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5000 Series Integrated Amps From Mark Levinson

Mark Levinson has announced two models from the new 5000 series, the № 5805 and № 5802 integrated amplifiers

The foundation of the Nº 5805 is its patent-pending, fully discrete, direct-coupled, dual-monaural line-level preamp circuitry plus a single gain stage mated to a digitally controlled resistor network for volume adjustment. Each of its three stereo line level inputs—one balanced XLR and two single-ended, using custom Mark Levinson RCA connectors—has its own individual signal switching relays.

5000 Series Integrated Amps From Mark Levinson

Like the 500 series components, the Main Drive headphone output employs a preamp output stage specifically designed with the current and power capacity to drive headphones directly, in Pure Class A, without a separate headphone amp. The № 5805 also includes newly designed MM/MC phono stage with front panel selectable gain levels and infrasonic filters and rear panel capacitive and resistive loading settings.

5000 Series Integrated Amps From Mark Levinson

The Nº 5805 adds the Mark Levinson Precision- Link II DAC. The ESS Sabre 32bit DAC supports one coaxial and two optical S/PDIF and one asynchronous USB for playback of high resolution PCM (up to 32bit/192kHz) and DSD (up to DSD 5.6) files. A XMOS USB audio processor also decodes and renders MQA-encoded files.

5000 Series Integrated Amps From Mark Levinson

The № 5802 is an all-digital integrated amplifier featuring the same Precision- Link II DAC expanded to six digital audio inputs: one AES, two coaxial and two optical S/PDIF and one asynchronous USB for playback of high resolution PCM (up to 32bit/192kHz) and DSD (up to DSD 5.6) files. TheNº5802 includes MQA technology. A Bluetooth receiver equipped with aptXHD is included.

5000 Series Integrated Amps From Mark Levinson

Both 5000 Series amplifiers feature an oversized (500+ VA) toroidal transformer with individual secondary windings for the left and right channels. The voltage gain stage employs a topology directly descended from the Nº 534 amplifier, which is mated to an output stage comprising two high-speed driver transistors operating in class A and six 260V, 15A output transistors.

The Nº5805 and Nº5802 will be available in first quarter 2019 at $8,500 and $7,000 respectively.

For more information visit marklevinson.com 

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