Combining innovative engineering with Mark Levinson’s striking design, the No 585 integrated amplifier is designed to deliver ultimate-quality music reproduction from analogue and digital sources, including computers and music servers.
The maker says the No 585 is engineered to be the finest integrated amplifier it has ever created and is the first of a new generation of products to be designed at HARMAN’s new state-of-the-art engineering facility located in Shelton, Connecticut.
Mark Levinson says the machine combines exceptional versatility with a powerful Class AB amplifier delivering 200W per channel into 8ohms and 350W per channel into 4ohms and will accommodate a wide variety of digital music sources including high resolution 32-bit/192kHz computer audio and DSD over USB.
A brand new feature is HARMAN Clari-Fi processing, which applies proprietary signal-enhancement techniques to restore the sound quality of any compressed file format.
The No 585 also uses a heavy-gauge chassis and card-cage architecture to isolate critical low-level analogue and digital circuitry, which can compromise audiophile-grade internal components and premium rear-panel connectors.
The No 585 offers six digital and four analogue inputs including USB, optical, coaxial, AES/EBU XLR and RCA and uses fully discrete, mirror-imaged, dual-monaural analogue input and output circuitry, optimised for sonic integrity as well as using individual signal switching relays for each of its four analogue stereo inputs.
In order to maintain maximum signal purity, separate left and right channel regulated linear power supplies are used for all the analogue circuitry.
At the heart of the No. 585’s digital audio processing stage is an ESS Sabre 32-bit D/A converter with proprietary jitter elimination and fully balanced, discrete I/V (current-to-voltage) circuitry.
The Cmedia USB audio processor is capable of asynchronous data transfer of high-resolution DSD and PCM files at up to 192kHz/32-bit resolution.
The No 585 provides a stereo preamp/subwoofer output with a selectable 80Hz high-pass filter for use in a properly implemented 2.1-channel system and includes Ethernet, RS232, IR and 12V trigger ports to facilitate its use AV installations with integrated systems control.