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Luxman R-1040

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1978-79)

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Luxman R-1040


The Luxman R-1040 is a new receiver with the outstanding Lux pedigree at modest cost.

It has a genuine output of at least 40 watts continuous per channel into 8 ohms from 20Hz to 20,000Hz with no more than 0.05% total harmonic distortion.

For the first time in this class of receiver an LED indicator is used to give instantaneous peak power output indication.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 40 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 50kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%

Damping factor: 60

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

Signal to noise ratio: 69dB (MM), 89dB (line)

Dimensions: 485 x 353 x 175mm

Weight: 12kg

Year: 1978


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Reviewed Mar 29th, 2017 by nikolazec1

Fantastic sound, on my Lowther 1040 and 1050 are have identical sound at every aspect , less power on Lowther is not a problem. Open, detail, just a little warm sound with fantastic control.

Reviewed Jan 21st, 2017 by stunta

The R-1040 delivers a generous dose of clean power and has good control at the bottom end. Drives my Dynaco A-25s with ease and I haven't yet gone past 12 O clock on the volume. Its pretty loud and deceptively powerful.

Nice clean design and wiring. I like that the speaker connectors are spaced well and separated by notches so its hard to get them shorted.

I shorted the wires at the speaker end (by accident) and the only damage was a fuse blown which I replaced. Unit is back to full function again.



re: R-1040

Can anyone help me out and tell me how to open this unit up so I can replace a fuse please. Have not opened it up in over 20 years and cannot figure out how. Thank you

re: R-1040

If you flip the unit over, you will see screws on the bottom. Unscrew them and the wood surround should slide out.

re: R-1040

There are various outer designs, as there are: Case either Teak, Rosewood or black;
front silver or black; knobs silver or black, the latter with either grey, black or orange pointers. Some european versions cannot be converted from 220V to 240V, for this the dial ilumination bulbs will suffer from shorter life, I'd recommend replacing them with LED's, as standard-LED's will mechanically fit. Care should be taken about the power transisors, they may be defective despite they are tested as ok. They can be replaced with any matching transistors in TO-3 package. Never replace the 1,6A fuses at PB1006 (main amp board) with anything other than the same type, as, if they not the same for 201/203 resp. 202/204 the amp will get asymetric and in some cases blows your speakers. If one of the fuses is blown, be shure to test the power transistors under real conditions. As earlyer described, the mains voltage is 240V, thus the main amp voltage will be near to 40V rather than 35V.

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