LUA HiFi Manufaktur German business that manufactures valve based amplification, loudspeakers, CD players and cables. Best known in their home country as a loudspeaker manufacturer but outside of Germany as a maker of valve amplifiers . Distribution: In Austria by Akustische Systeme, in Liechtenstein and Switzerland by Conceptas Anstalt and in Russia by Ark Sound Homepage:http://www.lua.de . LUA HiFi Manufaktur, Lindenstrasse 7, D-88699 Frickingen, Germany. Tel: +49 (0)7554 8840. Fax: +49 (0)7554 8158. E-Mail: lualautsprecher )at( t-online.de
Lukasz Fikus Polish gentleman that manufactures DAC's under the Lampizator name, these are avaiable in a few variants and are mid/high end produtcs that have analogue stages that are hybrid valve/silicon based. Homepage:http://www.lampizator.eu Lukasz Fikus Private Company, Al. 3-go Maja 2 m. 148, 00-391 Warszawa, Poland. E-Mail: lukasz.fikus:AT: wp.pl Skype: LAMPIZATOR.
Luna (Architectural loudspeakers) See --> Luxicor LLC (Below)
Luxicor USA based company that is primarily an OEM purchasing agent, they do however hold out a number of brands themselves such as American Terminal Supply that is used on car audio and AV installation products such as wires, terminals and so on, Luna that they use on architectural loudspeakers and F3 Platinium that the company uses to brand budget audio & AV accessories with. On top of that Luxicor handles the distribution of IXOS in the USA. The company is an amalgamation of the subsidiaries that Path Ltd. used to run in the USA and is now owned by Exile Audio. Homepage:http://www.luxicor.com -- American Terminal Supply homepage -- Luna homepage Luxicor, 24651 Crestview Court, Farmington Hills, MI 48335-1505, USA. .
Luxman Japanese mid to high end manufacturer that these days sees little distribution in the west. Bought by International Audio Group in early 2010 but the company has it's roots in a transformer workshop founded by Miura-san in the 1930's but Luxman gained notoriety in the 70's and 80's as it was the only major hi-fi manufacturer that never stopped producing valve based amplifiers.
When it was taken over by Alps in 1979 it inherited the Alpine home hi-fi division and the Alpage brand and this has created a lot of confusion since the product lines of the Alpine factory started appearing with the Luxman brand on it in the 80's, and in some cases there where more than one distributor in each country distributing Luxman branded products, one for the product lines and designs from the old Alpine factory and one for the products from Luxman proper. The Alpine home hi-fi products where not bad at all, their cassette recorders for instance where excellent but the consumer oriented product lines clashed terribly in the marketplace with the almost elitist and perfectionist Luxman brand and confusion reigned. The last Alpine home hi-fi factories in Hong Kong appear to have closed in or around 2000 and the Luxman company is now exclusively an upmarket operation.
German loudspeaker manufacturer that sell products using the Backes & Müller or B&M brand. The company specialises in manufacturing active loudspeakers with digital or analogue controlled networks and amplifiers, the company also offers pre-amplifiers to act as front-end for their loudspeakers. Company was founded in 1996 as "Backes & Müller Vertriebs GmbH" and took over the manufacture of the BM loudspeaker line form the old Backes & Müller company but changed the name of the company to the current one in 2006. Distribution: In Spain by Mallorca High-End Homepage:http://www.backesmueller.de . LV Lautsprecher Vertriebs GmbH, Altenkesselerstr. 17/D1, 66115 Saarbrücken, Germany. Tel: +49 681 7616 809. Fax: +49 681 7616 785. E-Mail: info 'at' backesmueller.de