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Mark Levinson N 5302 – Bridgeable Dual-Monaural Amplifier

Mark Levinson N 5302

The new Mark Levinson N 5302 Bridgeable Dual Monaural Amplifier is a powerful, fully distinctive, dual-line direct-link amplifier in the AB class, delivering Mark Levinson solutions, offering exceptional performance and aesthetics.

Last year, American Hi-Fi device maker Mark Levinson founded the so-called Mark Levinson 5000 series.

The new Mark Levinson N ° 5302 Bridgeable Dual Monaural Amplifier is a bridged dual monaural amplifier, combining the best materials with exclusive technology and design to deliver great functionality.

The front is made of a combination of aluminum and glass, like the other devices in the 5000 series, while a centrally placed ring serves as a standby screen. It also has extremely solid aluminum handles on the front and heat dissipation coolers on the sides, which are not only purely functional, but definitely part of the design. The whole frame is literally “enthroned” in specially made aluminum legs.

Inside, completely discrete circuits are hidden, while it is an A / B class amplifier. The base for the amplifier circuits is an oversized 1,100 VA spiral core transformer with individual secondary windings for the left and right channels. According to the manufacturer, the voltage amplification stage has a topology taken directly from the Mark Levinson N ° 534 Dual Monaural amplifier. The output stage uses two high-speed Class A driving transistors and six 260 V 15 A output transistors. Special attention was paid to the guaranteed constant output polarization voltage, regardless of load or temperature, in order to always achieve optimum results. Finally, four capacitors of 10,000 per channel contribute to this.

Balanced connections are available at the inputs, a pair of XLR sockets and an unbalanced input in the form of a pair of RCA sockets. The new Mark Levinson N 5302 Bridgeable Dual Monaural Amplifier features a pair of compact terminals for connecting speakers.

Another key feature in this category is that the new Mark Levinson N ° 5302 Bridgeable Dual Monaural Amplifier is equipped with an RS232 interface as well as an RJ45 Ethernet interface. 12 V inputs and outputs are included, as well as IR input. The USB port is only used for firmware updates and includes an aluminum remote control.

The new Mark Levinson N 5302 Bridgeable Dual Monaural Amplifier is 438 mm wide and 457 mm deep (including the aluminum handles on the front, the depth is 527 mm) and weighs 31.7 kg.

The new Mark Levinson N 5302 Bridgeable Dual-Monaural Amplifier is handmade and its price will be around € 9,500.

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