View Full Version : just joined the luxman fan club


4thgear
05-22-2009, 02:43 PM
i just got a 1050 reciever ...all i can say is WOW..:banana:.any other folks have luxman? well take care folks
rett:music:

Balifly
05-22-2009, 04:13 PM
Luxman L-210, L-410, integrated amplifiers, and T-215, T-230 tuners in temporary use.:music:

CallMeJoe
05-22-2009, 04:20 PM
Luxman L-309 integrated amp in my main stereo system, and R-1030 receiver in the garage. I also have a TX-101 tuner sitting idle and I'm pretty sure there's a Luxman cassette deck somewhere in the attic needing a new belt, but I'd be hard pressed to find it.

Bynem
05-22-2009, 04:56 PM
Two Luxmans here:
R-3030 from 1981 and an R-1040 from the late 70s. The latter's 40 watts is PLENTY for my use, even pushing my inefficient DM23s. And, oh yeah... the tape deck's cool, too.

Isotonic
05-22-2009, 05:11 PM
Luxman C12 Preamp here. I am most impressed with this pre aquired a few weeks ago. Looking for the matching m12, then will search higher up on the food chain.

GOYA
05-22-2009, 05:54 PM
L-110 here.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/linhlevan/LuxmanL-110.jpg

Balifly
05-22-2009, 06:58 PM
L-110 here.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/linhlevan/LuxmanL-110.jpg

Beautious :yes:

superdog
05-23-2009, 02:01 AM
Having what I consider hi-mid-fi my Luxman is R-117 is top dog.Finesse and muscle all in one package.

Firby13
05-23-2009, 11:14 AM
C120a and 2 M120a here.
Came as a complete system with JBL L-150a, DBX 3BX,ADC Soundshaper III,
Technics SL10 with the clamshell stands and A Stanton L847S cart, DAK Timer / Spike protector and all paperwork.

Steve

legal eagle
05-26-2009, 11:22 AM
I might be able to join this club soon...

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=231374

Balifly
05-26-2009, 01:04 PM
Best wishes !!!:thmbsp:

Balifly
06-13-2009, 12:55 PM
A few weeks ago I came upon a Luxman L-430 that has a broken off bass knob. It is also missing one foot. The two little brown plastic trim on the outside of the face plate are broken. The amplifier powers up but there is no sound out put at the speaker terminals. The owner had it stored away for some time and now it was for sale as a parts unit.

I bought it and took it to my friendly neighbour hood repair shop-Japan Electronics. The guys there replace the bass pot, and parts of the out put amplifier. I stacked a couple of felt tab pieces to create a temporary feet. A friend is fabricating the two brown plastic face trim out of wood.

The L-430 came home yesterday and it is now powering a pair of Technics SB-X3 speakers , Pioneer Pl-550 turntable, Akai CS-M02 cassette deck in the living room.:music: I already have the service manual from HiFiEngine.com, but need a owners manual for the fine points. It is not available from Vintageaudiomanuals.com.
I am now firmly into the Luxman camp.:banana:

ryuuoh
06-13-2009, 02:08 PM
I think I have a copy of the 430 manual, let me look.
The 430 is a pretty hefty amp, sounds good too.

I scanned the OM, file size is 4.1mb zipped. Or you can grab it here:
http://gallery.me.com/radhaz#100046

Arkay
06-13-2009, 02:48 PM
I have the same R-1050 and a few other Luxman pieces (a couple of amps and another early receiver, plus the "suck-face". :D). Luxman made VERY NICE sounding gear. I've seen some of their more exotic TOTL Japan-market-only stuff, and believe me, it is every bit as "to die for" as anything that Accuphase or any other top label has produced.

Past discussions have suggested that Luxman favored achieving "that sound" above all else, and their engineers were prone to using whatever they had on hand that got the job done, and to making frequent changes in components during production runs. Can be difficult to work on/repair for that reason: the circuits don't always match what is in the service-manual schematics, and on older models there may be "unobtanium" components. I have one very early Luxman receiver (1960s, I think) with several component types in it, the likes of which I have never even seen before. I'm not even sure what they are! The later models seem not to suffer from this, though, and the quality of much of their later gear (by later I mean from around the time of the 1050 onwards, up through the 117).

Luxman fairly recently (a year or two ago, IIRC) launched a "retro" style amp that harks back to their vintage heyday. It's quite nice, too... although for the money I'll take an original version, thank you! :D

kenhappen2u
06-13-2009, 03:18 PM
luxman t-400 tuner , its a pretty awsome tuner ...it pull in stations that my other tuners will not. its not on my main system but it still gets used pretty often on my second system

Ken

AudioPeru
02-08-2010, 04:22 PM
Im in the club too, i just bougth a Luxman LV-104u Hybrid Amplifier an im the happiest man in the world... it sounds GREAT!!! :D

rcspkramp
02-08-2010, 07:15 PM
I recently got a PD-121 TT. It's a beauty. Searching for an arm to install and then it's off to the races.

sanford12
02-08-2010, 10:07 PM
R-3045 receiver and yes Luxman stuff is sweet.

audiozaz
02-09-2010, 09:12 AM
Currently own a few CDP's: DZ-112, D-103 and DZ-92. Have the R-113 receiver, but this one is sick awaiting repair.

