• PHILOSOPHY

    If Fritz Lang could have imagined a Line Preamplifier in his most extraordinary and visionary cult movie, Metropolis, he would have certainly used an AudioVisore™ ForteVita™, designed by Lorenzo Boni™. A cutting edge device with an innovative technology that outlines a time to come, an obsession that greatly pervades development and progress.

    Three knobs, shaped drop, are placed over the shimmering top plate of the AudioVisore™, reflecting the skyscrapers of Metropolis, symbol of contradictions of an era. These knobs, thanks to a state of the art technology called MC-SGS™ (Multiple Control - Single Gain Stage), set the overall gain control of the Line Preamplifier and harmonize a game of perfect refined balance, leading the listener into a 4D spatial and visual experience. The sonic result brings forth a collection of tonal and dynamic contrasts shaping an outstanding musical texture. Love and Hate, Light and Shadow, Physics and Metaphysics are imprisoned in the ForteVita™ Sound with the same intensity experienced by the Author while creating his Masterpiece. Love can not be recreated but, if destruction is worth a feeling then every science rips off his scientist to an era turning him universally eternal and giving him the power of creation, destruction and mythmaking.

    TIMBER AND HARMONIC MODEL

    Natural sounds sources produce complex waveforms made of thousands harmonics. The relationship between the fundamental and harmonics creates the timbre. The richness of a sound is produced by the complex combination of its harmonic content. In Audio reproduction the quality of the total harmonic distortion (THD) is much more important with respect to its quantity (Jean Hiraga). Infact, an audio device with lower THD could provide inferior listening results with respect to another one with higher THD but with a different distorsion pattern (John Curl). The optimum harmonic distortion should be characterized by a progressive decreasing harmonic distribution pattern (Jean Hiraga) with the absense of unpleasant and dissonant higher order products - 5th, 7th and 9th (John Curl). According to our experience, different harmonic distorsion models are strictly correlated to different subjective sonic results.

    RECORDINGS AND AUDIO SYSTEM TONAL UNBALANCE

    On the other hand, not only Audio System, but also Studio and Live recordings may vary tremendously with respect to sonic quality (Mark Levinson). A recording optimized for one system may not sound “Right” on different one. Levinson suggested that Equalization could be a usefull tool to virtually resolve the most “Tonal Unbalance”. The Audio Palette was designed to improve the Musical reproduction by an ultra-sophisticated parametric equalizer, which unfortunately affected the frequency response and thus the characteristic of the Audio Signal.

    REVOLUTIONARY MC-SGS™ TECHNOLOGY

    The AudioVisore represents the pragmatic solution to the tonal unbalance of most audio systems and musical material. This Line Amplifier operates on a “Harmonic Equalization”. The MC-SGS™ (Multiple Control - Single Gain Stage) allows to finely calibrate the proper “Working Point” of the Single Gain Stage adjusting the exact position of the Volume, the Gain and the OverDrive, without feedback and without affecting the frequency response.This process determines the natural amount of different odd and even harmonic components as demonstraded by exhaustive measurements with a FFT Spectrum Analyzer.

    APPROCHING NEW HORIZON WITH THE MC-SGS™

    A Skilled User will easily find the “Right Harmonic Model” by an simple and accurate setting of the Volume, Gain and OverDrive Controls, without affecting the overall amount of the THD which has to be as low as possible as previously postulated (N.H. Crowhurst, “Basic Audio”, 1959). The result will produce outstanding improvements in terms of transient response, tonal balance, dynamic range, 4D and harmonic distortion. We developed this Line Preamplifier to be both accurate for the Sound Engineer and comfortable for the AudioPhile even after many hours of listening. Our goal was the ultimate achievement in the musical reproduction and not to profit in the marketplace. We are definitely aware that the Brand New Proprietary MC-SGS™ Technology has completely redefined the standards of the Line Preamplifiers that they will be extremely hard to be overcome even in the next twenty or thirty years to come.

