@joeinid I agree with you so much what you said on enjoying the gear in good health. I recently lost my mom and dad and so much of that rings true on the fact life is only once and health is not a given.
And you are spot on with the amp/speaker synergy.. The C53/462/Magico just did not work.. When I brought the 550AXii home, I was stunned by how the Magico’s became alive. and when I brought the M10X, just the shear dynamics, how the lows and highs were so profound, the hush whisper to the loud linger of the cymbals.. It felt like the orchestra is in the room. It’s just phenomenal. I kept thinking I hope I have continued health to enjoy these beautiful machines. So it rings true of what you said. I’ll keep posted on what I do next weekend. I am pretty set on moving the MA352.. Looking at the 595 in person will help..
The Magico/Luxman combo seems like they are made for each other. I had the pleasure of talking to both Peter Mckay at Magico and Jeff Sigmund at Luxman on the phone.. They were both very helpful and very pleasant to talk to..
I don’t doubt for one second how well built the luxman products are.. The bottom I gathered is made of black alumite.. Did you hear a significant difference or improvement in sound with the 595 over the 590AXii? And does the 595 run real hot? The 550AXii runs a little warm.. It's interesting it runs cooler at higher volume levels, wondering if it goes into Class AB at higher volume..