„Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.“
~ Leonardo da Vinci
Our aim: a perfect listening experience.
In this interview, Adam Wzietek, owner and product designer of “Audiovisual Art”, talks about his great passion: music and state-of-the-art technology.
The finest sound quality, high technical standards and outstanding design – these have long been the characteristics of the products marketed by your company “Audiovisual Art”. How did you come up with the idea of devoting yourself to the development of high-end audio products?
I first discovered my fascination for music when I started taking piano lessons at a young age. As I am technically inclined, I also studied for a degree in mechanical engineering. Since then, I have had the opportunity to listen to music through a wide variety of loudspeakers.
However, the ones that sounded best didn’t look very good, and the ones that looked good didn’t sound good. And I was never really impressed with the build quality and finish. I eventually realised that none of the products I had auditioned offered what I was looking for: excellent sound allied to a timeless yet contemporary design.
At some point, the idea of developing some really special speakers began to take shape. I was looking for a speaker with a timeless design that looked good from every angle. The speaker should reproduce music as realistically as possible, and at the same time fit seamlessly into any modern environment – from a domestic living room to prestigious yachts and boats or public and business premises.
We know that sound quality depends to a large extent on the listening environment. This is why our employees calibrate all of our speakers at the particular location in which they will be used.
By the way, we don’t apply the term “high-end” to our sound systems; there are now products selling for under 1,000 euros that claim to be high-end. We also don’t make our products available for the usual group tests in magazines. They simply nominate large numbers of “test winners” in each category and price segment, none of which come close to our level of intrinsic value and quality. We prefer to go our own way.
There are many companies all over the world building loudspeakers. What is your company’s recipe for success?
We are a team of international experts based in Italy. Our declared aim is to combine acoustics and aesthetics at the highest level and to offer our customers an outstanding sonic experience. Every day, we apply our many years of experience in the construction of machinery and loudspeakers to the production of high-performance, visually appealing and durable loudspeaker systems.
We use only the highest quality components and materials in our products. Our cabinets are stable and resonance-free – a prerequisite for highest quality sound. And the components we install in our cabinets to complete the system are just as important.
How important are the materials you use?
Nowadays, speaker cabinets are generally made from sheets of MDF (medium density fibreboard) and plastic, a popular, inexpensive materials that are very easy to process. We also make use of this (inferior, in my opinion) materials – for transport packaging!
Our enclosures are made exclusively from a combination of high mass and anti-magnetic materials. These include high-density hardwood, titanium, permalloy, stainless steel and aluminium alloys, bronze, granite, marble, carbon fibre and Kevlar.
We build for the future and want our customers to enjoy all of our speakers for many years to come. I can’t imagine a more worthwhile occupation.
Join us on our journey to a new acoustic dimension!