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Luxman launches limited edition L-595A SE integrated amplifier

Luxman launches limited edition L-595A SE integrated amplifier
(Image credit: Luxman)

95 years is a long time in the hi-fi industry, but that’s the milestone Luxman has reached in 2021. To celebrate, the company has gone back in time for inspiration for a brand new special edition integrated amplifier.

From the outside, the L-595A SE looks similar to the L-570E Class A amp which launched back in 1989 and became one of the company’s best-selling models of the 1990s.

Front panel details include aluminium selection buttons for all inputs, a volume level LED light, and a counterbore around the volume dial. The amp boasts a hairline finish on the top and front panels with the top section featuring wider venting than on the L-570E for the extra heat management needed by the new model.

A two-tone colour scheme features on the front and includes the use of black alumite at the bottom which helps give the L-595A SE its distinct look. Also on the front panel, you’ll find a headphone jack, tone controls and speaker selector buttons. It comes with a matching remote control handset and weighs a hefty 27.7kg.

Luxman launches limited edition L-595A SE integrated amplifier

(Image credit: Luxman)

The inside has been completely redesigned and features some of Luxman’s latest technology, including a three-stage, triple-paralleled push-pull amp set-up, and a brand new feedback circuit.

There’s also a new LECUA1000 electronically controlled attenuator with 88-step amplifier circuitry for smooth volume control. Short paths for audio input signals to travel to the speaker outputs have been used, as has copper-plated steel, to reduce the effects of external noise. High-density feet have been fitted to help to minimise vibrations.

The L-595A SE is rated at 30 watts-per channel (into eight ohms) and includes a selection of line-level and balanced inputs, plus a built-in MM/MC phono amplifier circuit so you can connect a suitable record player.

If you like the look of the Luxman, you’ll need to be quick, and also have deep pockets. The L-595A SE is limited to just 300 units and will set you back £11,000 ($11,995 exc tax). Orders can be placed now through select Luxman retailers.

Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.