Mark Levinson No32 $12999
This is the flagship preamp from ML and a great match to the 33H Monoblocks also available for sale. Together they are quite possibly the best system money can buy.
This particular unit just came back from service from a local ML authorized repair center where it received upgrades to all the important capacitors in order to ensure a long trouble free operation. The service cost about $1900.
Like most reference preamps it is a two piece design where the power supply is housed separately. Dual high quality umbilical cords connect the two units together.
Im not going to go on and on about the sound quality as there are plenty of reviews on the internet.
Construction wise its worth noting that it has about the highest parts and build quality of any preamp Ive seen. Its absolutely gorgeous and a pleasure to operate.
Includes the very very rare balanced phono input cards which cost about $4k alone. The are are configurable via the front display and have an infinite number of setting for matching you phono cartridge perfectly. If your table is not balanced there is a simple adapter you can use to make the conversion.
Cosmetically it is near perfect with no noticeable scratches or blemishes. Functionally its absolutely perfect.
Unit will be double boxed for safe arrival. Includes manual, remote, power cord and connecting cables.
Don’t miss this rare chance to own one of the best all time preamps.
Available for pickup in NYC and NJ.
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:
Sound: "Silky, 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."
Features: "Feature-rich 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."
Use: "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."
Value: "Even at the No.32's lofty price, it's not hard to understand how the money was spent in its manufacture."
Description: 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.
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