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Its luxmam great pre IMO. CCallilMay 3, Blue ShadowJun 15, I use a SS pre all the time with my tube amps. CCallilMay 2, All very nice gear. Harmon Kardon Citation The Bottlehead kits are also less sophisticated as far as flexibility goes but they may sound as good.

Luxman make quality hifi, but this tube preamp might be an unnecessarily difficult and expensive place to start. Yes, my password is: It looks as if there was a wood surround option that disposes of the original top cover. It’s a simpler design than some other Lux tube preamps for sure but the build quality is all there, and much better parts and build construction than the later CA SS preamp.

The heat is something I’m concerned about with Lux gear and would look over any purchase for any darkened boards and such. Here’s just one current thread describing a good restoration. A listing recently came up for a Luxman CL, and I think it looks like an incredible piece of gear, being a design student with an obsession with industrial design, stuff like this just makes me happy.


Luxman CL34 Pre Amplifier Pro Serviced

Perhaps if you built one that has ventilation built in a la old Fisher C receiver casesyou would have the cool-man aesthetic with cooling to boot. Luxman is known for topnotch audio stuff, so buying that pre shouldnt be a prob.

They are known to sound pretty good. Dandy saying you could do better with something simpler if you just computer is not using the right words.

Luxman CL-32 // First Dabbling in Tube?

I have no personal exp. Hans Hilberink’s site has nice info on SS Luxmans, including the model you mention: This is an excellent preamp. As far as SS power and tube preamp, that is the way to go for fewer issues. They won’t sound like this unit. If you can afford it and it is in good shape you co-34 be disappointed. When I said ‘simpler’, I did not mean a simpler preamp, but that a power amp will have a simpler circuit to understand and get the tube sound.

There is something to using a different unit for just computer sounds as there are a bunch of inexpensive Chinese preamp things that will work.

Luxman CL // First Dabbling in Tube? | Audiokarma Home Audio Stereo Discussion Forums

I’d just be worried about the lack of ventilation over that gaggle of 12AX7 tubes Power tubes cost much more than signal tubes and they need to be changed more often so a tube pre is the way to get some tube sound into the system. I use a couple different tube preamps with the usual SS power amps, using the Luxman tube amps at times, too. Your name or email address: Share This Page Tweet. I googled CL32 and see it is tube.


Common power tubes, like 6BQ5s or s are not very expensive and last a long time if run properly. If there are none, then this preamp has proper control of the heat from those many 12AX7 tubes. No, create an account now. Log in or Sign up. In my experience, a tube preamp with a SS power amp does not offer the same tube experience. The CL replaced the CL so its specs are better as expected. The CL is a sleeper imho.

Lkxman must log in or sign up to reply here. The pre-amp will probably end up going for more than I can afford right now, but it’s brought up a lot of questions.

Cl-3 sure not mind having a luxman tube pre. DandyMay 2, Blue ShadowMay 3, A CDP can easily drive a power amp without a preamp. Do you already have an account?