Luxman Bows Flagship CL-1000 Vacuum Tube Control Amp
Luxman will officially unveil to the North American market at November’s Capital Audio Fest its new flagship control amplifier, the CL-1000, which it is touting as the spiritual heir to the model C-1000, launched in 1975. It is available later this month at $19,995. It follows a companion piece, the Luxman MQ-300 tube stereo power amp, into the market.
“The CL-1000 represents everything Luxman knows about vacuum tube audio,” said Jeff Sigmund, president of Luxman America. “It’s not just our newest preamp, it’s our new benchmark.”
The new preamp offers an all-new LECUTA (short for Luxman Electronically Controlled Ultimate Transformer Attenuator) volume control system, a nanocrystal core transformer, Luxman’s proprietary oil-impregnated capacitors and more.