The word music comes from the Greek word moysa, "muse". The occidental idea of music is therefore linked to the Muses and, in this meaning, it alludes to every science and art that awakens the idea of perfect, pleasant and neat thing. At the beginning it was just a game but very soon I realized that it would have become a grand passion.
I was thirteen and I started to listen to the 45 rpm stolen to my brother with a tube Lesa turntable. The world at that time was less hasty and I felt like listening. There were ideas, the Pink Floyd, the Led Zeppelin and the Deep Purple. Also the portable recordplayer was overpowering. We had our first solid portable music.
Gradually, becoming older, I could afford my first Wilson compact stereo with BSR platter: what a music and stereophony!
My desire of growing up, learning and listening took me to new purchases like Sansui, Pioneer and the first real (for me) loudspeakers, the RCF BR41. Thereafter I was looking for the good sound and quality.
Now I am well into my fifties and I’ve found my right portion of music and I try to enjoy it in a big way. Meanwhile, my will of learning how to make and invent something that sounds as I want, has brought me to make many valve amps and preamps, and loudspeakers too.
Today I have several systems and with them I entwine the set-ups to get a sound always fresh and intriguing.
Sony CDP-XA50ES modified in the output stage
MHZS CD88F valve-state
Sony CDP-X559 ES great reading transporter and exemplar making
Denon DV 1500 audio DVD
Marantz DR-700 CD recorder modified in the reading system
Carver C-19 an old good performing gentleman
Vivaldi Pre DIY, tube preamp, with balanced outputs
Orpheus Pre DIY, tube preamp and remote controller on Audio Research design
McIntosh C28 vintage
Sansui C77 vintage
DIY valve state with KT88 vacuum tubes
DIY valve state with 2A3 vacuum tubes
Oblivion dual mono DIY valve state with 211 vacuum tubes
Yaqin MC-10L A Class with EL34 vacuum tubes
Krell KSA 250 A Class solid state
Eam Lab PA 2600 solid state
McIntosh 2505 vintage solid state
Sansui B77 vintage modified solid state
DIY D’Appolito system with Vifa e Seas speakers
Rogers LS 3.5 clones DIY
Infinity 9 Ka five-way
Ramm Audio Elite 200 DIY
MIT Shotgun S1 Proline
Musical Fidelity X-24K
SuperPro 707 modified 24/192
MHT2 USB 24/192
Thorens TD166mk2 modified with Mission tonearm and Stanton cartridge
Reel to reel tape recorders:
DAT digital recorder:
DBX 118 Stereo Compressor Expander