Monday, January 9, 2012

Mark Levinson No 519 SACD Disc Player


The Mark Levinson No 519 SACD Disc Player is designed for those who demand nothing less than the finest in digital music reproduction. It combines a precision CD/SACD (Super Audio Compact Disc) player mechanism with dual 32-bit/192kHz audiophile-grade digital to analog converters to deliver extraordinary fidelity, resolution and musical accuracy.

Adding to its versatility, the No 519 also functions as a complete digital preamplifier. It includes four S/PDIF and USB digital inputs, plus XLR and RCA analog and HDMI 1.3, AES/EBU, optical and coaxial S/PDIF outputs and an onboard digital volume control that enable the No 519 to be connected to a stereo or multichannel preamplifier or amplifier. In addition, the No 519 provides direct SACD audio output via its HDMI connection as well as high-resolution LPCM digital audio.

The Mark Levinson No 519’s elegant front panel features dedicated input and volume control knobs, facilitating its use as a digital preamplifier, and includes a USB 2.0 (A) connector to enable future upgrades. Its Ethernet, ML Link, 12V trigger and IR ports enable easy system integration, and the No 519 is supplied with a remote control that operates all its functions as well as those of select Mark Levinson preamplifiers.