Mark Levinson introduces No.5105 turntable, pricing starts at $6000

CES 2020: Mark Levinson introduces No.5105 turntable, pricing starts at $6000
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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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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.