Mark Levinson No.585 integrated amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Linn Sondek LP12 turntable with Lingo power supply, Linn Ittok tonearm, Spectral moving-coil cartridge; Day-Sequerra Anniversary Reference FM tuner.
Digital Sources: Bryston BCD-1 CD player & BDP-2 media player (with IAD sound board) & BDA-2 DAC; Lenovo W510 laptop computer running Windows 7 (64 bit), Mark Levinson USB driver, JRiver Media Center 20.
Preamplifiers: Bryston BP-26, Mark Levinson ML-7.
Power Amplifier: Mark Levinson No.334.
Loudspeakers: Quad ESL-989, Revel Ultima Salon2; Tannoy TS2.12 subwoofer.
Cables: Digital: Wireworld Starlight coaxial. Interconnect (single-ended): Mark Levinson Silver, Red Rose Silver One, Totem Acoustic Sinew. Interconnect (balanced): Bryston, Pure Silver. Speaker: Coincident Speaker Technology CST 1, Pure Silver R50 biwire, QED X-TUBE 400, Ultralink Excelsior 6N OFHC.
Accessories: Studio Six iTestMic audio analyzer, Apple iPhone6, Apple iPad, Torus Power Isolation Unit AO24-ACB-A1AB (120V, 20A max, 2400VA, 10 outlet). Listening room: 26' L by 13' W by 12' H with semi-cathedral ceiling, moderately furnished with sound-absorbing furniture. Left wall has large bay window covered by Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb fabric shades. At rear, 8' by 4' doorway opens into 25' by 15' kitchen.—Larry Greenhill

Mark Levinson
8500 Balboa Boulevard
Northridge, CA 91329
(888) 691-4171

Allen Fant's picture

Thank You! LG-

this integrated is on my short list to demo. I would really be interested in reading about mating this amp w/ the ML No. 512
CD/SACD spinner!

silvertone's picture


Thanks for the review.

Do you have the jitter spectrum graph taken for the USB input? Also, it'd be nice to see the same graph with 24 bit data? At this price point, I'd expect the Levinson to handle jitter better. Based on the graph, It seems they are relying strictly on the chipset to do manage the jitter.

Thanks for your feedback!

Musicforhire's picture

A "professional" audio reviewer using a subwoofer ?? Bel Canto ? Bryston ? And electrostatic speakers for transistorized amps ?? Oh wow ! I must be missing something.

Also, Silverstone, even a $499 DAC these days will not let you hear the so-called "jitter". Try the Chord Electronics Mojo amd, you'll know what i'm talking about