Mark Levinson 585 Integrated Amplifier

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Mark Levinson 585 Amplifer
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SKU: ML585

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Designed to deliver ultimate-quality music reproduction from analogue and digital sources, including computers and music servers. The Mark Levinson 585 combines a host of engineering advancements with complete ease of use and Mark Levinson’s striking, next-generation industrial design.

Product Description

Founded in 1972, the Mark Levinson® brand has become synonymous with extraordinary levels of audio performance and has a reputation in high-end audio design like no other. From that heritage comes perhaps the finest, most-accomplished integrated amplifier ever made: the No585. Combining Mark Levinson’s unsurpassed analog performance with advanced digital audio capability and flexible system configuration, the No585 pushes the reproduction of any source material to new levels of realism.

  • Six digital and four analogue inputs including   USB, optical, coaxial, AES/EBU XLR and RCA for ultimate flexibility
  • Fully discrete, mirror-imaged, dual-monaural analogue input and output circuitry
  • High-current, fully differential (balanced) Class A B power amplifier section; power rating of 200W per channel into 8Ω.
  • Digital audio processing stage through ESS Sabre 32-bit D/A converter
  • Media USB audio processor for asynchronous data transfer at up to 192kHz / 32-bit resolution.
  • Stereo preamp/subwoofer output with a selectable 80Hz high-pass filter for use in a properly implemented 2.1-channel system
  • Ethernet, RS-232, IR and 12V trigger ports

The foundation of the Mark Levinson 585 is its fully discrete, mirror-imaged, dual-monaural analog circuitry featuring individual signal switching relays for each of its four stereo inputs: one XLR and three RCA. Volume controls use discrete 15-bit R-2R ladders and low-noise analog switches for the widest possible bandwidth and maximum signal integrity. The fully-differential Class AB power stage includes an oversized 900VA toroidal transformer with individual secondary windings for the left and right channels. Each elegantly simple amplifier channel utilizes twelve output transistors and multiple smaller local capacitors that allow them to be placed physically closer to the amplifiers for greater transient response when power is needed immediately. This robust architecture results in a conservative power rating of 200W per channel with stability into 2 ohms. System integration and expansion are possible using the stereo RCA preouts which can operate full-range or with an included switchable, second-order, 80Hz crossover filter allowing for seamless integration into 2.1-channel systems with powered subwoofers.


Output Power: 200W RMS per channel @ 8 Ω, 20Hz – 20kHz

Damping Factor: >400 @ 20Hz, referred to 8 Ω

Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz, ±0.13dB; 2Hz – 250kHz, +0.2dB/–3dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >98dB (20Hz – 20kHz, unweighted); >103dB (20Hz – 20kHz, A-wtd), referred to full output – maximum volume setting

Voltage Gain: 40.7dB (maximum volume setting)

Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.01% @ 1kHz, 200W, 8 Ω; <0.1% @ 20kHz, 200W, 8 Ω


Input Impedance: >45k Ω (RCA & XLR)

Input Overload: >5.5V RMS (RCA & XLR)


Sample Rates/Bit Depth: PCM: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz/up to 32-bit; DSD: Native, single- and double-speed


Analog Audio Connectors: 3 pairs single-ended inputs (RCA); 1 pair balanced inputs (XLR); 1 pair single-ended line outputs (RCA); 1 pair loudspeaker outputs (“Hurricane” binding posts w/banana sockets that accept spade lugs with 1/4″ (6.3mm) spacing up to 1/8″ (3mm) thick)

Digital Audio Connectors: 1 balanced AES/EBU input (XLR); 2 coaxial S/PDIF inputs (RCA); 2 optical inputs (Tos-Link); 1 asynchronous USB input (USB-B)

Control Connectors: 1 RS-232 port (RJ-12 connector); 1 IR input (1/8″ phone jack); 1 programmable 12V DC trigger output (1/8″ phone jack), 100mA maximum; 1 programmable 12 DC trigger input (1/8″ phone jack); 1 Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector)

Mains Voltage: 100V AC, 115V AC, or 230V AC (factory-set)

Power Consumption: Maximum 1000W (power on)

Unit Dimensions (H x W x D): 6.9″ (175mm) – without feet; 7.59″ (193mm) – with feet x 17.25″ (438mm) x 19.95″ (507mm)

Packaging Dimensions (H x W x D): 19″ (483mm) x 26″ (660mm) x 26″ (660mm)

Weight: 72 lb (32.6kg) – net; 96 lb (43.4kg) – with packaging


Additional Information

43.4 kg