“A sequel is a work that expands upon some earlier work. As such it faces a big challenge: it has to be better than the original. You know, this is not an easy task in [the] entertainment business and [the] audience…is often left disappointed with a watered-down version of what had been already read or seen. With audio products it is much easier as the technology progresses and so should the sonic fidelity, shouldn’t it?
“The Luxman L-590AX arrived [a] few years ago like a hero—its meticulous craftsmanship married to the great sound resulted [in] one of the best buys in the integrated world. Yet the years of its reign are over—the new L-590AX Mark II takes over from its predecessor and pushes the performance another grade higher.”