Levinson is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music.
What are the specs for the Mark Levinson No. 334?
- Solid-state dual-mono power amplifier.
- Frequency response:
- 20Hz-20kHz, ±0.1dB.
- less than 0.5% (FTC).
- Power output:
- 125Wpc into 8 ohms (21dBW), 250W minimum continuous into 4 ohms (24dBW), 500Wpc minimum continuous into 2 ohms (27dBW), 500W into 8 ohms bridged (27dBW).
- Input impedance:
- 100k ohms balanced, 50k ohms single-ended.
- Voltage gain:
- Input sensitivity:
- 130mV for 2.83V output, 1.44V for full output.
- Output impedance:
- ±0.05 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz.
- Damping factor:
- greater than 800, 20Hz-20kHz into 8 ohms.
- greater than 80dB (ref. 1W).
- Power consumption:
- typically 260W at idle, 110W in standby.
- 17.56" (446mm) W by 9.3" (237mm) H by 18.85" (479mm) D.
- Shipping weight:
- 112 lbs (50.9kg).
What else to know about the Mark Levinson No. 334?
"The No.334's minor physical changes gave me no hint of its major sonic improvements over the No.331, the more powerful No.334 turned out to be far superior in bass slam, dynamics, and definition. It accurately conveyed instrumental timbre, provided resolution of fine musical detail, and created a "lush, opulent, billowing soundstage" (footnote 4). Its bass response is the best I have heard from a Mark Levinson stereo amplifier. It will be a sad day here when the No.334 amplifiers leave.
Unabashedly expensive at $5990, the No.334 proved its worth in coaxing the very best performance from different loudspeakers in my listening room. My enthusiasm was not diminished when a single No.334 ran out of steam playing percussion music on a pair of Revel Salons. For large loudspeakers in demanding listening rooms like mine, one could purchase two No.334 amplifiers for biamplification, or choose the more powerful, 350Wpc No.336. But for most music, a single No.334 in stereo had more than enough bass slam.
The No.334's higher power rating, increased ability to render dynamic musical contrasts, and outstanding build quality have earned it a strong Class A rating from me. I'm certain that it would have made my father smile." - Stereophile, Greenhill
Brief History of Mark Levinson
Long mapped-to Binghamton New York – the current headquarters and manufacturing center for Mark Levinson Labs – not many people know the brand was originally launched outside of the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring Maryland, in 1949. In 1956, the brand built their original facility in New York, according to the official brand website.
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