Daniel Hertz UK

Mark Levinson gets UK citizenship – Kinda. His Swiss/Italian company Daniel Hertz just signed a UK/Irish agent in Feel Flows, parent company of VAL Hifi and Whole Note. "Adopting a new approach for a paradigm shift in digital playback via propriety tech developed by Mark Levinson, the Mighty Cat chip and C-Wave are what Levinson proclaims to be his finest work yet. Systems comprising the Maria amp and a pair of speakers offer a digital input for a transport, PC, Mac or Roon core server as well as Bluetooth and Airplay. Said Greg Chapman, MD of Feel Flows: 'When I discovered Daniel Hertz, I knew I had to hear a system. Mark is a legend in the industry and his bold claims caught my attention. I'm glad I took note. He's created something very special indeed'. David Graham, head of sales, added that 'when I set up our first demo system, I struggled not to think our reference turntable was playing. It's that good. The best part is that this isn't achieved with shifting pitch or smoothing the high frequencies. This is completely new tech created by extensive research'."' The software-configurable Daniel Hertz class D Maria amplifier with SMPS, Perspex chassis and active DSP crossovers starts at £12K while complete systems with speakers—just add digital signal—span from £19K to £200K. More here.