AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > Mark Levinson

Mark Levinson Sound that Speaks for Itself

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 01-05-2017, 01:39 AM
Cohibaman's Avatar
Cohibaman Cohibaman is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 2,911
Default New turntable by Mark Levinson

I think it's smart of Harman to partner with VPI rather than investing in reinventing the wheel. That said, is it smart for them (Mark Levinson) to release a TT at that price point? We shall see.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-05-2017, 12:15 PM
dolsey01's Avatar
dolsey01 dolsey01 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 86
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Avid View Post
It appears that the only thing on the table not "made" by VPI is the power controller
Based on the description, I believe they are using the VPI ADS packaged into the motor housing. Mat, Harry or Mike at VPI had mentioned their will be three ADS variants available, a Goldilocks assortment. The current $999 shipping ADS is the middle one. I'm willing to bet the integrated ADS for the ML table is the based on the upcoming entry level ADS but I could be completely wrong.
__________________
VPI Prime/Grado Reference Master, VPI 16.5 RCM, Audio Research LP1, Audio Research VSI60, Martin Logan Electromotion ESL, ClearDay and Audio Sensibility Cables
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-05-2017, 01:26 PM
AudioNut's Avatar
AudioNut AudioNut is offline
World's Oldest Audiophile


 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Way Down South
Posts: 8,470
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dolsey01 View Post
Based on the description, I believe they are using the VPI ADS packaged into the motor housing. Mat, Harry or Mike at VPI had mentioned their will be three ADS variants available, a Goldilocks assortment. The current $999 shipping ADS is the middle one. I'm willing to bet the integrated ADS for the ML table is the based on the upcoming entry level ADS but I could be completely wrong.

This sounds like what Harman did to Lexicon - putting an intact OPPO disc player inside their sheet metal enclosure and selling it for 5 times more than the plain old OPPO.

Lotsa profit in sheet metal these days.

Darn turntable looks nice though . . . and, just think, *** ONLY*** $10,000 plus tax, shipping. and handling

And I used to be an all Mark Levinson stereo person - everything but the turntable, that is. Now, I can do Mark Levinson EVERYTHING.
__________________
Julian

HOME SYSTEM: . . .Audio Physic Caldera III Loudspeakers, Esoteric K-03 CD/SACD Player, OPPO BDP-105D Darbee BluRay/SACD/CD Player, Olive 4HD Music Server, Spectral DMC 30SL Preamp, Spectral DMA 250 Amp, Spectral/MIT interconnects and speaker cable, STAX SR-404 Signature Electrostatic Headphones, STAX SRM-727 Headphone Amp, Basis Debut V Vacuum turntable, Walker Precision Speed Controller, Graham tonearm, Graham Nightingale II or Benz Ruby 3 Cartridges, PASS - X-ono Phono Stage, Lexicon RT-20 Universal Player, Exact Power EP-15A & SP-15A power regeneration and conditioning devices. Symposium Acoustics Svelte pads & RollerBlock Jr's under speakers. VPI DB-5 "magic bricks", ASC Tube Traps, Arcici Suspense Rack System

2ND HOME SYSTEM: . . . Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento or Magnepan MG 1.7i Speakers, JL Audio F112 Sub, Esoteric Modified-X03 CD/SACD Player, McIntosh MA7000 Integrated Amp, McIntosh MVP871 Universal Disc Player, OPPO BDP-95 Blu-Ray Player, OPPO SONICA Audiophile DAC & Network Streamer VPI Scoutmaster with periphery ring clamp, VPI SDS Motor Drive, Koetsu Rosewood Platinum Signature -Pro IV, or Clearaudio Discovery Cartridges, Mark Levinson No. 25s phono stage, Wadia 170i Transport with a Meridian Bitstream 203 DAC, VPI DB-5 "magic bricks", VPI HW-17 Pro Record Cleaning Machine, Five Richard Gray RGPC 400 devices scattered around the two systems, Arcici Suspense Rack System, Discovery Essence and Essential Cables,.


. . . . . .
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-06-2017, 02:47 PM
vego99's Avatar
vego99 vego99 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: East Nottingham, PA
Posts: 123
Default

Trying really hard not sound like a internet troll or be a hater because i have supporrted the VPI brand for quite a long time. I'm just not sure how I feel about all of this rebranded VPI gear, discontinuation of some really great tables and some of the most recent changes in plinth materials. Maybe it's just me..
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-10-2017, 10:18 AM
miner's Avatar
miner miner is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 2,776
Default

Those darn Millenials! I agree with the change in direction that VPI is heading...not sure I like it.
__________________
"IT IS WHAT IT IS, AND AIN'T WHAT IT SHOULD BE"
MY B-I-L MARK IVEY - RIP
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-01-2017, 01:33 AM
klh007 klh007 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 12
Default

The ML TT looks the part, just beautiful and fits with the image of their other components.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-02-2017, 10:42 AM
Msegal Msegal is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 323
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AudioNut View Post
This sounds like what Harman did to Lexicon - putting an intact OPPO disc player inside their sheet metal enclosure and selling it for 5 times more than the plain old OPPO.



Lotsa profit in sheet metal these days.



Darn turntable looks nice though . . . and, just think, *** ONLY*** $10,000 plus tax, shipping. and handling



And I used to be an all Mark Levinson stereo person - everything but the turntable, that is. Now, I can do Mark Levinson EVERYTHING.


They are following in the footsteps of McIntosh with rebranding. Although the McIntosh has more of an in house look compared to the ML.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:46 PM.

Follow @AudioAficionado
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
ęCopyright 2009-2017 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Fortress
Fortress
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Sound Anchors
Sound Anchors
Audeze
Audeze
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase