№ 5101

№ 5101

Streaming SACD Player and DAC

Dive deeper into your digital audio

Experience the passion of the performance as you unlock the full potential of your digital music library. With a bold industrial design, the № 5101 combines innovative audio technology with unmatched performance and versatility. This 3-in-1 audio player combines a Super Audio CD player, high-resolution network streaming capability and Precision Link II Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) to bring you incredibly realistic sound reproduction.


“№ 5101 is a sleek and contemporary interpretation of the Mark Levinson style, complete with lavish finishes and over-the-top build quality.”

“№ 5101 is a sleek and contemporary interpretation of the Mark Levinson style, complete with lavish finishes and over-the-top build quality.”

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3-in-1 companion source for Nº 5805 or Nº 5802
  1. Slot-loading SACD player
  2. Network streamer
  3. DAC
High-resolution streaming from major streaming platforms
Streaming and transport control via the Music Life app
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
Precision Link II DAC
Linear power supply
Mark Levinson Pure Path analog output stage
Designed and handcrafted in the USA


Optical and coaxial inputs


Balanced and single-ended outputs


RS232 control
Trigger and IR inputs
Full control via Mark Levinson 5Kontrol app
Included custom aluminum remote
Streaming and transport control via the Music Life app


Ethernet and Wi-Fi network streaming
A deeper relationship with sound awaits.

A deeper relationship
with sound awaits.

Experience Mark Levinson for yourself.

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The Flexibility of 3-in-1

The № 5101 includes a slot-loading SACD player, network streamer and Digital-to-Analog Converter in one beautifully designed component. This means that the № 5101 plays all disc formats, supports high-resolution streaming from major streaming platforms and plays files from storage drives including USB.

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Dynamic Digital Audio

To bring you a high-quality, vibrant digital music experience, the № 5101 includes a custom-made Precision Link II Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). This premium component is key to any high-end audio system — and reveals intricate details in your music that you’ve never heard before.

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Pure Path Circuit Design

Our proprietary approach to circuit design delivers uncompromising musical purity and an engaging listening experience. By using discrete components carefully selected for their precise function, the № 5101 delivers unmatched sound quality that captures the nuances of every note.


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App Control

Easily control your № 5101 with a mobile app or the custom aluminum remote.

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No Detail Overlooked

The № 5101 is handcrafted with robust materials, lavish finishes and bold geometry to create a luxurious, sleek design that will become the centerpiece of your audio system.

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A Variety of Inputs

The № 5101 offers a variety of digital inputs, including one coaxial, one optical, one USB-A, a CD/SACD transport and network streaming via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

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Item# MLNO5101AM


Mark Levinson Nº5101

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. 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. Fully discrete, direct-coupled, dual-monaural line-level output circuit provides 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. Control 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. With debossed top cover vents, screen-printed logo, and machined aluminum buttons, no detail has been overlooked. The Mark Levinson Nº5101 is proudly designed, engineered, and precision-crafted in the USA.

General Specifications

Output Voltage (0dBFS)
3.0V RMS single-ended at full scale; 6.0V RMS balanced at full scaleNOW
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise <0.004%
20Hz to 20kHz, single-ended, 3V RMS output (44.1kHz/16 bit signal)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise <0.003%
20Hz to 20kHz, balanced, 6V RMS output (44.1kHz/16 bit signal)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise <0.003%
20Hz to 20kHz, single-ended, 3V RMS output (192kHz/24 bit signal)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise <0.002%
20Hz to 20kHz, balanced, 6V RMS output (192kHz/24 bit signal)
Signal to Noise Ratio, Single-ended
>94dB (wideband, unweighted, referred to 3V RMS output)
Signal to Noise Ratio, Balanced
>106dB (wideband, unweighted, referred to 6V RMS output)
Power Consumption, Standby
Power Consumption, Power On
Digital Audio Connectors
1 optical digital input (Toslink), 1 coaxial digital S/PDIF input (RCA), 1 optical digital output (Toslink), 1 coaxial digital S/PDIF output (RCA)
Output Connectors
1 pair single-ended line level (RCA), 1 pair balanced line-level outputs (XLR)
Control and Network Connectors
1 RS-232 port (DB9 connector), 1 IR input (1/9"/3.5mm phone jack), 1 12V DC trigger input (1/8"/3.5mm phone jack), 1 Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector), 1 USB-A connector, 1 Wi-Fi antenna connector (SMA receptacle)
Wireless Format
2.4GHz, 802.11b/g/n
Supported File Types
FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG up to 24 bit.192kHz; DSF, DFF up to 5.6MHz (DSD128/DSD 2X); AAC up to 24 bit/96kHz; MP3 up to 320kbps/48kHz; WMA up to 192kbps/48kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D)
4.97" x 17.25" x 18.36" (126 x 438 x 466mm)
Height Without Feet
4.5" (114mm)
25.5 lb (11.5kg)
Packed Dimensions (H x W x D)
11" x 27" x 24" (279 x 686 x 610mm)
Packed Weight
35.7 lb (16.2kg)

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