The MQ70 is a 35W stereo tube amplifier made by the renowned Japanese audio company Luxman.
It was hand made in Japan from the highest quality materials of the time and benefits greatly from the quality of the transformers in particular, which contributes to the lush warm dynamic sound quality.
Luxman tube amps from this era are a rare find in the US. Most were sold overseas and kept in the Asian market. You can buy them from Japanese websites, but it will cost you an arm and a leg and may not be the correct voltage.
This is a 220V version that has been well cared for and babied. It was part of a large collection that we just purchased from a local collector which included dozens of amplifiers, so you can imagine how little use it actually saw.
The MQ70 was designed to run on common EL34 or 6L6GC TUBES. This example is loaded with EL34 tubes that are in great shape and test strong. I suspect there are many years left in them.
Overall physical condition is good but there are a few LIGHT scratches or scuffs throughout. There is no grill cover.
On the back you will find gold plated binding posts and RCA jacks as well as variable input potentiometers.
The amplifier is in perfect working condition and the tubes test strong and clean. We ran the unit on our workbench to its full rated power and it measured clean.
It was also tested in our listening room for some time to ensure that what the test equipment reported translated to good quality audio.
This is a rare and beautiful unit and is priced accordingly. No lowball offers please.