Luxman M-700u wins SoundStage! Network’s “Best of CES” Award driving Vivid Audio’s Oval V1.5 speakers

“My review of Luxman’s M-900u power amplifier…to be published…probably in late March…it’s the best looking, best built, best sounding amplifier I’ve ever heard—tubed or solid-state. It’s also far more powerful than its output spec of 150Wpc into 8Ω would you to believe. But its price of $19,900 will keep the M-900u out of the reach of most, and its considerable size and weight will make it impractical for others.

“…I was thrilled to see Luxman’s new M-700u. At $9900 and about two-thirds the size of the M-900u, the M-700u is…(120Wpc into 8Ω), and appears built and styled just as well…it seems to offer the same kind of sound quality as the M-900u—the sound of it driving a pair of Vivid Audio’s Oval V1.5 speakers was incredibly good. For its price, the M-700u looks like a steal—it puts cost-no-object performance and build within reach of more people. If you’re considering spending up to ten grand on an amp, don’t overlook this gem.”

Doug Schneider, SoundStage! Hi-Fi February 2015

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