Mark Levinson personally designed Maria 800 to enable no compromise bi-amplified systems. The Maria 800 can also be operated in bridge mode to deliver 800 watts per channel, 2 channels.
The Maria 800 has fully programmable active crossovers with laboratory grade algorithms that enable the precision tuning in .1dB increments required for bi-amplifying the M4 speakers without compromise.
The Mighty Cat™ Class D chipset is at the heart of the Maria 800. It is a DAC with analog power output that has a native resolution of 384kHz. Mighty Cat™ has the most elegant and shortest signal path possible, eliminating signal degradation by multiple chassis systems with many meters of cable, power supplies and loading issues.
Mighty Cat™ has no audible noise. High output current and low output impedance enable Mighty Cat™ to drive all high quality speakers with ease. Power supply regulation, a rare and costly feature of only a few pure analog amplifiers, is provided by a state-of-the-art SMPS (switching mode power supply), enabling rock solid bass, astonishing punch and dynamics, and pin point imaging. 3 analog inputs have 1 megohm input impedance, an innovation introduced by Mark Levinson, which eliminates loading of analog source devices.