The MQ-88uC has an elegant dark brown finish, realising a modern classical appearance reminiscent of their finest legacy products. This model’s improved clarity and warm, accurate audio reproduction, unique to vacuum tube products, and the quality of the components and engineering shine through. Luxman strongly feel that the introduction of new technology and added customisation will prove integral to this model’s appeal as a modern day vacuum tube amplifier.
Luxman's vacuum tube amplifier legacy
Since the launch of their SQ-5A vacuum tube integrated amplifier in 1961, Luxman have continued making vacuum tube amps without a break. They have produced many models that are highly valued as signature models and satisfied music lovers are enjoying them to this day, even several decades after their release. The CL-38uC and MQ-88uC combine LUXMAN's history of producing fine vacuum tube products and the traditional wisdom and skills gained along the way.
The essence of high-end products: selected high quality components
Due to their relatively simple circuitry, vacuum tube amplifiers are greatly affected by the quality of individual components, hence they utilise Luxman’s own high-quality transformers and blocking capacitors. Further customisation comes in the form of Nichicon made, high voltage, metalled polypropylene film coupling capacitors, which have been introduced for their supple, natural tone. Improved audio quality has been realised by shortening the internal wiring.
Reviving designs from the golden era of vacuum tube amplifiers
The CL-38uC control amplifier and the MQ-88uC power amplifier are based on the latest technology and design, but the exterior styling evokes a classic image from the heyday of vacuum tube audio products. The CL-38uC is modeled on the CL-35, released in 1970, and the MQ-88uC is modeled on the MQ-60, released in 1969. A classic front panel design should be functional, but also beautiful, achieved by careful selection of knobs and lever switches. Listeners can appreciate such traditional design features, with their nostalgic flavor, whilst enjoying these contemporary, high performance audio products.
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1 x RCA (Pair) (Fixed), 1 x RCA (Pair) (Variable)
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25W + 25W (4Ω, 8Ω, 16Ω)
Phono: 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.5dB)
Line: 20Hz to 80kHz (within -3.0dB)
Single Wire / BiWire:
ECC83S×2, ECC82×2, KT88×4
Dimensions (W x H x D):
440 x 184 x 230mm