Mark Levinson No.38 Dual-Mono Preamplifier - Consignment

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Mark Levinson No.38 Dual-Mono Preamplifier - Consignment

Mark Levinson No.38 Dual-Mono Preamplifier - Consignment

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Mark Levinson No.38 Dual-Mono Preamplifier - Consignment

Condition: Good, some marks on chassis top

Includes: Remote and Power Cable (no box)

SN: 1699

Made in USA

Great synergy with No.36 DAC and No.37 CD Player also listed !


The Audio Research No.38 features a unique design philosophy tailored for contemporary audio systems without a phono stage. It serves as an optimal preamp for high-output source components that require no gain, essentially functioning as an attenuator and buffer between the source and power amplifier. The volume and gain, controlled by software, provides up to 18dB gain when needed. The MDAC, a digital-to-analog converter, governs precise attenuation through a resistor network. The preamp maintains a fully balanced topology from input to output, overcoming challenges with traditional potentiometers through the use of dual MDACs for impeccable volume-control tracking. It converts single-ended signals to balanced at the input, emphasizing common-mode rejection. The power supply and digital electronics are strategically isolated to prevent interference.


Gain: –73.1dB to +18.9dB plus “off”
Inputs: two stereo balanced (XLR), four single-ended (RCA), one Mark Levinson Link communications connector, one 1/8″ minijack for external IR repeater.
Outputs: one balanced stereo main output pair (XLR), one single-ended stereo main output pair (RCA), two stereo record outputs (RCA), one Mark Levinson Link communication connector.
Input impedance: 100k ohms. Output impedance: <6 ohms.
Input overload: >16V. Maximum output: 16V RMS, balanced.
Power consumption: 40W.
Dimensions: 400mm W x 363.2mm D x 97.5mm H.
Weight: 16kg