Rok založenia: 1994
Oblasť pôsobenia: Vicenza, Taliansko
Pathos Acoustics is founded in 1994 by the three Italian pioneers: Gaetano Zanini , Gianni Borinato and Paolo Andriolo in the Italian city Vicenza. A sophisticated city in the northern Italy, famous for its great monuments designed by architect Andrea Palladio. The tradition of making something outstanding has continued since the days of Paladio. Today the focus in the area is on metal production, jewelery and fashion. The city breeds innovation and invention just as it did in Paladios days. Pathos combines the past, present and future, making hi-fi jewelery– small monuments. Highly technolocial, and with designs and sound that leaves no doubt – these products offers something absolutely unique.
The Pathos story started some ten years ago by a "coinsidence". Gianni Borinato had an idea of a new amplifier circuit - he asked his two freinds Paolo Andriolo and Gaetano Zanini to help him exploring the opportunites of the topology. They constructed the first prototype and as Gaetano owned a high-end shop in Vicenza, they had optimal possibilities for testing and benchmarking. At first the three pioneers thought that the amplifier they used as reference was broken - but truth was that the new circuit provided outstanding sonic performance right from the very first prototype. There was little doubt – this amplifier was too good not to put in production. In other words, Pathos was born in order to develop and to propagate a new amplification circuit called INPOL (Inseguitore a Pompa Lineare = Linear Pump Tracker). INPOL is Pathos propetiary and the circuit holds a Worldwide Patent.
Paolo, who has a passion for industrial design, started to create the looks. The result ended up as the T.T. – of many claimed to be the most beautiful amplifier ever produced. One of the only hificlassics of its time – a living legend. Gaetano started up the production, making no compromises on components and materials.
The Pathos company was born, but given the market in which they were to operate in it was not an easy delivery: The audio sector is notoriously distinguished by the presence of thousands of brands, it is a small and hard business. But there was (is) for sure space for a brand serving innovative solutions and extraordinary designs. The hi-fi industry needed somebody who dared to follow “The unorthodox approach”. Pathos was therefore founded in the knowledge, that there is sufficient space for those who have something authentically new to propose in that exciting search for the maximum fidelity in the reproduction of music.