Luxman L 560 amplifier. Classic Vintage. Fully revitalized.
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.
The L-560 is a class A amplifier launched by Luxman in 1988. This unique newer version of the L-550 bestseller is characterized by much better specifications (signal-to-noise ratio, THD ratio, etc.). The L560 stands out with its beautiful classic and simple design. The enclosure was made of the highest quality materials. Main parts were coated with copper to remove magnetic distortion, and the capacitors were designed in a way to entirely eliminate mechanical resonance, thus ensuring the highest purity of sound. The Luxman L560 is extremely musical and detailed. It is characterized by a spacious and rich soundstage that engages every listener. The bass is fast, well-articulated, and at the same time deep and clean. The midrange is distinguished by extremely pleasant, warm tones that only class A can boast. The highs are extended and detailed, but never sharp or flashy.
The enclosure has been completely revitalized – teak was used. The wood finish is Chinese oil produced from natural oils, and natural turpentine-based beeswax. The metal elements of the enclosure have been cleaned and painted using the automotive wet painting technique. The device has been fully reviewed and serviced, it has been equipped with new aluminum legs.
Collector’s model. The device is in perfect condition.
– power – 2 x 50W at 8Ohm, class A
– frequency response – 10Hz – 100kHz
– total harmonic distortion – 0.005%
– input sensitivity – 0.9 mV (MC), 2 mV (MM), 150 mV (line)
– signal-to-noise ratio – 80 dB (MC), 86 dB (MM), 110 dB (DIN)
– dimensions – 45 cm x 17.5 cm x 47 cm (width x height x depth)
– 100V power supply, voltage changing transformer included
– year of production 1988
– made in Japan
– weight – 21 kg