HARMAN’s Mark Levinson has introduced a new preamplifier and amplifier and showcased two recently launched source players in an expansion of the 5000 Series range.

The new №5302 amplifier and №5206 pre-amplifier and recently-introduced №5105 turntable and №5101 streaming player come as HARMAN launches a new brand initiative that emphasises the intimate detail achievable in listening to music with Mark Levinson.

“The passion behind the Mark Levinson brand has always been a pure love of music,” explains Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, HARMAN Luxury Audio. “The exceptional audio quality delivered by our systems allows listeners to discover subtle nuances and intimate details they’ve never heard before on songs that they truly love.”

Mark Levinson №5302 Amplifier

The brand-new Mark Levinson №5302 bridgeable dual-monaural sports the stark cleanness of the signature Mark Levinson look.. The audio circuitry of the №5302 outputs 135W/channel in stereo mode and 275W in bridged monaural mode. Gain in stereo mode is 25.8dB and 31.8dB in bridged monaural mode.

Mark Levinson №5302 Amplifier

Input connectors on the №5302 are a pair of balanced line-level XLRs and a pair of unbalanced RCAs. Output connectors are two pairs of high current multi-way binding posts and control is enabled via Ethernet and RS 232.

Mark Levinson №5206 Preamplifier

The Mark Levinson №5206 dual-monaural preamplifier and is derived from Mark Levinson’s Pure Path design philosophy.

The foundation of the Mark Levinson №5206 is its fully discrete, direct-coupled, dual-monaural line-level preamp circuitry, for which the HARMAN design team has been awarded two patents. A unique single gain stage mated to a digitally controlled resistor network for volume adjustment maintains maximum signal integrity and widest possible bandwidth. Each of its four-stereo line-level inputs—two balanced XLR and two single-ended, using custom Mark Levinson RCA connectors—has its own individual high-reliability signal switching relays. Like the 500 Series components, the MainDrive headphone output employs a preamp output stage specifically designed with the current and power capacity to drive headphones directly, without a separate headphone amp.

Mark Levinson №5206 Preamplifier

A brand-new phono stage features a hybrid gain topology, mating key discrete components from the 500 Series Pure Phono stage with low-noise integrated circuits. Also, like the iconic Mark Levinson 500 series from which the new №5206 draws inspiration, a hybrid active/passive RIAA equalizer employs precision resistors and polypropylene capacitors. Listeners can select MM/MC gain and optional infrasonic filter from the setup menu, while capacitive and resistive loading settings are easily accessed from the rear panel. Variable line-level RCA outputs allow system expansion and flexibility.

“Mark Levinson is so much more than high-fidelity. Listeners can appreciate the entirety of a recording in ways never before possible,” Garrett adds. “You can hear music here like you have never heard before. Our new branding program elevates the fact that Mark Levinson adds a new dynamic to any listening experience and also the fact that appreciation of great music can be a social exercise as opposed to just a personal journey!”

Mark Levinson №5105 Turntable

Now shipping, the precision-engineered Mark Levinson №5105 premium turntable is built upon a nearly two-inch thick, solid aluminium plinth machined from a single billet. A one-inch thick, bead-blasted, black-anodized solid aluminium front panel contours into the sleek tinted glass display.

The Mark Levinson hourglass knob design features as a record weight, bead-blasted machined aluminium with a gently curved profile mass-loaded with solid brass. The tonearm tube is 10-inch high-gloss back carbon fibre fused to a solid aluminium headshell with an integrated finger lift.

Mark Levinson №5105 Turntable

A 14lb solid aluminium platter is suspended on a ground, hardened steel axle and rotates on ultra-precise bearings. The oil-free bearing bottom, made of a mix of composite materials with integrated lubrication and maintenance-free sintered brass bushing, ensures reliable operation for years to come.

The 12V synchronous motor’s control signal is digitally generated to eliminate temperature drift and ensure speed stability and low wow/flutter. The integrated, wide-range power supply is designed for global use with 90-260 VAC.

Mark Levinson №5101 Streaming Player

The new Mark Levinson №5101 preamplifier couples audiophile-grade CD formats with high-resolution streaming, a standalone Precision Link II DAC and expansive control features.

The Nº5101 also has the latest generation ESS PRO Sabre 32-bit D/A converter with jitter elimination circuitry. Applying proprietary Mark Levinson PurePath circuitry, the №5101 features a fully discrete, direct-coupled, dual-monaural current to voltage converter for the reproduction of the analogue signal.

Mark Levinson №5101 Streaming Player

Crafted from robust materials, the new №5101 features a one-inch thick, bead-blasted, black-anodized, solid aluminium front panel, a glass display, debossed top cover vents, back-printed logo and machined aluminium buttons.

Pricing

The №5302 amplifier is priced at $9,000

The №5206 preamplifier is priced at $9,000.

The №5105 Turntable is priced at $6,500 without phono cartridge and $7,500 with a cartridge.

The №5101 streaming preamplifier is priced at $5,500

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