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  • #16
    I knew AJ only from email exchanges and he purchased a pair of Ralph's amps from me. Wonderful guy, sorry I won't get to meet him in person.

    Turntable: - 1. Fairchild 750/OMA slate plinth
    2. Analog Engineering AE-2008 MinusK support.
    Tonearm: 1. Schroder Custom
    2. Schick 12"
    3. Abis SA-1
    Cartridge: Miyajima Kansui and Premium BE Mono
    PhonoPre: AprilSound LR, EMIA Strain Gauge, EMIA silver SUT
    CD: Wadia 860x
    Server: Innuos Zen Mini Mk3
    DAC: Computer Audio Design 1543 Mk2
    Preamp: Bent Audio TAP-X w silver autoformers
    Amplifier: AprilSound SET50 monoblocks
    Speaker: Pioneer PAX-30C

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    • #17

      Armando Conti



      HOLLIS - Armando Conti, 59, of Hollis, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Hollis.

      Born July 24, 1957, in Winchester, Mass., he was the son of the late Armando and Susan (Hoban) Conti. He was also predeceased by one brother, Joseph Conti.

      Armando was the owner and founder of both Basis Audio, Inc. and Espresso Armando. He had an appreciation for fine coffee, becoming a noted authority and working with Starbucks, George Howell and other industry leaders.

      He had a passion for riding vintage and high-performance motorcycles. Armando loved classical music from an early age. He enjoyed jazz most of all and played the saxophone and drums. He made it his life's work designing and manufacturing precision Hi-Fi products in pursuit of ""The Truth"", as he called it, for playing back the most accurate music recordings. He also enjoyed Italian foods, made on his industrial pasta machine, and truly loved all things mechanical. He enjoyed photography, bicycle riding, playing baseball, skateboarding, ice skating, skiing, and mastering any challenging physical skill such as juggling, yo-yo tricks, making himself ambidextrous, and so much more.

      Survivors include his loving wife, Jolanta (Olszewska) Conti, of Hollis; two daughters, Christina Conti of Nashua and Mia Conti of Hollis; one son, Armando Conti of Hollis; three siblings and their spouses, Anthony Conti and his wife, Debbie, of North Andover, Mass., Mary Wardley and her husband, John, of Bedford, Mass., and Anne Marie Clausen and her husband, Aaron, of Newburyport, Mass.; three aunts, Olga Hannon, Thalia Hoban and Marti Holmes; as well as nieces and nephews, Michael and Lauren Conti, Sydney Clausen, and Zack and Luke Wardley.
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      SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held Friday October 14, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. A service will be held at 7:00 PM (immediately following visiting hours). Relatives, friends, and neighbors are respectfully invited to attend A Celebration of Life which will be held on Saturday October 15, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Alpine Grove, 19 South Depot Rd., Hollis, NH 03049. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401.

      In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Boston Children's Hospital. Contributions can be made at www.bostonchildrens.org/givenow. Or mail checks, payable to Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215. Please include ""Armando Conti"" in the memo line.

      Funeral Home
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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      • #18
        This is a picture taken years ago at CES of two members of the audio community that we've sadly lost. Joe Sammut and AJ Conti.


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        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
        ________________________________________

        -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
        -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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        • #19
          I was fortunate to have lived with 2 Basis tables with a Vector arm, working my way up to a 2800. Tremendous table and tremendous individual. Sudden Cardiac Death is such a devistating thing. I am saddened by this news. RIP A.J.

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