It might surprise you to know that Mark Levinson is a relative newcomer to the turntable market. Its first deck, the No.515, only launched at CES 2017 and, at CES 2020, the high-end hi-fi electronics manufacturer has followed this up with a second model, the No.5105.
The No.5105 takes inspiration from Mark Levinson's 5000 series of hi-fi components and sees new material combinations used for the first time.
The solid, one-inch-thick aluminium front panels are bead-blasted and black-anodized. Its tinted black display case is recessed into a bead-blasted, clear-anodized aluminium bezel and you've also got matching aluminium speed and standby controls at your fingertips.
There's also a custom 10in high-gloss black carbon fibre tonearm tube which is fused to a solid aluminium headshell. The solid aluminium platter weighs in at a hefty 14lb and is suspended on a hardened steel axle, which rotates on ultra-precise bearings.
Everything sits on an aluminium plinth which is almost two inches thick and lies suspended on three adjustable aluminium feet. Each foot uses a mixed-material internal suspension system.
Powering the deck is a 12V synchronous motor with an integrated power supply.
The Mark Levinson No.5105 can be bought either with or without a factory-installed moving coil phono cartridge. The different versions cost $6000 and $7000 respectively and will be available to buy in summer 2020.
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