  • FUTURAMA™

    drawing inspiration from the AudioVisore we developed our Studio Standard Reference Line Preamplifier sharing the same MC-SGS™ Technology. Althogh, Futurama is one the most sought Line Preamplifier by Sound Engineer during the Mastering Session, this Line Preamplifier provides exceptional features with regard to both studio and audiophile behaviours.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Power Consumption 20 W Maximum
    Operating Voltage 90 to 264 VAC power at 47 to 63 Hz
    Connector Complement 1 Balanced XLR stereo input
    1 Single-ended RCA stereo input
    1 Balanced XLR stereo output
    1 Single-ended RCA stereo output
    1 Coaxial 24 VDC connector
    Gain Variable in Continuum
    Controls Volume, Gain and OverDrive
    Input Impedance RCA 90k
    Input Impedance XRL 20k
    Output RCA Impedance < 100 ohm
    Output XRL Impedance < 50 ohm
    THD+N Very low and depending on the MC-SGS™ Setting
    Feedback or feedforward Null
    Bandwidth 0.2 Mhz
    MC-SGS Level I updated with the new Futurama Technology
    Slew Rate 870  (V/μs)
    Weight 14 Kg including PSU
    Dimensions 480 x 80 x 290 mm
    Optional Balanced XLR Stereo Input and Output x2
    Top Plate Full 7mm copper
    Bottom Plate Full 3 mm copper
    Chassis Solid 2 mm Copper and Alluminium Front Plate
    Price 13.400 Euro

     

  • PANORAMA™

    The Panorama is Stereo Power amplifier provided with 1KVA power transformer. It operates with the Ultra Compact Proprietary Tecnology. The signal path pass throght only three stages (Input, Driver and Power Stages) A special Symmetrical Current Feedback is employed in order to reduce time domain errors. The slew rate of this power amplifier is remarkale. This Stereo Power Amplifier enhaces the utmost feature of the Line Preamplifier without affecting the sound with the classical problem related to the ability of the amplier to drive the speaker. Althogh Panorama is one the most sought Stereo Power Amplifier by Spund Engineer Power Amplifier during the Mastering Session, this Stereo Power Amplier represents an exceptional complement even for our state of the Art Line Preamplifier such as the AudioVisore AudioGraph and Cinemascope.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Operating Voltage 115 or 230 VAC, 50-60 Hz
    Connector Complement 1 Balanced XLR Mono input
    1 Single-ended RCA Mono Input
    Ultra Compact Technology Three Stages (Input, Driver and Power Stage)
    Single Ended Input Impedance 20k
    Differential Input Impedance 40k
    Power Watt RMS 100 at 8 O; 180 at 4 O
    Biased into Class A/B
    Power Bandwidth DC-0,2 Mhz
    THD-N (1 Khz) 0.05% at 100 watt into 8 O
    Dampening Factor at 100 Hz at 8 ohm 1080
    Slew Rate 240 V/µs
    Differential Input Gain 33.2 dB
    Feedback Symmetrical Curent Feedback
    Weight 21 Kg
    Dimensions 390 x 280 x 290 mm
    Top Plate Full 7 mm copper
    Bottom Plate Full 3 mm copper
    Chassis Solid Copper and Alluminium Front Plate
    Price 14.800 Euro

     

  • AUDIOVISORE™

    We manufactured four models of AudioVisore™ Line Preamplifiers. All of them share the proprietary MC-SGS™ (Multiple Control - Single Gain Stage) Technology. The AudioVisore I, the AudioVisore III, the AudioGraph and the CinemaScope are ultrafast, fully discrete, no feedback, pure Class A and DC coupled full solid state Line Preamplifiers. Each model presents peculiar features related to special circuital refinements, electronic components and definite sonic results.

    AUDIOVISORE I SUPER

    The Model I operates on a Level Two MC-SGS™.
    This Circuitry has been updated with Futurama™ Technology.
    The Slew Rate of the AudioVisore I Super™ is 1000 V/µs.
    The output buffer is a current controlled Silicon Class A output stage.

    AUDIOVISORE III SUPER

    The Model III operates on a Level Three MC-SGS™.
    This Circuitry has been updated with Futurama™ Technology.
    The Slew Rate of the AudioVisore III Super™ is 3000 V/µs.
    The output buffer is a current controlled Silicon Class A output stage.

    AUDIOVISORE AUDIOGRAPH

    This is a Limited Edition of the AudioVisore™ III. The AudioGraph operates on a Level Four MC-SGS™ Technology. This Line Preamplifier employes in the MC-SGS™ ultra rare vintage high-transconductance jFets. The input stage has been dramatically improved to achive the best coupling to the SGS to preserve the quality of the audio signal. The output buffer is a current controlled jFet-Germanium Class A Power Stage.

    THE AUDIOGRAPH LINE PREAMPLIFIER SHOWS THE AUDIO SIGNAL AS WELL AS A TEKTRONIX OSCILLOSCOPE PROJECTS AN ELECTRON BEAM ON ITS SCREEN.

