The newly announced Luxman CL-1000 Control Amplifier is designed as the successor to the company’s C-1000, which was first introduced back in 1975.
Luxman says that its latest product incorporates its LECUTA volume control system, and the company emphasizes the CL-1000 was developed as a companion to its MQ-300 tube stereo amplifier.
Explaining its Luxman Electronically Controlled Ultimate Transformer Attenuator (LECUTA) volume control system, Luxman says the solution incorporates a 34-step rotary switch that triggers 34 relays that are outside of the signal path.
Luxman CL-1000 Control Amplifier Technical Highlights
Pointing out some of tube-based CL-1000’s engineering elements, Luxman says the product incorporates these design concepts:
- The CL-1000 features a Super Permalloy core to complement the preamplifier’s tube design.
- The CL-1000 Control Amplifier utilizes six JJ Electronic E88CC dual triode tubes.
- Luxman says the product incorporates custom capacitors, and left and right Super Permalloy output transformers.
- The CL-1000 offers a choice of moving magnet (MM) or moving coil (MC) phono inputs, as well as six-position switches to tailor impedance and capacitance.
- Luxman adds the preamplifier also includes a robust power supplies with left and right transformers.
- Aesthetically, the CL-1000 features cast-iron isolation feet, along with a natural walnut cabinet with a rosewood gloss finish.