Industrial/civil/aerospace electronics. Conventional and electronic mechanics, turnery and hot-work, with a specific expertise in metallurgy related to the audio field. Various courses in chemistry, psychology, physics, medicine, etc.
Low-high frequency technician at Radio 105/Rmc group
Designing/production of esoteric hi-fi home and car systems
Welder/cable technician of laptop microcomputers
Owner of a civil/industrial electrical systems company
Low-high frequency technician at Radio Torino group
Audio-engineer expert in master glass post-production and master reconstruction of second infinitesimal harmonics
Owner of a hi-fi shop
Winner of the bid for the building of the Turin Polytechnic’s home room then refused for lack of commercial agreement.
Exhibitor at the Top Audio 2004 and 2005 in Milan with Audio Physic/Audio Synthesis/Isol-8, for the state of the art connectors demo, reaching in both audio shows the award and the review by the magazine Suono as Best Sound of the show
Owner of Musica&dintorni in Torino, manufacturer of Shat audio esoteric components
Currently committed in the design/production of state of the art audio components with the purpose of financing the creation of a research centre for the study of the sound interaction with the central nervous system and the treatment of invalidating/degenerative diseases.
I have been working with the sound and music in every form: home, pro, car, broadcast. In studio, control room, lab, indoors, outdoors, everywhere a sound could express itself, included an anechoic room. Analyzed, manipulated, compress, expanded, preamplified, edited, and cleaned out: but most of all I have listened, respected, defended and loved the Sound.
Only one sound exists…the real one. Everything that detaches itself from this concept is just a surrogate, a subjective idea that doesn’t respect the nature of things. I try to listen, without ears and mind…but with all myself to put a lot of soul into the sound.
test set for manufacturing analysis, radiographing and revelatory sound
Digital sources: three Wadia transports
Dac: Accuphase DG-28, Musical Technology DAC 1, Theta Dsp III, Apogee Psx 100
Computer: MacBook Pro, iMac 27, four Asus audio controllers for Win Xp and seven connected to dacs with M2Tek interface and connectors zero jitter.
Tuner: Revox B260S
Preamplifier: Musical Technology C1
Elettronic crossover : Musical Technology CROSS 2
Power amplifiers: four Audio Physic Stradivari Mono
Loudspeakers: Magneplanar 20.1 cherry, B&W Matrix 800 rosewood, Genesis 2.5
Recording crossbar: splitter for electric digital, two Fostex CR200 CDR, DAT Fostex D-5, CDR Fostex CR300, Revox B215-S cassette tape deck, Teac 8030S cassette tape deck, Revox Pr99 MKII tape recorders
Power supply: two Isol-8 mini sub waves power conditioning, one for analog sources and one for digital sources, two Isol-8 power stations, one per channel of two power amps.
Analysis: two Audioscope audio analysers, one per channel in a monitor IN and OUT
Reference set for monitor listening of studio recording
Source: Wadia WT3200
Dac: Musical Technology DA 1, Wadia 1500, Audio Research Dac 1.20, Appleby DAC 104
Preamplifier: one DIY passive with transformers, and Audio Research SP-11 MKII
Power amplifiers: Audio Research D400 and Crown Amcron for mid-high range, for low range Genesis original amplification
Loudspeakers: Genesis 2.5
Alternative power amplifiers: Jadis JA80, four monos Musical Technology M1020, Sansui B-2301 limited and Sansui B-2201
Note – most of the devices and components have been modified and upgraded by me.
All the connectors I employed in both systems are designed by me and specific for the described components in order to achieve a total symbiotic matching.
“He is a live wire” I thought when I met Roberto Borgonzoni for the first time. You can see it from his résumé and from the large amount of devices he tests and tries out. Therefore, welcome Roberto and I apologise in advance to our readers for the intemperances he will surely show. He is an extrovert boy after all!