STORY - MARK LEVINSON

DANIEL HERTZ STORY

Daniel Hertz makes audio equipment for those who want
to feel like they are in the room with the musicians, and are willing
to pay a premium to get the best seats in the house.

Dear Friends,


In the 1960's, as an aspiring jazz trumpet player, I became fascinated with recording and reproducing live performances of my teachers, friends, and great artists. I was fortunate to meet and play with many of them. I noticed that the sound coming from speakers did not really sound like or create the emotion of the live event. In 1972, I began my career in the design and manufacture of no-compromise audio equipment. I now have 50+ years of experience in studying and playing music, and 40+ years of learning about what creates emotion in music reproduction.

I founded Daniel Hertz SA in Switzerland to face new challenges and opportunities in the audio world. Developments in digital audio, software and the internet open up new vistas. In my view, technology has a responsibility to nourish music, not just make money from it.

Mark Levinson
Director, Daniel Hertz

STORY - DMARK LEVINSON

DANIEL HERTZ PHILOSOPHY

Daniel Hertz develops new ideas, technology, and products that challenge the audio industry and advance the state of the art in music reproduction.

 

Daniel Hertz is an engineering driven company committed to honesty and putting the customer first. In an era of mediocrity, complexity, and products that come and go, we are focused on quality, simplicity and lasting value. The central high end audio assumption is “if you spend enough money mixing and matching audio equipment, you will eventually be in audio nirvana.” This assumption leads people to endlessly chase their tail, wasting time and money. It’s good for generating profits and advertising revenues but not for the customer. Customer satisfaction is created not by mixing and matching but by innovation and thoroughly engineered solutions.

Daniel Hertz develops complete music systems to eliminate the shortcomings you don't want and provide the performance you do. When you own a Daniel Hertz system, you don’t need to upgrade or change it because it passes the record/playback test.

 

Daniel Hertz Master Class (software for Mac) enables you to obtain sound very much like original high speed analog tape from digital recordings in all formats, with recordings from all eras and genres. With Master Class and a Mac, a Daniel Hertz amplifier and speakers, your satisfaction is guaranteed. No excuses and no upgrades required.

BIOGRAPHY

Mark Levinson Audio legend Mark Levinson continues as the leader of the quality audio world since 1972.

Biography

RECORDINGS

Mark Levinson as Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer. In 1999, Mark Levinson and Sony introduced the SACD to the world. Mark Levinson has credits for the highest natural sound quality recordings and exceptional music perfomances that have ever been produced, inter alia "Live Recordings at Red Rose Music", one of the best selling SACDs of all time.

THE LEGEND OF LA FENICE

Over 200 years of contribution to music. Recordings from the archives 1966 - 1987. Produced by Mark Levinson and Jose Andrade.


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INTERVIEWS

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Scott, Wilkinson. Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. June 2013.


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Isak, Matej. Mono and Stereo Audio Magazine. Nov. 2011.


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Adrian, Low. Audio Excellence Inc. April 2009.


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Barry, Willis. Stereophile. November 1997.
The Gospel According to Mark Levinson
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