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Old 18th June 2017, 02:21 PM   #1
gene57 is offline gene57  United States
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Default Mauro Penasa tragically passed away

I'm sadly reporting that Mauro Penasa (mauropenasa here on diyAudio) tragically died in a motorbike crash, the past Friday, June 16th.
His contribution to diyAudio (MY_REF and audhiopile LM3886 among many other amplifiers) will be never forgotten.

I'm sharing Mauro's passion for audio design, and I had the honor and the blessing to work with him until few years ago (he was by far the best hardware engineer I ever worked with, active in biomedical equipment's design).

But, much more than that, Mauro was such a rare mix of gifted and deeply kind person, truly devoted to family life. He will always remain in my heart, and I like to dream that one day he will be able to teach us - again - some other clever design solution...

Most sincere condolences to his family, in this painful time.
Gianluca Generali

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Old 18th June 2017, 02:37 PM   #2
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Sad news indeed, my condolences to friends and family.
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Old 18th June 2017, 04:36 PM   #3
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Very sad news. He will be remembered and missed every time I turn on the MyRef amp
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Old 18th June 2017, 06:49 PM   #4
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Ouch !!!!
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Old 18th June 2017, 07:04 PM   #5
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What a sad news

Mauro, Rest In Peace.

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Old 18th June 2017, 07:09 PM   #6
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Audio and motorbikes - my kind of guy.

RIP, Mauro, and thank you for your legacy.

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Old 18th June 2017, 07:12 PM   #7
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I wish his family will get through this pain as it is the living we must now help.

For me, his amplifier shows a good deal of imagination and great engineering. I have been tempted to try something similar, using a tube front end with his current-pump output stage inside the feedback loop of a pentode or similar. You see, how he inspires. Great attitude from his postings too. He will be missed.
"The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed." Robert M Pirsig.

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Old 18th June 2017, 07:16 PM   #8
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RIP Mauro
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Old 18th June 2017, 10:08 PM   #9
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Thanks a lot Mauro. RIP.
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Old 18th June 2017, 10:36 PM   #10
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Terrible news. R. I. P.
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