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Max S50 (Maria 50 and Max Studio Monitors Black Audio System)

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Max delivers natural sound with pro audio muscle.

The Daniel Hertz Max Studio Monitor fulfills the dream of the music lover and pro audio engineers. Max delivers refined, natural sound, punch, wide dynamic range, precision imaging and high reliability. Max is perfectly paired with the Maria 200. Mark Levinson formed Daniel Hertz to create audio systems that go beyond any other audio experience. Mark's goals could not be accomplished with existing audio technology and parts so Mark spent the last twelve years with Daniel Hertz developing new technology to deliver on his goal to create the ultimate audio experience. Mark and the Daniel Hertz engineers started at the most basic silicone level to develop proprietary Daniel Hertz semiconductors. The result is the Daniel Hertz Mighty Cat Chip. The Daniel Hertz Mighty Cat chip is based on radical new Daniel Hertz amplifier architecture that enables a single Maria WiFi and Bluetooth enabled chassis to replace the typical audio chain of DAC, preamplifier, power amplifier, interconnect cables, and headphone amplifier. The Daniel Hertz Mighty Cat chip was built to have exclusive internal programmable blocks that run several software suites, including Daniel Hertz Patent Pending C-wave software developed by Mark Levinson. C Wave enables pure analog sound and feeling from any digital audio content, including streaming. The Mighty Cat programmable blocks allows Mark Levinson to personally fine tune the Daniel Hertz active crossovers, speaker tuning and headphone tuning on a level that has not existed until now. Chiara's exclusive design and artisanal components, coupled with the new exclusive Daniel Hertz technology in the Maria 200, enable the ultra-dimensional experience that sets the Chiara system apart from all others.

    Maria 50

  • Daniel Hertz Mighty Cat Audio Chip with C-Wave.
  • Digital Audio Converter ( DAC )
  • Pre-Amplifier
  • 2 Channel power amplifier.
  • Headphone amplifier.
  • 200 Watts per channel (8 ohms).
  • 300 Watts per channel (4 ohms).
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled.
  • Custom Daniel Hertz speaker terminals.
  • Hand-built mirror black finish Perspex chassis.
  • Hand-polished stainless steel knobs and buttons.
  • 4 meter (13') pair of Daniel Hertz speaker cables.
    Max Studio Monitors

  • Compression Tweeter (Identical to the M1 – Our Flagship Speaker).
  • 8” Woofer.
  • Mark Levinson designed Precision Crossover.
  • Ultra-dense Marine Grade Plywood construction.
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At Daniel Hertz, we believe that “No compromise” is not marketing hyperbole; it lives in the engineering, craftsmanship and attention to detail in everything we do.

Max Studio Monitors

The Max Studio Monitors offer natural sound with pro audio muscle.

They fulfill the need for the ultimate in accuracy. Max delivers refined, natural sound, punch, wide dynamic range, precision imaging and high reliability.

Max's cabinet is slightly larger than a typical bookshelf speaker due to the 24mm (.9”) thickness of the walls, internal air volume and massive bracing. Max's rectangular black matte finish cabinet is built with the most expensive ultra-dense Marine Grade Plywood for superior bass, punch and energy management.

Max Studio Monitors

Maria 50

The Mighty Cat® Class D chipset is at the heart of the Maria 50. 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 one megohm input impedance, an innovation introduced by Mark Levinson, which eliminates loading of analog source devices.

Maria 50


Maria 50
Power output, 2 channels:
150W per channel at 8 ohms.
300 W per channel at 4 ohms.

Frequency response:
5 Hz - 30 kHz

Native resolution:
384 kHz PWM, 3ns

AC Power input:
90V - 250 V

Digital inputs:
Bluetooth, digital coaxial, USB Audio 2.0, Wi-Fi

Bluetooth (wireless):
24-bit, 48 kHz

Digital Coaxial:
24-bit, 192 kHz

USB Audio Class 2.0:
24-bit, 192 kHz

Analog inputs:
stereo RCA, three pairs with one megohm input impedance

Analog outputs:
Left and right channel speaker outputs via Daniel Hertz speaker connectors.

Headphone output via front panel 1/4" phone jack.

110mm (4.33’’)

430mm (16.93’’)

330mm (12.99’’)

6kg (13lbs)
Max Studio Monitors
8 ohms nominal


Connection type:
3-way binding posts

Power handling :

513mm (20.2”)

333mm (13.1”)

278mm (10.9”)

21kg (46.2lbs)
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I designed Max with Maria 50 system to meet the needs of the most demanding mastering engineers and home listeners with compact size and affordable cost.

~ Mark Levinson

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