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Chiara S800 System ( Maria 800 and Chiara Black Ultra Dimensional Speakers Audio System )

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"The Chiara with Maria 800 ultra-dimnional bi-amplified system delivers the maximum emotion in a compact package.

Maria 800

  • Daniel Hertz Mighty Cat Audio Chip with C-Wave.
  • Digital Audio Conversion. 
  • Pre-Amplifier.
  • 4 Channels designed for Bi-Amplification.
  • Headphone amplifier.
  • 350 Watts x 4 channels (8 ohms).
  • 500 Watts x 4 channels (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.
  • 2 pair of 4 meter (13') pair of Daniel Hertz speaker cables.
Chiara Ultra Dimensional Speakers

  • Hand built Aerostriction Tweeters.
  • Hand built 8” Woofers, 27Hz resonant frequency.
  • Ultra-dense Marine Grade Plywood cabinet construction.
  • Frequency response, 20Hz to 20kHz; dynamic range of 120dB SPL.
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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.

Chiara Ultra Dimensional Speakers

The Chiara faithfully reproduces the sound of instruments and voices with stunning accuracy that enables you to clearly hear the acoustic detail of the performance space. Chiara's hand-built Aerostriction Tweeters and 8” Woofers are the products of decades of intense engineering and artisanal craftsmanship, made in small quantities without compromise. They are available exclusively from Daniel Hertz. Mark Levinson personally designed the Aerostriction Tweeters to produce the widest sound stage available. Chiara has an exclusive 8” woofer, handmade by Daniel Hertz, with a resonant frequency of 27Hz. This enables it to faithfully reproduce the main body of recording and it pairs beautifully with the open sound of the exclusive Aerostriction Tweeters. The pairing of these drivers means that the Chiara is capable of seamlessly reproducing sound from below 20Hz all the way through 20Khz with a dynamic range of 112db SPL. Chiara's cabinet is handmade and assembled by Daniel Hertz in Italy with ultra-dense Marine Grade Plywood for superior bass and energy management.

M1 Reference Speakers

Maria 800

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.

Maria 800
The audio industry pushes expensive speaker cables that put the stereo signal through 4 solder joints and 4 additional pieces of metal. Daniel Hertz speaker connectors eliminate these unnecessary sources of signal degradation by sandwiching the bare copper wire between two brass plates, making a connection with no virtually no limitations in voltage and current, that last a lifetime, and are able to accept almost any size wire. The threaded rod that is the mechanical and electrical connection attaches to the amplifier output stage located inside the chassis, only millimeters away from the connector, adding no extra wire or materials to the signal path.
The Maria is as new on the outside as it is on the inside. Maria's chassis is made of hand-assembled art grade black mirror finish Perspex panels, with hand-polished stainless steel knobs and buttons. Typical amplifiers made of anodized aluminum have the look of an appliance. The Maria Amplifiers are closer to the quality of fine jewelry. Maria's chassis is artisan made, not industrially produced, and is at home with in luxury home interiors and architecturally designed spaces. Daniel Hertz is the only audio company that designs and builds its own speaker connectors. They are made from machined Delrin ® and brass with a speaker connector tightening tool made from Delrin ® and stainless steel.-


Chiara Ultra Dimensional Speakers
8 ohms nominal


Connector type:
Barrier Strip

Power handling:

693mm (27.3”)

333mm (13.1”)

277mm (10.9”)

19kg (41.8lbs)
Maria Specifications:
Daniel Hertz Maria 800

Digital inputs:
Bluetooth, digital coaxial, USB Audio 2.0, WIFI

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, 3 pairs with 1 megohms input impedance

Analog outputs: Left and right channel speaker outputs via Daniel Hertz speaker connectors.
Headphone output via front panel 1/4" phone jack.

Active crossovers:
Left and right high pass
Fully programmable crossover frequencies, slopes, levels, and time delays. Resolution in steps of .1dB.

110mm (4.33’’)

430mm (16.93’’)

330mm (12.99’’)

6kg (13lbs)

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When I heard the sound of Chiara speakers bi-amplified with the Maria 800, I knew I had to make this available to the world, even though it challenges the assumptions on the industry.

~ Mark Levinson

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