Luxman L-505
Though ranked as the entry level Luxman amplifier the design and built quality of the L-505 UX11 is a cut above most other makes.

I must confess to a weakness for amplifiers built with what were termed in the heydays of audio as the ‘battleship’ look.

By definition an amplifier with a ‘battleship’ looks is large and chunky and also solid to the feel.

The  honest  truth is that there were no shortage of such amplifiers then and names such as Pioneer, Kenwood, Sansui, Yamaha, Marantz, Accuphase, McIntosh and  Luxman spring to mind but they were also fairly expensive, even back then.

The company that produced some of the most desirable was undoubtedly the Luxman company. Considered by many to be the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of Japanese amplifiers, Luxman amplifiers or for that matter most of these audio products are not only good sounding components but were also superbly made.

If you have ever owned a Luxman amplifier you are given the impression that its quality is so good that it would last just about forever.

Today, as is evident in the Luxman L-505 UX11 integrated amplifier the impression of  indestructible quality is happily part of its ‘persona’. One cannot help but be impressed by its sheer good looks and feel.

Rear of Luxman L-505 ux11 – All connectors, input and output sockets are made from the best quality components available.

Based on the company’s L-505 ux which was first introduced in 2001, the L-500 ux11 is a large design measuring 440 x 178 x 454 mm and weighs a substantial 23kg.

Luxman has rated it to be able to produce a minimum of 100 watts perchannel into 2 at a nominal impedance of 8 ohms.  That’s more than enough power to drive just about any speaker that’s available. With an uncluttered front panel that is anchored by a central pair of blue VU meters, the L-505 ux11 featues up to six inputs which include two phono inputs, one for moving magnet and the other for moving coil phono cartridges.

Other features include Luxman’s proprietary LECUA (Luxman Electronically Controlled Ultimate Attenuator) assisted volume control, separate pre-amplifier output stage, custom made solid speaker terminals for two pairs of speakers systems and an infrared red remote control.

For further details contact:
CMY Audio Visual Sdn Bhd.
Tel: 03 21439406, John Yew: 016 2861000

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Dick Tan is one of the longest serving member of the audio-video industry having spent close to 45 years in it. Tan started in the mid 70s working in audio showrooms and writing for fledgling audio magazines in the country.

“I have been through turntables to open reel and cassette tape decks to amplifiers and speakers in that golden era of hi-fi to the sophistication of today's digital audio and AV components such as Bluray and UHD Bluray discs players to streamers and beyond. In the end they all have one common goal … to achieve audio and video in the best, most efficient way possible.”

The other 'hat' that Tan wears, at least once each year, is that of the organiser of the AV Show which started in 1994. The KL International AV Show has been consistently held every year since for the last 26 record breaking years.