Wednesday, 01 November 2000
Jerry Del Colliano
Mark Levinson No. 336 is the most powerful of Madrigal's second
offering of their 300 series amplifiers. Rated at 350 watts per channel
into eight ohms, 700 watts into 4 ohms and 1400 watts into 2 ohms, this
dual mono, single-chassis power amp is designed to handle the most
challenging of impedance loads on the most demanding genres of music.
Priced at $9,500, the No. 336 replaces the No. 333. As compared to the
No. 333, the No. 336 has slightly modified industrial design and
different heat sinks than the No. 333, but it takes a trained eye to be
able to tell the difference without bending down to read the front
faceplate. Listening to a No. 336 vs. a No. 333 is a different story.
No. 336 is a tank, as you'd expect with a beefy 350-watt-per-channel
amplifier. One man can not lift it alone. In fact, it comes with ...