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Mark Levinson Launches New Audio Company, Daniel Hertz

Offers sound processing technology that the company says is an experience better than pure analog from any digital content

(image credit: Daniel Hertz)

Mark Levinson is recognized worldwide as the founder of high-end home and car audio. Levinson’s new company is Daniel Hertz, an audio engineering and manufacturing company that developed the first new fundamental technology in audio since the 1970s.

Over the past decade, Levinson and his team of Daniel Hertz audio engineers have developed a new class of audio chips with embedded C-wave (continuous wave) software called Mighty Cat. Mighty Cat, combined with new Daniel Hertz audio architecture and speakers, are the first products to deliver the experience of pure analog from any digital source, including streaming, and are available for the first time at

According to Levinson, “Our new technology is the first fundamental development in the audio industry since the 1970s. Daniel Hertz products are the best I have ever produced. My associates and I are proud to offer them through the Daniel Hertz website.”

The Daniel Hertz Maria amplifiers using the Daniel Hertz Mighty Cat chip replace the traditional DAC, preamplifier, amplifier, headphone amplifier, and active crossovers in one chassis made of art-grade Perspex ( Daniel Hertz speakers are personally designed by Levinson and hand-built in Venice, Italy.

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About Daniel Hertz
Mark Levinson wanted a family name for his new company, so he used Daniel, his father’s first name, and Hertz, his mother’s maiden name. Mark’s relative, Heinrich Hertz, was the German physicist first to demonstrate the electromagnetic wave, thus the beginning of audio. Hertz (Hz ) is the internationally used term for cycles per second, named in his honor. Heinrich Hertz was one of a group of scientists and inventors who made the discoveries that built the base of modern electronics as we know it today. Like makers of the finest musical instruments, Daniel Hertz is committed to fulfilling a vision of excellence in audio, with products made without compromise to create emotion, not just sound.

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