The Luxman CL-38uC pre-amplifier uses SRPP (Shunt Regulated Push Pull) circuitry for all stages to achieve the highest sound quality possible. A genuine phono equaliser is included, the MC-low and MC-high impedance (gain) inputs each have independent MC transformers and are selectable using the MC impedance lever switch.
Tone controls enable the listener to fine tune the sound quality. Refined exterior design and newly added balanced inputs make this valve control amp a new standard for its generation.
Luxman's Valve Amplifier Legacy
Since the launch of the Luxman SQ-5A valve integrated amplifier in 1961, they have continued making valve amps without a break. Luxman 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 valve products and the traditional wisdom and skills gained along the way.
The Essence of High-End Products
Due to their relatively simple circuitry, valve amplifiers are greatly affected by the quality of individual components, hence Luxman utilise their own high-quality transformers and blocking capacitors.
Further customisation comes in the form of Nichicon made, high voltage, metalized polypropylene film coupling capacitors, which have been introduced for their supple, natural tone. Improved audio quality has been realized by shortening the internal wiring.
Long Life and Reliable Design
Each CL-38uC control amplifier and MQ-88uC power amplifier undergoes a final performance check after a 48 hour aging process following assembly. Luxman selected JJ Electronic (Slovakia) valves for these models as they are renowned for their reliability, long life and the ease with which they operate at valve amplifier voltages and heat dissipation conditions.
New Features, Balanced Inputs and Various Controls
The CL-38uC’s balanced input terminals have dedicated transformers, improving integration with other high-end equipment. The built-in phono equaliser circuit is compatible with MM and MC cartridges and is equipped with step-up transformers for MC cartridges an independent left & right two step gain selector.
The three-position switchable crossover frequencies for bass and treble tone controls enable the listener to fine tune the signal to the desired tonal character.
|Input Sensitivity / Input Impedance||PHONO (MM): 2.0mV / 47kΩ|
|PHONO (MC high): 0.3mV / 100Ω|
|PHONO (MC low): 0.08mV / 30Ω|
|LINE: 190mV / 50kΩ|
|BAL.LINE: 190mV / 20kΩ *2|
|Output / Output Impedance||Rated 1V / 300Ω|
|Frequency Response||PHONO: 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.5dB)|
|LINE/BAL.LINE: 10Hz to 70kHz (within -3.0dB)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||0.006% or less (1kHz)|
|0.06% or less (20Hz to 20kHz)|
|S/N Ratio (IHF-A)||PHONO (MM): 68dB or more|
|PHONO (MC high): 63dB or more|
|PHONO (MC low): 60dB or more|
|LINE/BAL.LINE: 100dB or more|
|Tone Control||±8dB, selectable frequency range|
|TREBLE: 1.5k / 3k / 6kHz|
|Low Cut||30Hz(-6dB / oct.)|
|External Dimensions||440(W) x 169(H) x 307(D) mm|
|Net Weight||13.3 kg|
|Accessories||Remote Control (RA-19), Power Cable|