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Luxman unveils D-07X universal optical disc player

Luxman D-07X
Luxman D-07X

The Japanese company Luxman has introduced a universal digital player D-07X . In addition to playing SACD and CD optical discs, the novelty supports the MQA format, both MQA-CD playback and MQA file decoding. In addition, the Luxman D-07X can act as an external DAC, offering not only coaxial and optical digital inputs, but also a USB-B port, which can play PCM audio up to 32-bit / 768 kHz and DSD up to 22.4 MHz.

From the company’s flagship D-10X, the new player inherits key technologies and solutions, including the LxDTM-i optical disc transport and the ROHM MUS-IC BD34301EKV digital-to-analog converter. In the Luxman nomenclature, the D-07X will replace the D-06u.

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The LxDTM-i optical disc transport embodies Luxman’s understanding that the effects of vibration and resonance on a disc transport can lead to audio distortion. The LxDTM-i is made in Japan and is encased in a steel casing with a rigid frame at the base. The drive also features an improved reading mechanism, a die-cast aluminum disc tray, and a left-hand mount that minimizes signal paths.

The D-07X is the second Luxman turntable equipped with MUS-IC BD34301EKV D/A converters from Japan’s ROHM Semiconductor. Using the 32-bit ΔΣ (delta-sigma) concept, the converters achieve a signal-to-noise ratio of -130 dB. The D-07X uses two of these DACs in a dual mono configuration.

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The Luxman D-07X player is capable of playing files of various formats via a USB port under the control of the proprietary LUXMAN Audio Player software player. The software, available for MacOS and Windows computers, is capable of playing WAV, FLAC, MP3, DSF, DSDIFF, ALAC, and AIFF files. The USB port is capable of receiving PCM digital streams up to 768 kHz sampling rate and 32-bit quantization, as well as DSD signals up to 22.4 MHz sampling rates. Coaxial and optical inputs support up to 24bit/192kHz PCM resolution.

Luxman D-07X supports Master Quality Authenticated decoding for MQA and MQA-CD files. Broadcasting of MQA audio files is supported via USB, optical and coaxial inputs. To connect to an amplifier, the Luxman D-07X player is equipped with both a balanced analog output on XLR connectors and an unbalanced RCA one. There are both optical and coaxial digital outputs.

ImageThe Luxman D-07X features a sleek, understated design with brushed aluminum finish that pairs seamlessly with the included RD-29 aluminum remote control. The fluorescent display on the front has an adjustable 4x zoom mode, making it easy to read information from the ideal listening position.

ImageUniversal player Luxman D-07X is already on sale. In the US, the recommended retail price of new items is $ 9,995 .

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