Responses from eugene81

Luxman leaves me wanting
If you want richer, I recommend Pass Labs.  I have both L590-AX and INT-25 and I get what you mean about the Luxman.  The Pass definitely has a meatier sound with more "in the room" imaging and presence.  I had an LTA Z10 and found it comparativel... 
Hegel H390 DAC
I had the H390.  If you like its DAC, I think you would love a Lumin.  
New DAC! Meitner MA3, Denafrips Terminator Plus, Holo May KTE, Mola Mola Tambaqui
MSB Discrete vs Premier
@creditingkarma Wow, that is a great upgrade policy, so maybe it's worth going with the Powerbase for Discrete if you're planning to stay with MSB and upgrade.  
Luxman L-509X as a preamp
Good choice!  
MSB Discrete vs Premier
Discrete owner here.  For sure two Discrete PSU over one.  I added the second one a few months later and was floored by the improvements.  Hard to justify the $7k cost of the power base with the Discrete.  At that point it's too close to the cost ... 
I still prefer SPDIF and AES/EBU to USB in general. A good glass TOSlink cable makes a big difference in my experience.  I've used WW Supernova cables on several occasions with satisfying results.  You just have to try things to see what you like... 
Accuphase A75 Voltage conversion 100v-230v
@imhififan You're a legend!  
Luxman L-509X as a preamp
No, to my ears the 509X is definitely not as good as a ~$6000 used dedicated line stage.  I used it from time to time to drive my Luxman M800a power amp.  It sounded pretty good and quite neutral, but was outclassed by my PS BHK and Allnic L3000 p... 
Tube Integrated With Clarity
No experience with Octave, but LTA sounds like a good choice.  It is definitely a tube design with clarity.  I had the MZ2 and Z10, which is essentially an MZ3 in a traditional package.  I would highly recommend the Z10/MZ3 over the MZ2, especiall... 
Luxman vs Accuphase for Harbeth 40.3 XD
I've had the E650 and 509X.  They are pretty different.  Luxman has a sharper, crisp, and clean sound without being harsh or in your face.  Accuphase is smooth and warmer, but with a vibrant and saturated tone.  If Luxman, I would be looking at L-... 
Lumin X1 and Upgraded DC umbilical cord for power supply.
YMMV and it's been a while but I had this and preferred the stock umbilical cord.  
Luxman L-509x --- Universal Remote Code
Get a basic learning remote and you can just teach the new remote buttons with the Luxman remote.  I use a Sideclick because I also have a TV and Roku.    
Luxman 590AX II Break-In
Nice to see some love for McIntosh.  Congrats!  
Any Coda owners out there?
New reply 23 years later!!!  That's gotta be an internet record, LOL To be honest Coda #8 V2 was one of the least favorite amps I've owned.  I mean it was hard to fault on technical merits, but the tone was just off to me.  Unnaturally glassy IIR...