Mark Levinson No 519

Luxury goods. That's what I think of when I enter some rooms, Mark Levinson being one such salon. The No 519 ($20,000) is a full-fledged network and CD player/DAC/digital preamp offering wired, wireless, and Bluetooth (aptX) connections.

Attach a USB drive, stream from a NAS, and built-in Spotify Connect, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, Rhapsody/Napster, QQ, and Internet Radio or slap on a CD. The No 519 includes Harman's Clari-Fi music restoration technology which reportedly makes lossy stuff sound less lossy. No 519 passes PCM resolutions up to 24/192 and DSD128 and also sports S/PDIF and USB inputs, and RCA, XLR, and Toslink out.

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