What's on the bench?
Rofiel's long awaited SE10 mono integrated amp...to 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!
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!
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
Violin, viola and chamber music mentor
Young Filipino Musicians
Hopefully these young people will ensure the future of classical music in my country.
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
Made in the Philippines