Art of the Artisan
Before there was Sonneteer, the founders, as young students were busy tuning up recording equipment, mixing desks and microphones so that the music recordings they were making and working on sounded just right. In fact the roots of the first amplifier as well as being a final year degree project was an amplifier made to monitor music recordings as “I really wasn’t happy with the rubbish I was using” said Haider Bahrani[Sonneteer founder]. Remo Casadei [the other Sonneteer founder] spent a lot of his student days sitting behind mixing desks and fiddling with the electronics as Haider and his band were making enough noise to disturb the neighbourhood.
Ultimately they were obsessed with making things sound how they wanted it and it didn’t matter what they used or how they did it. The fact is, the music was far more important to them than the equipment or how it was kept. Even today if you ask them and despite their huge efforts to make their products fit seamlessly in your living space it’s more important that the music you love is giving you goose pimples as you are sitting down with your cup of coffee and reading a magazine. Other leisurely activities are also available. Just as long as music is involved.
Today, all Sonneteer products are assembled by hand with one person taking responsibility for each unit made. Not one single Sonneteer music playing product leaves the workshop without being listened to by one of the founders. It is said that they can tell if a Campion has a wrong component in it simply by listening to the first note of a melody played through it.