    AUDIOVISORE CINEMASCOPE

    This is a Limited Edition of the AudioVisore™ III. The CinemaScope operates on a Level Four MC-SGS™ Technology. This Line Preamplifier employes in the MC-SGS™ ultra rare vintage high-transconductance jFets. The input stage has been dramatically improved to achive the best coupling to the SGS to preserve the quality of the audio signal. The output buffer is a current controlled jFet-Germanium Class A Power Stage.

    THE CINEMASCOPE LINE PREAMPLIFIER TRANSLATES THE LIGHT AND MATERIA OF THE SOUND INTO AN ANAMORPHIC EXPERIENCE.

    CNC CONTRUCTION PROCESS

    The AudioVisore is manufactured with 5-Axis CNC machines to ensure maximum precision. The process starts with solid beech wood cut into blocks undergoing to several separate milling operations. The final product is then painted with special enamels of different colours according to the customer's requirements.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Power Consumption 20 W Maximum
    Operating Voltage 90 to 264 VAC power at 47 to 63 Hz
    Connector Complement 1 Balanced XLR Stereo Input
    1 Single-ended RCA Stereo Input
    1 Balanced XLR stereo output
    1 Single-ended RCA stereo output
    1 Coaxial 24 VDC connector
    Gain Variable in Continuum
    Controls Volume, Gain and OverDrive
    Input Impedance RCA 90k
    Input Impedance XRL 20k
    Output RCA Impedance < 100 ohm
    Output XRL Impedance < 50 ohm
    THD-N Low and depending on the MC-SGS™ Setting
    Feedback or feedforward Null
    Weight 14 Kg including PSU
    Dimensions 390 x 170 x 280 mm
    Optional Balanced XLR Stereo Input and Output x2
    Top Plate Full 7 mm copper
    Bottom Plate Full 3 mm copper
    Chassis Solid Beech CNC mold

     

    SYNOPTIC TABLE OF THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE AUDIOVISORE (AV) MODELS

    Models Bandwidth
    (No servo)
    MC-SGS
    (LEVEL)
    SLEW RATE
    (V/µS)
    TRANSISTORS
    TYPE
    SHOP AV
    (Euro)
    AV I Super DC-0.5 Mhz II 1000 jFet Silicon 24.000
    AV III Super DC-1.0 Mhz III 3000 jFet Silicon 32.800
    AV Audiograph DC-2.0 Mhz IV 5000 Silicon Germanium 44.800
    AV Audiograph DC-2.0 Mhz IV 5000 Silicon Germanium 44.800

     

  • AUDIOMOTORE™

    We manufactured two models of AudioMotore™ Power Amplifier to reproduce the utmost timbre accuracy and dynamic range provided by our “state of the art” Line Preamplifier and to drive the most qualified loudspeakers on the audio market.

    Umberto Boccioni, the Inventor of the Plastic Dynamism, deeply inspired Lorenzo Boni, the designer the AudioVisore ForteVita stronly resembling a genuine Futurist Sculpture.

    AUDIOMOTORE STEREO

    The AudioMotore™ Stereo is provided with 1KVA power toroidal transformer. It operates on the Ultra Compact™ Proprietary Tecnology. The signal path goes through only three stages (Input, Driver and Power Stage) A proprietary Symmetrical Current Feedback topology is employed to reduce time domain errors. The slew rate of this power amplifier is remarkale. This Stereo Power Amplifier enhances the utmost peculiar features of the Line Preamplifier without affecting the sound with the classical problem due to the limits of the power amplifier to drive speakers. The AudioMotore Stereo is among the most detalied, musical, dynamic and 4D power amplifier ever built.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Operating Voltage 115 or 230 VAC, 50-60 Hz/td>
    Connector Complement 1 Balanced XLR Mono Input
    1 Single-ended RCA Mono Input
    Ultra Compact Technology Three Stages (Input, Driver and Power Stage)
    Single Ended Input Impedance 20k
    Differential Input Impedance 40k
    Power Watt RMS 100 at 8 O; 180 at 4 O
    Biased into Class A/B
    Power Bandwidth DC-0,2 Mhz
    THD-N (1 Khz) 0.03% at 100 watt into 8 O
    Dampening Factor at 100 Hz at 8 ohm 1080
    Slew Rate 240 V/µs
    Differential Input Gain 33.2 dB
    Feedback Symmetrical Current Feedback
    Weight 21 Kg
    Dimensions 390 x 280 x 290 mm
    Top Plate Full 7 mm copper
    Bottom Plate Full 3 mm copper
    Chassis Solid Beech CNC molded
    Price 28.400 Euro

