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silvertone's picture
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Mark Levinson No. 532

Hello !! I was wondering if anyone has auditioned this amp. Looked for reviews on line but couldn't find any, except some from China and Korea.
I am thinking about partnering this amp with the new ARC CD5, how woluld you describe its sound? Darker than the No. 436? More analytical? Is ML stirring away from their house sound? I also heard wonderful things about their new No. 512 CD/SACD player, but I'm so infatuated with the analog-like sound of the ARC CD5 that I don't see myself changing it.
Thanks so much in advance for any feedback. Dealers' comments are welcome

commsysman's picture
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Re: Mark Levinson No. 532

I am sure that you will be satisfied with the sound; I am less sure about the reliability. I know several people who have had to ship them in for repair repeatedly.

For impeccable sound quality and reliability, I recommend the Bryston 3B-SST or 4B-SST. The latest versions of their amplifiers are excellent-sounding (substantially better than the versions they were putting out a few years back, which were good, but not excellent...).

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Re: Mark Levinson No. 532

. . .and of course the Byrston's are near bullet proof! That's why they offer a 20 year warranty (ya I meant to type 20 years.) I ran the repair department at a high end store for a number of years and even when they do charge for repairs on the super old stuff (think 30+ years) the repairs are incredibly reasonable. Many under $200. Wonderful company, I can't say enough good about them.

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