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Item: Luxman A522 Belt Drive Turntable fitted with Grace G-707 Tonearm & Denon DL103 Moving Coil Cartridge
Price: Reduced from $1150 to $850!! FIRM because this is already a bargain
Item Condition: Beautiful clean condition apart from some scratching to the lid. Operationally perfect and set up ready to play
Reason for selling: FAR too many turntables
Payment Method: Cash, Bank Transfer or Paypal
Extra Info: A superb example of this rare turntable, with classic looks but serviced and upgraded to current audiophile standards by turntable maestro Rick Powell.
Adjusted for optimum performance with correct VTA, azimuth, overhang, offset angle, tracking force and bias correction under test conditions. Refurbishment of all electrical contacts and cabling, horizontal and vertical relocation of the arm via the locking collar and re-aligning the bearing has resulted in the best performing sample of this combination you will find. It will certainly surpass more expensive units that are not properly set up.
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Was given a L-530 for Christmas, a beautiful beast but its got a few faults. I'd really like to get it working and I need some help.
It's Japanese so I've powered it with a cheap 500w 100v step down. I've found and downloaded the circuit diagram, owners and service manuals. It looks reasonable clean inside, I reckon its been opened a few times as all the screws don't match. The transistors on the two PB-1393-1 (L&R power amps boards?) are different with with 2x 2SC2922 52Y and 2x 2SA1216 53Y on left board, 2x 2SC2526 NW(X) and 2X 2SA1076 OH(X) on the right. The right looks original. One of the caps (?) in the phono stage looks to have leaked but thats the only obvious blow out.
Initial testing done with CD player connected to AUX input and both headphones (first time) and speakers via speaker A output.
On power up; All the panel lights come on with the warm up flashing. Red LEDs on the power amp boards light (4 each) as do the two on phono input stage.
Warm up relay (RY 201) triggers after maybe 10 seconds, light stabilises and music is produced out of the left channel only. About 10 seconds later relay triggers again, warm up flashes and music stops. Power off for a short while lets me repeat, with the same result.
I'll probably have to take it to someone here in Adelaide before too long (suggestions as to who welcomed) but am keen to go as far as I can before then.
Thanks for reading my post, any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Item: LUXMAN DA-100 USB DAC & Headphone amp (Made in Japan)
Location: Sutherland NSW & Roseville NSW
Price: $666 Price reduced
Item Condition: Mint / 99% New (see photos below) No dust, no scratch, no dot.
Reason for selling: Upgrade
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD, happy to call courier to deliver
Sampling frequency ... COAX / OPT input: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Sampling frequency ... USB input: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
Digital Input: USB (B type), OPT (light), COAX (coaxial)
Digital output: OPT (light), COAX (coaxial)
Analog Output: RCA unbalanced 1 system, headphones 1 system
Manufacturers Part No. DA-100
☆ USB: 96kHz / 24bit
★ coaxial-light: 192kHz / 24bit
Compact 2-channel PCM system D / A Converter ◆ A5 document size
◆ Adopt bar Brown latest chip PCM5102 with a built-in 32bit processing and high-quality buffer amplifier to the DAC chip
◆ is equipped with two types of digital filters with different easily switchable FIR and IIR characteristics
◆ Equipped with USB port (B type), you can enter the USB digital audio signal from the PC / Mac, etc.
◆ digital input, the sampling frequency of 32kHz ~ 192kHz (USB is up to 96kHz), 16bit, 20bit, corresponding to the number of quantization bits of the 24bit (USB is 16bit, 24bit only)
◆ The digital inputs including USB available through output, equipped with a digital output (DD converter function)
◆ Built-in high-quality headphone amplifier circuit equivalent to that of the top models DA-200
◆ installation of low phase noise clock module with reduced noise near the oscillation frequency
◆ The digital inputs, low jitter reduction by high-precision clock of DAIR with a built-
The sampling frequency display by the three-digit 7-segment LED with excellent visibility ◆
◆ plenty of adopting the round pattern wiring board and original custom parts of Luxman tradition, etc.
◆ Equipped with RCA output terminal of 18mm pitch gold-plated finish that corresponds to the large plug connection
◆ USB connection to the PC since Windows XP, corresponding to each of the OS standard driver later MacOS10
Also possible ※ display does not switch upright of the body by attaching accessories leg of the (foot) on the side ◆
Item: Luxman L-509U Integrated Amplifier
Item Condition: as new
Reason for selling: need money
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
I am one only owner. Bought new for over $8000 in 2012
The amp has never been repaired, works very well. No issues, can give a week warranty.
The unit has never been loud more then 9am because I live in a flat and I like my neighbors.