I sure would like to get my hands on one of their nice champagne integrateds... :yes:

az

kiciuch
10-07-2010, 09:46 AM
Hi.Looking for some help.
Anyone has luxman r600?

blackfly
10-07-2010, 11:21 AM
I recently added the C 05 and M 05 combo to my system. The M 05 is now my main amp and the C 05 is on standby. I am trying to integrate it into my system but a preamp is not what I was really looking for. But I could not break up the set and figured it would be an eternity to get another set.

Could not be happier with the amp.

Dswankey
10-07-2010, 11:29 AM
Congrats!! and welcome to the cult of Luxman.

Turnergande
10-07-2010, 05:03 PM
I have Luxman's popular R-1050 receiver (1976-79) and a nice looking K8 cassette deck (1980). Receiver sounds great. Cassette deck no longer fast forwards or rewinds but plays well otherwise. Here's a critical overview of the R-1050 (just my opinions): The good: found one in top cosmetic condition via eBay for just $88 shipped. It really only needed a fuse. I liked the receiver so much that I had its main caps upgraded. Very good bass response. Nice classy looking heavy metal lower panel control knobs. Internal antenna. Internal layout & design quality looks top notch. Very good 4 gang FM reception. The cons (compared to some of its price point competitors): dim panel lamps, too few panel lamps, hard to replace panel lamps, very hard if not impossible to read upper panel controls buttons & knobs in dim light & the lettering is rather small (at least those white letters offer some contrast in bright light), tiny speaker terminals, no power amp input or pre amp output connections. Some of the cons are not a big deal but the dim lamps and hard to see controls have irritated me.

Overall the R-1050 has been a fine receiver for me; for its sound qualities it compares quite well with the best of its competitors. One of my other 'most likable' and also quite good sounding receivers includes the Sony STR-7065 & STR-7055 (1972-76). These Sony's in my opinion feature much better ergonomics (more user friendly controls & far better panel lighting).

Bucky Badger
10-07-2010, 07:50 PM
Congrats on 'joining the club.' I just pick up a mint R 1120 and couldn't be happier. It sounds great with the Klipsch Forte II's. Very smooth and clean sound. :thmbsp:

AudioSoul
10-07-2010, 08:53 PM
Congratulations! Luxman Gear is great. And highly underated in my opinion....

jhoyt
10-07-2010, 11:17 PM
My 11 year-old son is a firm Luxman fan! He has a set of LX-104 (suckface), TX-101, PX-100, with some JBL bookshelf speakers. All in his bedroom...I'm trying to raise him right!

audiozaz
10-08-2010, 09:45 AM
My 11 year-old son is a firm Luxman fan! He has a set of LX-104 (suckface), TX-101, PX-100, with some JBL bookshelf speakers. All in his bedroom...I'm trying to raise him right!

Nice! ;)

az

juncers
10-08-2010, 10:38 AM
I also have a R-1050 as well as L200 & L240 integrated amps. Nice pieces all of them. Hard to find in good condition these days and lots of techs won't touch them because of their production eccentricities.

Well worth the effort to find and repair though!!

Ray

Pickoid
10-08-2010, 11:16 AM
I came across an R-1050 in a pawn shop yesterday. It looked to be in pretty good shape, except the lettering on the faceplate was coming off. Some was already missing. It was dirty, and it looked like proper cleaning would potentially destroy the remaining lettering. I was certainly intrigued by it, enough to consider trying to acquire it. If I could at least preserve the big "L" in the lower left hand corner of the face, the missing lettering issue wouldn't be too bad. Not sure what its operational condition was, or whether I could get it for a reasonable price. It was an impressive looking piece, the first Luxman gear I have come across "in the wild."

petert210
10-09-2010, 04:15 PM
luxman t-400 tuner , its a pretty awsome tuner ...it pull in stations that my other tuners will not. its not on my main system but it still gets used pretty often on my second system

Ken

I have the T450 tuner which is similar to the T400 with the extra Accurate Touch feature. I concurred that the T450 can pull in stations that others will not. This is pair with a slightly modded L80V (removable IEC and upgraded speaker binding posts). I like the "rosewood" veneered cabinet which give it a classy feel and has the SQ to match it. Just switch back to listening the L80V from ASL tube amp. It's very sweet sounding indeed.

secretguy
10-09-2010, 04:22 PM
I don't own any, but I saw a Luxman TT on the bay a couple weeks back..looked gorgeous.

Bynem
10-12-2010, 11:22 PM
The good: found one in top cosmetic condition via eBay for just $88 shipped. It really only needed a fuse. I liked the receiver so much that I had its main caps upgraded. Very good bass response. Nice classy looking heavy metal lower panel control knobs. Internal antenna. Internal layout & design quality looks top notch. Very good 4 gang FM reception. The cons (compared to some of its price point competitors): dim panel lamps, too few panel lamps, hard to replace panel lamps, very hard if not impossible to read upper panel controls buttons & knobs in dim light & the lettering is rather small (at least those white letters offer some contrast in bright light), tiny speaker terminals, no power amp input or pre amp output connections. Some of the cons are not a big deal but the dim lamps and hard to see controls have irritated me.

