Mark Levinson No 32 Reference Stereo Preamplifier
Excellent condition, tested before listing. Includes No 32 Reference Stereo Preamplifier (Serial #1142), DC power cables, AC power cord, remote, and owners manual. Photos show actual items for sale. Items will be packed with care and shipped fully insured. Serious inquiries only please.
Single owner, from the estate of a passionate audiophile and serious collector where this had minimal use as the individual had multiple audio setups. Purchased from the Pacific Northwest’s premiere dealer (Definitive Audio). Maintained in a smoke-free and pet-free climate controlled environment.
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Shipping arrangements will be made after the sale. Please contact us before payment to select shipping option or arrange local pickup. Buyer pays shipping which will be invoiced at cost without a handling fee. Paypal or Bank Wire are the preferred methods of payment. Paypal will add 3%. Purchased items will have a handling time of up to 3 business days from time of payment. Stereophile Review Summary:
"I reeled from the joy of all this sonic nirvana"; "I can't remember the last time I gorged on vinyl like this or enjoyed it so deeply."
"...when you shell out the long green for gear like the Mark Levinson No. 32 Reference preamplifier, you get a product that delivers on that promise of More and Better like nothing I've heard to date - a true Reference product whose name matches it's performance. Bravo." Sound Stage Review Summary:
, with such ease does it portray music, conveying all manner of relevant
detail in an utterly agreeable, unrestrained manner"; "its performance is the antithesis of forward or assertive." "The music had grace and flow instead of aggression and edge." "Yet, as time went by, I began to wonder if the No.32's easy-going nature may be an impediment for some listeners, as it kept the music somewhat at arm's length."
two-piece preamplifier with software-controlled user interface"; "separated into discrete chassis is all of the audio circuitry…and anything that could affect its performance, including the power supply, the LED display, and all of the control functions"; "the No.32 Reference is also a dual-mono design that's balanced from input to output, including the single-ended inputs, whose signals are converted to balanced"; "the No.32's discrete attenuator uses 66 surface-mounted resistors per channel and provides volume control in 0.1dB increments."
"More than any piece of audio equipment with which I am familiar, the No.32 can be tailored to your system and become an extension of the way you listen to music. It's a joy to use."
"Even at the No.32's lofty price, it's not hard to understand how the money was spent in its manufacture."
Line-level preamplifier with optional phono stage. Inputs: 3 pairs balanced (XLR), 5 pairs single-ended (RCA, optional), 2 pairs phono (XLR or RCA), 2 Controller/DC cable connectors, ground terminal. Outputs: 2 pairs balanced (XLR), 2 pairs single-ended (RCA), 1 pair record-out (XLR), 2 pairs record-out (RCA). Controller connectors: IEC AC mains receptacle, ground terminal, 2 Controller/DC cable connectors, three 3.5mm mini-jacks (for IR input, trigger out, trigger in), 3 Mark Levinson Link communications connectors, 6-pin RJ-11 RS-232 port, two 8-pin RJ-45 control ports (PHASTLink;r-compatible). Maximum voltage gain: 0, 6, 12, or 18dB (line stage); 40, 60dB (optional phono stage). Volume control range: 80.0dB. Gain resolution: 0.1dB steps above 23.0 on display (-57dB), 1.0dB steps below 23.0 on display (-57dB). Input overload: 2V on XLR, 1V on RCA (gain set to +18dB); 4V on XLR, 2V on RCA (gain set to +12dB); 8V on XLR, 4V on RCA (gain set to +6dB); 16V on XLR, 8V on RCA (gain set to 0dB). Frequency response: 10Hz-40kHz, ±0.1dB. Input impedance: 100k ohms. Output impedance: less than 10 ohms on XLR, less than 20 ohms on RCA. Maximum output (main outputs): 16V on XLR, 8V on RCA. THD+noise: less than 0.001%. Crosstalk: better than -120dB, any input to any output, input unterminated; better than -140dB, input terminated. Residual noise: 20Hz-20kHz; better than -120dBV, input terminated. Mains voltage: 100V, 120V, 220V, 230V, or 240VAC at 50 or 60Hz (factory-set). Dimensions:
Controller: 19.5" W by 3" H by 13" D. Preamplifier: 19.5" W by 3.2" H by 11.4" D. Shipping weights: Controller, 60 lbs; preamplifier, 46 lbs.