As any true audiophile will attest, the Mark Levinson name is synonymous with audio purity. So when we design a piece of equipment, perfection isn’t the goal but the starting point.
In 1972, Mark Levinson cracked the code of pure audio playback with hand-built stereo components that overcame every known limitation on sound reproduction. Since then, we’ve created a class of our own by consistently releasing the best sounding, longest lasting, most intuitive audio/video components in the world—products that are just as gorgeous as they are meticulously crafted. That’s the level of audio excellence you see in every Mark Levinson component today.
Nº536RRP $32, 000 Contact us for advice
The Mark Levinson® Nº536 monaural amplifier features Pure Path circuit design for a high-current, low-feedback amplifier that delivers 400 watts per channel and operates in pure class A for most listening conditions, doubles down into 4 ohms, and remains stable into 2-ohm loads.
The pursuit of perfect amplification is a well-known theme in high-end audio. New technologies present new approaches, while looking to the past provides inspiration for the future. It was in that spirit that the Mark Levinson® № 536 amplifier was developed: a design advised by the traditions and art of classic Mark Levinson amplifier designs, and with a specific target sound: a deep, expansive soundstage, accurate image placement, extended low bass response with good pitch definition, and detailed high frequencies free from “etching.” To that end, the Mark Levinson engineering team started with the following requirements:
-Harmonic distortion <0.02% at 1kHz and <0.2% at 20kHz
-Bandwidth extending from 0.2Hz to 120kHz, and beyond if possible
-Critically damped square wave response, with leading and trailing edges free of any slewing artifacts, and a slew rate of at least 100V/µs
-Maximized open-loop linearity and bandwidth, with global negative feedback in the range of 12-20dB and without nested feedback loops
This fully differential, fully discrete, monaural Pure Path amplifier drives virtually any loudspeaker effortlessly for impeccable imaging, musicality, and openness. A direct-coupled signal path; a highly linear, low-feedback design; and voltage gain and drive stages operating in class A, are joined by the modern system integration capabilities provided by Ethernet, RS-232, and USB for monitoring and network control. Housed in a 6000-series aluminum chassis, like all Mark Levinson equipment, the № 536 is designed and handcrafted in the USA.
Nº532HRRP $16, 500 Contact us for advice
Nº526RRP $39, 000 Contact us for advice
The Mark Levinson® Nº526 preamplifier is a 12-input dual-monaural preamplifier featuring Pure Path circuit design, class-A Pure Phono stage, 32-bit Precision Link DAC, and configurable balanced, unbalanced, and class-A Main Drive Headphone outputs for enthusiasts of all music formats.
The Mark Levinson Nº526 is the definitive preamplifier for today’s music lover. Twelve analog, phono, and digital inputs travel through the Mark Levinson proprietary Pure Path discrete, direct-coupled, fully balanced, dual-monaural signal path for breathtaking purity and performance. With precision control and processing including a discrete, balanced R-2R Ladder volume control, the acclaimed 32-bit Precision Link DAC, class-A Pure Phono stage, and HARMAN Clari-Fi® music restoration technology, the Nº526 preamplifier delivers an uncompromising performance regardless of source. Housed in a 6000-series aluminum chassis, like all Mark Levinson equipment, the Nº526 is designed and handcrafted in the USA.
Nº585RRP $24, 000 Contact us for advice
Founded in 1972, the Mark Levinson® brand has become synonymous with extraordinary levels of audio performance and has a reputation in high-end audio design like no other. From that heritage comes perhaps the finest, most-accomplished integrated amplifier ever made: the Nº585. Combining Mark Levinson’s unsurpassed analog performance with advanced digital audio capability and flexible system configuration, the Nº585 pushes the reproduction of any source material to new levels of realism.
The foundation of the Nº585 is its fully discrete, mirror-imaged, dual-monaural analog circuitry featuring individual signal switching relays for each of its four stereo inputs: one XLR and three RCA. Volume controls use discrete 15-bit R-2R ladders and low-noise analog switches for the widest possible bandwidth and maximum signal integrity. The fully-differential Class AB power stage includes an oversized 900VA toroidal transformer with individual secondary windings for the left and right channels. Each elegantly simple amplifier channel utilizes twelve output transistors and multiple smaller local capacitors that allow them to be placed physically closer to the amplifiers for greater transient response when power is needed immediately. This robust architecture results in a conservative power rating of 200W per channel with stability into 2 ohms. System integration and expansion are possible using the stereo RCA preouts which can operate full-range or with an included switchable, second-order, 80Hz crossover filter allowing for seamless integration into 2.1-channel systems with powered subwoofers.