I agree the Luxman lamps make reading the smaller controls a pain. I have tried for the balance knob and hit the tape dubbing toggle switch on a few occasions.

The tuner in one of my two R-1050s needs alignment; it still pulls in and plays the few stations that I like, though. I'll get around to that tuner... maybe just after Super Sunday.:D

scottc1992
05-08-2012, 08:57 PM
I have a Luxman L309, I'm driving dynaco A-25's but I was thinking of changing out the speakers. Any ideas?

Blue Shadow
05-08-2012, 10:01 PM
I have a Luxman L309, I'm driving dynaco A-25's but I was thinking of changing out the speakers. Any ideas?

Nice first post, and welcome to the luxman fan club.

With the issue you have brought up, please feel free to start your very own thread where folks will be glad to drop in and give opinions on what speakers might be best to go with your L-309.

The Dynacos are well-liked but there are many speakers. Grab anything in your price range and give em a try.

I used a pair of paradigm 7SE MkII with an R-1120 until they both blew up. Getting the speakers back in service this week and hope to get the receiver repaired soon. That was very nice sounding combination. I did not compare the Paradigms with the A25s in another system, though.

The Bone
05-08-2012, 11:06 PM
Luxman 5L15 Integrated in Main System.
Luxman R-405 Receiver in Backyard.

ilusndweller
05-08-2012, 11:48 PM
M120a powering b&w cdm1se tweeters (also 120w).:thmbsp::thmbsp:

luxmaster
05-09-2012, 01:32 AM
Here is a list of my luxman collection. I use to have 6 of their cd players but they all broke down in one way or another.

Luxman M120 Power amp
Luxman R115 w/remote used as a preamp for the m120
Luxman K105 Cassette deck
Luxman RV-387 A/V Receiver
Luxman Speakers LX-104
Luxman GX 101 Graphic Equalizer
L&G TT SUb brand of Luxman
Luxman Demo CD Dave Benoit
Luxman Laserdisc from mid 80's

I use to own more Luxman stuff but sold for financial gain.

scottc1992
08-11-2012, 10:52 AM
Hi, thanks for the welcome. I am back with a question. What should I get/ do to tone down the harshness? I am running a Luxman 309, Dynaco A-25's, with an Oppo 970-HD. Should I look into getting the Caps replaced in the A-25's, look into the luxman or what? It seems to be a bit a bit grainy and not as smooth as I like. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Putterman
08-11-2012, 01:06 PM
I'm also a recent convert into the Luxman fan club. Found an R-113 receiver at a City Mission Thrift along with ADS L690 speakers. The receiver is currently out on the patio replacing an Onkyo TX-15 which was feeding Eckman 505 speakers think Radian Research 3 ways which actually sounded quite good once I plugged the ports. It has noticeably better FM reception and somewhat better sound to my older ears. Total cost $30 for the receiver and $40 for the speakers. Haven't hooked up the ADS speakers yet.

vitorzoom
08-11-2012, 08:30 PM
I'm in the club too. I have a Luxman, SQ 503 it tastes great, especially the pre amp. The sound actually somewhat resembles the Sony line of the 70s. Very detailed, i like very much. Made in 1969 is still working very well Very rare these days!

fishcane
08-12-2012, 05:53 AM
Luxman 264 TT here, Not my favorite table but its pretty nice, and looks great

Rapide
08-16-2012, 06:15 PM
Luxman T-111, TP 114, R 114, R 115, R 117 driving Proac 1SC's, Tablette 50's, REL II SW, Zu Druids, and Klipsch Chorus II's. Just discovered 1987-90's Luxman gear 2 months ago. It's easy to find, it's cheap and it's Great. Be SURE to buy with correct remote as they can cost more than the main device and they are Not all interchangeable Casual comparisons with McIntosh 4100, Denon DRA 35V Rcvr (period contemporary) and Dynaco tube gear are all very positive. I insist on a warm tube sound you can listen to for hours....and all Luxman gear so far has it. Looking forward to trying my Luxman collection with ProAc 3.0 or 3.8 some day. In general, higher the number, better the tuner within that series..the R 113, 115 and 117 were released in 1987 with the R 114 released 3 years later in 1990. I suspect in the interim 3 years Luxman designers made some tweaks as the result of issues and technology advances. The newer 50 watt R 114 seems about the equal of the coveted 160watt R 117... especially on the high efficiency Zu's and Klipsch's where 5 watts is plenty. Only drawback is the R series looks like a large black brick with small red eyes in low light conditions..whereas early top of the line Yamaha, Kenwood, Sansui, etc... have 3 lighted analog meters to watch bounce around... along with an illuminated frequency panel.

Vinylcalle
08-17-2012, 04:13 PM
I have a Luxman T-110 tuner, 320C MC-pickup and D-600s CD-player.