Luxman P-1u Headphone Amplifier
Luxman's remarkable second generation P-1u Class A Headphone Amplifier delivers state of the art musical performance for the discerning headphone based music lover. Highly recommended for use with reference headphones, the P-1u is a truly high-end headphone amplifier.
Very powerful and with the sweetness and warmth of Luxman's Class A designs, the P-1u is perhaps the most delicious sounding headphone amp we've ever heard. Luxman's emphasis is on reproducing natural music, with lots of warmth, detail. Easy to listen to and gloriously built, Luxman's engineers are fanatical in their attention to detail; although much time is spent analyzing how components perform on test equipment, the final arbiter for every Luxman piece is listening evaluations. Before a product is released for sale, hours and hours are spent carefully listening to determine whether the product in question will truly play music, convey the emotion of the performance, retrieve the ambience of the venue and accurately reproduce timbre of each instrument. This is why Luxman components are highly coveted the world over, built to exceedingly high quality requirements, they also sound gorgeous.
The P-1u has two inputs, one RCA and one XLR, selectable from the front panel. Between the XLR inputs is a phase-invert button, which allows the use of AES/EBU pieces with this Japanese XLR standard device.
We've found that the P-1u requires several hundred hours of play-time before it really comes into its own. Although it does sound good out of the box, like all high-current devices your patience during the break-in process will be rewarded with truly outstanding performance. For optimal results, we highly recommend leaving the P-1u on all the time.