Luxman EQ-500


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The joy of analog reproduction is the indulgence of the harmonic density and tonal character of vinyl playback, faithfully reproducing sound vibration and resonance inscribed on analog records without interruption. The EQ-500 phono equalizer amplifier is a vacuum tube design for all stages to provide the ultimate experience in the expressive and colourful reproduction of music. Fine adjustment and switching functions that are easily accessible on the elegant front panel allow you to enjoy the real pleasure of analog reproduction. The debut of LUXMAN’s masterpiece phono equalizer amplifier, the EQ-500, brings a new dimension that offers an extensive menu of the finest details of analog reproduction allowing you to recreate that ideal sound from your memory. All stages of the EQ-500 are vacuum tube. For the 1 and 2 stage a SRPP (Shunt Regulated Push-Pull) circuit is used which features low impedance, low distortion and prolongs the life of vacuum tubes. For the final stage a cathode follower parallel circuit is used with the ability to lower impedance further.The excellent sound quality of the CR circuit, supported by linear characteristics, is a direct result of the quality and accuracy of the parts used. LUXMAN has achieved the ultimate in high grade analog reproduction in the EQ-500 thanks to more than half a century of experience in manufacturing vacuum tube amplifiers and the selection of high performance parts. To protect minute analog signals from noise and magnetic field interference, the main sections of the EQ-500 are strongly shielded. The loopless chassis design of the EQ-500 isolates any ground impedance increase and magnetic field caused by the chassis current. The EQ-500 features a load capacity selection function from which 6 levels (0/50/100/150/200/300pF) can be selected according to the characteristics of the cartridge to be used. Com bined with the load impedance selection function (30k to 100k ohms continuously variable) the original potential of the cartridge can be fully exploited. The phono equalizer amplifier plays a unique role as part of an amplification system with respect to the characteristics and delicacy of signals. Because of this uniqueness, phono equalizers have been designed using various kinds of circuit methods and elements and have captivated the interest of enthusiasts for whom the detail of the sound is paramount. The EQ-500 is equipped with the circuit technology and musical essence inherent to its predecessor, the E-06 from LUXMAN. First launched in the 1980’s, the E-06 is still a highly respected masterpiece of the CR type. This renowned circuit technology has been newly improved in the EQ-500 and uses vacuum tubes for all of the amplifier elements to bring the spirit of analog sound inscribed on the vinyl discs into life. Spec Circuiting system SRPP, final stage cathode follower Non-feedback CR type equalizer Vacuum tube used ECC83 x 4 pieces, ECC82 x 2 pieces, and EZ81 x 1 piece Input sensitivity (1kHz, When the gain is set to 36dB) MM: 4mV MC: high 0.44mV, MC: low 0.18mV Input impedance MM: 30kΩ to 100kΩ (variable) MC: high 40Ω, MC: low 2.5Ω Rated output/output impedance 250mV/850Ω Gain(1kHz, When the gain is set to 36dB) MM: 36dB MC: high 55dB, MC: low 63dB Maximum allowable input (1kHz) MM: 300mV, MC: high 34mV, MC: low 13mV RIAA deviation MM/MC high/MC low: 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.3dB) Channel separation (10kHz) 65dB Input Unbalanced line x 3 Output Unbalanced line x 2, Balanced line x 1 Power supply 230V~(50Hz) / 115V~(60Hz) Power consumption 47W External dimensions 440(W) x 92(H) x 397(D) mm front side knob of 5mm and rear side terminal of 12mm included in depth Net weight 12.5kg (main unit)

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