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. 390s?
- Remote-controlled CD player with volume and balance controls, dual-differential 24-bit DACs, unbalanced and balanced analog outputs, AES/EBU (XLR) and S/PDIF (RCA) digital outputs, and S/PDIF (TosLink and RCA) digital inputs.
- Maximum output level:
- 2.225V unbalanced, 4.45V balanced.
- Frequency response:
- 10Hz-20kHz, +0dB/-0.3dB.
- Channel separation:
- greater than 110dB.
- Dynamic range:
- 96dB (10Hz-30kHz).
- 105dB (10Hz-30kHz).
- 0.002% at 1kHz, 0dBFS (10Hz-30kHz).
- less than 0.005%.
- Linearity error:
- less than 2dB to below -90dBFS; less than 2dB to below -102dBFS with 20-bit data.
- Output impedance:
- 10 ohms.
- Volume-control range:
- -61.2dB to +12dB.
- Power consumption:
- 15.75" (400mm) W by 3.84" (97.5mm) H by 14.3" (363mm) D.
- 50 lbs (23kg).
- Black-anodized aluminum.
What else to know about the Mark Levinson No. 390s?
"With its classic appearance, its superb sound from CD, and its transparent-sounding volume control allowing it to be used without a preamplifier, the Mark Levinson No.390S comes close to justifying its asking price of $6700. But as much I want to replace my Nos.31.5-30.6 stack with something smaller and more ergonomically friendly, the measured problems I found with the No.390S's external data input mean I can't abandon my separate processor just yet. Of course, there aren't that many domestic sources around with word lengths greater than 24 bits or sample rates greater than 48kHz—probably a suitable DVD player playing one of the small number of Chesky and Classic DADs is all a typical audiophile will have access to. If you have a DAT recorder or a second CD transport, then this will not be an issue for you, but it was an issue for fussy me. I can recommend the No.390S as a Class A CD player, but I must withhold a full recommendation for it as a CD "processor" until its external input problems are resolved." - Anonymous
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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