Luxman R-1120

Luxman R-1120

This the beautifully styled Luxman R-1120 receiver. As you can see it has a nice symmetrical design and beautiful wood veneer case. Introduced in 1976 this was Luxman's top of the line unit until it was discontinued in 1979. It had a retail price of $995.00. There was apparently also an R-1120A that came out near the end of the production run that had some revisions made to it as well. The R-1120 had discrete power transistors while the R-1120A did not.


  • Speaker Outputs: 2 x 2 Speakers
  • Phones
  • Continuous Power 4Ω: 175 + 175 Watts
  • Continuous power 8Ω: 120 + 120 Watts
  • Frequency Response: 15-70,000 (-1 dB) HZ
  • THD .003%
  • Discrete power transistors


From the Luxman brochure:

The Luxman R-1120 is the long awaited advent of super powered 'tuner-amplifier' from Luxman.

It has a giant power output of 120W per channel, truly useful and equally eye catching LED peak indicators allowing easy reading of instantaneous output power level, and 3 pairs of speaker terminals, one of which is specially designed for exclusive use with such low impedance loudspeakers as electrostatic types which have been gaining remarkable popularity among discerning audiophiles.


A Luxman R-1120 recently sold (6-22-2011) for $400.00. It was in excellent cosmetic and working condition.


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Gorgeous receiver with a beautiful wood cabinet and massive wpc output. A vintage thing of beauty.

Wonder how one would classify the Luxman sound.

I’ve read the pioneers have high treble, while the marantz/harman kardon’s are very warm and ‘tube’ like.


July 18th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Luxman sound? It really depends on the model you are talking about. The R1120 is a great unit with the “old” Luxman sound as far as the transistor Luxmans go. I have one and I love it. Later in their history LV117, LV115 etc were amps with early D/A converters. These are what some term the Apline Luxman era. Fast, strong and a little dry as opposed to the old Luxman stuff. The LV 105 U was halfway in between the two “sounds”
My pic’s include the L 530, L100 and SQ38 in the affordable range.
I hope that helps a little. I do say buy with caution, meaning have a good technician who can replace caps etc.

March 8th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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