Mark Levinson Unleashes № 585 Integrated Amplifier

The $12K component should be shipping sometime this summer.

Mark Levinson is cranking out a component for this year’s CES. The company is out in Vegas showing off the № 585 Integrated Amplifier, which can give an audiophile-style boost to analog and digital sources — even computers and music servers.

If the product name looks a little familiar, it’s because the component was first announced as part of the company’s 40th Anniversary Collection. However, it won’t start selling until this summer.

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The amp boasts 200 watts per channel (into 8 ohms or 350 watts into 4 ohms) and Harman Signal Doctor processing. It also has six digital inputs, including USB, optical, coaxial, and AES/EBU XLR.

Other features include a subwoofer output with a selectable 80Hz high-pass filter, a Class AB power amplifier section, a 900VA custom toroidal analog power supply, and a SMPS digital power supply, as well as Ethernet, RS-232, IR, and 12V trigger ports.

It’s also pretty easy to operate, thanks to two front-panel knobs, six function buttons, and the included remote control.

“Our new № 585 integrated amplifier is created for audiophiles and music lovers who desire an all in one component that delivers musical performance equal to the finest separate components yet is space-saving and easy to use,” said Jim Garrett, director of marketing and product management for Harman Luxury Audio Group and Loudspeakers. “Recognizing that a growing number of listeners are using computer-based audio and music servers as primary music sources, the № 585 offers a broad array of digital as well as analog connections and includes a built-in 32-bit/192kHz D/A converter to provide high-resolution digital audio playback.”

The Mark Levinson № 585 Integrated Amplifier will start selling this summer, with an MSRP of $12,000.

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