Winner of SoundStage's Reviewer's Choice Award (February 2009)
"The L-509u was one dead-quiet integrated amp with an ultra-low noise floor, resulting in the blackest of backgrounds from which the music would emerge in solid, focused, three-dimensional images. Additionally, the L-509u was tonally neutral, and did not favor one end of the frequency spectrum over another; instead its sonic signature was geared toward delivering the least-colored, most musically natural performance, regardless of the type of music." "What impressed me most, however, was the L-509u’s control of the bass." "Subterranean? Without a doubt." Click here to be redirected to the SoundStage review. The L-509u features the new high quality electronic selector switch, which is the heart of the C-1000f pre-amp (one of Luxman’s 80th anniversary commemoration models). The sound quality deterioration using the new electronic input switch is now minimal, while channel separation and crosstalk efficiency were raised substantially in comparison with the previous L-550A / L-590A / L-507 /L-509SE. In addition the illuminated position indicator around the input selector knob, makes it much easier to view the selected position even from afar.
The integrated amplifier also benefits from the ALPS volume control used in the CL-88 vacuum tube preamplifier. A massive solid-brass, four gang potentiometer.
The amplifier section has not been ignored either; noise and distortion has been kept to a minimum with the introduction of ODNF version 2.2. The deep, rich, wonderfully textured tone is available here in Luxman’s most powerful integrated amplifier. No compromises made for sound quality; designed for the musical purist. This is Luxman’s ultimate integrated amplifier. * Equipped with ODNF version 2.2 for minimal noise and distortion.
* Solid brass, four gang attenuator from the CL-88 tube preamp.
* Electronic input selector, trickle down technology from the flagship C-1000f.
* Relay power source with large storage capacity.
* One pair of RCA inputs with Luxman's eddy current defeating technology,
* Peel Coat PCB with gold plated traces.
* Power Output Display Meter in dB
* Switch to split the preamp from the power amp.
* High quality phono stage.
* Two pairs of balanced inputs.
* Custom parts designed by LUXMAN, even the paint used on the resistors to denote the value has been carefully chosen after many hours of comparitive listening.
The volume control on the L-509u is a solid brass, four gang ALPs potentiometer, its too heavy to be motorised, hence the lack of a remote control, it does however provide a linear attentuation & gain throughout the range, holding both channels perfectly in balance even at low amplitude. The tone controls might seem like an anachronism in this day and age of minimalism, but they can be remarkably effective in bring to life a less than perfect music collection. We all have music gems in our collection that are sonicly challenging. A lot of the 1980's CDs are quite harsh sounding and the digital glare can be quite fatiguing. Reduce the treble slightly and while the harsh CD is not going to suddenly sound like a reference recording, at least it will now be perfectly listenable. Sit back relax, enjoy the music & forgot about the HiFi. When you want to bypass the tone controls, just engage the Line Straight switch. Printed Circuit Boards normally have a green coat (dye) that can be printed upon, so the manufacturer knows where to place the copper traces and where to insert the resistors & capacitors. LUXMAN's designers don't like the sound of the green dye, so instead they print onto a plastic peel coat and remove it once the traces and mounting holes are in place. Then the copper traces are gold plated to reduce resistance across the circuit. In the photo below you will notice that Peel Coat circuit boards are an off-white color. It’s this fanatical attention to detail that delivers such superior sound quality. The on board phono stage is not an after thought on any of the Luxman integrated amplifiers, rather a well executed pre-preamplifer. The MC input has 55dB of gain (thats a multiplication of 550x) and is suitable for medium to high output MC cartridges, approx .7mV. While the MM input has 35dB of gain. Extensive listening was applied to the high purity, oxygen free copper (OFC) cables which are used to transmit the signal throughout the amplifier. These cables have a minimal audible signature and minimal electrical effect on the audio waveform. Linear wide bandwidth frequency response is achieved by the low measured values of both inductance and capacitance. The result, the cables do not color the sound, but pass it through, quickly. There is a high quality headphone amplifier, accessible from the front panel. The headphone output is taken from the speaker output,, assuring you of the highest fidelity. LUXMAN did not cut corners in the L-509u; notice lots of custom solid copper parts including screws & fasteners & mounting plates. Not to mention the gold plated peel coat circuit boards. This is one channel complete with heat sink. Here is a clever device found on the back of every Luxman powered product. You press the button and it will check the phase of the electricity it is receiving. If the AC outlet in the wall is incorrectly wired, meaning the live and neutral are swapped, a red LED will turn on to warn you. You only need to press it once, when you are installing a product to check that everything is in order. Its a simple mistake, that occurs often, and one that can seriously undermine your listening enjoyment.
Continuous effective output: 120W + 120W -8ohm 240W + 240W 4 ohm
reproduction frequency: PHONO: 20Hz ~ 20,000Hz 0.5dB) LINE: 20Hz ~ 100kHz (+ 0, -3.0dB)
SN ratio: PHONO (MM): 91dB or more PHONO (MC): 75dB or more LINE: 107dB or more
Dimension: W 467 x H 179 x D 435 mm
Weight: 28 kg
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Item: Luxman L550AX Class A amp
Location: Sydney, Dulwich Hill
Item Condition: Absolutely perfect
Reason for selling: Playing with new toys
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal
Extra Info: I'm the original first owner. Comes with original Double Boxed packaging, Papers, Remote, RCA/XLR dust caps. Have loved my time with this unit and will be very sad to see it go.
Local pick preferred.
Demo is most welcome.