Mel Audio Design Group srl
Mel Audio Design Group srl was founded in 2001 with the aim of promoting the Mel Audio brand that has been present on the Italian market for almost 20 years.
Mel Audio offers a complete range of high end audio products: CD players, integrated amplifiers, preamplifiers, amplifiers, converters, loudspeakers, turntables and tone arms. The range is completed by power cables, interconnection cables and conditioners.
Sound quality reaches excellent levels only if all the components of an audio equipment are made by following the same philosophy: enable the listener to feel like being at a concert, to have the same emotions. The listenter should not realise the presence of the Hi-Fi set which is sending forth the sound, the latter should not be coloured or edulcorated, but it should be transmitted without interference.
Mel Audio is committed to building up a special relationship with its clients. We offer professional pre and post sales service, warranty programmes for used appliances and maintenance programmes, because a Mel Audio product lasts long and the pleasure of owning one has to be constantly renewed.
The art of sound
Mel Audio gives great importance to its co-operation with musicians and people working in the music business that give a precious contribution at the beginning of a new project, the realisation of prototypes and the final test phase.
The engineering and creation of prototypes are all carried out in-house. The production of the cabinets in aeronautical aluminium for the amplifiers and the Horama speakers and the wooden cabinets for the remaining speakers is outsourced to suppliers with proven experience. Each delivered component undergoes a quality control before being assembled by highly specialised employees. Also the following steps of finishing; sand-blasting, shot peening, polishing, anodization or varnishing are carried out by hand. After being assembled each product undergoes tests and controls in compliance with the CEI EN 60065 norms.
The production procedure consists in hollowing out a 25mm thick block of Ergal in computerised laboratories with laser controlled tolerance tests. The parts are then polished and sand-blasted to create a matt/shiny effect which is resistant through time thanks to an additional step of anodization.
The mind behind Mel Audio is Enrico Lusuardi, a professional musician with a background in electrical engineering. He succeeded in fulfilling a lifelong desire: capturing the heart and soul of the music he plaid on stage and in the recording studio and to recreate the same audio experience at home. Endless hours were dedicated to the design of each link in the stereo system. The result was a stunningly complete high end audio.
"I was a professional guitar player until 1978 and in the mid 80's I started to design high end audio components, because I cannot think of a life without the joy that music can bring. Listening to good music as well as surrounding myself with unique objects are pleasures I would not consider to live without. The products I design are able to surprise for their essential shapes, their functionality and their high performance. I like to think that they are able to create and communicate emotions, as I believe that only an object that can give sensations, is a very special object that deserves to be kept forever."
Mel Audio Design Group srl