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Vinnie Rossi, proprietor of Red Wine Audio, has been enjoying a lot of positive press around his new 30.2 and 70.2 T-amps, much of it from With Vinnie's recent move into a new factory facility, Srajan thought it apropos for a moonie to check out his new digs. Living about twenty minutes away from the Red Wine Audio factory in nearby Meriden, Connecticut, I was the natural choice.

Srajan's review of Vinnie's latest 30.2 Signature amp summarizes the emergence of the T-amp in the mid-fi and audiophile marketplaces, and lays out all of the considerable improvements in the 30.2 amp over the prior 30.0 amp. On the heels of this review, Srajan will be checking out Vinnie's just-released Isabella tube preamp with onboard DAC (and possible headphone amp option). Your reporter below.

I arrived in the late morning at the late nineteenth-century industrial brick building in a mixed light industry and residential section of Meriden. Meriden should not be confused with the gold-coast towns of southwest Connecticut where tony shoreline mansions are populated by celebrities from all walks. Meriden is a blue-collar, somewhat economically depressed town halfway between New Haven and Hartford. It's a good place to find affordable industrial space, as Vinnie will attest. He rents a 2,000 square foot space on the second floor and it is clean and quite pleasant.

Vinnie's production line really does not require a lot of space. There is shelving along one wall for parts and chassis storage, along with partially assembled units. Down the other wall and in the center of the room are the assembly tables, soldering stations, and a test bench.

In the back, he stores his packing boxes and has access to a loading dock via a wonderful, old manually operated freight elevator. In the front, he has his office desk.