New Mini Electronics coming from Luxman next month

Luxman is bringing back the Neo Classico Series next month. It will be a CD player which will be 8 1/4" X113/4". It will have optical, coax and USB output. Comes w/a remote. Price $2595. The Integrated will be the same size. It will have 2 ECC 83 double triodes. The output stage will have 4 EL 84 Pentodes in a push pull configuration. Power will be 10 WPC in 6 0hms. There will be 3 inputs plus a MM/MC phono. There is also a Headphone output. Included is a remote for volume. Price will be $2795. Size is perfect for a bedroom, office or small apartment. 
I saw that as well and wonder if Luxman returned manufacturing of the Neo Classical line back to Japan from China. This is not meant as a knock on Luxman as they did it for cost savings, oversaw the quality, and passed on the savings to consumers, with the older version (a savings of $1K).

That unit had a slightly different finish once to was outsourced to China but I read, somewhere, that the sound didn’t suffer from it.

It’s just that there’s a certain cache one derives from getting it from Luxmans’s home country.

All the best,
I'm sure my dealer is going to carry it. He has the whole Luxman line. He currently has the new PD-151 TT. Typical excellent Luxman fit and finish. Should be very competitive in the 3K-4K category. From what I remember Luxman is now totally built in Japan.
That is so cute I am surprised they aren't co-branding it with Hello Kitty. 
My vote would be for Mini Me. Luxman tube gear is very good but the solid state gets the most press. I have the CL38U SE and it is a fantastic preamp. Art Dudley compared it favorably to his Shindo. Both the preamp and the matching MQ-88 amp both rank as Class A components in Stereophile.  My dealer had both these units plus the Luxman PD171-A TT to the Klipsch La Scalla's. Great setup. I'll be curious how this integrated shapes up.
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