Summary: The P-200 is an excellent amplifier, I,ve had it for about 6 months now, harmonics, depth and instrument separation is as good as any amplifier that I have heard. Have brought the Luxman P1u and compared simply put the P-200 has that special something that keeps me listening on my HD800 headphones. Ended up selling the P1u, and I think I would be struggling to find a better amp.
Summary: I was looking for a new amp for HD800 - I wanted something more than my Lyr could provide.
I experienced M1, Canor Audio TP 10, Luxman P-200 (I also heard SPL Auditor and Phonitor last year and had Schiit Lyr). What I can say? M1 sounds a lot like Lyr, but faster, with a little bit thiner midrange, cleaner heights, slightly wider sounstage and a bit better transparency. Good device for it's price!
But I love TP 10 very much.
Pros: Natural sound, which fits perfect for HD800; solid and simply design; two inputs.
Cons: A bit too expensive; I wish it will be slightly more powerful (will have more reserve volume).
Summary: Originally published on August 2, 2009
Note: this review is an exact cross-post from post #2 of this thread on Head-Fi, which contains some user discussion on the review that may be relevant to read: http://www.head-fi.org/t/501781/mini-reviews-luxman-p-1u-and-p-200
Please note that I never wrote a review of the FET-A and cannot write anything about it now as I no longer have it and all impressions were forgotten.
Pros: Clarity, treble quantity
Cons: Lack of low bass power, inadequate for driving high-impedance/inefficient headphones
Summary: The Luxman P-200 is one of the best headphone amp around the world, Its high-power output circuit consists of pure class A with 2 watts/8 ohms achieved by the parallel push-pull configured power transistor is embedded in the compact chassis of as small as B4 size. You can enjoy the world of direct listening that can be created only by Luxman, famous in its Dynamism, Delicacy, and Richness.
Pros: very good match for low impedance japanese headphone or even HD800
Cons: more power is needed if driving magnetic planar headphone
Summary: This review is based in part on a post from June of 2009, written soon after I received my Luxman P-200 Headphone Amplifier from TTVJ. It's been now almost two years, and the P-200 continues to amaze me, steadily feeding a parade of headphones that have passed through my arsenal. Currently, it's shinning with two Ultrasone models, the open-back Edition 10 and the closed-back Edition 8 Limited Edition.
Excerpt: Из всех отслушанных мной усилителей (их было штук 10) в данной ценовой категории в итоге выбрал для своих Sennheiser HD 800 именно Luxman P-200. Усилитель понравился, в первую очередь, своим легким, ровным и честным звуком. Он отлично "прописывает" все подробности звуковой сцены, в том числе отражения, реверберации, создавая впечатление живого исполнения.
Pros: Приятно звучит, стильно выглядит, качественно сделан. А что еще требовать от усилителя?