When Luxman set out to design their compact EL-84 based vacuum tube integrated amplifier, they painstakingly researched every detail and individual component until each stage of the amplifier and preamplifier was created without compromise. With each design consideration came extensive listening sessions to be certain that the end result was one of the most musically satisfying integrated amps on the market. Only then did they feel that the SQ-N100 was ready to carry forward Luxman’s tradition of building audio products that marry function and form in a beautiful package.
A Grill is provided to stop small children from burning their fingers. The amplifier will run cooler without it however and the output tubes will last longer. Tone Controls The tone controls might seem like an anachronism in this day and age of minimalism, but they can be remarkably effective in bringing to life less than perfect music. We all have music gems in our collection that are sonically challenging. A lot of the 1980s CDs are quite harsh sounding and the digital glare can be quite fatiguing. Reduce the treble slightly and it will now be perfectly listenable. Sit back relax, enjoy the music and forget about the hi-fi.
When you want to bypass the tone controls, just engage the Line Straight switch. Phono and Headphone Amplifiers Enjoy the ability to play or record your LP collection with the built-in phono stage which accommodates Moving Magnet cartridges. If you would like to use a Moving Coil cartridge, you might consider using the MT-88 step up transformer. There is also a high quality headphone amplifier, accessible from the front panel. Automatic Bias With automatic bias on the output tubes, there is nothing to do just install the EL84 tubes and the amplifier will take care of the rest. It truly is fit and forget.
Continuous power output 12W + 12W (6 Ohms) 10W + 10W (8 Ohms, 4 Ohms)
Input Sensitivity Line 150mV,
Phono (MM) 2.2mV Input Impedance 47 kOhms
Total Harmonic distortion rate 0.3% or less (1kHz/6Ohms)
Frequency Response 20Hz – 50kHz (-3dB)
S/N Ration 90dB or more
Vacuum Tube Used ECC83 x 1, ECC82 x 2, EL84 x 4
Power Consumption 95W (Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law) 71W (under no signal) Outside
Dimension 297mm (W) x 162mm (H) x 210mm (D) (258mm: connections / controls included)