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Season's Greetings!

Merry tunes played on a Rek O Kut L37 + SME 3012/Denon DL103!

Musician's amplifier...

...title inspired by an article in Audio Engineering, November 1949 ;)

3.758 VAC rms into 8 ohms = 1765mW! 

Happy listening and happy holidays!

Now playing...

JE Labs SE10 mono integrated amp + variable EQ phono

See its sibling...

Holiday Projects

What's on the bench?
Rofiel's long awaited SE10 mono integrated be delivered before X'mas, fingers crossed ;)
The last time I did chassis work was in mid 2008 when I built a preamp and amp for my brother. Since I settled in Manila, Joey of Harana Audio and his shop associates have been doing metal work for my projects.

It was refreshing to be reunited with my power tools just like the old days - stress relieving ;)

This amp will be the heart of this system, hopefully before the New Year!

Performance Program Christmas Party 2011

Filipino concert violinist, Hector Corpus was our guest of honor! Hector has pursued a very successful career in Spain as soloist, chamber musician, orchestra player and pedagogue.

Hector coaching Jonathan assisted on the piano by Ruth who is also a violinist in this program.

Hector showing Jobry how to develop a firmer bow grip.

Last time I saw Hector was in the early 80s in NYC when we were still music students.
Dad was the conductor of the Philippine Youth Orchestra where Hector and I got our first experience in orchestra playing.

We look forward to more frequent visits from Hector as a performer and mentor to inspire our audience and young talents!

Classical Music Performance Program

Brahms B major piano trio Allegro con brio
Aside from performing, I've been spending a lot of time teaching violin, viola, coaching chamber music and overseeing the development of the Performance Program at PWU School of Music.
Rudolf Golez, pianist  Artist in Residence
Victor Coo, visiting artist/professor in cello and chamber music
Amador Tamayo, cello professor
Prof. Sergio Z. Esmilla, Jr Artistic Advisor  Violin, viola and chamber music mentor

Young Filipino Musicians

Hopefully these young people will ensure the future of classical music in my country.

November 2011 Hi-Fi Show

Room 443 Harana/SETUP/Tono Collaboration Speaker system designed and built by Joey of Harana Audio - JBL D140 15" woofers in V-Vent 2 bins, Westrex T550A horn lens + JBL 375 compression drivers + Gauss super tweeters
JE Labs Simple 45 amp with Hashimoto OPTs and AT&S power transformer and chokes.
JE Labs 76/6SN7 line stage preamp with remote volume control
AT&S Power Transformer and Chokes
Tono erotique WE417>WE407 phono preamp
Garrard 301 + Fidelity Research FR64fx + Ortofon SPU Royal in a Harana Audio plinth
AT&S Technologies
 Made in the Philippines

Room 444
Pure Sound

Room 403

Room 451
Sounds 'N Images
DeVore Fidelity + Leben

Room 460

Room 440
Ortofon, Spendor, EAR and Olive

Room 446 and 447
LPs and CDs

LPs tested on a Rega system

People pics...