Mark Levinson Nº 5101
Network Streaming SACD Player and DAC
Premium Network Streaming SACD player with PrecisionLink II DAC and PurePath analogue output stage.
The Nº 5101 combines decades of superlative audio engineering with the latest acoustic and technological advancements to deliver unmatched performance and value.
With a bold new industrial design, the Nº 5101 delivers luxurious fidelity with premium features and flexibility.
Combining audiophile physical compact disc formats with modern high-resolution network streaming capabilities over Ethernet and WiFi, a standalone PrecisionLink II DAC and expansive control features, the Nº 5101 is a unique 3-in-1 solution.
The Nº 5101 features outstanding digital audio capability with the Mark Levinson PrecisionLink II DAC.
The latest generation ESS PRO Sabre 32-bit D/A converter with jitter elimination circuitry and a fully balanced, discrete current-to-voltage converter form the heart of the digital audio processing stage.
Five digital audio inputs are provided: one coaxial and one optical S/PDIF, and USB for playback of high-resolution PCM (up to 24 bit/192k, Network (WiFi and Ethernet) for streaming from a NAS drive which supports FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, MP3, AAC and WMA, and an SACD input which supports disc formats including SACD, CD-A, CD-R, and CD-RW.
Analogue Output Stage
The Nº 5101 utilises proprietary Mark Levinson PurePath circuitry.
Fully discrete, direct-coupled, dual-monaural line-level output circuit provides exceptional reproduction of the analogue signal, which is delivered to the balanced XLR stereo outputs as well as the single-ended RCA connectors.
A linear power supply with an oversized toroidal transformer is employed to ensure the widest bandwidth and dynamic range possible.
System integration and communication ports include IP (Ethernet), RS-232, IR input, and 12V trigger input.
A newly designed, aluminum IR remote is included with the Nº 5101.
In addition, drivers are available for major control systems.
Robust materials, lavish finishes, and bold geometry are hallmark attributes of Mark Levinson designs.
The one- inch thick, bead-blasted, black-anodised, solid aluminum front panels are machined and contoured to flow seamlessly into the sleek glass display, which itself is recessed into a bead-blasted, clear-anodised aluminum bezel.
With debossed top cover vents, screen-printed logo, and machined aluminum buttons, no detail has been overlooked.
The Mark Levinson Nº5101 is proudly designed, engineered, and precision-crafted in the USA.
№ 5101 Highlights
- 3-in-1 companion source for Nº5805 or Nº5802 1. Slot Loading SACD Player 2. Network Streamer 3. DAC
- Plays all disc formats, including SACD, CD-A, CD-R and CD-RW
- Supports FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, MP3, AAC and WMA
- USB –A for USB Drive file playback
- PrecisionLink II DAC
- Linear power supply
- ML PurePath analog output stage
- Balanced and single-ended outputs
- Optical and coaxial inputs
- Ethernet and WiFi network streaming
- RS232 control
- Trigger and IR inputs
- Handcrafted in the USA
|Output Voltage (0dBFS)||3.0V RMS single-ended at full scale; 6.0V RMS balanced at full scale|
|Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise <0.004%||20Hz to 20kHz, single-ended, 3V RMS output (44.1kHz/16 bit signal)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise <0.003%||20Hz to 20kHz, balanced, 6V RMS output (44.1kHz/16 bit signal)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise <0.003%||20Hz to 20kHz, single-ended, 3V RMS output (192kHz/24 bit signal)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise <0.002%||20Hz to 20kHz, balanced, 6V RMS output (192kHz/24 bit signal)|
|Signal to Noise Ratio, Single-ended||>94dB (wideband, unweighted, referred to 3V RMS output)|
|Signal to Noise Ratio, Balanced||>106dB (wideband, unweighted, referred to 6V RMS output)|
|Power Consumption, Standby||<0.4W|
|Power Consumption, Power On||32W|
|Digital Audio Connectors||1 optical digital input (Toslink), 1 coaxial digital S/PDIF input (RCA), 1 optical digital output (Toslink), 1 coaxial digital S/PDIF output (RCA)|
|Output Connectors||1 pair single-ended line level (RCA), 1 pair balanced line-level outputs (XLR)|
|Control and Network Connectors||1 RS-232 port (DB9 connector), 1 IR input (1/9″/3.5mm phone jack), 1 12V DC trigger input (1/8″/3.5mm phone jack), 1 Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector), 1 USB-A connector, 1 Wi-Fi antenna connector (SMA receptacle)|
|Wireless Format||2.4GHz, 802.11b/g/n|
|Supported File Types||FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG up to 24 bit.192kHz; DSF, DFF up to 5.6MHz (DSD128/DSD 2X); AAC up to 24 bit/96kHz; MP3 up to 320kbps/48kHz; WMA up to 192kbps/48kHz|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||4.97″ x 17.25″ x 18.36″ (126 x 438 x 466mm)|
|Height Without Feet||4.5″ (114mm)|
|Weight||25.5 lb (11.5kg)|
|Packed Dimensions (H x W x D)||11″ x 27″ x 24″ (279 x 686 x 610mm)|
|Packed Weight||35.7 lb (16.2kg)|