M.’s Blog


August 30, 2009 :: Comment

paris, france

August 29, 2009 :: Comment

nice drive from sornetan to bern. took the train from bern to paris. the initial hour to hour and a half was very scenic and beautiful. after that it was just beautiful, but not as spectacular as the train ride from geneva to bern, or the drive to davinci audio.

went to croco disc (42 rue des ecoles), my favorite music shop in paris. bought about 30 some records. lots of them music by people i know nothing about. croco disc people understand some of my taste pretty well and in general, i have been happy listening to them and the music they have recommended to me.

met couple of audiophile friends for more record shopping followed by a delicious french dinner. pictures to be posted soon.

sornetan, switzerland

August 29, 2009 :: Comment

peter and jolanda of davinci audio were kind enough to pick me up at the train station. we first drove to their new atelier in bern. i met nathalie, sander, david, mr davinci the doggie, and dr. jason the kitty. each person (human being) demonstrated to me what they do, and how they help each piece of puzzle come together.i saw all the parts that go into each tone-arm, cartridge, turntable and the beautiful electronics davinci makes. each part is created in an uncompromising manner. if one word describes davinci audio, it would be “impeccable.”

after a great lunch, and a team meeting, peter, jolanda and i drove to sornetan, a small village in the mountainous areas of switzerland. i had not breathed such a clean air for over 30 years. we listened to a lot of music, many genres, using multiple cartridges, some in excess of $20,000. the winner was davinci audio’s grand reference grandezza cartridge. what a beauty. stay tuned for more news.

berne, switzerland

August 28, 2009 :: 1 Comment

in the TGV now going to berne to visit with my good friends, jolanda and peter of davinci audio labs. i am impressed with swiss telecom. very good speed (both the network and the train). but in all honesty i should be enjoying the view of swiss countryside rather than checking emails. this trip has been good so far. i have met some very capable manufacturers. i am not sure what will come out of it but it has been a learning experience that i have enjoyed very much.  i am also happy that everyone takes SORAsound opinion’s and business model seriously.

geneva, switzerland

August 25, 2009 :: 1 Comment

greetings from geneva, switzerland where i went to school over 30 years ago. a few meetings here and then a bit more. i keep you posted.