Mark Levinson Announces № 5105 Turntable

Posted on 8th January, 2020
Mark Levinson Announces № 5105 Turntable

Mark Levinson shows no signs of slowing down with a steady release of new products over the past months. Marking the start of 2020 comes the announcement its new № 5105 vinyl spinner at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

The second-ever turntable from the company, it's been marked as a “premium precision-engineered turntable with a completely original custom design”, the № 5105 is said to blend “lustrous elements intrinsic to the acclaimed 5000 series industrial design”. 

The latest design features one-inch thick, bead-blasted, black-anodized, solid aluminium front panels that are machined and contoured to flow seamlessly into the sleek glass display. The tinted glass is recessed into a bead-blasted, clear-anodized aluminium bezel, which houses the aluminium Speed and Standby control buttons.

Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, HARMAN Luxury Audio, told StereoNET:

The quality of the № 5105 must be heard to be appreciated, and we're very proud to be able to introduce legendary Mark Levinson quality to a broader set of recorded music enthusiasts.

The iconic Mark Levinson hourglass knob design is also featured as a record weight; bead-blasted machined aluminium with a gently curved profile mass loaded with solid brass. This silhouette is echoed in the custom aluminium tonearm gimbal.

A custom 10-inch high-gloss back carbon-fibre tonearm tube is fused to a solid aluminium headshell with an integrated finger lift. The nearly 2-inch thick solid aluminium platter is suspended on a ground, hardened steel axle rotates on ultra-precise bearings. An oil-free bearing bottom made of a mix of composite material with integrated lubrication and a maintenance-free sintered brass bushing that the company says “ensures reliable operation for years to come.”

Addressing speed control and drive, Mark Levinson has implemented a12V synchronous motor with a control signal is digitally generated. The company says “it exhibits no temperature drift, ensuring speed stability and low wow/flutter.”

The signature platter mat and user guide are delivered stylishly in the Nº5105 12-inch double LP gatefold jacket.

The № 5105 turntable will be available either with or without a factory-installed moving coil phono cartridge. Local pricing has not yet been established, but overseas it will sell for USD $6,000 without phono cartridge, or USD $7,000 with cartridge.

Interested analogue lovers are going to have to show a little patience though, as the № 5105 turntable is not expected until around the end of the year.

For more information, visit Mark Levinson.

Gallery

Marc Rushton's avatar

Marc Rushton

StereoNET’s Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.

Get the latest.

Sign up to discover the best news and review from StereoNET in our FREE Newsletter.

Posted in: Hi-Fi
Tags: convoy  mark levinson 

00001157