A gem of a stereo integrated amplifier for discerning audiophiles, Luxman’s reiteration of L-595ASE amplifier is a model beyond classic.
Vintage designs are making a comeback. Japan’s luxury audio brand Luxman is celebrating its 95th anniversary with timeless industrial design. among its many components that have made names for themselves over the course of the company’s history, Luxman L-570 series pure Class A integrated amplifiers have a reputation that fascinates audio enthusiasts to this day.
Luxman L-595A SPECIAL EDITION is a limited production model that faithfully replicates the appearance, sound quality and image after 30 years. With its special exterior finish, industrial design and the latest circuitry, Luxman hopes the 300-unit (worldwide) special limited- edition L-595ASE will become an instant collectible hit.
It is outstanding among modern audio components, while retaining simple operability and featuring beautiful exterior details, such as aluminum direct selection switchgear with indicators, the volume level indicator light and a bold counterbore around the calibrated volume knob.
The front panel has a delicate hairline finish contrasting with the lower section, crafted in black Alumite, creates a striking two-tone color scheme, like original L-570 models. The top plate also has a beautiful hairline finish to match the front panel and widened venting to improve heat dissipation. The amplifier section is equipped with ODNF-u, which supports a fresh and dense tonality with an overwhelming amount of musical detail.
“Design methods and housing structures are major factors that affect sound quality and timbre. Our goal was to design levels of deep musicality for the L-595A SPECIAL EDITION. The joint input/output circuit board is peel-coated without resistant green film coating which can cause high-frequency noise components. Smooth, rounded trace rounded trace patterns connect points on the custom-made, gold plated peel-coat circuit board.” – said the luxury audio components manufacturer.
Irreplaceable musical expression
The L-595A SPECIAL EDITION operates in pure class A mode, eliminating crossover distortion during amplification. A rated output of 30W + 30W (8Ω) is generated by the power amplifier circuits. It’s 3 stage Darlington equipped, triple paralleled push-pull configuration greatly improves S/N ratio and high-frequency distortion characteristics, bestowing a textural clarity and the drivability of a pre and power amplifier combination. The power supply section features a large, highly regulated power transformer with independent left and right channel high- capacity filter capacitors which combine to supply instantaneous power with great stability. And unique, vibration damped constructions are employed throughout. Large speaker relays with very low resistance achieve low impedance at the speaker terminals. All of these technologies contribute to achieve the finest level of musical expression expected from a pure class A product.