Since 1989, we have been importing and distributing Symphonic Line into the US. The love of these incredibly beautiful and ultra-high performance units has been the main reason for us to get into the high end audio business. We believed that the word about these stunning components had to be spread.
Symphonic Line products are truly a labor of love for the world renown designer Rolf Gemein. He can easily be described as one of the few true high end audio pioneers. As early as the mid-70's, he experimented with then revolutionary design aspects such as different internal cables, different types of solders, the influence of resonance control in the amplifier chassis, ect. In 1979, Rolf started Symphonic Line with the intention of being solely responsible for the quest of the perfect musical "illusion". In the years, since, his incredible ear and most importantly, his tweaking and tuning abilities and complete devotion to music, produced phenomal international successes as born out by dozens of product-of-the-year, and best-at-show awards.
A common practice of many high end manufacturers, due mainly to increase profitability, is to change their product line every year. Unfortunately, too many fellow manufacturer are using this marketing and sales technique , which is inherently unfair to the customers. On the other hand, Rolf Gemein's relentless pursuit of excellence and his philosophical approach of "evolutionary maturing processes" of his designs produced truly world-class products such as the classic RG 1 and the Kraft- Reference series of amplifiers, the Erleuchtung tube preamplifier, and the RG 8 Gold cartridge, all being hailed as the very best in the US, Europe, and Asia alike.
As the exclusive importer for South-and North America, we at Odyssey will be debuting a separate web site for Symphonic Line soon. In the meantime, we'' like to invite you to check out the German site www.symphonic-line.de you'll have further questions regarding Symphonic Line, please feel free to contact us.