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Mark Levinson No.502 Media Console Madness
If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it. Seriously. The No. 502 Media Console is basically an A/V processor with a ton of bells and whistles. This is the first product in a new series from the Mark Levinson company. Oddly, Mark Levinson, the man, no longer works for the company with his name.
The No. 502 uses all the tricks you're used to seeing on high-end A/V gear: input and output connectors that are electronically isolated from the chassis, an aluminum chassis that's also an RF shield, isolated power supplies and more.
What else does it have, and how much will it set you back?
The No.502 has a volume adjustment of 120dB. Levinson is a Harman company, so it has Harman's Logic 7 tech, in addition to the full array of Dolby and DTS decoding.
It has six HDMI 1.1 inputs and two outputs that handle 1080p/24Hz. I know - HDMI 1.1? Check out the rear panel picture - impressive, no?
There is a gorgeous front panel display echoes the graphic interface. Both help when using the auto-calibration system.
Proud owners can set up various custom dedicated modes so with the touch of a button you're watching a DVD or listening to tunes.
How much would you pay? The Mark Levinson No. 502 is currently available for a mere $30,000. If you have to ask, you can't afford it. -Leslie Shapiro
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