Mark Levinson No 515 Turntable Review
Mark Levinson № 515 Turntable Review
“For those of you looking for a high end turntable, your search is over. Premium stereo component manufacturer Mark Levinson recently released their $10,000 № 515 Turntable. The № 515 turntable was designed and built in collaboration with recognized high end audio manufacturer VPI Industries. Although VPI designs and builds exceptional turntables in their own right, this is the first turntable worthy of the Mark Levinson name.”
“Bloomberg: The first turntable from hi-fi audio maker Mark Levinson is an investment-worthy deck”
“When Mark Levinson wanted a turntable to partner its vinyl-friendly No523 and No526 preamplifiers it turned to fellow US brand VPI for help with the mechanical design.
Precedents are not hard to find for collaborations such as this alliance between Mark Levinson and VPI. You can go all the way back to the Tandberg-badged Thorens TD-150s of 50 years ago, or look to current efforts such as the Clearaudio-made Mclntosh turntables or the plethora of machines Pro-Ject produces for others. The bottom line is that - like Mac’s decks - the £10,000 Mark Levinson No515 is not a case of badge- engineering: it’s an all-new model that happens to be made for them by VPI.”