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 Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, 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 Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.