Luxman D-10X Super Audio CD Player / DAC
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Luxman's flagship SACD/CD player, the D-10X builds on the brilliant heritage of the acclaimed D-08u, adding more playback capabilities, the latest conversion technology, a robustly reinforced mechanism and a refined analog output stage.
To minimize even the slightest distortions triggered by vibration and resonance, Luxman upgraded the disc drive, creating the LxDTM-i – LUXMAN original Disc Transport Mechanism (improved). Luxman enclosed the drive in 8 mm thick aluminum sides that extend to the front and rear panels, plus a 5 mm thick steel top plate. For added protection, the physical mounting system forms an integrated structure that supports the side frame. Together with an improved disc reading mechanism, the result is playback of an altogether higher order.
The D-10X marks the debut of the world’s finest D/A converter, the MUS-IC BD34301EKV from ROHM Semiconductor. Operated in dual mono configuration, these converters combine top-flight specs with an impressive suite of silicon-level refinements.MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording.The player includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA-CDs as well as MQA audio files up to 24-bit transferred via USB, optical and coaxial inputs.
Luxman's years of ODNF amplifier development have resulted in ODNF-u – Only Distortion Negative Feedback (ultimate) – which debuts on the D-10X. This fully balanced configuration maximizes error detection accuracy, minimizing distortion. You’ll hear far greater expressive power with enhanced microdynamics across the audio spectrum, especially in the higher frequencies. The stage also achieves a natural and smooth waveform without the conventional output filters. The secret is the tailored, gradual 1st order filter × 3 band processing inside the circuitry. Superb circuitry deserves a strong chassis. To protect the analog signal from changes in ground impedance and magnetic fields, the D-10X incorporates a composite, loop-less chassis. Well shielded, the chassis is also effective at blocking digital noise.
To provide highly abundant, highly stable power, Luxman increased the power transformer capacity by 27% compared to the previous flagship player, and provided independent regulators for each circuit along with formidable filter capacitors for the ultimate stability.
Dielectric effects, unwanted resistance and stray capacitance in printed circuit board patterns can all degrade the audio signal. Luxman suppresses these effects with generously thick 100 μm copper foil, gold-plated connections and peel coat removal of the solder mask. In addition, the gently curved wiring pattern delivers smooth signal flow.
No detail is too small for Luxman engineers to consider and refine. The RCA output jacks apply gold plating over an alloy that combines the conductivity of copper with the durability of brass. They use rugged Neutrik XLR terminals for the balanced outputs. In addition, density gradient cast iron insulator feet provide firm support, while diffusing shelf-borne resonance.
To complement advanced audio systems, the D-10X provides one coaxial and two optical inputs, plus a USB input that supports both DSD and PCM. In addition to isochronous transfer, the USB supports four modes of Bulk Pet transfer that optimize the processor load between the source and the D-10X for improved transparency.
The 4X zoom function makes the fluorescent display easy to read from that seat. When playing MQA-CDs and files, a three-color indicator confirms decode status: Studio (blue), Authentic (green) and Renderer (magenta).
For playing back music from a computer, you can use the Luxman Audio Player application. This software supports FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, MP3, DSF and DSDIFF files. You can download the software for Windows and macOS from the official LUXMAN website.
• Supported discs: SACD, CD (CD-R, CD-RW, MQA-CD)
• Supported sampling frequencies: USB input (PCM) : 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz, 705.6 kHz, 768 kHz (16, 24, 32-bit)
• USB input (DSD): 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz, 22.4 MHz (1-bit)
• Coaxial / Optical input: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz (16, 20, 24-bit)
• Analog output voltage / impedance (Unbalanced): 2.4 V / 300 Ω, Balanced : 2.4 V / 600 Ω
• Analog output voltage / impedance (SACD / DSD): 1.3 V
• Frequency response (CD): 5 Hz to 20 kHz (+0, -1.0 dB)
• Frequency response (SACD): 5 Hz to 38 kHz (+0, -3.0 dB)
• Frequency response (USB): 5 Hz to 47 kHz (+0, -3.0 dB)
• Total harmonic distortion: CD: 0.0018 %, SACD: 0.001 %, USB: 0.0015 %
• S/N ratio (IHF-A): CD: 125 dB, SACD: 121 dB, USB: 125 dB
• D/A converter: ROHM BD34301EKV (monaural mode) x 2
• Power supply: 230 V～(50 Hz) / 115 V～ (60 Hz)
• Power consumption: 48W
• Dimensions: 17.3"(W) x 6.1"(H) x 16.5"(D)
• Net weight: 22.4 kg
• Accessories: Remote control (RD-29), Power cable