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Mark Levinson streaming SACD/DAC wins Applause

Stereonet's Mark Gusew awards the Mark Levinson No.5101 streaming SACD player / DAC their Applause Award—declaring it to be "an impressive piece of equipment" in every aspect.


Below you can read some highlights, you can visit Stereonet.com for the whole review and you'll find more detail, price, etc on our product page.

"the №5101 can play physical discs, both CD and SACD, music stored on a USB drive and stream digital content from a NAS drive or streaming provider. In short, apart from MiniDisc, there’s not much that it cannot play!”


“… it was more than just sound, but a realistic musical performance heard in my own lounge room that allowed the enjoyment of song to wash over me”


"Another lovely facet to its character is that all music – and especially good recordings – is rewarded with a likeable quality that quickly makes friends with the listener.”


“ Streaming lossless content from Tidal and Qobuz was a treat”

"The №5101 has a smooth, controlled and measured sound, not footloose and fancy-free but disciplined, tight and authoritative”


"the sound was holographic, with a large airy soundstage with plenty of depth”


"Bass is an impressive aspect to this player too. I heard detail, definition and texture in the low-end bass guitar notes, often an excellent indicator of careful design and execution. And it balanced well with the rest of the frequency range”


"The instruments were rendered with all their texture intact, and the balance was exemplary. Indeed I found the №5101 to have an excellent, smooth and uniform tonality with no vices. Frequency extremes are handled very well, with fine extension and freedom from harshness. It suited every genre of music that I could throw at it equally well”

“… effortless in its presentation, with the soundstage extending well outside of the loudspeakers and filling the listening room with glorious sound”


"There’s no denying the innate feeling of luxury every time you use Mark Levinson equipment, and this makes ownership rather special. The №5101 continues this sensation, and to my mind, establishes benchmark performance levels for others to aspire to”


“… effortless in its presentation, with the soundstage extending well outside of the loudspeakers and filling the listening room with glorious sound”




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