From the Audio Files

From the Audio Files



Stereonet Review of Mark Levinson No5805 Integrated Amplifier



Paul Sechi of Stereonet enjoyed auditioning the powerful and versatile Mark Levinson No5805 Integrated Amplifier and had a lot of great things to say.  Check out some of his comments below:

The hi-fi industry has changed a lot in the past forty years. Several decades ago, any high-end system worth its salt would comprise a separate preamplifier and power amplifier driven by a turntable. These days though, we’re seeing sources, preamps and power amps increasingly moving into the same box – under the guise of DAC-equipped integrated amplifiers. 

This is precisely what the Mark Levinson № 5805 is, combining a built-in phono preamplifier (moving magnet and moving coil), a high-quality DAC, multiple inputs and a powerful Class AB amplifier. It’s not cheap, but you get nearly everything except the kitchen sink – and it exudes the quality build you’d expect from this prestigious U.S. brand. Oh, and if you’re all-digital these days, there’s the 5802 version which offers all the above minus the analogue inputs.

Paul goes on to his notes when he auditioned the No5808 and has some more glowing remarks:

This amplifier has massive punch with great dynamics, yet is delicate, layered and multidimensional too.

Sonically it challenges all price-point contenders with a winning combination of delicacy, musicality, scale and power – its subtlety backed up with visceral power that’s hard not to love.

Do yourself a favor and check out the full review here. And make sure to share it with your fellow team members so everyone is up to speed on what our customers are reading when they do their research on their next integrated amplifier!

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