Luxman integrated for Harbeth Compact 7's

I’m looking to move on from a Croft phono integrated, which quite honestly, is quite nice with the 7’s. But as it goes in this hobby, we tend to enjoy playing with gear. In searching the forums here and elsewhere, it seems this combination has made some quite happy. My price range is $5000-$6000K US, so it’s the Class A 550 unit which I have my eye on. Looking for some thoughts on this. The Croft is so darned good, I may hold on to it. Especially considering it would only bring in $1000 or so. Thanks for your thoughts.

Hi guys, in the end I‘ve ordered one of the last available 590axII for a very good prive. What a wonderful amp it is with my C7XD!

Next up is a new DAC. Thinking about the Bryston BDA 3 or Goldnote DS10. Any other suggestions?

Very nice. Congrats on the purchase. That is supposed to be one heck of an amp. Have you considered Denafrips or Holo? 

@mbabst I had a Luxman DA-06 DAC several years ago... very nice sounding, double free DAC. Recommended.



Luxman amps (especially Class A) sound too smooth to pair with the Harbeth C7ES3 and 30.2 and the newer XD, each of which are already rich sounding.

The Luxman do very well with the SHL5+ which are slightly more neutral sounding.