Harman’s room at Munich High end was really rather special and Lin and I both enjoyed a prolonged listen to the new Mark Levinson № 536 Monaural Power Amplifier feeding a pair of JBL Everest loudspeakers. The sound is distinctly up-market as you would expect from this luxury brand.

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The new amp delivers 400 Watts of power (into 8 ohms, 800 Watts into 4 ohms, employs discrete class AB amplifier topology with no integrated circuits in the signal path along with Class A voltage gain and driver stages.

The Mark Levinson № 536 includes an XLR balanced and an RCA unbalanced input, two pairs of heavy-duty speaker binding posts with Mark Levinson’s characteristic hurricane knobs. The № 536 includes Ethernet, RS-232 and 12-volt trigger inputs and outputs that enable interfacing with Mark Levinson preamplifiers, networked installations and automation and control systems. The № 536 is EuP-compliant and will go into low-power standby mode when not in operation.HARMAN4S

The Mark Levinson № 536 Monaural Power Amplifier will be available in Fall 2015. 

Hifi Pig spoke to Jim Garrett (right), Director of Marketing and Product Management for Harman’s Luxury Audio Group and the designer of the amp Todd Eichenbaum (centre), Director of Engineering for Harman’s Luxury Audio Group.

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