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MQ-88uC Vacuum Tube Stereo Power Amplifier

by Luxman

MQ-88uC Vacuum Tube

Ambitious Elegance: Discover MQ-88uC Vacuum Tube Power Amplifier

With an elegant dark brown finish, the MQ-88uC exudes a modern yet classical aesthetic, reminiscent of our finest legacy products.

This model boasts improved clarity, precise audio reproduction, and the unmistakable warmth unique to vacuum tube amplifiers.

The quality of components and engineering shines through, offering an unparalleled sonic experience.

Embracing new technology and enhanced customization, the MQ-88uC stands as a modern-day vacuum tube amplifier, capturing the essence of both tradition and innovation.

Elevate your audio journey with the MQ-88uC's harmonious blend of ambition and sophistication.

Honoring LUXMAN's Vacuum Tube Amplifier Legacy

Embarking on our journey with the SQ-5A vacuum tube integrated amplifier in 1961, LUXMAN's commitment to vacuum tube amps has never wavered.

Our legacy spans decades, yielding signature models that continue to captivate music enthusiasts. Models like the CL-38uC and MQ-88uC stand as testaments to our rich history of crafting exquisite vacuum tube products.

Experience the culmination of traditional wisdom, enduring skills, and unwavering passion in every note.

Unveiling the High-End Essence

In the realm of high-end products, it's the careful selection of top-tier components that defines excellence. Vacuum tube amplifiers, with their inherently simple circuitry, thrive on the quality of individual elements. At LUXMAN, we deploy our own premium transformers and blocking capacitors to elevate performance.

Customization takes shape with the introduction of Nichicon high-voltage, metalized polypropylene film coupling capacitors—chosen for their supple and natural tonal attributes. Elevating audio quality, we've also shortened internal wiring to deliver an unparalleled sonic journey. Experience the epitome of audio refinement with LUXMAN's dedication to the highest quality components.

Unleash the Soulful Power: JJ Electronic KT88 Tubes

Feel the raw power and embrace the profound richness of sound with the legendary KT88 output tubes by JJ Electronic. These tubes, proudly featured in the MQ-88uC, are renowned for their commanding presence and soul-stirring audio quality. The triode configuration chosen isn't just a technical choice – it's an ode to the longevity of vacuum tubes and the exquisite timbre they bring to life.

In the heart of this amplifier, a paralleled first stage flows into a driver stage adorned with the time-honored Mullard circuitry – a symphony of proven excellence. And as the grand finale, a Mullard-compatible push-pull configuration takes center stage, producing an astounding 25 Watts per channel at 4, 8, and 16 ohms with an unrivaled absence of distortion.

Witness the marriage of cutting-edge technology and soulful nostalgia in every note, as JJ Electronic KT88 tubes breathe life into the MQ-88uC. Experience music as it's meant to be – vibrant, powerful, and emotionally evocative.

Personalized Connection for Every Speaker

In the heart of the MQ-88uC lies a passion for purity, manifested in the independent 4, 8, and 16 ohm speaker terminals. Designed to harmonize with a spectrum of speakers, these terminals unveil the hidden potential of each, crafting a symphony of power and precision. The result? Music that resonates deep within, free from distortion.

Feel the resonance of emotion as the MQ-88uC weaves an unparalleled musical tapestry. And that's not all—immerse yourself in the transformative journey of variable input mode.

Here, the signal bypasses the input section, uniting source and output. It's a direct connection, unfiltered and untouched, allowing you to savor every note as the artist intended.

Revel in a world where speakers and amplifiers dance in perfect sync, where each note is a testament to the art of connection. The MQ-88uC: where technology and emotion fuse, crafting an audio experience that transcends time and space.

Where Output Transformers Unite with Power Supply

In the realm of vacuum tube amplifiers, the output transformers are the maestros that dictate sound quality and performance. Witness the resurgence of artistry as LUXMAN reimagines the classics, breathing life into the MQ-88uC.

These amplifiers stand as testaments to our legacy, with meticulously crafted OY15 type output transformers, housed in die-cast aluminum casings. Evoking nostalgia, these transformers are a nod to our heritage, redesigned and reborn with their original allure intact.

Enveloping this symphony of sound is the power supply section, where a steadfast El type power transformer stands guard. Its stability is unwavering, forming a harmonious duo with custom-designed blocking capacitors.

The result? A sonic tapestry where sound quality remains untarnished, and drivability reaches unparalleled heights.

Embark on a journey where transformers and power supply unite to create a sonic masterpiece. It's more than technology; it's a testament to LUXMAN's commitment to sound excellence.

Discover the Distinctive Charm

In the world of the MQ-88uC, a new chapter unfolds with a captivating dark brown finish adorning the main chassis—a departure from the MQ-88u's black elegance.

This deliberate choice resonates with our products' affinity for wooden exterior cases, creating a visual synergy that resonates with authenticity.

Crafting a visual symphony, the hairline-finished aluminum top panel converges with the matte black aluminum die-cast power transformer housings.

A harmonious dance of textures and shades, these elements exemplify the essence of fine quality and artistic beauty—a cornerstone of our design ethos.

Immerse yourself in the allure of design precision and aesthetic splendor. Witness a symphony where form meets function, and beauty tells its own narrative.

In every glance, in every touch, the MQ-88uC stands as an emblem of our commitment to elegance and craftsmanship.


Power Consumption
170W, 140W (under no signal)
Net Weight
16.1kg (main unit)
Input Impedance
Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz (+0, -0.5dB)
10Hz to 100kHz (+0, -3.0dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.1% (1kHz/1W)
0.5% (20Hz to 20kHz/1W)
SN Ratio 105dB
Accessories Power cable
Dimensions 440(W) x 184(H) x 230(D) mm