The Luxman MQ-88uC valve power amplifier has an elegant dark brown finish, realising a modern classical appearance reminiscent of Luxman's finest legacy products. This model’s improved clarity and warm, accurate audio reproduction, unique to valve products, and the quality of the components and engineering shine through.
The introduction of new technology and added customisation will prove integral to this model’s appeal as a modern day valve amplifier.
Luxman's Valve Amplifier Legacy
Since the launch of the SQ-5A valve integrated amplifier in 1961, Luxman have continued making valve 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 MQ-88uC combines LUXMAN's history of producing fine valve products and the traditional wisdom and skills gained along the way.
Reviving Designs from the Golden Era of Valve Amplifiers
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 valve audio products. 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.
JJ Electronic KT88 Output Valves
The KT-88 output tubes used in the MQ-88uC, made by JJ Electronic, are known for their power and rich sound quality. The triode configuration employed achieves longer valve life and a highly transparent timbre that valve amps are known for.
The paralleled first stage feeds a driver stage featuring performance proven Mullard circuitry. For the final stage, Luxman have adopted a Mullard compatible push pull configuration to achieve an output power of 25 Watts per channel at 4, 8 and 16 ohm with very low distortion.
|Rated Output||25W + 25W (4Ω, 8Ω, 16Ω)|
|Frequency Response||20Hz to 20kHz (+0, -0.5dB)|
|10Hz to 100kHz (+0, -3.0dB)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||0.1% (1kHz/1W)|
|0.5% (20Hz to 20kHz/1W)|
|S/N Ratio (IHF-A)||105dB|
|Circuit||Driver: Mullard, Output tubes: Triode connection|
|Valves||ECC83S×2, ECC82×2, KT88×4|
|Power Consumption||170W, 140W (under no signal)|
|External Dimensions||440(W) x 184(H) x 230(D) mm|
|Net Weight||16.1 kg|