Up for auction is THE classic Luxman CL35 Mk III all-tube preamp.
I have always been a big fan of tube amps and preamps from Luxman, having owned the rarest and most sought after gears. Truth to tell the CL35 Mk III is the most beautiful sounding preamplifier of the entire line. I have compared to the CL-32, CL-34 and CL-38 and this one is the one to get. The others although good failed to have the magic quality in realism that this model presents. Fully designed by tube maven Tim de Paravicini, now with EAR. It remains my all time favorite Luxman creation. The soundstage, transparency, airiness and detail are to die for. You would not believe how transparent a tube design can be when is done correctly. Mate this with a great tube amplifier and loudspeakers and you do not need to go for anything else.
I am the original owner of this one (I own another one). It has received meticulous care of it over the years. Bought brand new in Los Angeles back in 1978 at Federated store. Now it sports Golden Dragon and Mullard tubes for the phono stage. It remains all original, never having been serviced or repaired and works as new without any issues whatsoever.
Cosmetically in beautiful condition for its age as can be seen in the photos, with the only visible flaw being the ever-so-slight hair line mark in the top right front.
CL35III has 2 MM phono inputs, 2 line inputs and 2 tape inputs/outputs. A total of 7 tubes: 6- 12AX7 and 1-12AU7. They measure as new.
With the optional Lux plug-in transformers you can use low output MC cartridges.
This is 110-120 Volt version.
1. Domestic any part of U.S.A: Flat $45 in the continental US.
2. International: $125-$250 in Asia or Europe depending on location. Please do not ask me for a quote to a specific country. Go to www.usps.com and use 35 lbs to get an estimate. I will provide the actual shipping to the winning bidder only. I only charge actual shipping cost.
Vacuum TUBE Linestage
Vacuum TUBE Phonostage
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08% or less at 2V out
Norm: 2V at <0.05% THD
Max: 20V at <0.30% THD
Input Sensitivity at 1V out
Phono 1: 1.3mV
Phono 2: 1.3mV
AUX 1: 130mV
AUX 2: 130mV
AUX 3: 130mV
Center MIC: 0.8mV
Phono 1: 30kΩ, 50kΩ, 100kΩ
Phono 2: 50kΩ
AUX 1: 110kΩ
AUX 2: 200kΩ
AUX 3: 110kΩ
Center Mic: 75kΩ
SN Ratio (IHF-A)
Phono 1: 75db
Phono 2: 75db
AUX 1: 85db
AUX 2: 85db
AUX 3: 85db
Center MIC: 63db
NF with selectable curve-points
Low-pass curve-point: 150Hz, 300Hz, 600Hz
High-pass curve-point: 1.5kHz, 3kHz, 6kHz
Low cut: 30Hz and 70Hz, -12db/oct
High cut: 5kHz and 9kHz, -12db/oct
Tape monitor switch and terminal
AC electrical outlet
Socket for optional MC step-up transformer
Tubes & Semiconductors
Tubes: 5-12AX7, 2-12AU7
Diodes: 4-DS16A, 4-DS16C4
Some more technical specs:
The preamplifier which reexamined thoroughly once again PL45 type announced as a preamplifier of the thermionic-tube end, and was completed.
The result of having analyzed the overseas prominent product is incorporated and it has become the result which raised completeness much more.
The equalizer circuitry serves as a K-KNF type (scheme which applies NF to cathode from cathode) of a three-step stream composition.
This stream composition is raising input characteristics-proof by an in-use cage and especially CL35 also to the Marantz 7 type.
NF type of a LUX scheme is adopted as a tone control, and a curving point is switched three height at a time to it.
Moreover, a tone control can be flown with a defeet switchpoint.
The filter is two steps of high cuts, and two steps of low cuts.
The output stage has adopted the cathode follower circuitry, and its Output load impedance is low and it serves as a stable circuitry which cannot receive influence by variation of supply voltage easily.
It has the socket for boost transformers and MC cartridge is also supported.
All CRs currently used inside are attached to the printed circuit board, and it serves as a layout to which the substrate which became independent according to the channel became symmetrical.
Moreover, the thermionic tube can do extraction and insertion simply only by removing a protection board on the back.