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Old 18th June 2017, 02:21 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 18th June 2017, 07:16 PM   #8
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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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