Mark Levinson No. 5101 Streaming SACD Player

Mark Levinson No. 5101 Streaming SACD Player

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The Nº5101 combines decades of superlative audio engineering with the latest acoustic and technological advancements to deliver unmatched performance and value. With a bold new industrial design, the Nº5101 delivers luxurious fidelity with premium features and flexibility.

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Technical specifications
THD+N <0.004%, 20Hz to 20kHz, single-ended, 3V RMS output (44.1kHz/16 bit signal) | <0.003%, 20Hz to 20kHz, balanced, 6V RMS output (44.1kHz/16 bit signal) | <0.003%, 20Hz to 20kHz, single-ended, 3V RMS output (192kHz/24 bit signal) | <0.002%, 20Hz to 20kHz, balanced, 6V RMS output (192kHz/24 bit signal)
S/N Ratio >94dB single-ended | >106dB balanced
Digital outputs Optical x 1 | Coaxial x 1
Output voltage 3.0V RMS single-ended | 6.0V RMS balanced
Digital inputs Optical x 1 | Coaxial x 1
Analog outputs RCA x 1 | XLR x 1
Digital outputs Optical x 1 | Coaxial x 1
Supported audio formats
Wired and wifi FLAC | WAV | AIFF | OGG | MP3 | AAC | WMA
Wi-Fi Yes
Ethernet Yes

Combining audiophile physical compact disc formats with modern high resolution network streaming capabilities over Ethernet and WiFi, a standalone PrecisionLink II DAC and expansive control features, the Nº 5101 is a unique 3-in-1 solution.

Digital Audio

The Nº 5101 features outstanding digital audio capability with the Mark Levinson PrecisionLink II DAC. The latest generation ESS PRO Sabre 32-bit D/A converter with jitter elimination circuitry and a fully balanced, discrete current-to-voltage converter form the heart of the digital audio processing stage. Five digital audio inputs are provided: one coaxial and one optical S/PDIF, and USB for playback of high resolution PCM (up to 24 bit/192k, Network (WiFi and Ethernet) for streaming from a NAS drive which supports FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, MP3, AAC and WMA, and an SACD input which supports disc formats including SACD, CD-A, CD-R and CD-RW.

Analog Output Stage

The Nº 5101 utilizes proprietary Mark Levinson PurePath circuitry- a fully discrete, direct-coupled, dual-monaural line-level output circuit for exceptional reproduction of the analog signal, which is delivered to the balanced XLR stereo outputs as well as the single ended RCA connectors. A linear power supply with an oversized toroidal transformer is employed to ensure the widest bandwidth and dynamic range possible.


System integration and communication ports include IP (Ethernet), RS-232, IR input, and 12V trigger input. A newly designed, aluminum IR remote is included with the Nº 5101. In addition, drivers are available for major control systems.

Industrial Design

Robust materials, lavish finishes and bold geometry are hallmark attributes of Mark Levinson designs. The one- inch thick, bead-blasted, black-anodized, solid aluminum front panels are machined and contoured to flow seamlessly into the sleek glass display, which itself is recessed into a bead-blasted, clear-anodized aluminum bezel.

The iconic hourglass knobs are machined with a gently curved profile softly transitioning into a rounded front, bead-blasted and clear anodized, with feet to match. With debossed top cover vents, screen-printed logo and legends behind the glass panel, and machined aluminum buttons, no detail has been overlooked.

The Mark Levinson Nº5101 is proudly designed, engineered, and precision-crafted in the USA.


  • № 5101 Highlights
  • 3-in-1 companion source for Nº5805 or Nº5802 1. Slot Loading SACD Player 2. Network Streamer 3. DAC
  • Plays all disc formats, including SACD, CD-A, CD-R and CD-RW
  • Supports FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, MP3, AAC and WMA
  • USB –A for USB Drive file playback
  • PrecisionLink II DAC
  • Linear power supply
  • ML PurePath analog output stage
  • Balanced and single-ended outputs
  • Optical and coaxial inputs
  • Ethernet and WiFi network streaming
  • RS232 control
  • Trigger and IR inputs
  • Handcrafted in the USA

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