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Mark Levinson No5802 Integrated Amplifier

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Refined industrial cosmetic design is a Mark Levinson hallmark. But it's the '5802's output that we love the most: huge, detailed sound, with the low noise-floor that only "big iron" — a massive transformer — can deliver.


Analog Input Stage

The foundation of the Nº 5805 is its proprietary PurePath signal path- a fully discrete, direct-coupled, dual-monaural line-level preamp circuit, for which the Shelton design team has two patents pending. A unique single gain stage mated to a digitally controlled resistor network for volume adjustment maintains maximum signal integrity and widest possible bandwidth. Each of its three stereo line level inputs—one balanced XLR and two single-ended, using custom Mark Levinson RCA connectors—has its own individual high-reliability signal switching relays.
A newly designed Phono stage features a hybrid gain topology, mating key discrete components from the acclaimed 500 Series Pure Phono stage with low-noise integrated circuits for high performance at a lower cost. Also, like the 500 Series, a hybrid active/passive RIAA equalizer employs precision resistors and polypropylene capacitors for exceptional accuracy and sonic clarity. The user can select MM/MC gain and infrasonic filter from the setup menu, while capacitive and resistive loading settings are easily accessed from the rear panel.

The fully discrete, direct-coupled, class AB amplifier channels get their power from an oversized (500+ VA) toroidal transformer with individual secondary windings for the left and right channels. The voltage gain stage employs a topology directly descended from the acclaimed Nº 534 amplifier, which is mated to an output stage comprising two high-speed driver transistors operating in class A and six 260V, 15A output transistors. Two Thermal-Trak devices in a unique configuration guarantee stable output bias regardless of load or temperature. Four 10,000-microfarad capacitors per channel, located directly on the output stage circuit board, easily provide enough current for a conservative 125W/channel at 8 ohms, nearly 250W/channel at 4 ohms, and stable operation down to 2 ohms. Variable line-level RCA outputs allow system expansion and flexibility.

Digital Audio

Building upon the superb analog platform, the Nº 5805 adds equally outstanding digital audio capability with the Mark Levinson PrecisionLink II DAC. The latest generation ESS Sabre 32-bit D/A converter with jitter elimination circuitry and a fully balanced, discrete current-to-voltage converter form the heart of the digital audio processing stage. Four digital audio inputs are provided: one coaxial and two optical S/PDIF, and one asynchronous USB for playback of high-resolution PCM (up to 32 bit/384kHz) and DSD (up to 11.2MHz) files. The No 5805 includes MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology, which enables playback of MQA audio files and streams. A Bluetooth receiver equipped with aptX-HD enables the highest quality Bluetooth playback available.


System integration and communication ports include Ethernet, USB, RS-232, IR input, and 12V trigger input and output. A newly designed, solid aluminum IR remote is included with the Nº 5805. Finally, an internal webpage allows setup, import and export of configurations, and software updates using a PC and standard web browser. In addition, third party drivers are available.

Bold new industrial design

Robust materials, lavish finishes, and striking geometry are hallmark attributes of Mark Levinson designs. The one-inch thick, bead-blasted, black-anodized, solid aluminum front panels are machined and contoured to flow seamlessly into the sleek glass display, which itself is recessed into a clear-anodized aluminum bezel.
The iconic Mark Levinson hourglass knobs are redefined - machined with a gently curved profile transitioning into a rounded front, with feet to match. With debossed top cover vents, screen-printed logo behind the glass panel, and aluminum buttons, no detail has been overlooked. An elegant 5000 Series custom aluminum IR remote control is included.


Digital Inputs

  • 1 x AES ,1 x USB 2.0, 2 x coaxial S/PDIF, , and 2 x optical S/PDIF
  • 192kHz/32 bit PCM and DSD 5.6 capability
  • Bluetooth audio input including AptX-HD support
  • MQA full decoding on all digital inputs including asynchronous USB


  • Line outputs: 1 x RCA stereo (variable)
  • Headphone output: 1 x 1/4-inch/6.35mm jack (front panel)
  • Speaker outputs: 2 pairs high-current binding posts


  • Control ports: Ethernet (RJ45), RS-232 (DB9), 12V trigger input/output and IR input (3.5mm jack)
  • Webpage setup, configuration import/export, software updates
  • Included handheld IR remote control
  • Control modules for third-party automation


  • EuP compliant / low-power standby
  • All-new Nº 5000 series industrial design
  • Designed, engineered and precision-crafted in the USA


