Luxman vs Accuphase for Harbeth 40.3 XD

I'm considering trying a SS integrated to power my 40.3 XDs. I'll buy used.

I've heard great things about T+A but they are really pricey, and Luxman and Accuphase look interesting, there are 2 examples for sale currently.

Luxman L-509X $6,300 and Accuphase E650 $12K

I hear a lot about high damping factor being necessary to get the best out the the Harbeth's (Luxman is 370 and the Accuphase is 1000).

Honestly cannot justify $12K at the moment but I wondered if anyone has any thoughts on these 2 amps for my speakers? Or any other suggestions?



ya I guess 9k isn’t bad but that 6k number you got would be so much nicer :-)

@macg19 Congrats! That BAT VK3500 looks great; Keep us posted! I still need to try iso devices under my speakers; I have herbie things between the speakers and Sound Anchor stands. 

Not trying to toss a grenade into this thread but I used Chord amps with my Graham, LS5/9 - there was nothing better. Didn't try Luxman or Accuphase (both excellent choices though) and no Pass. Tried Hegel, Electrocompaniet, Audiomat (integrated) & Mac and the Chord was just a fabulous fit for me paired with an Aesthetix tube preamp. Just my experience. Hard to go wrong w/BAT or any of the above mentioned brands even with the bigger Harbeths. 


@bgross Not at all - useful info. At some point in the future I may move to separates: tube pre-amp and SS power-amp.