This late 1970's Luxman MQ-70 Stereo amp was imported from the original Japanese owner. This amp was never offered in the USA. It is a completely hand made, point to point wired, 35 wpc tubed amp. It was designed by the renowned designer, Tim de Paravicini.
It comes with an American made, high end step down 120 volt Acupwr AC transformer. It was $270.00 and weighs about 8 pounds. The amp comes with a 100 volt Japan market power supply. The amp NEEDS to be plugged into this converter, NOT directly into the wall ac! It also allows the amp to run cool and very internally quiet! I hear nothing at the speaker when it is powered on. There is some expected external transformer noise. These are outstanding transformers in a superb amplifier. My speakers are lower efficiency Harbeth 40.2's, a tough load. I have a small room. I advise using more efficient speakers for the amp to reach its potential.
The original heavy tube cage is also included. It is also in nice condition, given the age.
The amp is a very clean original with minor wear. The amp has been modestly modified to bring out the best performance. Mods include: a rhodium plated Viborg ac inlet, solid copper cable binding posts and the original 6aq8 input tubes now accept a pair of 6sn7s. These professionally done mods make quite a difference, while not losing the charm of this model.
The output tubes are 4 vintage RCA 6ca7's (direct EL-34 subs), a pair of 1955 Raytheon large envelope 6sn7's and a pair of older Japanese Matsushita 12ax7's as the input tubes. This combo brings out the wonderful performance qualities, excellent bass, a lovely sense of harmonics in a believable sound stage. It was purchased as a temporary amp while my much more expensive older top of the line VAC 300b amp is being repaired. It gives the VAC amp a strong challenge!
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