With Nº 5805, listening to vinyl or high-resolution files in sensory-awakening sound is a breeze. A hybrid gain MM/MC phono preamplifier integrates discrete components from the company's Nº 500 Pure Phono stage as well as an active/passive RIAA equalizer with precision resistors. Equipped with the Mark Levinson Precision Link II DAC and four digital inputs, it handles up to 32-bit/192kHz and 2x DSD.
Fully discrete, direct-coupled, dual-monaural, line-level preamp circuitry in the form of the trademarked PureDirect signal path beats as the heart of the Stereophile Class A Recommended Nº 5805. A unique single gain stage mated to a digitally controlled resistor network for volume adjustment maintains maximum signal integrity and wide-open bandwidth. All three stereo line level inputs use customized Mark Levinson RCA connectors possesses their own individual high-reliability signal switching relays.
"It's also nicely styled, its matte-black surfaces set off by red lights, hourglass-shaped knobs, and glass and brushed-aluminum accents.