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#285626 - 01/06/10 10:22 PM The perfect power source for M80's!!!
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Getting ready to pull the trigger on this purchase (after much, much exhaustive research) of a high quality class A integrated amp for two channel audio for the M80's.

The giant VU meters just makes it that much cooler. Serious 70's vibe and McIntosh quality for a fairly reasonable $4800.00 US.

http://www.onahighernote.com/luxman/?c=8&id=31

A good review of it: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/luxman/luxman.html
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#285630 - 01/06/10 10:28 PM Re: The perfect power source for M80's!!! [Re: audiosavant]
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That's gorgeous! I tend to take 6moons reviews with a grain of salt -- heck, I take most audio reviews with too many colorful adjectives with a grain of salt -- but on looks alone, that thing's a winner.
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#285634 - 01/06/10 10:48 PM Re: The perfect power source for M80's!!! [Re: pmbuko]
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"fairly reasonable"...your pockets are bigger than mine.
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#285636 - 01/06/10 10:52 PM Re: The perfect power source for M80's!!! [Re: SirQuack]
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Now I'm definitely going to road trip over so we can have that beer.
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#285638 - 01/06/10 10:55 PM Re: The perfect power source for M80's!!! [Re: SirQuack]
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It is a beautiful piece indeed. What stands out on this amp that after all the research you picked this one. Just curious, with a $4800 budget there's a lot of amps that could be picked from.

One concern I would have with this amp is the low power at 20 watts.
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#285639 - 01/06/10 10:56 PM Re: The perfect power source for M80's!!! [Re: medic8r]
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If I was looking to spend that kind of cash on an amp I would go with an axiom 8 channel amp. (or 2 channel if purchase was not for surround sound). Also, I personally am not into the retro look... I like flash LED lights and such \:\) . I am sure that it sounds amazing though!
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#285641 - 01/06/10 11:03 PM Re: The perfect power source for M80's!!! [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I tend to take 6moons reviews with a grain of salt -- heck, I take most audio reviews with too many colorful adjectives with a grain of salt


Although they can be a bit esoteric, 6moons really are about the love of audio. Yes, most of it is very high end and the reviews can be uh... colorfully subjective.

But, they gave a wonderful review of our beloved M80's, so they know quality when they hear it. \:\)

But I've always loved Luxman gear. So well built and always wonderful sounding. You can't stay in business for 80 years without doing something right.

What sealed the deal for me is the phono stage quality and the true class A design of the amp.

And of course those freaking awesome VU meters, lol. I really do miss those things. Digital led meters are the worst. In most critical pro audio scenarios, VU's just can't be bested by LED. Just not exact or sensitive enough to show what is really happening on input/output.
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#285642 - 01/06/10 11:03 PM Re: The perfect power source for M80's!!! [Re: terzaghi]
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With you on that Rick, can't see dropping that much coin for 20watts per channel.
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#285643 - 01/06/10 11:09 PM Re: The perfect power source for M80's!!! [Re: SirQuack]
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I'd be quite honest here. I would spend that $4800 on speakers and the $1300 on an amp. That's just me though.
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#285644 - 01/06/10 11:10 PM Re: The perfect power source for M80's!!! [Re: SirQuack]
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
With you on that Rick, can't see dropping that much coin for 20watts per channel.


Lol. But that's some serious 20watts hoss! And truly, it's much more powerful than a typical 20watt consumer amp.

It will be an heirloom at that price/quality my friend...

I know it's a bit indulgent, but I'm saving so much on the Axioms!!!

Now I feel decadent...
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