Luxman C-5000A

October   1 9 7 9 october 1979
1 9 8 1 1981

preliminary

Luxman's most expensive preamp of the "classic" years that was to be fed by the updated M-4000A.

However, both vanished rather quickly from sight as they were both... old items from 1975. If the M-4000 was indeed updated in 1980, hence its added "A", the original C-5000 was prototyped and shown in late 1975 but didn't make the grade for whatever reason. Probably too expensive to make so the C-1000 took over, as derived from the L-100.
The original C-5000 looked very different, btw, much ahead of its '75 vintage. This explains the 5000's "A" although... it should have been "B", no ?

Anyway -
Super-gear with ultimate looks and build quality, strangely very quickly replaced in Japan by the C-300 & M-300 combo...
If Alpine still was three years away, Luxman never needed anyone to make quickly vanishing gems.

16-point frequency turnovers, 2-position filters, 6 or 12dB/oct. high cut filter, 50 or 100Hz low boost, 10 or 20Hz subsonic filter, Toroidal MC head transformer, Toroidal PT with L&R windings, easily serviceable separate boards, wood-enclosure.

According to well informed sources, this is a masterpiece.

A real 5000A here.

Luxman C-5000A, image 1 Luxman C-5000A, image 2
Luxman C-5000A specifications
Title Value
Preamp output : 1V
Maximum output : 18V
THD : 0,005%
S/N ratio : 80dB (MM)
100dB (line)
Tone controls : ± 8dB
Dimensions : 49,8 x 18 x 35cm
Weight : 11,5kg.
List price : 355,000¥ (1980)
1400$ (c. 1980)
Treble frequency turnovers : 440 / 620 / 880 / 1,2 / 1,7 / 2,5 / 3,5 / 5 / 7Khz
Bass frequency turnovers : 55 / 77 / 110 / 155 / 220 / 310 / 440 / 620 / 880Hz
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  • Luxman C-5000A Service Manual and user guide desperate!                             (2)last updated by Axel - 05/04/2014, 12H12
page online since : september 2005
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