I do not like considering myself as an audiophile, because it is like being labelled and it cannot describe the love I feel for music, for its visceral strength and for its capability of marking my existence and influencing my body and soul. I do love music in all forms and expressions because it has got saving qualities.
I believe that music has to be listening to with quality and always researching, with maniacal care, the best reproduction possible. Undoubtedly that requires long times, study and commitment to reach also the slightest sound improvement.
I tend to privilege the analog, but not prejudicially: the fact is that only the vinyl can convey particular vibrations. Nothing compares favourably with it.
I have started my collaboration with ReMusic with great enthusiasm and I am sure that it will be a pleasant journey. I hope to be able to transmit the idea that listening to music is something that has noble and transcendent characteristics. It is not a commodification, as we hare induced to believe. It is not just one of the barely discernible noises wandering in the daily chaos.
till August 2011
J.A. Michell SE MKV turntable, Orbe upgrade, SME 309 tonearm, Koetsu Rosewood and Clearaudio Stradivari V2 cartridges
EMT 938 turntable, EMT 929 tonearm, EMT TSD15 SFL cartridge
Balanced Audio Technology VK-P10SE phono preamp
California Audio Labs Aria MK III CD Player
Mark Levinson 380 line preamplifier
Mark Levinson 334 power amplifier
GamuT Phi7 loudspeakers
Cables: MIT, Harmonic Technology, Synergistic Research, Van Den Hul and DIY
IREM Ministatic TS400n electric power conditioner
Accessories: Shakti Hallograph, Shakti Stone, Acoustic Revive RR77, ASC Tube Traps, Acustica Applicata DaaD and other elements for the room acoustic treatment
since September 2011
the Michell turntable has been structurally modified: a metallic reinforcement of about 15 kg has been applied at the table; the engine has been encapsulated inside a cylindrical shell of 10 kg and spaced out at about one meter from the machine; a silk thread belt has been set up.
The BAT phono preamp and the Mark Levinson 380 line preamplifier have been substituted by the Audio Tekne TP8301 MKIII transformer phono preamp.
Audio Tekne e Harmonix cables have been added.
since October 2012
Now there is the Hiraga 20W Class A power amp, a pair of QUAD II power amps, original series (numerated) and the Klipsch Heresy I loudspeakers. No more in my system the Gamut speakers. At their place a pair of B&W 805 Diamond with original supports. Western Electric Red & Black power cables and Klimo Ais interconnect cables.