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post #46 of 93
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Can't believe that I missed this.  I did take the LCD-2s in to try for an hour with the SQ-N100, which is an EL34-based speaker amp, but has a reputation for being good with headphones too. I think it would work best with brighter cans such as HD-800s. It was lovely and silky with vocals and the LCD-2s (helped indeed by the Esoteric SACD player I was using as a source) but a bit too rolled off in the top end for them IMO.  I am still tempted to get one as a speaker amp.  I can't help wondering about the Luxman designers who come up with these designs full of wire -- it hasn't changed since the 80s!  Still, $2k is quite a bit better for a Luxman than the headphone amps which new are $3k.


I owned the SQ-N100 before the 505u -- strongly prefer the latter with my Harbeths and various phones. More power, more dynamic; without the sheen of the EL-84 mids, but overall a more satisfying sound to my ears. The 505u has received relatively little attention as an HP amp, but it's very competitive with the lesser Lux dedicated models to my ears. And as a speaker amp, it's a monster.

 

best,

 

o


Edited by orkney - 12/2/10 at 8:22pm
post #47 of 93

My favourite second-hand dealer here has a 507u and the DA-200 in stock, so I might see if I can't go tomorrow and have a listen.  They have a sale on so they might be pretty busy though.  Next year I'm considering doing a deal whereby if someone wants to buy, say, a DA-200, I'd be willing to buy one here (as long as they'll support international voltages) but borrow it for a couple of weeks to evaluate first.

post #48 of 93

 

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

My favourite second-hand dealer here has a 507u and the DA-200 in stock, so I might see if I can't go tomorrow and have a listen.  They have a sale on so they might be pretty busy though.  Next year I'm considering doing a deal whereby if someone wants to buy, say, a DA-200, I'd be willing to buy one here (as long as they'll support international voltages) but borrow it for a couple of weeks to evaluate first.


I will take you up on that. Let me know if you follow it through.

post #49 of 93

It's a toss-up between the city and looking for Sony Z1000s, which is more convenient by train, or going to the shop, which is far from the nearest station, by car.  I might score lucky though and find both the Sonys and the Luxman in the city though.

post #50 of 93
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Originally Posted by cedar80 View Post

Yes, it looks really cool, clear and simple, yet classy as always with Luxman gear.

What I like is that the conceptors have obviously paid equal attention to both DAC and amp sections, which is not common.

If the amp really comes from the P1u, there would be no need to buy a separate high quality amp.



If this DAC sounds the same as the P-1u at the price it is sold I won't be happy ...   

post #51 of 93
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

My favourite second-hand dealer here has a 507u and the DA-200 in stock, so I might see if I can't go tomorrow and have a listen.  They have a sale on so they might be pretty busy though.  Next year I'm considering doing a deal whereby if someone wants to buy, say, a DA-200, I'd be willing to buy one here (as long as they'll support international voltages) but borrow it for a couple of weeks to evaluate first.


I'd be interested in this. Let me know and best,

 

o

post #52 of 93

According to this source, the DA-200 internal amp is based on the P-200 and not on the P1u, which probably makes more sense at this price point.

 

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=es&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://av100fun.com/viewtopic.php%3Ff%3D7%26t%3D189397%26st%3D0%26sk%3Dt%26sd%3Da%26sid%3D946009260bc36b02ee182346f1498406&rurl=translate.google.es&twu=1&usg=ALkJrhibRYgk18TuGtuCrJeIdD1v4yzU6g

 

I can't really figure out wether the USB input is asynch or not. Thanks if you have any further info on this unit (remote control would be a huge plus).


Edited by shamu144 - 12/5/10 at 8:37am
post #53 of 93

No pics of the back yet?

post #54 of 93
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

No pics of the back yet?



Found this one:

 

17646_big.jpg

post #55 of 93

hoho looks nice, thanks Applehead

post #56 of 93

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Originally Posted by shamu144 View Post

According to this source, the DA-200 internal amp is based on the P-200 and not on the P1u, which probably makes more sense at this price point.

 

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=es&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://av100fun.com/viewtopic.php%3Ff%3D7%26t%3D189397%26st%3D0%26sk%3Dt%26sd%3Da%26sid%3D946009260bc36b02ee182346f1498406&rurl=translate.google.es&twu=1&usg=ALkJrhibRYgk18TuGtuCrJeIdD1v4yzU6g

 

I can't really figure out wether the USB input is asynch or not. Thanks if you have any further info on this unit (remote control would be a huge plus).


I might be wrong but near the USB input a I saw a chip likely to be the Tenor 7022L, IOW not async.

post #57 of 93


Too bad... I guess I'll be waiting for then the next gen with async USB biggrin.gif
 

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Originally Posted by thuantran View Post

I might be wrong but near the USB input a I saw a chip likely to be the Tenor 7022L, IOW not async.

post #58 of 93

Anyone speak Nihongo?

 

Here is a  Youtube video of some men from Luxman explaining the DA-200. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn7WzpRB-jI

post #59 of 93

Translated a section from this page

 

http://avic.livedoor.biz/archives/51534784.html

 

as for this DAC section when those of D-05 are almost transplanted
 the headphone amplifier section is to be the OP amplifier, but the peripheral part uses
 those of P-1u class, it corresponds to wide impedance

 

So not sure if they used the D-05 and P-1u or other Luxman models.

post #60 of 93

http://avic.livedoor.biz/archives/51534784.html

 

Its basically a DAC derived from D-05 CDP with an opamp similar to p-1u; however, since its not discrete, the amp itself is not powerful as a lesser P-200 amp.

 

as a DAC:  very high performance, similar to the Luxman SACDP D-05 (300,000yen ~ $3580 as of now)

as an amp:  high performance, though not strong as P-200 amp

 

its still interesting smily_headphones1.gif

 

I think I'm gonna buy it soon!


Edited by DC5Zilla - 12/14/10 at 8:26pm
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