Mark Levinson

Leema Acoustics Libra premium
Highly versatile DAC with a smooth, refined and seductive sound
Leema Elements DAC premium
It wasn't until very recently when I heard a Leema DAC in a friend's setup, and it was playing so effortlessly musically, that I felt it deserved an in-depth review in my own setup.
Computer Audio part 6 – Perspective premium
Genelec 8050 and Wadia 121 with a Computer Source in the secondary setup.
Nordost Valkyrja XLR interlink premium
The Nordost Valkyrja is something of a spin-off from their top of the line Valhalla model.
CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Mark Levinson premium
For the longest time Mark Levinson was the epitome of high end, and to this day, their products hold their own.
21 December 2012
HFA Audio Setup History 08 – Music Server and Rack change premium
The above picture illustrates where we left off on the previous page, with no more room for the Meridian MD600. Once it seemed proven to me that integrated CD players invariably beat separate transport-DAC combos and that going by the results obtained so far, this also seems to extend to streaming (as evidenced by the […]
9 October 2012
CD Mechanism Masterpieces premium
Remember when CD players were built immaculately and used heavy, smoothly operating CD mechanisms?
Meridian 818 DAC/Pre/Network Player premium
The very best Meridian Sooloos Streaming Audio.
Meridian Sooloos MD600 and MS600 premium
After being so enthusiastic about the MC200 and almost having purchased one, I decided to first review its bigger brothers.
Naim NDX, CDX2, DAC and XPS2 premium
After being so enthusiastic about the UnitiQute and Uniti, I was curious to find out how much more there would be in the Naims higher up on the scale.
Wadia S7i CD Player premium
Wadia S7i is compared to the Wadia 861, PS Audio PWD MKII and Linn Klimax DS/0.
Linn Klimax DS Network Player premium
The Klimax DS/0 was the first high end music streamer.
26 December 2011
WAV and Tagging premium
WAV or AIFF files may appear to have tags when they are accessed through applications such as iTunes and Winamp, but in fact the data may only reside in these apps' database, because they don't actually write tags to these files themselves.
Musical Fidelity Clic premium
Comparable in size to the Naim UnitiQute, the Musical Fidelity Clic promises even wider compatibility, albeit without built in amplifier.
Naim UnitiQute Network Player and Amplifier premium
The UnitiQute is a smaller version of the Uniti, minus the CD player, but lacking none of its bigger brother's functionality.
18 September 2011
USB Audio – Synchronous / Asynchronous premium
There are a couple of methods for sending audiodata over an usb cable. Here's an explanation of the principles behind them and the advantages of one over another.
12 August 2011
HFA Audio Setup History 07 – Serious Streaming premium
While my Levinson 390S was away for repairs, I had an Ayre CD player on loan, and once again tried a bunch of Marantzes. This time not just any Marantz though: after concluding that the CD80 was nice enough as a transport but not great as an integrated player and trying the ancient CD74 and […]
Ayre CX7 CD Player premium
The CX7 was meant as a temporary replacement for my defective Levinson 390s. Soundwise the two players couldn't be more different.