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Old 06-10-2021, 05:20 PM
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Default The Luxman L-595 SE

To commemorate Luxman's 95th Anniversary Luxman this month has released the L-595 SE integrated. It is a copy of the 1989 L-570. No meters all buttons. Specs exactly like the 590 AXII. Price $11,995. Only 300 will be produced and 100 allocated to the USA. It's rather odd the only difference between the 590 and the 595 SE seem to be just cosmetic. However the cost of the 595 is almost 4K higher. Am I missing something.
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:03 PM
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The L-595ASE blurb (I assume the "A" stands for the units allocated to the USA) on Luxman America's website uses the phrase "incorporates the finest of LUXMAN’s latest circuit technologies," including the feedback circuit and 88-step volume attenuator. What other circuit improvements, if any, might have been made aren't specifically addressed there.
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:09 PM
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Are there significant differences between the two versions other than the exterior design?

https://luxmanamerica.com/product/l-595ase/
https://www.luxman.co.jp/product/l-595al
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It doesn't seem so. That's why it's puzzling.
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:23 AM
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What I find puzzling is why Luxman would want to harken back to an era that was likely their least desirable. The previous era, upon which the LX-380 & CL-38uC are based, have a considerably better reputation from those who collect/listen to vintage gear, from both a quality & asethetic perspective. If built to their current standards, am sure it is a great piece of gear, while I do not find it appealing to look at.

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Old 06-11-2021, 02:39 PM
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I could justify the $11,995 price tag if they maybe added more power. 50 wpc class A. Also wasn't the late 80's the Alpine era. A time when Luxman almost went under. That was their low point.
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