Luxman L-550 AXII


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L-550 AXII

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A pure class A design transformed into a MKII model Capable of optimising sound density Pursuing a sound that appeals to the senses whilst creating a deep musical impression is the ultimate role of the audio amplifier. With pure class A design, the L-550AXII integrated amplifier is a refined version of the L-550AX which was itself fully restyled in 2011. The MK II model boasts improved functionality with the latest technologies equivalent to the higher grade L-590AXII such as Version 4.0 of the original amplification feedback circuit ODNF, the new LECUA1000, computerized attenuator, and a buffer circuit with discrete configuration as standard. Such features result in a model with capability of expression above its class, offering a mellow and dense sound that only pure class A amplification can create. The L-550AXII is a mid-range integrated amplifier that increases its maturity in an attractive, functional design for music to be thoroughly enjoyed. Large-capacity power supply circuit A high-inertia power supply circuit that combines a large capacity EI core type power transformer (to which a vibration control feature has been newly added) and a large capacitor block (10,000uF x4) is an integral part of the L-550AXII. This large capacity power supply circuit supports the sound dynamics of the unit by enhancing stability at the core of the design. Discrete buffer circuit A discrete buffer circuit that is the equivalent to those used in the top end LUXMAN C-900u separate amplifier is mounted on the output stage of the pre-amplifier circuit. This protects the purity of the audio signals whilst simultaneously enhancing the drive force for the power amplifier. Proprietary technologies The L-550AXII is designed using proprietary technology and customised parts to optimise the sound quality of this integrated amplifier. For example, the round pattern board enabling smooth signal transmission, and a Beeline construction configuring the optimal parts locations and the shortest signal routes. In addition to this, the loopless chassis structure minimizes the ground impedance increase. Specifications: Rated output 20W + 20W (8Ω), 40W + 40W (4Ω) Input sensitivity / input impedance PHONO (MM): 2.5mV/47kΩ PHONO (MC): 0.3mV/100Ω LINE: 180mV/47kΩ BAL.LINE: 180mV/55kΩ MAIN-IN: 450mV/47kΩ Output voltage RECOUT: 180mV, PRE OUT: 1V Frequency response PHONO: 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.5dB) LINE: 20Hz to 100kHz (+0, -3.0dB) Total harmonic distortion 0.007% or less (8Ω, 1kHz) 0.02% or less (8Ω, 20Hz to 20kHz) S/N ratio (IHF-A) PHONO (MM): 91dB or more, PHONO (MC): 75dB or more LINE: 105dB or more Volume adjustment New LECUA1000 Amplification circuit ODNF 4.0 Output configuration Bipolar parallel push-pull Damping factor 200 Max. amount of tone control BASS: ±8dB at 100Hz TREBLE: ±8dB at 10kHz Power supply 230V~(50Hz) / 115V~(60Hz) Power consumption 230W 170W (under no signal), 0.5W (at standby) External dimensions 440(W) x 178(H) x 454(D) mm front side knob of 20mm and rear side terminal of 27mm included in depth Net weight 24.3kg (main unit) Accessories Remote control (RA-17A) Power cable Speaker terminal Supported Y-lug terminal dimension Width of part a: 15mm or less Width of part b: 8mm or more * Connection may not be performed depending on the shape of the Y-lug terminal.

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