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Pathos Acoustics was founded in 1994 by three Italian pioneers: Gaetano Zanini, Gianni Borinato and Paolo Andriolo, in the Italian city of Vicenza. A sophisticated city in northern Italy, famous for its great monuments designed by architect Andrea Palladio. The tradition of making something outstanding has continued since the days of Palladio. Today the focus in the area is on metal production, jewellery and fashion. This city still promotes innovation and invention just as it was used to at the time of Palladio. Pathos combines past, present and future, making hi-fi jewellery small monuments. Highly technological, and with designs and sound that leave no doubt – these products offers something absolutely unique.

The idea

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Pathos story started in 1994 by a "coincidence". Gianni Borinato had an idea of a new amplifier circuit and he asked his two friends Paolo Andriolo and Gaetano Zanini to help him exploring the opportunities of this technology. So they manufactured the very first prototype; as Gaetano owned a high-end shop in Vicenza, they had the best possibilities for testing and benchmarking. At first the three pioneers thought that the amplifier they used as reference was broken - but the fact of the matter was the new circuit provided outstanding sonic performances, straight from the very first prototype. Doubts were first instilled, but this amplifier was too good not to be produced. In other words, Pathos was born in order to develop and to spread a new amplification circuit called INPOL (Inseguitore a Pompa Lineare = Linear Pump Tracker). INPOL is Pathos property and the circuit holds a Worldwide Patent.


Design and production


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Paolo, who has a passion for industrial design, started to create the look. The result ended up as the T.T. – hailed by many to be the most beautiful amplifier ever produced. One of the few hi-fi classics of its time – a living legend. Gaetano started up the production, making no compromises on components and materials. Along with the technical innovation, the design and high finish of the products are very important as well. Through the years the idea “uglier they look and better they sound” has been pretty common within the audio business. Pathos proved they were all wrong. Pathos products speak to many of our senses – anyone can appreciate them every day. Just a look at a Pathos product is enough to make the customer feel, that he/she purchased something exclusive. Sometimes it is better to listen with your eyes open. All Pathos products are hand made in Vicenza (Italy) by following a long tradition of Italian craftsmanship. Only the finest selected components are used to ensure a peerless quality; all products are taken through a careful test-program to guarantee their quality. Unique products deserve unique treatment.

A new opportunity for the market


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The Pathos company was born, but it was not an easy release, considering the market in which it was going to work. The audio branch is notoriously known by the presence of thousands of brands, it is a small and hard business. But for sure there was – and there is – enough space for a brand offering innovative solutions and extraordinary designs. The hi-fi industry needed somebody who dared to follow “the unorthodox approach”. Pathos was therefore founded in the knowledge, that there is enough space for those who have something authentically new to introduce, in that exciting search for the maximum fidelity in the reproduction of music.

A new philosophy


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The PHILOSOPHY that accompanies Pathos brand, "the unorthodox approach", effectively created the benchmark of the business philosophy. The Pathos approach to the reproduction of music does not know dogmas or rules, but the goal is clear: to reproduce music in the most authentic way. Making products similar or equal to those already existing on the market does not fit to Pathos philosophy: every unit planned and manufactured by Pathos must enclose technological innovation, (not innovation as technical exercise!) but something able to offer real advantages for the fulfilment of the early aim: “faithful reproduction of music”.



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At the moment Pathos is known and appreciated worldwide – as a manufacturer of high quality amplifiers. These products have received several international awards and positive feedbacks from the press. Headquarters have been changed twice within the last ten years, in order to follow the increasing demand. There has been a steady growth and the product range has been extended. Pathos is in the middle of a heavy development, which is bringing several new products. The INPOL circuit has “evolved” and still nobody has come up with a better approach to amplifiers manufacture. INPOL-circuit is made to convey the sound in the best possible way.



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Pathos factory is five times bigger than before. This allows us separating our work: one department is specialised in woodworking, another one in metal processing and so on. And the laboratory will be even bigger, as Pathos will focus more and more on technological innovations in the future. Thanks to the new projects “the unorthodox approach” will keep on amazing both ears and eyes. It is all about passion.


•Audio Sett 2009 Korea
•Fedeltà del suono Lug 2011
•What Hi Fi Ago 2009
•What Hi-Fi August 2012
•AURIUM blog
•cine en casa jan 06
•Hi FI choice 05
•WHF CinemaX 

Classic one:
•FDS 194 Classic One MKIII  febb. 2012
•AFdigitale n°6 2010 - Digit- ClassicOne
•What hifi gen 09
•What hifi mar 09 Serbia
•Alta fidelidad n177 2006
•Stereophile Dic 06 COMK3
•Diapason mar 06 
•Hi-Fi Classic One 2005
•Audio 2002
•Fedeltà del Suono 2001
•Quebec Audio 2000
•Sztereo 2000
•dtown Digit Classic One
•HF+ Classic One

