Mark Levinson No 5206 Precision Preamplifier with PurePath

Model: MLNO5206AM UPC: 050667376505 Item: 175876

Product Information

The heart of your high-end audio system.

Experience the inner details and maximum dynamics of music with the N° 5206. Awarded two patents for groundbreaking design, this class-A preamplifier serves as the hub of your entire audio system. By perfectly preserving both digital and analog audio signals, the N° 5206 delivers the purest possible signal, allowing you to hear the full potential of your music.

Dynamic Digital Audio

Transform your digital music collection into a high-quality sound experience that rivals live performance. The N° 5206 includes a custom-made Precision Link II Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) that accurately reproduces audio signals, minimizes noise, and delivers outstanding digital audio quality.

Pure Path Circuit Design

Mark Levinson's proprietary approach to circuit design delivers uncompromising musical purity and an engaging listening experience. By using discrete components carefully selected for their precise function, the N° 5206 delivers unmatched class-A sound quality that captures the nuances of every note.

High-Performance Headphone Output

Unleash all the performance your headphones can deliver. The N° 5206 preamplifier's class-A analog line stage has so much current capability it can power your headphones directly. Experience an incredibly detailed listening experience - and lose yourself completely in the music.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Analog
    • Gain:
      • 8dB maximum, single-ended outputs
      • 14dB maximum, balanced outputs
    • Output overload:
      • >7.5V RMS, single-ended outputs
      • >15V RMS, balanced outputs
    • Frequency response:
      • 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.03dB
      • <2Hz to 250kHz, +0.1/-3dB
    • Total harmonic distortion:
      • <0.003%, 20Hz to 20kHz (At unity gain volume setting, 2V RMS single-ended/4V RMS balanced out)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio:
      • >93dB, 20Hz to 20kHz, wideband, unweighted (At unity gain volume setting, referred to 2V RMS single-ended/4V RMS balanced out)
    • Subwoofer high-pass filter: Selectable; 80Hz, 2nd order (12dB/octave)
  • Phone Stage
    • RIAA frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.3dB
    • Infrasonic Filter: Selectable; 20Hz, 1st order (6dB/octave)
    • Moving-magnet mode:
      • Input resistance: 47kΩ
      • Input capacitance: Selectable; 20, 70, 120, or 170pF
      • Gain: 39dB at 1kHz
      • Total harmonic distortion:
        • <0.01%, 1kHz, 2V RMS output
        • <0.05%, 20Hz to 20kHz, 2V RMS output
      • Signal-to-noise ratio:
        • >80dB, 20Hz to 20kHz, wideband, unweighted, referred to 2V RMS output
      • Maximum input level:
        • >190mV at 1kHz
        • >1.6V at 20kHz
    • Moving-coil mode:
      • Input resistance: Selectable; 37Ω to 1000Ω
      • Gain: 69dB to 1kHz
      • Total harmonic distortion:
        • <0.01%, 1kHz, 2V RMS output
        • <0.05%, 20Hz to 20kHz, 2V RMS output
      • Signal-to-noise ratio:
        • >68dB, 20Hz to 20kHz, wideband, unweighted, referred to 2V RMS output
      • Maximum input level:
        • >6.5mV at 1kHz
        • >19mV at 20kHz
  • Digital-to-Analog Converter Stage
    • Output voltage:
      • 5.6V RMS at 0dBFS, maximum volume, single-ended outputs
      • 11.2V RMS at 0dBFS, maximum volume, balanced outputs
    • Frequency response:
      • 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.05dB (with 44.1kHz/16 bit signal)
      • 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.02dB (with 192kHz/24 bit signal)
    • Total harmonic distortion:
      • <0.0025%, 20Hz to 20kHz, 3V RMS single-ended output (with 44.1kHz/16 bit signal)
      • <0.002%, 20Hz, to 20kHz, 6V RMS balanced output (with 44.1kHz/16 bit signal)
      • <0.002%, 20Hz to 20kHz, 3V RMS single-ended output (with 192kHz/24 bit signal)
      • <0.0017%, 20Hz to 20kHz, 6V RMS balanced output (with 192kHz/24 bit signal)
      • <0.004%, 90kHz, 3V RMS single-ended output (with 192kHz/24 bit signal)
      • <0.003%, 90kHz, 6V RMS balanced output (with 192kHz/24 bit signal)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio:
      • >92dB, 20Hz to 20kHz, wideband, unweighted, with 44.1kHz/16 bit signal (referred to 3V RMS single-ended or 6V RMS balanced output)
      • >98dB, 20Hz to 20kHz, wideband, unweighted, with 192kHz/24 bit signal (referred to 3V RMS single-ended or 6V RMS balanced output)
    • Sample rates/bit depth:
      • PCM: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, or 384kHz; up to 32 bits
      • DSD: Native or DoP; single, double, or quad speed (2.8, 5.6, or 11.2MHz)
  • Headphone Output
    • Total harmonic distortion:
      • <0.04%, 20Hz and 1kHz, 2V RMS output, 30Ω load
      • <0.1%, 20kHz, 2V RMS output, 30Ω load
    • Output overload: >3.3V RMS, 30Ω load
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: >88dB, 20Hz to 20kHz, wideband, unweighted, referred to 2V RMS output
  • General
    • Analog input connectors:
      • 2 pairs balanced line-level inputs (XLR)
      • 2 pairs single-ended line-level inputs (RCA)
      • 1 pair single-ended moving-coil phono inputs (RCA)
      • 1 pair single-ended moving-magnet phono inputs (RCA)
    • Digital audio connectors:
      • 2 coaxial S/PDIF inputs (RCA)
      • 2 optical S/PDIF inputs (Toslink)
      • 1 balanced AES/EBU input (XLR)
      • 1 asynchronous USB input (USB-B)
    • Output connectors:
      • 1 pair single-ended line-level outputs (RCA)
      • 1 pair balanced line-level outputs (XLR)
    • Control connectors:
      • 1 RS-232 port (DB-9)
      • 1 Ethernet port (RJ-45)
      • 1 USB port for firmware updates (USB-A)
      • 1 baseband IR input (1/3"/3.5mm phone jack)
      • 1 programmable 12V DC trigger output, 100mA maximum (1/8"/3.5mm phone jack)
      • 1 programmable 12V DC trigger input (1/8"/3.5mm phone jack)
    • Power consumption:
      • Power on: 70W
      • Power on (headphones connected): 85W
      • Normal standby: 65W
      • Power Save standby: 4W
      • Green Standby: <0.4W
    • Dimensions/Weight:
      • Unit Only
        • Height: 4.96"
        • Height without feet: 4.50"
        • Width: 17.25"
        • Depth, enclosure only: 18"
        • Depth, with knobs and rear connectors: 19.25"
        • Weight: 34 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • IEC power cord
  • Remote control plus 2 x AAA batteries
  • Owner's manual
  • Safety information sheet
  • Hex tool for remote

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