Mark Levinson

27 August 2019
Mark Levinson no. 5805 Integrated Amplifier premium
The 5805 is a very complete and absolutely great sounding amplifier that will give the competition a very hard time.
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25 March 2019
Reference Sounds – Wilson Sasha DAW premium
DAW stands for David Andrew Wilson. Developed by Daryl and the Wilson team, they are a homage to the man who started it all.
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Audio Show Alkmaar 2019 – Part 3 premium
Between the Xfi show in Veldhoven and the High End show in Munich, the Audio Show Alkmaar is the always pleasant and relaxed variant where you go to meet people, listen to precisely enough systems so as not to get an overdoses, shake some more hands, eat a nice croquette and perhaps enjoy a few Westmalle beers.
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14 May 2018
Reference Sounds – Dan D’Agostino premium
In addition to Mark Levinson, Wilson, Transparent Audio, JBL, Revel and Ayre, Dutch distributor Reference Sounds has now also taken the distribution for Dan D'Agostino on board.
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22 November 2017
Reference Sounds Company Special premium
Official Benelux Distributor of Mark Levinson, Revel, JBL Synthesis, Lexicon, Ayre Acoustics, Wilson Audio and Transparent Cable
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17 April 2017
HFA Audio Setup History 26 – April 2017 premium
An overview of the main system as it was in place for most of 2017.
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Ayon CD-T CD transport – Mini Review premium
Truly excellent CD transport with S/P DIF and i2S connections
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Leema Acoustics Libra premium
Highly versatile DAC with a smooth, refined and seductive sound
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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.
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Computer Audio part 6 – Perspective premium
Genelec 8050 and Wadia 121 with a Computer Source in the secondary setup.
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Nordost Valkyrja XLR interlink – Mini Review premium
The Nordost Valkyrja is something of a spin-off from their top of the line Valhalla model.
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14 May 2013
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.
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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 […]
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9 October 2012
CD Mechanism Masterpieces premium
Remember when CD players were built immaculately and used heavy, smoothly operating CD mechanisms?
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Meridian 818 DAC/Pre/Network Player premium
The very best Meridian Sooloos Streaming Audio.
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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.
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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.
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Wadia S7i CD Player premium
Wadia S7i is compared to the Wadia 861, PS Audio PWD MKII and Linn Klimax DS/0.
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Linn Klimax DS Network Player premium
The Klimax DS/0 was the first high end music streamer.
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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.
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Musical Fidelity Clic premium
Comparable in size to the Naim UnitiQute, the Musical Fidelity Clic promises even wider compatibility, albeit without built in amplifier.
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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.
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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.
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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 […]
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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.
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Audio Synthesis DAX Decade DAC premium
An older dac but recently overhauled at the factory to bring it to current spec.
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PS Audio PWD (Perfect Wave DAC) – part 3 premium
The PWD initiated quite a chain reaction Network cables, switches, power cables, and NAS placement were all examined and found to have an influence on the sound. Here is the final installment of the PWD review. Compared to the Audio Synthesis DAX Decade In the meantime, I had received an Audio Synthesis DAX Decade DAC for […]
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PS Audio PWD (Perfect Wave DAC) – part 2 premium
Here's part two of the review of this interesting netw0rk player.
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PS Audio PWD (Perfect Wave DAC) – part 1 premium
The PWD has long been on my list of things to do but there was such high demand for this unit that I couldn't get one in for a review.
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Accuphase DP400 CD Player premium
No doubt the DP400 is a fine looking unit. But how does it compare to the Mark Levinson no.390s?
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26 October 2010
Computer Audio part 5 – Playback Applications premium
Mac compared to PC, two iTunes sound enhancements and a range of DA-converters and USB interfaces
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Mark Levinson No.390s CD Player – Mini Review premium
This is the first 'S' category Levinson that I've had in the system and I have to say that it seems to really make a difference.
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Mark Levinson No. 360 DAC – Mini Review premium
A lot better than the 36, in fact a different animal: much better detail, control and spaciousness.
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24 August 2010
Treble premium
Open, airy, rolled-off, dark, edgy etc, there is a lot to say about the high frequencies, but this is easily misinterpreted
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8 August 2010
HFA Audio Setup History 06 – Magnepans premium
August 2010 The setup is now completely and utterly tweaked to my liking and is configured in a perfect way. For the first time in a very long time I feel that I can live with the setup for a while without tweaking it… The main picture above shows the setup in its entirety. The […]
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Mark Levinson No. 360s DAC – Mini Review premium
The 360s is a very sophisticated and neutral sounding dac. It is neither clinical nor warm.
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DAD (Danish Audio Design) AX-24 DAC premium
DAD AX24 compared to the Audiomeca Enkianthus and Mark Levinson no 360s.
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Audio Aero Prestige Signature SACD Player premium
How does this beautifully crafted player stack up against the Audiomeca Enkianthus and the Mark Levinson 390S?
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Legacy High-End CD Player Comparison – part 2 premium
Mark Levinson no.390s, CEC TL1x and Audiomeca Enkianthus
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5 June 2009
CD Transport + DAC or Integrated Player? premium
As always, both methods have their own advantages, but there is one unique clear advantage to taking the integrated player route.
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Wadia 27ix GNSC DAC and Mark Levinson no.360S DAC premium
The Wadia 27 used to be the best Wadia DAC available, being the replacement of the original Wadia 9, which was the successor to the famous 2000.
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Mark Levinson No.36 DAC – Mini Review premium
Relaxed and full sounding player that is essentially quite natural, with a warm midrange.
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