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Luxman launches flagship integrated amplifier: L-509X

The L-509X is a 120-watt-per-channel class A/B integrated amp combining circuitry from Luxman’s high-end amplifier series, notably its C-900u pre-amp and M-700u power amp.

It features a large (600VA) power transformer and is equipped with: MM/MC phono stage, four unbalanced and two balanced inputs, plus recording, preamplifier and 6.3mm headphone outputs.

Anyone familiar with the hi-fi brand (one of the oldest around, founded in 1925) won't be surprised to see the symmetrical chassis design of the blasted white front panel centres on a striking pair of VU meters, as well as on aluminum dials for 88-step volume control and source selection.

The unit comes with an aluminum-finished remote control, which can also control the company’s compatible CD players.

While by no means the brand's priciest product, the L-509X (available now) costs £8500.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.