     

    AUDIOMOTORE MONOBLOCK

    The AudioMotore MonoBock is a Mono Power amplifier provided with 1KVA power transformer each. It operates with the Ultra Compact Proprietary Technology. The signal path pass through only three stages (Input, Driver and Power Stages) A special Symmetrical Current Feedback is employed in order to reduce time domain errors. The slew rate of this power amplifier is remarkable. These Monoblocks enhance the utmost peculiar features of the Line Preamplifier without affecting the sound with the classical problem due to the limits of the power amplifier to drive speakers. These Monoblocks are among the most detalied, musical, dynamic and 4D power amplifier ever built.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Operating Voltage 115 or 230 VAC, 50-60 Hz/td>
    Connector Complement 1 Balanced XLR Mono Input
    1 Single-ended RCA Mono Input
    Ultra Compact Technology Three Stages (Input, Driver and Power Stage)
    Single Ended Input Impedance 20k
    Differential Input Impedance 40k
    Power Watt RMS 150 at 8 O; 280 at 4 O
    Biased into Class A/B
    Power Bandwidth DC-0,2 Mhz
    THD-N (1 Khz) 0.04% at 150 watt into 8 O
    Dampening Factor at 100 Hz at 8 ohm 1280
    Slew Rate 240 V/µs
    Differential Input Gain 31.8 dB
    Feedback Symmetrical Current Feedback
    Weight 18 Kg
    Dimensions 390 x 280 x 290 mm
    Top Plate Full 7 mm copper
    Bottom Plate Full 3 mm copper
    Chassis Solid Beech CNC molded
    Price 44.800 Euro

     

  • LIFESTYLE

    The AudioVisore and the AudioMotore are essential and refined objects like the sound they produce. A proud body, as the heart of ForteVita, able to give deep emotions. And it's from the heart that our work began because from the heart the music starts. We love copper for its color, for its physical and chemical properties and for what it represents in our culture. We strongly wanted the copper to identify ForteVita. But a sculpture not only feeds of light but also of darkness giving deep to the sound. Wood is synonymous with music, sound and vibrations par excellence. The musical instruments are made of wood and wood had to be the material of the container. But it is that sound, intense and three-dimensional, wrapped like a fluid bringing to the primordial element par excellence like water, our origin. And we wanted to make it an Icon of the Audiovisore ForteVita imagining the knobs just like drops of water.

    RENDERING BY LORENZO BONI

    Metropolis’ SkyScraper reflected on the Top shimmering plate of the AudioVisore.

    An apparently stocastic distribution of the ForteVita Family.

    An Olympic-size distribution of the of the ForteVita Family.

    My daughter forgot the AudioVisore III on the parquet of her bedroom.

    The AudioMotore Monoblock and the AudioVisore Cinemascope on a Mangiarotti table. Confortable and astonishing.

    The AudioMotore Stereo and the AudioVisore III on a Mangiarotti table in a Cassina lifestyle.

    The AudioMotore Stereo and the AudioVisore III lying on a Mangiarotti table. Sic et simpliciter.

    The AudioMotore Stereo and the AudioVisore Cinemascope lying on a gorgeous marble table in a Cassina lifestyle.

    A perfect blend of all the human senses.

    Repetita iuvant.

    The ForteVita Family makes more beautiful the Beauty.

    The ForteVita Family feel perfectly at ease even with the essential.

    The ForteVita AudioMotore MonoBlok and the AudioVisore AudioGraph in pure gold shimmering plate finishing. When the most is the best!!!

     

  • Rassegna Stampa

    La Milano Hi-End è sempre stato uno degli eventi più importanti dedicati agli amanti della musica "doppio canale", organizzato dal The Sound Of The Valve, con la collaborazione delle più importanti riviste del settore, tra cui AudioReview. In questa occasione che ha avuto luogo 5-6 marzo 2011, presso il Jolly Hotel Convention Center Hotel SANTA CLARA, ForteVita™ ha presentato al pubblico i suoi migliori Program Amplifiers, il Relevant 3, il relevantv 7.5 ed il Relevant 8 ed il suo primo Finale Dual Mono a stato solido. Il Sig. Alfredo di Pietro ha descritto questo evento aperto a tutti coloro che amano la musica e che vuole vivere un'esperienza che raggiungerà il cuore nel suo diario web "NON SOLO AUDIOFILI"

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    Telefono: +39 335-17-86-276

    E-mail: info (at) fortevita.it


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