Luxman calls its new LV-105 a “Brid” (hybrid) integrated audio/video amplifier because it uses vacuum tubes in combination with transistors, FET’s and MOSFET’s. Other amplifiers have been designed with various hybrid circuit configurations, but the Luxman Brid is a combination we had not previously encountered-its vacuum tubes follow the field-effect-transistor (FET) low-level stage and drive the power-MOSFET output stages. According to Luxman, the 6CG7 twin-triode tubes used in the LV-105 are more linear than conventional transistor driver stages, and they have greater bandwidth and lower phase shift.
The Luxman LV-105 is rated to deliver up to 80 watts per channel into 8-ohm loads, from 20 to 20,000 Hz, with no more than 0.3 percent total harmonic distortion. The dynamic power output is given as 200 watts per channel into 4-ohm loads, and it is also rated for 200 watts with 2-ohm loads.