CD player. Luxman CDP D-90. Classic Vintage.
Kinsuido started in Osaka in 1925 as a producer of photo frames. Its second president initiated the LUX brand that created radio receivers. Kinsuido published a book that was advertised with the slogan “Reading it once makes you an expert in the field of radio.” This item has proved to be a bestseller, has 14 editions and to this day continues to shape the minds of sound engineers. In addition, Kinsuido was the first company in Japan to display and sell radios in stores. Many people stopped just to listen to the beauty of the sound. At that time, Japanese listeners were addicted to the technology coming from the United States and Europe. Import of radio equipment and parts was a long-term undertaking for Lux Corporation. Later, the company decided that to successfully compete as a supplier and reduce import costs, it also had to produce parts on its own. This triggered the creation of the Luxman brand. At the turn of the 70s and 80s, Luxman gained worldwide renown thanks to the quality of sound produced by its equipment, and above all its tube amplifiers. In 1984, the company was taken over by the Japanese brand Alpine Electronics. The decision to include the prestigious Luxman brand in the market war with commercial Yamaha almost led to its collapse. Alpine sold the brand in 1994 and since then Luxman Corporation could again focus on its main goal, i.e. creating the best audiophile equipment in the world. In 2009, Luxman Corporation was acquired by International Audio Group Ltd. IAG and to this day is one of the oldest manufacturers of electronic components in Japan, which is reflected in the slogan of Ultimate Fidelity since 1925.
CDP D-90 is a player that provides high quality music reproduction typical of Luxman’s audio equipment. What makes this model stand out is the high clarity of the sound and very good sound dynamics. The player also has a typical Luxman classic design that has not changed for years. The enclosure has been completely revitalized, buttons in perfect condition. The top cover has been cleaned and painted using the automotive wet painting technique. Black varnish was used and protected with transparent matt finish. The new side boards made of exotic doussie wood create an elegant look.
The device has been completely reviewed and serviced.
– disc format: CD
– frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
– dynamic range: 98 dB
– signal to noise ratio: 90dB
– channel separation: 90 dB
– total harmonic distortion: 0.005%
– line output: 2V
– power consumption 14 W
– dimensions: 48 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm (width, depth, height)
– weight: 4 kg
– Japanese production from 1987-89