B-12GH ExclusiveOctober 27, 2017
Sumile MC CartridgeOctober 27, 2017
Oscar and Davide Di Tillio design and build their beautiful turntables in Pescara, Italy. Artisanal approach to creating a modern turntable on the idler-drive principle featuring noble materials, CAD design with precision tolerances, and traditional cabinetry methods. All tables are built around the same motor/drive design save the B-12GH Exclusive which adds 78 rpm and a slightly different control linkage. Tables are made in a full size plinth design with integrated tonearm base and some models can be ordered as a compact plinth (designated ‘C’) that is designed to use the outboard Pilastro tonearm base(s).
We started developing a pulley operated record player for personal use, since those produced in the past didn’t fully satisfy our requirements. Once completed the study of mechanical systems and materials able to satisfy our expectations, we started the design phase of high precision mechanisms and a Plinth able to exalt the pulley system reproduction quality and to host any arm of new or old production. Each Torqueo record player is a unique piece; this allows us to pay careful attention to the finishing and precise tuning of the mechanism. We are glad because our daily job is also our passion. We try to satisfy ourselves looking for the music’s soul and enjoying the process. Music has always been a reward of our job.
The philosophy of Torqueo Audio is to consider the record player a musical instrument, therefore, our principle is simple: “Harmonise material and technique” In fact, the mix of materials and architecture, combined with technical criteria, creates the desired sound result. Our aim is to gives the listener the emotional content of music, rejecting the current Hi-End trends that mortify the musicality of the sound message. It will never be the right sound if you first used to hear good live music. But it’s only few people who have this opportunity . Often you accept the convenience of digital instead of looking for the quality of the original recording. When we make a turntable, we want it sounds in an extraordinary way. This is not about an insane passion for the ‘hi-fi: it’s about getting closer to what musicians express during the recordings.