  • Input Resistance: 47kΩ
  • Input Capacitance: Selectable; 20, 70, 120, 170pF
  • Gain: 39dB at 1kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.01%, 1kHz, 2V RMS output; <0.05%, 20kHz, 2V RMS output
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: >90dB (20Hz to 20kHz A-weighted, referred to 2V RMS output);
    >78dB (20Hz to 20kHz, wideband, unweighted, referred to 2V RMS output)
  • Maximum Input Level: >190mV at 1kHz; >1.6V at 20kHz


  • Input Resistance: Selectable, 37Ω to 1000Ω
  • Gain: 69dB at 1kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.01%, 1kHz, 2V RMS output; <0.06%, 20kHz, 2V RMS output
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: >71dB (20Hz to 20kHz A-weighted, referred to 2V RMS output);
    >66dB (20Hz to 20kHz, wideband, unweighted, referred to 2V RMS output)
  • Maximum Input Level: >6.5mV at 1kHz; >19mV at 20kHz


  • Output Voltage: 5.7V RMS at maximum volume/full scale (0dBFS)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/–0.02dB (192kHz/24 bit signal);
    20Hz to 20kHz, +0/–0.05dB (44.1kHz/16 bit signal)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.0025%, 20Hz to 20kHz,at 3V RMS output (192kHz/24 bit signal);
    <0.003%, 20Hz to 20kHz, at 3V RMS output (44.1kHz/16 bit signal);
    <0.006%, 90kHz, at 3V RMS output (192kHz/24 bit signal)
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: >100dB (20Hz to 20 kHz, 192kHz/24 bit signal, A-weighted);
    >98dB (20Hz to 20 kHz, 192kHz/24 bit signal, wideband, unweighted;
    >94dB (20Hz to 20 kHz, 44.1kHz/16 bit signal, A-weighted);
    >92dB (20Hz to 20 kHz, 44.1kHz/16 bit signal, wideband, unweighted) ( referred to 2V RMS 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)
  • Digital Processing: Full MQA decoding; PCM: Seven user-selectable digital filter settings;
    user-selectable up-sampling to 352.8/384kHz; DSD: Four user-selectable digital filter settings


  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.04%, 20Hz and 1kHz, 2V RMS output, 30Ω load; <0.10%, 20kHz, 2V RMS output, 30Ω load
  • Output Overload: >3.3V RMS, 30Ω load
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: >91dB (20Hz to 20kHz, A-weighted, referred to 2V RMS output);
    >87dB (20Hz to 20kHz, wideband, unweighted, referred to 2V RMS output
  • Output Impedance: <2.5Ω, 20Hz to 20kHz


  • Frequency Response: <2Hz to 20kHz, +0/–0.2 dB; <2Hz to 100kHz, +0/–3dB
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: >103dB (20Hz to 20 kHz, A-weighted); >100dB (20Hz to 20 kHz, wideband, unweighted) Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: <0.035% at 1kHz, 125W, 8Ω; <0.18% at 20kHz, 125W, 8Ω
  • Output Power: 125W RMS per channel at 8Ω, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Output Impedance: <0.098Ω, 20Hz to 10kHz; <0.11Ω at 20kHz
  • Damping Factor: >82, 20Hz to 10kHz; >72 at 20kHz (All referred to 8Ω)


  • Digital Audio Connectors: 2 optical digital inputs (Toslink); 1 asynchronous USB digital input (USB-B); 2 coaxial digital S/PDIF input (RCA); 1 balanced digital AES/EBU input (XLR)
  • Output Connectors: 1 pair single-ended line-level outputs (RCA); 2 pairs loudspeaker outputs (High-current binding posts with banana sockets; accept spade lugs with ¼”/6.3mm spacing up to ⅛”/3mm thick)
  • Control Connectors: 1 RS-232 port (DB9 connector); 1 IR input (⅛”/3.5mm phone jack); 1 programmable 12V DC trigger output (⅛”/3.5mm phone jack), 100mA maximum; 1 programmable 12V DC trigger input (⅛”/3.5mm phone jack); 1 Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector)
  • Mains Voltage: 100VAC, 115VAC, or 230VAC, factory set
  • Power Consumption: Standby, “Green” mode: <0.4W; Standby, “Power Save” mode: 7W
    Standby, “Normal” mode: 45W 
    Power on, quiescent: 95W
    Power on, both channels at ⅛ rated power: 215W; Power on, maximum: 500W
  • Dimensions/Weight (Unit): Height: 5.72”/145mm; Height without feet: 5.25”/133mm; Width: 17.25”/438mm; Depth: 19.98”/507mm; Weight: 61 lbs/27.6kg
  • Dimensions/Weight (With Packaging): Height: 13.0”/330mm; Width: 24.0”/610mm; Depth: 28.0”/711mm; Weigh: 72 lbs/32.6kg