Owner & Designer
One of my first living memories is sitting with my parents at a concert. My parents were very involved in music, and they would often bring me to these musical events. Although I was young, the experience of hearing live voices and acoustic instruments built a musical foundation that has informed me later in life as a recording engineer, and now as a designer of amplification systems. My individual interest in audio began when a recording engineer indulged a 10 year old (me), by playing a tape of the live concert he had just completed recording – I still remember that the recorder was a Nakamichi 600mk2 cassette deck. Hearing the music playback allowed me to experience the excitement of the concert all over again, and I was instantly enchanted. This moment created an obsession. From then on, I found myself wandering over to the mixing booths at every concert I attended – to look at what the engineers were doing and to maybe get a listen to the tape of their live mixes. Later in life, it was an easy choice to pursue becoming a recording engineer as my career.
Doshi Audio equipment exists to provide music lovers with the best tools to help them fully enjoy music. Our preamplifiers and amplifiers combine aspects familiar to most musicians – the act of merging both artistic expression and craftsmanship in order to produce a special and memorable event. At Doshi, our art lies in designing elegant circuits that do the required job with as short a signal path as possible; we do this by using a combination of materials in the chassis to provide the ideal damping of vibration and immunity to interference. The Doshi craftsmanship lies in constructing each unit using the best available parts, mostly by-hand and in small quantities. Finally, the end user is left with a product that reflects their sensibilities, that thrills their senses, and that provides enjoyment for a long time.
Doshi Audio was started by Nick Doshi in 2006. Prior to this, Nick had been building audio equipment for years as a hobby for friends. The first product was the Alaap full function preamplifier followed by a line stage and phono stage. These legacy products were created on the very same philosophy that we continue to follow in every Doshi Audio product built today.
Every Doshi Audio component is designed to achieve two goals: The first is to be true to the audio signal; the second is to provide trouble-free, optimal operation of all our units.