The No. 585 — part of a new line of products created in part to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary — is easily the most advanced high-end integrated amp I’ve ever seen. It incorporates two 225-watt Class AB amps (same modules as in the five-channel No. 535), a 32/192 digital-to-analog converter (same as in the No. 560 DAC) that includes asynchronous USB input, and an MM/MC phono stage. Plus it has a feature almost never found in high-end electronics: a subwoofer crossover. The slope and frequency of the crossover are adjustable so it can be tailored to any speakers. All for $10,000, which may seem like a lot, but considering the prices of past Mark Levinson products, that’s like Ferrari coming out with its fastest car ever and selling it for $75,000.
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