My friend, Romanovym, has started his grand project in becoming Mr. Cessaro since last year by first acquiring the Cessaro Air1 preamp. He then laid out his roadmap to acquire the matching Air 2 power amp. The scarcity of this amp is limited to 10 pairs due to the supply of the rare tubes used. Followed by the mega horn system Beethoven with 4 active field coil drives and 4 external power amps to drive the bass. The entire project takes about 18 months to complete dove-tailing nicely into his move to a new apartment in early 2017. I was told the choice of the apartment and its subsequent renovation plan were also based surrounding such mega system. Ralph and I did a site visit in Jul taking details even to measure the size of the lift and staircases to ensure a smooth setup of the gigantic horn base.
I am very delighted to be part of the team to make this happen and according to the latest projection, Air 2 will be delivered before the end of the year and Beethoven early next year.
I will leave Romanovym to further elaborate on why he wants to take up such challenge in his pursuit of the musical presentation that he longs for!