135Wpc into Eight Ohms, 550Wpc into Four Ohms Bridged: Flexible, U.S.A.-Made Mark Levinson No 5302 Dual-Mono Power Amplifier Features Fully Discrete Class AB Circuitry
You could buy the Mark Levinson No 5302 dual-mono power amplifier based on its appearance alone. Accented with bold geometric architecture that includes one-inch-thick, bead-blasted, black-anodized, solid aluminum front panels and a sleek glass display recessed into a clear-anodized aluminum bezel, its lavish looks also tout cosmetic-grade solid aluminum handles and 42 heat-sync fins per side. Debossed top-cover vents, a large aluminum standby button, and custom-machined aluminum feet add to the allure.
Or, you could invest in the 70-pound No 5302 because of its exceptional performance and U.S.A.-made build quality that extends all the way to the balanced XLR inputs and multi-way binding posts. Outputting 135Wpc into eight ohms and a strapping 270Wpc into four ohms, the fully discrete Class AB design turns into a real beast when bridged for mono mode, giving you 550Wpc into four ohms. Say goodbye to difficult-to-drive speakers, and hello to power, poise, and panache that make music sing.
Of course, the best reason to get No 5302 relates to its elegant aesthetics, wondrous sound, and premium construction. Inside, the direct-coupled amplifier channels get their power from an oversized 1100 VA toroidal transformer with individual secondary windings for the left and right channels. The voltage gain stage employs a topology directly descended from the company's acclaimed No 534 amplifier, and comes mated to an output stage comprising two high-speed driver transistors operating in Class A as well as six 260V, 15A output transistors. Two Thermal-Trak devices in a unique configuration guarantee stable output bias regardless of load or temperature. In addition, four 10,000-microfarad capacitors per channel – located directly on the output stage circuit board – easily provide enough current for practically any application.
Last but not least, Mark Levinson ensured the 5.72 x 17.25 x 20.75-inch (HWD) No 5302 boasts modern flexibility. Ethernet, USB, RS-232, IR input, and trigger input and output allow you to connect and communicate how you want. Besides the aluminum remote control, No 5302 even has an internal webpage that permits set up, import, and export of configurations and software updates. A five-year manufacturer warranty and our 100% Music Direct Guarantee take care of everything else.
Specification Sheet (PDF, 347 KB)
User Manual (PDF, 1.9 MB)