Price-wise at the lower limit of high-end separates in Japan : a Yamaha B-2 cost 200,000¥, a Sony TAN-8550 285,000¥, a Luxman M-4000 350,000¥ ; a pair of L-07M cost 200,000¥ (L-07MII 240,000¥)... Sound-wise, however, the L-07M was near the upper limit of most power amps !
Updated in 1978 as L-07MII, with a skyrocketing 600Khz frequency response. All high-speed, all very very tight, controlled and linear.
Sonically, the combination sounds highly clean and detailed. There’s a wonderful lack of compression and the power amplifiers show absolutely no fear for any loudspeaker they are asked to drive – I would think this is one of the few amplifiers that could drive the heroically inefficient early ‘Series 80’ B&W 801 loudspeakers, for example! The experience of listening to this shows just how good a well done solid-state design can be, with seemingly limitless bass power, a wide and deep soundstage and crisp, sparkling treble. Although not exactly tonally warm, it’s never harsh and has a glassy clarity to the midband that invites the listener ‘through the looking glass’ and into the recording. The music always sounds clear and crisp and well controlled, with a massive punch when called upon so to deliver. it’s very ‘Japanese high end’, which means it’s tidy, sophisticated and sounds ‘expensive’ ●Ｌ-０７ＭⅡの定格●