Mark Levinson #5101: New SACD Player Goes On Sale
Harman introduces Mark Levinson’s #5101 premium streaming SACD player. The new product not only supports high-definition SACD discs, but also Hi-Res audio content from digital media, NAS arrays and streaming services.
State-of-the-art high-definition content playback capabilities over Ethernet and Wi-Fi are available via the mobile app for Android and iOS devices. Listeners can enjoy not only major streaming platforms like Tidal, Deezer, Qobuz, and Napster, but many other podcasts and radio stations around the world. In addition, the player supports the connection of external NAS, USB storage and SACD format CDs.
The proprietary Mark Levinson PrecisionLink II DAC is built around a 32-bit ESS PRO Saber chip with jitter elimination circuitry and a fully balanced discrete current-to-voltage converter. Featuring Mark Levinson’s patented PurePath circuitry, the #5101 uses a fully discrete direct, dual mono line level output circuit for exceptional analog signal reproduction. An oversized toroidal transformer power supply provides the lowest noise and highest dynamic range.
To connect Mark Levinson No. 5101 to an audio system, several inputs are provided at once: coaxial, optical S / PDIF and network RJ45, and the output is set to 2 balanced XLR and one unbalanced RCA stereo pair. The new product supports almost all modern high-resolution audio formats, including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, up to 24 bit / 192 kHz, AAC up to 24 bit / 96 kHz, DSF and DFF up to 5.6 MHz (DSD128 / DSD2X), and WMA and MP3. The CD drive handles SACD, CD-A, CD-R and CD-RW easily.
The recognizable design of the novelty is distinguished by a front panel made of a single piece of anodized aluminum, tinted black glass and ventilation grilles in the form of the brand’s logo.
The Mark Levinson #5101 has a suggested retail price of $6,500.