Posted Wed Jan 20, 2016 at 10:15 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The upcoming preamp includes high-res decoding.
Harman has detailed it latest audio component. The Mark Levinson No. 526 Dual-Monaural Preamplifier features a high-resolution DAC and integrated Phono stage.
"With the Mark Levinson № 526, music lovers can enjoy the best possible sound from all of their music, whether listening to their treasured LP collection, discovering new music using streaming services, or enjoying high-resolution digital music," said Jim Garrett, Director of Marketing and Product Management, HARMAN. "The № 526 delivers the ultrahigh-end sound quality and faithfulness to the music that every Mark Levinson product is renowned for, in a component that is forward-looking and complete."
The preamp offers five line-level analog, phono, and six digital inputs along with the Mark Levinson DAC (with ESS Sabre32 Reference converter), HARMAN Clari-Fi music restoration technology, and a 6000-series aluminum chassis. In addition, the unit uses a proprietary Mark Levinson signal path which is fully discrete, fully balanced and completely dual-monaural. Likewise, high-resolution digital decoding at up to 24-bit, 192kHz from PCM and double-speed DSD is included as well.
Pricing has not been detailed yet, but the Mark Levinson No. 526 Dual-Monaural Preamplifier will be available in May.
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