Mark Levinson founded Mark Levinson Audio Systems in 1972, where it was original based in New Haven, CT, USA. In 1980 Mark Levinson himself sold the company to Madrigal Labs. Later the company was brought out by Harman International Group in 2000. Mark Levinson specialises in very high end amplifiers, CD players and digital audio processors, both for the stereo and home theatre markets.
The Mark Levinson brand is also associated with high end car audio systems for Lexus cars, which are developed and produced in conjunction with Harman/Becker Automotive Systems.
After leaving his namesake company, Mark Levinson has since founded Cello Film & Music Systems in 1984 followed by Red Rose Music in 1999. Obsessed with the high end Mark was also married to Kim Cattrall (aka Samantha from Sex and the City) between 1998 and 2004. The pair are famed for co-authoring the 2002 book Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm!