They have spent those decades laboring on delivering the audio truth—a sound so pure and realistic, it’s difficult to hear the difference between reproduction and a live event. The award-winning L-550A II amplifier delivers on that promise. What a pure Class-A output stage excels at—things like midrange liquidity, low-level detail, stupendous dynamics, and transparency, you get in spades. What you hear from a true Class-A design is so much more like what you hear at a live performance.
“Boasting classic looks and features that hark back to the great designs of the sixties, magnificent build, and absolutely gorgeous sonics, this is my kind of integrated amplifier. With a rated 20WPC of pure Class-A power (thought in reality delivering considerably more), the L-550A II has more than enough muscle to satisfy me on almost any music, and the finesse, delicacy and low distortion is as if ordained in heaven!” –Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound Golden Ear Award, June/July 2008
The L-550A II also has a MM/MC phonostage on board, a great-sounding headphone amp, two pairs of speaker terminals, by-passable tone controls to correct for room acoustics, and a full-function remote control. This integrated amp is remarkable, built like the proverbial tank it sounds more like a tube amp than many modern tube amps. Wow!
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.