Classic Remix:
•PATHOS 55-59 AR362 mac
•Pathos ClassicRemix HiDa se actualiza
•WHF Classic Remix review May 2015
•AFdigitale n°6 2010 - Digit- ClassicOne
•diapason Feb 08
•dtown Digit Classic One
•Pathos Digit WHF-1
•Prestige Feb 08
•Suono Digit Dec 07
•TheAbsolSnd giu-lug 2008
•What hifi gen 09 Serbia
•AUDIO Video ott 11 Rep Ceca
•Hi-Fi news August 06_2
•HIGH Fidelity
•The absolute sound Jan 07
• Jan07 low
•Stereo Jan 07 Low
•Stereo Jan 07
•Suono Endorphin Dec 06
•Hi-End Selected
 •Ethos Editor's Choice
 •Sound and Vision may 2005
 •WhatHiFi October 2012
InPol Ear:
•Fedeltà del Suono 2018
•Audio 2000
•Audio Accessory 1999
•Audio Record 1998
  •Audio 2000
 •Audio Video 2000
 •Audio Art n. 83
 •Audio Art n. 89
 •Klasyka 1998
 •Audio Design 1997
 •Fedeltà del Suono 1997
 •Hi-Fi Journal 20/1997
 •Hi-Fi Journal 21/1997
 •Hi-Fi Journal 22/1997
 •Alta felidad n184
 •hi fi + n38
 •Hi-Files Nov05
 •WHF Inpol2 June06
 •FDS 184 - Pathos Inpol Remix
 •Polish Audio 2011
 •Verstärker Pathos Inpol Remix stereoplay 2016-01_Test
•Highend 04
 •haute fidelite n73 2003
 •HiFi News Dec 2002
 •Highend 2003
 •stereoplay dac 2005
 •TheAbsolSnd giu-lug 2008
 •WHF Logos Nov03

Logos MKII:
 •AV Premium 17-PATHOS-LOGOS-MK2
 •Pathos Lògos MKII
 •Pathos LogosMkII review  


 •Fedeltà del Suono 222 Pathos Musiteca
•Fedelta del Suono Jun 2014 

Audio sett 2009 Korea
HIFI Review Hong Kong 2009


  Audio music 02 TTrr
  audio phile 2003
  Audio Video 2000
  TD Elektronika 2000
  Dual Awards 1999
  Haute Fidelite 1999
  Hi-Fi news Aug99
  Stereophile Jan 99
  The Absolute Sound 1999
  Sztereo 1999
  Audio Record 1998
  Audio Technology 1998
  Klasyka 1998
  HiFi Journal 19/1997
  HiFi Journal 20/1997
  HiFi Journal 21/1997
  Stereo Sound 1997
  HiFi Journal 1996
  HiFi Journal 1995
  Stereo 1995
  HiFi News 1995
  Stereo 1994
  Audio Review 1994
 Caesar nov 04
 high findelity 2005
 Image Hi-Fi Sept 06
 SPL Jan07
Hi-Files Pathos 




Il Cliente, ai sensi dell'Art. 10 della legge 675/96, con riferimento ai dati personali acquisiti con la compilazione delle form web ("Dati"), è informato che:

a) i Dati saranno trattati da Pathos acoustics s.r.l., anche con l'ausilio di mezzi elettronici, per finalità riguardanti l'esecuzione delle proprie obbligazioni, per attività di promozione dei propri prodotti e/o servizi, ovvero per adempimenti di obblighi di legge e/o disposizioni di organi pubblici;

b) il conferimento dei Dati è facoltativo; tuttavia, un eventuale rifiuto di fornire i medesimi potrebbe determinare difficoltà nella conclusione, esecuzione e gestione del rapporto;

c) i Dati non verranno diffusi e potranno essere comunicati a soggetti determinati, incaricati da Pathos acoustics s.r.l. della loro elaborazione per il raggiungimento delle finalità contrattuali, ovvero a società specializzate in attività di postalizzazione, nonchè a tutti i soggetti ai quali la comunicazione sia dovuta in forza di obblighi di legge;

d) i Dati saranno comunicati, per le finalità di cui al punto c) che precede, a società italiane ed estere, controllanti di, controllate da e/o collegate, anche indirettamente, a Pathos acoustics s.r.l. e/o sue controllanti, controllate, e potranno essere trasferiti in paesi appartenenti all'Unione Europea e agli Stati Uniti;

e) il titolare del trattamento è Pathos acoustics s.r.l., nei confronti del quale il Cliente potrà esercitare i diritti di cui all'Art. 13 della Legge 675/96 ed in particolare: ottenere la conferma dell'esattezza dei Dati che lo riguardano, la loro comunicazione e l'indicazione della logica e finalità del trattamento; ottenere la cancellazione, rettificazione, aggiornamento o blocco dei medesimi; rivolgere, per motivi legittimi, le eventuali opposizioni al trattamento previsto ai fini di informazione commerciale o di invio di materiale pubblicitario.

The customer, in accordance with Art. 10 of Law 675/96, in relation to personal data obtained by filling in the web form ("Data"), is informed that:

a) the data will be processed by Pathos acoustics s.r.l., also with the help of electronic means, for purposes relating to the performance of its obligations, for promotion of its products and/or services or to execute the relevant law and/or provisions of government authorities;

b) the provision of Data is optional. However, a refusal to provide the Data could lead to difficulties in the conclusion, execution and management of the relationship;

c) Data will not be disclosed and may be transmitted only to certain subjects, commissioned by Pathos acoustics s.r.l. for processing them, to achieve the contract purpose. The Data may be transmitted to companies specialized in the business of mailing, as well as to all persons to whom the communication is due to legal obligations;

  1. Concept
  2. Features
  3. Key spec

endrophin concept

Endorphin is a neurochemical occurring naturally in the human brain. It promotes more dopamine to be released, providing feelings of enjoymeand pleasure.

endrophin concept

The same enjoyment and pleasure as you can now experience when playing your favorite music with Pathos' newest CD player Endorphin™

D/A conversionDual differential 24-bit delta-sigma DAC s
Analog stage Dual, fully balanced, tube, class A, zero feedback
Conversion rateup to 192KHz
Dynamic range120dB
THD + N-100dB
Power supply Dual-mono stabilized
Dedicated digital
Max audio output level 2V, fixed
Analog outputs 1 pair balanced XLR
1 pair single-ended RCA
Digital outputs COxial S/PDIF
Optical EIAJ













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