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Luxman LV-102

Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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Luxman LV-102


Power output: 80 watts per channel into 6Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 150kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.007%

Input sensitivity: 0.2mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 68dB (MC), 90dB (MM), 105dB (line)

Dimensions: 438 x 138 x 352mm

Weight: 11kg

Year: 1985



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Reviewed Feb 17th, 2017 by Anotherradiofame

I picked an LV-102 up at a very decent price. This model is rare for a number of reasons, perhaps the main one is it was built during the dark ages of Luxman; still, the quality of the build is very good. I'm sure it had not been opened up since it was built. The problems were no more than what you would expect after 32 years of accumulation of dust and lack of use. I De-Oxited the pots and a few switches. All light were working, all inputs and outputs were working. I was very impressed with the overall sound after playing it for over eight hours. Never ran hot. I did not measure any voltages (I'm 'low tech') but it has a sound that rivals its predecessors from the late 1970's. To its detriment, it is an 'orphan' in that many of its mechanical parts are obsolete. Overall, though, I would say it has a very good reserve power in the final output to drive even the most inefficient speakers. It is hooked up to my Boston Acoustics A-150 and the volume pot never gets beyond the 10 o'clock position. How long will it last? I don't know, but I'll enjoy the sound! If it needs repair I will seek out a good tech who knows his way around these 'experimental' Luxman circuits of the mid-1980s.

Reviewed Apr 14th, 2016 by robcap

Recently purchased an LV-102 in great condition. Powerful amp. I think it has a warmer tone generally than the NAD it replaced (and I liked the NAD btw). Very good quality sound...



re: LV-102

I have recently inherited this amplifier from my father, and it worked great for a few weeks until it started to cut out randomly. The amp turns on, the indicator light is on but the amp either does nothing, or it plays a static noise, clicks, the plays a buzzing sound. I have 2 Avance Concrete 120 Speakers @ 6 ohm connected to the amplifier on "Speakers A" (range 4-16 ohm) and the input is an aux cable connected to an RCA adapter. I have also tried connecting a CD player (Luxman D-90) and this does not help either, so it is not the input which is flawed.
If I continuously turn the amplifier on and off (approx 25-30) times, it will work and play the sound, but if it is hit or moves in any way it cuts out. The internals of the amp have been checked and there are no obvious loose wires etc.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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re: LV-102

I think you must check RCA cables,which connect the amplifier to the device,or RCA jacks on the amplifier for cold solder joints (on the main P.C.board).Connect cd player to tuner input to check connection.If there
works,and the aux not....look with a magnifying glass bottom side of the board(for cold solders)-especially inputs,and in general.Clean switches.Basically -this.

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