Crafting Experiences

For two decades, Vinnie Rossi has dedicated itself to crafting more than just exceptional audio components; we create immersive experiences. Our passion for music and pursuit of perfection drive us to hand-assemble our products in the USA, blending timeless design with cutting-edge technology. Each piece is more than a high-end audio component; it is a work of art that seamlessly blends into any listening environment while delivering incredible sound reproduction.

 

Committed to Excellence

Our unwavering commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of our design process. We continuously strive for improvement, pushing the boundaries of sound quality, innovative design, and meticulous build. At Vinnie Rossi, we don’t just meet expectations – we exceed them. We take pride in setting the standard for excellence in high-end audio and back our products with an industry-leading 10-year warranty.


Introducing the Brama Collection 

 

At the heart of the new 2nd generation Brama Collection lies a steadfast dedication to analog sound, where each component is designed to deliver a rich, immersive audio experience that captivates the senses. Every note is rendered with breathtaking clarity, depth, and texture, enveloping listeners in a sonic realm that mirrors the live music experience. Instruments and vocals are reproduced with remarkable detail and precision, revealing nuances and subtleties in familiar tracks that may have previously gone unnoticed. 

Beyond its exquisite sound, Brama’s design embodies simplicity with a purpose. The components are intuitively designed for effortless operation, allowing users to immerse themselves fully in the music without distraction. The Brama Remote handset exemplifies this ethos, boasting a sleek design, tactile buttons, and an intuitive menu system that enhances the overall listening experience. Discover the art of sound with Brama and elevate your audio journey to new heights.

Industrial design that passes the test of time. 

 

BRAMA, a word that translates to craving, or desire from its Italian origins, also encompasses the raison d’être of this endeavor. The industrial design of the Vinnie Rossi Brama Collection (now in its 2nd generation) is the result of a collaborative effort, with a common goal of creating a timeless object that would captivate those drawn to innovative technology, and be enamored by eternal beauty.

At the onset of this collaboration, our discussions centered around a key question: what makes for timeless design? Timelessness is not classic, nor modern or futuristic. A timeless design piece is positively unadorned and sheltered from passing trends, and this is precisely what we were looking for. As such, the Brama Collection is an attempt at redefining indulgence in the most elegant and enduring fashion.


Proportions are meticulously calibrated and each piece that comprises the chassis design is in a harmonious relation to another. Everything feels properly sized, balanced, and in its right place. The Brama Collection unifies rational lines to sensual curvatures. A curvature, as opposed to a simple radius, deals with reflections in a more sophisticated way that plays between light and surface with every corner of the device.

In terms of materials, they need to feel as premium as they appear. The entire main body of Brama is machined from a solid block of high-grade Aluminum-6063. This is the unquestionable choice for strength, resistance to corrosion, and surface quality. A fine micro bead-blast finishing treatment is applied to reveal the smoothest surface quality possible. The main body also acts as an excellent heat sink, a property we fully take advantage of.

Precision laser engraving is used for the logo and text. The parts involved in transitioning over to other materials, such as the feet and gauge bezels, are polished to reveal a mirror-like finish offering a visually appealing and dynamic design. We trust in an audience seeking refinement over some false sense of luxury, so shininess was applied with restraint. The voluntary absence of any unjustified flourishes is the expression of our take on modern luxury.

As for the user interface, we quickly agreed that analog is king. Brama uses knobs and an analog gauge. It is impossible to put into words the tactile satisfaction that comes from turning solid machined knobs attached to Swiss-made, precision-stepped rotary encoders. A custom designed gauge hand hovering over a bespoke analog gauge face is also quite a sight to enjoy seen through its sapphire glass window. Much like the best watch dials, we aimed for the gauge faces of the Brama Collection to convey a delicate balance between necessity (information) and clarity (readability). This is also true in a dark room setting, as the gauge is backlit to offer a subtle glow resembling a full moon in the night sky. It was essential for us to provide users with this level of intimate experience that focuses on satisfying sensory feedback.

This is not to say that we dispute the legitimacy of a digital interface. It can and should be implemented in an intuitive way, as demonstrated by the Brama Remote with its high-resolution LCD. This puts full control into the hand of the listener from the comfort of their chair and allows for Brama to be uncluttered with additional buttons or series of manipulations. In many ways this is a celebration of the best of both worlds, where analog and digital unite to offer users a truly unique experience.

In Italian, brama also evokes a deep desire that is just out of reach, a sort of eternal romanticism. In many ways, this sentiment has resonated throughout the entire creative process. Our goal was to design an object of lasting allure that could stand the test of time. The outcome is not only technologically rich and aesthetically pleasing, but an everlasting record of the vision of two passionate dreamers. A sleek design with all the power and functionality desired in a true high-end audio component, the Brama Collection exceeds our goals. Expect the exceptional!

Voltaire once said, the ear is the avenue to the heart. Perhaps timeless design may be the path to awakening the soul.

Vinnie Rossi & Olivier Raymond Studio for Industrial Design