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Mark Levinson No.5805 integrated amplifier

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Mark Levinson isn’t known as a budget brand, and most people would not consider $8500 a budget price for anything short of a new car. One could argue, though, that Levinson’s new No.5805 integrated amplifier ($8500 with DAC and phono stage) is a budget component—combining high performance and build quality with a price tag that’s moderate by hi-fi standards. Plus, there’s a lot of functionality in one box.

Say you want to build a very good audio system in the fewest possible steps and boxes.… Read the full article

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Mark Levinson’s No. 5101 Plays SACDs Like It’s 1999!

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

At last year’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, Mark Levinson previewed the No. 5802 and No. 5805 integrated amplifiers, the first products in the company’s new, more affordable 5000 series. Both were on display once again at the recent High End show in Munich, alongside a new addition called the No. 5101. When I heard that Mark Levinson would be introducing a digital source component to join the 5000 series, I expected a network streamer, or possibly a music server. What I definitely did not expect to see showcased at the biggest audio show of 2019 was a brand new SACD player from one of the biggest brands in premium audio.

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HIGH END 2019: Mark Levinson No. 5101

By | May 26th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Mark Levinson’s new No 5101, launched at HIGH END 2019, covers all the music source bases: it’s a streamer, an SACD player, and a DAC… and it has a lot of cool features built in.

One of those cool features is that the slot-loading disc transport is suspended on steel standoffs floating on a PVC and styrene-butyl rubber sandwich. We would have preferred a tray loader, or one of StreamUnlimited’s top-loaders, but given Mark Levinson’s usual legendary build standards (the front panel on the 5101 is 25mm thick!) the slot mechanism is likely superior to most.… Read the full article

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High End Munich 2019: Mark Levinson Strikes Again

By | May 17th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

Right now, in the audiophile marketplace, who is bigger, bolder, more ubiquitous, or more iconic than Harmon Luxury Audio’s Mark Levinson brand?

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Mark Levinson Adds The No. 5101 Streaming SACD/DAC To The Line

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

Mark Levinson No. 5101 Streaming SACD Player

Straight out of Munich, Mark Levinson by Harman is debuting a new disc spinner turned all-things-digital-audio called the No. 5101. Also enabled with the responsibility of digital streaming and digital decoding from an eternal source, the newest edition to the Levinson family offers everything you would expect from a modern day digital audio product and leaves little else on the table.

Outfitted with the latest round of ESS Sabre chips, the No. 5101 not only accommodates SACD playback but also allows for streaming with NAS drives, DLNA and UPnP over a wireless network or even wired directly.… Read the full article

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The No. 5101: A New SACD Player (!) from Mark Levinson

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

From my first room at High End Munich: Some actual news: A new SACD player from Mark Levinson.

True—SACD still exists, supported by a small but enthusiastic niche of audiophiles, many of whom buy every new SACD that’s released—which, lets face it, isn’t that many silver discs.

Which is why it’s so surprising that Levinson or any high-end company would release a new SACD player. The No.5101 will join the No.5805 ($8500; review forthcoming in the July Stereophile) and No.5802 integrated amplifiers in Levinson’s affordable 5000 series.… Read the full article

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Mark Levinson Unveils New 5000 Series Integrated Amps

By | December 4th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Mark Levinson is a legendary audio brand with a strong foothold in the luxury audio market. When you buy a Mark Levinson product, you’re paying not only for high-quality engineering, but also for robust build quality and sumptuous finishes, with everything designed and manufactured here in the United States. These are desirable traits to be sure, but they’ll cost you. The least expensive preamp and power amp combination currently on offer from the company will set you back $23,000. Budget-minded millionaires might opt instead for an integrated amp, such as the № 585.5, which sells for “just” $16,000.… Read the full article

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Two New Numbers, The Mark Levinson No. 5805 & 5802 – RMAF 2018

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Harman’s Mark Levinson brand has a new series of integrateds launching and the debut at this year’s Rocky Mountian Audiofest started bright and early Friday morning. Scheduled during the last timeslot of the press-dedicated pre-opening hours, the morning’s Earl Grey had yet to fully take hold.

Drawing on the success of the ML 500 series, the new 5000’s actually take a significant step down the price ladder to $8,500 for the class AB 120 watt (into 8 ohms) 5805 and $7,000 for the 5802.… Read the full article

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Convoy announces distribution of Mark Levinson and Revel Loudspeakers

By | May 4th, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

Revel loudspeakers and Mark Levinson electronics – two Harman brands now moving distribution in Australia to Convoy International.

Convoy International has announced it will be distributing Mark Levinson electronics and Revel loudspeakers in Australia.

“We deliver the best products with easy and friendly operation that work and deliver accurate and real music at affordable price regardless of the price point,” says Geoff Matthews, CEO of Convoy, quoting the company’s mission statement. “As part of that mission we are delighted to announce today that Convoy will now market, distribute and be the home of two additional world-famous audio brands.”

Matthews offers up an impressive list of the brands which Convoy has brought to Australia in more than 50 years of operation since its founding in 1965: Nakamichi, TDK, Hitachi, Accuphase, McIntosh, Systemdek, Bluesound, Harman/Kardon, Bowers and Wilkins, Monster Cable, Beats by Dr Dre, Sol Republic, Lexicon, NAD, JBL, Cary Audio and IsoAcoustics.… Read the full article

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Mark Levinson No.534 power amplifier

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Stereophile|

When I reviewed the Mark Levinson No.536 monoblock, I said that its sound quality was second to none. However, its stratospheric price of $30,000/pair unnerved me—only seven of the 35 top-rated solid-state power amplifiers listed in the April 2017 edition of Stereophile’s “Recommended Components” cost more, and a similar number (not the same models) deliver more power into 8 ohms. “But don’t despair,” I wrote—”Mark Levinson has just released a less expensive version of the No.536: the dual-mono, 350Wpc No.534 stereo amp ($20,000).” I requested a review sample of the No.534, to see if it matched the No.536’s outstanding qualities of build and sound.… Read the full article

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