Classic Series


Housed in an appealing wooden cabinet the CL-38u employs 3 x ECC83 and 5 x ECC82 in classic SRPP (Shunt Regulated Push Pull) configuration throughout all gain stages for extremely low output impedance thereby achieving strong drivability to cope with the most awkward amplifier loads. The use of four moving-coil step-up transformers in the phono stage further enables quiet and accurate reproduction of music recorded onto the LP. The CL-38u is a full-function pre-amplifier built to fulfill Luxman’s design philosophy in quest of functions and sound quality peculiar to modern valve amplifiers.

Item Value
Input Sensitivity / Impedance LINE: 190mV / 50kΩ ,
PHONO (MM): 2mV / 47kΩ,
PHONO (MC-H): 0.3mV / 100Ω,
PHONO (MC-L): 0.08mV / 30Ω
Output Voltage / Impedance 1V RMS / 300Ω, 19V (max.)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.006% (1kHz), 0.06% (20Hz - 20kHz)
Frequency Response PHONO: 20Hz - 20kHz (+0, -0.5dB),
LINE: 10Hz - 70kHz (+0, -3.0dB)
S/N Ratio LINE: 100dB, PHONO (MM): 68dB,
PHONO (MC-H): 63dB, PHONO (MC-L): 60dB
Input LINE x 4, PHONO x 1
Tape Input / Output 1 set
Lien Output 2 sets
Tone Control Bass Turnover Frequency: 150Hz / 300Hz / 600Hz
Treble Turnover Frequency: 1.5kHz / 3kHz / 6kHz
Low Cut 30Hz (-6dB/oct)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 400 × 170× 307 (mm)
Net Weight 13.5kg