Amp solid, aesthetic, having a great stereo image, even with lower quality speakers. For an amp of this age, he is perfectly resite and I recovered in perfect condition (only the interior lights were skipped, easy to change, so no complications). After cleaning, tours are clean, not too hot: a brush and let's go!
How long have you been using?
I use since August 2012, phono, phono subsonic (input accepts signals up to 15Hz - my speakers can not verify the veracity of the information, not descending far, but I like the concept! ), Tuner and Aux. I have not tested the output tape and tape record, but given the quality of other outlets, I gagerai they are level.
Did you try many other models before buying it?
In stereo, with speakers TEAC REGA (but it does not play in the same league in terms of price ...) so I could no comparison. I had a Pioneer home theater (500 euros bought new 4 years ago) and I take more pleasure in listening to music on the Luxman: full spectrum (the home theater are weak in the midrange to listen) facilitated simple settings affecting music directly without having to fight in unnecessary menus to music ... Anyway, I changed my 5.1 system was installed for 500 euros to 100 euros from 1980 ...
What is so special that you like most and least?
Plus: number of entries pleasant, easy to switch between these two, the number of speakers connected (2x2, on an amp like that, it's fun!) The "tone defeat": Enable or disable the settings of 'equalizer in a button, the 70Hz high pass to (for the neighbors tonight is practice!) and even a 7 kHz low pass (much less useful, but on a very vieu vinyl, it can significantly reduce the cracking caused the use of the grooves.). The equalizer is a simple equalizer low / high, pleasant to use (clear treble and punchy in the bass), the pots are large, and it is very good: easy to turn, easy to identify settings no questions arise as to whether the bass is cut ...
Minimum: The Loudness function. The sound quickly becomes rough very quickly and it's like hearing someone speak and chew on his mouth full. To avoid so (except perhaps in the face of old production severely fishing in the midrange. . Panning is a brusque (in my opinion) and despite the magnitude of the knob goes very abruptly from one side to the other end of the race.
Speaker connections: attention to the purchase, connections seize up easily, you might be surprised by their difficulty to open the connection and those below the internal electronic is a bit messy. It can quickly become necessary to put back a shot of welding and to pay particular attention (once resolved these problems if they exist, there is no impact to use however.)
How do you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice?
Value for money: excellent, I remake this choice without flinching and with pleasure. But be careful to involve speakers who hold the road, at the risk of losing the warm and cozy!