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Old 01-26-2012, 11:34 PM
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What's the current thinking on Mark Levinson?

Do they make reliable stuff?

What's the house sound?

They have a pretty small product line, but the preamplifier and amplifiers seem fairly well reviewed. I see a bunch of advertisements for them, but never really hear much about ML from audio fans...
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I've owned Levinson; 335, 380S, 360S, 37,and 383. Loved the sound, it was reliable and beautiful inside and out. The metal work, circuit boards and parts quality are second to none, very close to mil-spec.
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Karl, there was a thread dedicated to Mark Levinson in December - had a lot of good information.

http://www.audioaficionado.org/gener...son-gears.html
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karl, there was a thread dedicated to mark levinson in december - had a lot of good information.

http://www.audioaficionado.org/gener...son-gears.html
hi jp how are you ?
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Julian: Thanks! I made the classic mistake of not using the search function.
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