135Wpc into Eight Ohms, 550Wpc into Four Ohms Bridged: Flexible, U.S.A.-Made Mark Levinson № 5302 Dual-Mono Power Amplifier Features Fully Discrete Class AB Circuitry
You could buy the Mark Levinson № 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 № 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 № 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 № 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) № 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, № 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.