Clarity: Audio Amplified

01 Dec 2020

Looking to appeal to a younger, more dynamic audience, Mark Levinson by Harman has created the 5000 Series range of audio products with all the quality you would expect from the brand at a more affordable price tag.

Since their founding in 1972, Mark Levinson by Harman has been in a class of its own, consistently releasing the best-sounding, longest-lasting, most intuitive audio products in the world. It is because of this passion for pure playback that the brand has launched an entirely new 5000 Series of products.

Two flagship separates, including a pre-amplifier and amplifier, as well as the brand’s first source players, a turntable and streaming player, join the 5805 and 5802 integrated amplifiers launched last year. Whether you regularly plumb the depths of your extensive record collection or you are a dedicated digital listener, the Mark Levinson 5000 series has something to suit.

Each product in the series is premium precision-engineered to deliver high-quality Levinson performance in an original custom design. In line with the 5000 series look and feel, they share a black-anodized aluminum shell that is machined and contoured seamlessly into the glass display. With standout features like debossed top cover vents, screen-printed logo, and machined aluminum buttons, no detail has been overlooked.

In a nod to the brand’s history, the Nº 5105 record weight is modelled on the iconic Mark Levinson hourglass knob. A 10-inch high gloss black carbon fiber tonearm is complemented by a 14 lb. aluminum platter suspended on a steel axel. The oil-free bearing bottom ensures reliable operation for years to come. A control signal, digitally generated by the 12V synchronous motor, reduces flutter and ensures stability.

With five digital audio inputs available, the Nº5101 player offers high-resolution audio streaming over WIFI or Ethernet, supports a wide array of digital audio file types, and includes an SACD input. Inside, the Nº5101 features proprietary Mark Levinson PurePath circuitry. Ports include IP, RS-232, IR input, and 12V trigger input. Each player comes with a newly designed aluminum remote.

Inspired heavily by the design philosophy that lies behind the distinguished Mark Levinson 500 Series products, the № 5206 Dual-Monaural Preamplifier offers a similar experience with new affordability. It features four stereo line-level inputs–two balanced XLR and two single-ended. The Mark Levinson Precision Link II™ DAC guarantees outstanding digital audio capability. Best of all for those needing a more discreet listening option, the Main Drive headphone output eliminates the need for a separate headphone amp.

The fully discrete, direct-coupled, class AB № 5302 amplifier features an oversized 1100 VA toroidal transformer with secondary windings for the left and right channels. A voltage gain stage descended from the acclaimed № 534 amplifier is matched with two high-speed Class A driver transistors and six 260V, 15A output transistors. Two Thermal-Trak devices in a unique configuration guarantee stable output bias regardless of load or temperature. A stand-out design feature is the cosmetic-grade solid aluminum handles and the forty-two tri-grouped heatsink fins per side. The robust beauty and function of the № 5302 round out the 5000 Series.

Mark Levinson by Harman has always been driven by the unwavering belief in the transformative power of music. Like other Mark Levinson products, the 5000 Series is proudly designed, engineered, and precision-crafted in the USA. Robust materials, lavish finishes, bold geometry, and outstanding performance are classically celebrated attributes of the Mark Levinson brand and are showcased exceptionally within this affordable new series.

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