MARK LEVINSON’S FIRST TURNTABLE NOW AVAILABLE

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by Marc Rushton

29th October, 2018

MARK LEVINSON’S FIRST TURNTABLE NOW AVAILABLE

Partnering with one of the world's most respected brands in turntables, VPI Industries, Mark Levinson's No515 handcrafted turntable is now available

Until now, Mark Levinson has been exclusively an electronics company. By its own admission, they've never made a turntable nor know the first thing about making a turntable. But like Mark Levinson, VPI Industries is an American company manufacturing everything locally. It was a logical and natural fit for Mark Levinson.

Mark Levinson VPI No515 Turntable

There are high expectations on the Mark Levinson brand for its very first turntable, and VPI's industrial designers worked tirelessly to ensure that the visual language of ML remains true.

Meeting the exacting demands of the engineers and designers at Mark Levinson, VPI have delivered a genuinely stunning turntable. 

Mark Levinson's Pure Phono stage found in its No523 and No526 preamplifiers are already regarded as exceptional, so the introduction of a Mark Levinson branded turntable to its range was an obvious and welcomed addition to bring out the very best in analog playback.

The No515 features a highly-damped composite and aluminium sandwich main chassis. Supporting the chassis are machined Delrin and Aluminium feet with a vibration-damping polymer core.

The drive system has been optimised with a mechanically isolated enclosure and triple belt drive.

A high-torque AC synchronous motor with integrated electronic speed control for precision 33 and 45 RPM speeds keeps the solid aluminium platter rotating with precision on an inverted bearing.

Finally, the gimbal-mounted 3D printed tonearm features an integrated headshell, stainless steel counterweight, and a discrete internal cartridge lead routing system.

The Mark Levinson No515 Turntable is supplied with an Ortofon Cadenza Bronze MC phono cartridge and is available now for $29,000 RRP.

For more information visit Mark Levinson.

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