The main demonstration system is a music lover’s dream come true, centered on the Luxman L-509X integrated amplifier, which truly embodies separate audio component design and performance in a single chassis. Rated at 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 240 wpc into 4 ohms, the L-509X is designed to deliver tremendous dynamic headroom into virtually any loudspeaker, regardless of impedance or efficiency.
Source components include Luxman’s PD-171A belt drive turntable, equipped with Ortofon’s Cadenza Blue moving coil cartridge. Luxman will also preview, for the first time in North America, their forthcoming PD-151 belt drive turntable (photo above), which will be available in 1st quarter 2019. The PD-171A will be connected to Luxman’s EQ-500 vacuum tube phono equalizer/pre-amp, while the PD-151 will be connected directly to the L-509X, which features MM and MC phono cartridge gain and impedance settings.
Digital sources include the heralded Luxman D-06u SACD/CD player, with USB 2.8/5.6 DSD and 32-bit/384-kHz PCM USB support, along with the new Melco N100 2TB streaming music library, paired with the Melco D100 Red Book-spec CD player and CD ripper.
Luxman’s 15000 series cabling will be used throughout the system.
Triangle Speakers, based in Bordeaux France, will present their Magellan Cello loudspeaker in room 907. Triangle has succeeded in adopting the performance, beauty and build quality of their flagship Magellan Grand Concert into a reasonably sized, reasonably priced loudspeaker.
Adirondack Audio & Video is based in Queensbury New York. In addition to their upstate Queensbury location, ADKAV presents an exceptional line up of hi-performance audio systems from their newest by-appointment location located in Brooklyn NY.
Luxman America, based in Ballston Spa, New York, is a subsidiary of Japan-based audio manufacturer Luxman. Established in 1925 as the Lux Corporation, Luxman began at the birth of radio broadcasting. Through the years since, Luxman has earned an enviable reputation as a brand recognized worldwide for its craftsmanship and high-quality sound reproduction. With a worldwide network of distributors and users, Luxman prides itself on delivering the passion of music through the lifelike re-creation of the sound of the original acoustical performance. www.luxman.com