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Perhaps if you built one that has ventilation built in a la old Lyxman C receiver casesyou would have the cool-man aesthetic with cooling to boot. Hans Hilberink’s site has nice info on SS Luxmans, including the model you mention: They are known to sound pretty good. The heat is something I’m concerned about with Lux gear and would look over any purchase for any darkened boards and such.

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Log in or Sign up. Bidding on both these Lux units does go high and for a reason, they are very nice units. Looks pretty simple, actually. Used to sell this one, never owned one but have a number of Lux units including their tube power amps. When I luxmab ‘simpler’, I did not mean a simpler preamp, but that a power amp will have a simpler circuit to understand and get the tube sound. Your name or email address: Blue ShadowMay 3, Id sure not mind having a luxman tube pre.

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The CL is a sleeper imho. A listing recently came up for a Luxman CL, and I think it looks like an incredible piece of gear, being a design student with an obsession with industrial design, stuff like this just makes me happy.


Luxman is known for topnotch audio stuff, so buying that pre shouldnt be a prob. I use a couple different tube preamps with the usual SS power amps, using the Luxman tube amps at times, too. Power tubes cost much more than signal tubes and they need to be changed more often so a tube pre is the way to get some tube sound into the system.

As far as SS power and tube preamp, that is the way to go for fewer issues.

Luxman CL34 Pre Amplifier Pro Serviced

A CDP can easily drive a power amp without a preamp. In my experience, a tube preamp with a SS power amp does not offer the same tube experience. They won’t sound like this unit.

Do you use a lot of different sources and listen to vinyl? The Bottlehead kits are also less sophisticated as far as flexibility goes but they may sound as good. If luxan, this might be what you need, but if you just use a computer soundcard and CD player, you could do better with a simple tube power amp, e. There isn’t anything ,uxman that is as good as the CL Recently I’ve become engrossed by vintage audio, and I’ve been slowly working on my own setup and learning along the way.

I have no personal exp. No, create an account luxjan. Dandy saying you could do better with something simpler if you just computer is not using the right words.

I googled CL32 and see it is tube. The CL replaced the CL so its specs are better as expected. I use a SS pre all the time with my tube amps. Common power tubes, like 6BQ5s or s are not very expensive and last a long time if run properly.


Attached photo is just a reference image. Quieter, lower distortion and such. This is an excellent preamp. CCallilMay 2, DandyMay 4, CCallilMay 3, I’d just be worried about the lack of ventilation over that gaggle of 12AX7 tubes If you can afford it and it is in good shape you won’t be disappointed. Share This Page Tweet. The pre-amp will probably end up going for more than I can afford right now, but it’s brought up a lot of questions.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Here’s just one current thread describing a good restoration. Its a great pre IMO. DandyMay 2, I don’t have experience of Luxman gear, but it has a good reputation for sound quality.

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Yes, my password is: It’s a simpler design than some other Lux tube preamps for sure but the build quality is all there, and much better parts and build construction than the later Lc-34 SS preamp. There is luxmsn to using a different unit for just computer sounds as there are a bunch of inexpensive Chinese preamp things that will work. Do you already have an account? It lc-34 as if there was a wood surround option that disposes of the original top cover.

Harmon Kardon Citation If there are none, then this preamp has proper control of the heat from those many 12AX7 tubes. Luxman make quality hifi, but this tube preamp might be an unnecessarily difficult and expensive place to start. All very nice gear.