Baby Daniel Reference System

The Baby Daniel Reference System (M9 Amplifier and M10 Bookshelf Speakers) combines no-compromise performance, affordable cost, compact size, user friendly operation, low heat and many practical advantages including wireless connectivity with no sonic degradation. New technology and proprietary software embedded in the electronics offers true analog purity with no listening fatigue. For many listeners, Baby Daniel provides the ideal audio solution for music, movies, and all internet audio. The fact is, most people never need more than this.

M9 Amplifier

The Daniel Hertz M9 amplifier is a complete audio amplifier solution with transparent wireless connectivity. Features include: superb high resolution PWM digital to analog conversion (DAC), six audio inputs, stereo power output, a headphone jack, 24-bit Bluetooth and 192kHz USB connectivity input in a single, compact, and lightweight enclosure.

The heart of the M9 is a new type of Class D amplifier, an integrated circuit (IC) with an embedded audio software suite personally designed by Mark Levinson Instead of a number of blocks that try to work together, a single silicon platform contains all the parts required to enable all functions. This high level of integration provides the most elegant signal through path and allows digital media to sing like analog. 

M10 Bookshelf Speakers

The Daniel Hertz M10 speaker is a two way speaker design using a proprietary 1” dome tweeter and a 6.5” cone woofer with a unique crossover network personally tuned to the highest reference standard by Mark Levinson The M10's are built with the highest quality parts, materials, and workmanship to provide the ultimate listening pleasure and pride of ownership. The exquisite hand rubbed black piano finish is similar to the finish of the finest grand pianos.

The sound of the Daniel Hertz M10 speaker easily fills a normal living room, but is most impressive in an intimate listening space. The M10 provides an impressive frequency response from a true 35Hz to 20KHz and an efficiency of 89dB @ 8 Ohms). Despite it's compact size, the M10 offers deeper bass than some expensive "subwoofers" on the market. The M10 comes with grills that fasten magnetically.

History of Baby Daniel

In 2001, Mark became acquainted with Steve Jobs and the two became friends. Steve bought a compact music system from Red Rose Music, Mark’s NY based company. It was the only music system he owned at that time. After Steve passed, Mark felt an inspiration to make the 2016 version of what Steve bought in 2001. The result is Baby Daniel. Baby Daniel has performance and features that go far beyond what was possible in 2001 but the goal is the same – a compact, elegant, affordable music system which is easy to use and makes music come to life. Baby Daniel is an Apple-centric system that works perfectly with an Apple computer as a source with wireless connection so that music, movies, and all internet audio can be enjoyed without touching an input selector and without cables. DH Master Class audio software for Mac transforms the quality of digital audio so that even iTunes download music files can sound like the best analog master tapes. This fulfills Steve's vision for putting the best music within reach of the wider audience.

Mark privately dedicates Baby Daniel to Steve Jobs with appreciation for the many valuable lessons he gave to the world as a Buddhist and music lover who brought his practice into the world at the intersection of technology, business and humanity.

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Technical Specifications

 
   
  Model .................................................................. M10 Speaker
  Height ................................................................. 340mm (13.4")
  Width .................................................................. 245mm (9.6")
  Depth .................................................................. 290mm (11.4")
  Weight (unpacked).............................................. 10.7kg (23.6 Ibs)
  Sensitivity ........................................................... 89dB/1W/1m
  Input Impedance ................................................ 8 Ohms nominal
  Connectors ........................................................ 3-way b. posts
  Frequency Response ......................................... 40Hz to 20kHz
  Recommended Power ....................................... 25W to 150W
 
 
  Model ................................................................ M9 Amplifier
  Power Output .................................................... 200Wpc @8 Ohms 
  Frequency Response ........................................ 5Hz - 30kHz 
  Amplifier Resolution .......................................... 384kHz PWM, 3ns 
  AC Power  ........................................................ 90V - 240V 
  Height .............................................................. 110mm (22.0")
  Width ............................................................... 430mm (16.9")
  Depth ............................................................... 330mm (13.0")
  Weight (unpacked)............................................ 5kg (10.8 Ibs)
   
  Inputs: 3x digital (Bluetooth, USB, coaxial), 3x analog (RCA)
  Outputs: Rec Out RCA (fixed level), 1/4" headphone, L/R speaker
   
 

User Manual Download

 
M10 Speaker Quick Start Instruction Manual 
   
M9 Amplifier Quick Start Instruction Manual