In 2017, just as it appeared on the market we put our hands ,eyes and Ears on the Italian new-comer into the audio world: Riviera Audio Laboratories. At that point we loved the look and we only knew the sound of company’s integrated AIC-10 amplifier, which sonic-wise put it spell over us already. But it took us few more months to research RAL‘s approach deeper and finally go for the brand representation in the UK.
A bit of history about RAL:
Riviera Audio Laboratories s.r.l. was founded in January 2017: it aims to produce innovative quality products for the highest end of the audio market. Riviera has brought together the complementary skills of three members to produce audio components aimed at bringing new advances in analogue sound, merging passion, technology and innovation.
First and foremost, Luca Chiomenti is the company’s audio designer and engineer. He has been designing and manufacturing Hi-Fi systems since the 1990s, combining both technical expertise and craftsmanship which now find their expression in Riviera products.
Silvio Delfino deals with imports and exports. He has tried and tested experience in global marketing and sales in the field of Italian audio high end. He now turns his considerable expertise to Riviera.
Marco Muzio is an expert in industrial design and rendering for mechanical applications; he brings to Riviera his outstanding skills to chassis design and manufacturing.
Riviera is the future to be heard in analogue.
Riviera started with development of the best electronics they are capable to develop, so right from the Olympus. Today, RAL is offering 4 products in their portfolio with 2 more, the standard preamplifier and simplified reference mono-blocks, to be realised on September 2018.
here is a short list:
AIC-10 : Integrated Headphone Amplifier
AFC-10 : The same circuit as above , but without preamplification section, so just head-amp and power mp in one.
APV 01 : RAL’s best word for now for the Reference Preamp approach.
AFM-50: RAL’s reference mono amps
AFM-25: RAL’s standard mono amps, TBA on September 2018
APV-10: RAL’s standard preamplifier, TBA on September 2018