Looking ahead to Luxman's 100th anniversary in 2025, they have returned to the fundamentals of music playback and have finally achieved a Luxman milestone.
While still looking toward the future, Luxman present their new generation flagship stereo power amplifier, the M-10X. The most important innovation is the realisation of the new amplification feedback engine LIFES (Luxman Integrated Feedback Engine System).
This has been developed and refined through the skillful attention of Luxman’s technical team. While based on Luxman's traditional ODNF technology, they implemented a fundamental review of the system and every detail from the layout down to individual components which all contribute to a rich musicality, full of vitality.
High performance drivability enhances playback through any speaker system. A beautiful chassis housing design, with blasted white finish, is proudly complimented with proper analog meters. This exquisite flagship model, the M-10X, can evoke what we mean by the true depth of sound, marking the beginning of a new era for Luxman.
LIFES Version 1.0 - Brings Music to Life
LIFES (Luxman Integrated Feedback Engine System) is based on the technical concept of Luxmans's renowned ODNF circuit and realises excellent, dynamic characteristics without feeding back any of the original audio input signal to the main amplifier. This achieves a remarkably natural sound quality, almost if it were a non-feedback equipped circuit.
The design has been conceived and expanded upon from first principles using simulation technology and painstaking research. By repeatedly auditioning, rigorously scrutinising and combining specially selected components, Luxman have achieved supreme performance characteristics and a level of quality suitable for use in their next-generation products.
Overwhelming Power Linearity
The role of the power amplifier is to faithfully amplify the music signal sent from the control amplifier to the output and drive your speakers accurately while fully drawing out the characteristics of those speakers.
With “LIFES” installed in the M-10X and by reconstructing the entire circuit, Luxman succeeded in reducing the number of parallel elements while improving performance and reducing distortion during amplification by half. In addition, the redesigned constant voltage circuitry constitutes a highly stable power supply that fully supports the AC and DC power demands.
The current amplification stage has a 4x2 output configuration that combines two three-stage Darlington circuits and quadruple paralleled push-pull amplifier circuits that handle various load conditions, and instantaneously develops up to 1,200W+1,200W (1Ω) from a rated output of 150W+150W (8Ω).
Luman have achieved complete power linearity up to 1,200W (1Ω). Along with pure class A operation up to 12W with careful bias current setting, it achieves both overwhelming power and sound quality with a sense of density at a high level.
3D Design with more Pronounced Presence
The M-10X has an authentic front face inherited from our M-900u model and expresses bold and delicate slanted edges between the chassis and the front panel.
Highly Regulated Transformer
The power supply section supports the overwhelming power and drivability of the M-10X, with flat copper transformer winding wound tightly to conserve space, reducing line capacitance, improving the coupling force and stabilizing the magnetic field.
The EI-type highly regulated power transformer has a large capacity of 1,250VA (instantaneous maximum 2,500VA), Luxman have obtained tremendous regulation performance that does not waver with any load fluctuations.
|Rated Output||150W + 150W (8Ω)/at stereo|
|300W + 300W (4Ω)/at stereo|
|600W (8Ω)/at monaural|
|Instantaneous Max Output||1,200W + 1,200W (1Ω)/at stereo|
|2,400W (2Ω)/at monaural|
|Input Sensitivity||1.24V/150W (8Ω)|
|Input Impedance||Unbalanced 51kΩ|
|Frequency Response||20Hz to 20kHz (+0, -0.1dB)|
|1Hz to 130kHz (+0, -3.0dB)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||0.003% or less (1kHz/8Ω)|
|0.04% or less (20Hz to 20kHz/8Ω)|
|S/N Ratio (IHF-A)||117dB|
|Amplification Feedback Circuit||LIFES 1.0|
|Output Configuration||3 stage Darlington 4 paralleled push-pull|
|Power Consumption||540w / 290w (under no signal), 1.0W (at standby)|
|External Dimensions||440(W) x 224(H) x 488(D) mm|
|Net Weight||48.4 kg|
|Accessories||Trigger Cable (Modular / 3.5mm Monaural) - Power Cable|