Designed for reference digital performance, Nº 5802 makes it happen and makes one of the high-end industry's marquee names more accessible to a wider range of music lovers. Bolstered by a fully discrete trademarked PureDirect signal path, Nº 5802 serves as a PGA-caliber caddie to your high-resolution files and disc collection by handling them with utmost panache, white-glove care, and sensory-awakening processing. Equipped with the Mark Levinson PrecisionLink II DAC and four digital inputs, Nº 5802 supports up to 32-bit/192kHz and 2x DSD.
In Nº 5802's amplification stage, fully discrete, direct-coupled, Class AB amplifier channels are fueled by an oversized (500+ VA) toroidal transformer with individual secondary windings for the left and right channels. The voltage gain stage employs trickle-down topology directly from the acclaimed Nº 534 amplifier and gets mated to an output stage comprising two high-speed driver transistors.
"Our conclusion, after all of our testing, is this integrated amp just lets the sound come through without adding any flavor of its own. It’s pure, full, very dynamic for its price, and plays music with no sense of strain."