ANDREA RICCI

My Story

INTERVIEW WITH

Andrea Ricci

1993

The first collaborations with the Turin High Fidelity stores begin.


1995

The Spirit brand comes to life in a series of furniture and
supports for Hi Fi equipment made of mahogany and walnut.


1996

With a Dac Jvc z1010 and two Sennheiser 441 microphones
the adventure of field recording begins.

1999

Starts his collaboration as audio technician with the association Amici del teatro Regio and the orchestras of the Rai Italian TV National Symphony Orchestra.


2000

The Spirit Vision system is born as a reworking and reinterpretation of the Infinity IRS 2.5 system.


2001

The collaboration with the musical association Polincontri classica of the Politecnico di Torino begins.

2002

Preparation of the auction announcement for the audio system of the renovated Aula Magna. Spirit becomes a record label with the purpose of recording the concert lessons and concerts of the classical Polincontri season. The recordings are set with a bimicrophonic field effect technique and fine-tuned with Stax and Sennheiser headphone systems and then verified with the Vision system.


2003

Collaborations with various musical associations of the Turin Panorama start.


2006

The use of commercial headphones has now expanded not only to monitor recordings, but also as a reference for the tuning of audio systems.

2007

The first modifications on closed and open commercial headphones begin, experimenting on the potential of different sound reproduction technologies.


2014

Spirit becomes a prototyping laboratory dealing with the preparation and modification of a considerable number of headphones to meet the needs of enthusiasts.

2016

The MMXVI is the first headphone designed starting from a commercial product and proposed as an experiment in design development shared with the Audiophile Gazebo Forum, followed by other headphones such as the Monoblock and the M3.


2017

Andrea Ricci assembles the first Twin Pulse prototype, what will become the world’s first isobaric headphone motor unit.


2017

The Twin Pulse is decorated for the first time with the dragon design: the Ragnarr version dedicated to the Viking King was born, which today is the prerogative of the professional versions.

2017

The experiments with Binaural recordings begin.


2018

Thanks to the help of an investment group, the Spirit Torino comes to life in its present form, prototyping and development can finally continue without compromise and the first series of Spirit Torino products is presented at Munich High end with the Superleggera, Grande and Twin Pulse.


2018

Spirit becomes a sponsor of musical events such as the Rapalline jazz festival in Albenga and collaborates with many musicians both for the use of headphones in recording studios as well as for the Binaural recording technique.

2019

Experimentation with magnetic fields applied to headphone drives allows the development of a drive with exceptional characteristics in terms of impulse speed and motion control.
Dekoni and Spirit rethink from scratch the pad concept that goes from thermal memory foam to alcantara and leather.


2019

For the first time at the Tokyo Headphone festival the Radiante is presented: the first headphone in the world with an external passive radiator. In April 2019, Spirit obtains second and third place awards with the Superleggera and Twin Pulse, and the Gold Award in November 2019 with the Radiante.


2020

The VPS variable ventilation system of the Pad is born defining the concept of responsible My-fi introduced for the first time in the Titano.