I have a pair of the ML 20.0s and love them. I have considered replacing them with the upgraded 20.5 or 20.6 but have not done so. I have compared this to the 333, Krell KMA 100s, KMA 160, Classe (too many to mention), and Rowland 5. ML 20.0 is definitely my favorite, but there is some personal taste involved here and equipment matching. I had used them to run Martin Logan Monolith IIs. Levinson 20s are proported as having a "dark" character. This may be true, but it works very well with the Martin Logans (particularly the panels, as I am now bi-amping them with Krell KMA 160s on the bottom end). Some of my specific findings on the ML 20s are: They are very detailed and very quiet amps (in terms of background noise level). There is no grain or edge to these amps. The bottom end is very full and extended, but not quite as dynamic as the Krells KMA 160 (keep in mind the Krell's are higher powered which may the majority of the reason I have found this to be true). Keep in mind these amps use camac (or Fischer) connectors, rather than typical binding posts and RCA phono plugs (the XLR connectors are standard). These amps also double as space heaters, and can be really useful if you live in Montana, but are not as welcomed in Florida. Hope that helps.
Mark Levinson 20.0 amps, "Anyone with info on it"
I'm currently running a ML333, I'm thinking of replacing it with the Mark Levinson 20.0. I try to look around for infomation about the amps, but there was very few resources. If someone who have or had the 20.0, or know about, can you please tell me what it is all about. How would you compare it to other monoblock, how does it sound compare to the newer ML's, etc. Thanks,Danny
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