Paradise in Your Room!
Purpose of This Website
I began, in 2010, writing "Tonochi's Audio Room" in order to put my experiences as an audiophile in writing. I am only an amateur, though, I have experienced many things in my hobby, DIY audio, since 1970. Now I have my own point of view and methods in this field. I believe showing my experiences to public is meaningful in any way for people who are interesting in DIY audio. I'd appreciate if readers would refer to this website as a helpful information.
I wish that not only experienced audiophiles but beginners and music lovers
visit this website.
I was originally a liberal arts student. Now I can design circuits, PCBs and simple mechanisms. My designs may not as good as ones designed by professional engineers, but my audio equipment is as good as my friends praise very highly. Anyone with enthusiasm can build his/her own unique audio devices. I'd be very happy if any readers would take up DIY audio by being inspired by this website.
This website is originally written in Japanese. I would like this website
to be read by non-Japanese people. So I created this English edition. The
contents are the same as Japanese edition.
These days, machine translation (automatic translation) technology is advancing in quality, though, I translate my website by myself, because I'd like to express my opinion by my own words.
About Gaudi Project
In 1974, when I was 17, I concluded that the best audio system is 3-way multi-amplifier system (triamplified system), and started building it. I decided to build every component myself since I didn't have deep pockets. It was so difficult to build everything in a short period that I took a step-by-step strategy and started with a simple mono amplifier system.
It was a 5-year plan at first. But there was no good progress. The plan
was revised to a 10-year one, then a 20-year one... There seemed to be
In 1999, it seemed to me that I couldn't complete my audio system by the end of my life, and my system is like Sagrada Familia desinged by Antoni Gaudi. I named my audio system after the name of the great architect: Gaudi. And, I named the plan Gaudi Project.
Gaudi was completed in 2015, though, I decided to continue the project
because I thought I could improve Gaudi system further by utilizing what
I had learned from Gaudi Project.
I name the new system Gaudi II, which means Gaudi Version 2. I plan to make it the audio system of the highest sound quality.
On this website, the main theme is the system design of Gaudi II and its
implementation. Because I believe that the system-oriented approach is
fundamental to realize the best sound quality.
As of February 2021, the system design is completed, but the implementation has just begun. I hope the readers enjoy the process of building the audio system together with me.
NOBODY is my private brand for my self-build audio equipment.
For details, please see this page.
Pages on This Website
This website contains the pages shown below:
|Top page [Go]||The top page of this website "Tonochi's Audio Room II".|
|Info||This page; it explains the purpose of this website, and introduces pages here.|
|The page of the DIY audio system Gaudi II, which is the main subject of this website. This page gives a detailed explanation of the system. It also gives the current status and the history of Gaudi II.|
|The page of NOBODY, which is my private brand. This page introduces all NOBODY works from the first one to the latest.|
|The page of reference materials concerning audio; This page includes documents on my own methods and theories, called Tonochi Method and Tonochi Theory, respectively. It also contains the glossary, a list of references and information about tools for DIY audio.|
|About Me [Go]||The page of Tonochi's profile; it includes his biography, experiences and hobbies other than audio.|
|Contact [Go]||Email address of Tonochi and links to other websites Tonochi recommends.|
Link to the Old Website
This website is a sequel of the old version (Ver. 1) "Tonochi's Audio
Here's the link to the old website.
The terms concerning audio on this website are common terms in hi-fi circles.
But some of them are defined by Tonochi.
For details, see the glossary... here
The referances are indicated as 'Ref #3' on this website. The number is
designated in the reference list.
The reference list is on the page of 'FYI'... here
In this website, Tonochi provides technical information about audio devices
he designed. But he won't guarantee the design quality, because he is not
a professional engineer.
Tonochi won't take responsibilty if the reader isn't satisfied with the sound quality of the device he/she has built according to Tonochi's design. Tonochi won't take responsibility either if the reader suffers any damage by a trouble and/or an accident that may occur in building and/or use of his/her devices based on Tonochi's design.