Opinions on Luxman SQ-88 integrated amplifier


Has anyone auditioned the new Luxman SQ-88 integrated amplifier? Is it made in Japan? I added it to my short list which includes Leben, Mastersound and NAF amplifiers...
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heard on my last trip to japan. badged luxman, and built in china. its ok, but a rogue cronus is way better.
...and awy cheaper?

Isn't Chronus discontinued? We have a dealer here.
i think the cronus is still in the line up, and not that bad costwise..
There's an article on the Luxman in the December issue of Absolute Sound. They like it, but then again they like everything they review.
I recently had a 25 watt class A Luxman integrated on loan for a while. It was really nice. Very dynamic, super clean and natural. Plenty of power and features and a great phono stage.

No idea about the tube unit you are asking about but Mastersound is real nice!
Thanks to all! The search goes on (Leben excluded). Silverline Sonata (grilles off) with Cary SLI-80 sound really nice ...
Bjesien,

What particular Mastersound do you mean (Due Venti/Trenta, Compact 300B)?
Jaybo
heard on my last trip to japan. badged luxman, and built in china. its ok, but a rogue cronus is way better.

Wrong. It was made by a electronics company called Aimor, as with many of their products. Another company commissioned to make Luxman products is Goto. Both are Japanese.