I had heard some early rumblings of a new anniversary model plus I wanted to help fund the purchase of another amp for my now sold Avantgarde Duo.
I had originally heard about the anniversary integrated being a Japan only model and never expected any coming to North America. When the news arrived of the 595a coming here, I was extremely happy. I quickly paid and patiently waited.
I absolutely loved my 590 and if the 595a wasn’t going to happen, I was prepared to buy another 590AXII. I have more conventional speakers now and love Luxman gear.
I personally don’t miss the meters and love not only the sound but the simplicity of the front controls.
I’ve owned the Naim Supernait 2 and HiCap and always wanted to move up the line. I could never get it together but maybe someday.