HOLY CRAP! Luxman 590ax II

HOLY CRAP! Luxman 590ax II

Postby Dorian » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:39 pm

I just upgraded my Primaluna Dialog Premium HP to a Luxman 590ax II. I tried a NAD M33 in between but that sounded flat and anemic so I returned it pronto (I guess it might have opened up over time but I didn't want to stick around to find out).

The Luxman is mind-blowingly good! The words that come to mind are CONTROL, PUNCH and CLARITY. So much more of these compared to the PL without losing anything. What an upgrade! Very happy and highly recommended.

At first there was too much bass, very boomy, likely b/c my speakers are too close to the walls. So I plugged the bass ports in the back and now it sounds perfect! Amazing sound.

Anyone else tried this Luxman?
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Re: HOLY CRAP! Luxman 590ax II

Postby gene9p » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:39 pm

Congrats..That's quite a "toy"..lol. Only ever read reviews and listened to it via videos. World Class integrated :mrgreen:
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Re: HOLY CRAP! Luxman 590ax II

Postby Dorian » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:59 pm

Thanks! Got a great deal on it, it’s basically brand new, got it for 33% off retail and no tax!
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Re: HOLY CRAP! Luxman 590ax II

Postby madrac » Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:51 pm

Sweet integrated, Dorian.
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Re: HOLY CRAP! Luxman 590ax II

Postby Brf » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:09 am

Simply put.....Great amplifier!
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Re: HOLY CRAP! Luxman 590ax II

Postby gene9p » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:27 pm

where did you find it?..store, ad, etc??
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Re: HOLY CRAP! Luxman 590ax II

Postby Dorian » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:52 pm

gene9p wrote:where did you find it?..store, ad, etc??

I had contacted a guy on Audiogon about another amp which had already sold, but he had the Luxman. Not a dealer, just a self-described "gear whore" (vulgar term IMO). He also happens to live 20 minutes from me so I went and picked it up in person! No shipping, no tax, great deal.
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