HARMAN’s Mark Levinson Demonstrates № 536 Monaural Power Amplifier at HIGH END 2015
14 May 2015 14:04
MUNICH, Germany — At HIGH END 2015 HARMAN’s Mark Levinson will demonstrate the № 536 Monaural PowerAmplifier, an ultrahigh-end amplifier that combines high power output with extraordinary sound quality and MarkLevinson’s striking next-generation industrial design.
The № 536 is engineered to deliver standard-setting performance in every sonic respect. It delivers a massive 400 Wattsof power (into 8 ohms, 800 Watts into 4 ohms), to effortlessly power even hard to drive loudspeakers to generous volumelevels in larger rooms. The № 536 employs discrete class AB amplifier topology with no integrated circuits in the signalpath, along with Class A voltage gain and driver stages, a configuration that delivers exceptional sonic purity andresolution of the finest musical detail. In addition to its distinguished sonic performance, the № 536 is engineered forultimate reliability and stability under the most demanding operational conditions.
“Our new № 536 continues the long-standing Mark Levinson heritage of offering ultimate-performance audio products forthe most discerning music lovers and audiophiles,” said Jim Garrett, Director of Marketing and Product Management,HARMAN Luxury Audio. “Its high power output, musical accuracy, sonic transparency and extraordinary dynamiccapability make the № 536 ideal for the absolute highest-quality music and home theater systems.
”The Mark Levinson № 536 includes an XLR balanced and an RCA unbalanced input to facilitate its use in any high performance audio system. It provides two pairs of heavy-duty speaker binding posts with Mark Levinson’s characteristic hurricane knobs that facilitate secure speaker-cable tightening without the use of any tools. The № 536 also includes Ethernet, RS-232 and 12-volt trigger inputs and outputs that enable interfacing with Mark Levinson preamplifiers,networked installations and automation and control systems. The № 536 is EuP-compliant and will go into low-power standby mode when not in operation.
Like all Mark Levinson audio components, the № 536 has a stunning, distinctively elegant appearance. Its unmistakable black and silver industrial design blends iconic Mark Levinson aesthetic elements with an angular, modern contemporarylook.
The Mark Levinson № 536 Monaural Power Amplifier will be available in Fall 2015.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®,Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles,musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31,2014.