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Mark Levinson ushers in new era of premium Hi-Fi with updated 5000 Series

American audiophile Hi-Fi manufacturer Mark Levinson has introduced a range of premium audio components, as part of a major brand expansion from owner Harman Luxury Audio.

The company has taken the wraps of its new stereo №5302 amplifier and №5206 pre-amplifier, №5101 CD player/music streamer and №5105 vinyl turntable. The look is sleek and timeless, the technology inside cutting edge.

The marque may not be a household name in the UK, but its signature sound – a wide soundstage, with accurate sonic image placement, a rich low bass response and absolute clarity – is widely respected Stateside. 

The marque may not be a household name in the UK, but its signature sound is widely respected Stateside… 

Timeless design meets cutting-edge technology

The №5302 amplifier has a rated output of 135W per channel and offers a wide range of input connectors, including a pair of balanced line-level XLRs and a pair of unbalanced phono RCAs. 

It’s designed to perfectly partner the Mark Levinson №5105 premium turntable, which boasts lavish build quality, including a hefty aluminium plinth machined from a single billet and a 10-inch high-gloss back carbon fiber tonearm tube, fused to a solid aluminum headshell with an integrated finger lift.

For music streaming over Bluetooth, network library music and USB stick playback, as well as legacy CD disc spinning, there’s the №5101 Streaming Player. It features a bead-blasted, black-anodised, solid aluminium front panel, with a sleek glass display and machined aluminium buttons. 

Under the hood there’s a Mark Levinson Precision Link II DAC, the the latest generation ESS PRO Sabre 32-bit D/A converter with jitter elimination circuitry and a host of components designed to optimise the sound of your Tidal and Spotify streams.

Completing the range is the dual-monaural preamp, the №5206, which has four stereo line-level inputs (two balanced XLR and two single-ended, using custom Mark Levinson phono connectors) and a MainDrive headphone output, which employs a preamp output stage specifically designed to drive high-end Hi-Fi headphones directly.

The №5302 amplifier and №5206 pre-amplifier sell for £8,599 and £8,599 respectively. The 

№5101 CD player/music streamer retails for £5,500. The new №5105 Turntable is priced at £5,799 without phono cartridge and £6,499 with a cartridge.  

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