Anyone with deep pockets looking for a new record turntable may be interested in the Mark Levinson № 515 premium-caliber turntable which was unveiled at the beginning of this year and is now available to preorder with prices starting from $10,000.
The № 515 turntable design is based on a highly damped vinyl-wrapped MDF and aluminium sandwich main chassis, which is supported by machined Delrin and Aluminium Mark Levinson feet with a vibration-damping polymer core.
The № 515 is the perfect complement to the Pure Phono stage included in the recently released № 526 and № 523 pre-amplifiers. A premium-caliber turntable, the № 515 leverages superior technologies and craftsmanship from VPI Industries to deliver performance, features and appearance unique to Mark Levinson.
The 20-pound Aluminum platter rotates on an inverted bearing, which employs a hardened stainless steel shaft spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing for maximum rotational accuracy. The powerful high torque AC synchronous motor is mounted to a separate vinyl-MDF-Aluminum sandwich chassis and housed in its own mechanically isolated enclosure. A precision-machined pulley and triple belt drive system provide smooth, quiet operation. A custom-designed, low-distortion analog oscillator and discrete, class AB power amplifier deliver pristine power to the synchronous motor for accurate 33 and 45 RPM operation.
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