The majestic Mark Levinson No.502 Media Console in MINT condition.
Arguably the finest preamp/processor ever made.
-Fully Balanced XLR circuitry, world's lowest jitter performance
-HDMI switching (video and audio) 6 inputs, 2 outputs, up to 1080p / HDMI 1.4
-Two separate isolated power supplies dedicated to the audio and video sections
-Master quality sound via any input, including HDMI -Twin Gennum VXP broadcast quality video processing
-Eighteen layer PCB circuit boards to eliminate board-vibration
-Auto speaker calibration for room acoustics correction
-Balanced XLR analog inputs (x2) and XLR AES/EBU digital inputs
-Input preview front display -Metal backlit remote control
In 4K systems, (because HDR TVs are so good at upscaling and can apply individual video settings to each input), video should go directly from source to display, not through the processor or receiver. A 4K receiver (or pre-processor's) HDMI switching is BYPASS only anyways, and video cannot be processed. They simply degrade 4K video due to the extra cold-connection.
Therefore, in 4K systems, the No.502 can be used as the audio switcher & surround processor. It can receive ARC audio return from a 4K TV and process it via any of its HDMI inputs. And since it's a Reference level preamp/DAC, it will combine your 2-channel system with your home theater -and control everything from under one hood.
When you own a No.502, you no longer need to run a separate preamp for 2-channel (because your theater processor can't do audiophile grade preamplification). The No.502 gracefully handles both tasks. It has no equal.
Ships in ORIGINAL FACTORY double-box with remote, manual and power cord.
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