Rob Kalin loves music. One gets the feeling Rob loves life too. He has an energy level around creation that's infectious, fronted by an implacable grin. Rob is having the time of his life and he would be more than happy for you to join him. That's the feeling you get after a few seconds in front of him. And then there's his skill level which he would shrug away if you brought it up. Not quite grasping a concept he was eliciting, Rob grabbed a piece of paper and in seconds drafted a 3D picture so that i might better understand what he was telling me. 'Okay, that was cool,' I thought.
Marry that energy level to a vision and who knows what might happen. Well, Rob does. What has happened is Ara Audio. Ara is the culmination of a lifelong love of music and the need to make things. About 5 years ago Rob assembled a crack team of engineers and craftspeople and began the R&D to construct dream systems. I say dream systems, because these systems are works of art, aurally and aesthetically, and until now nothing approaching them has crossed our path. Till now, they were a dream.
The result is a new experience. A gorgeous music making system that can be passed generation to generation, handmade by a group of engineers, craftsmen, and artisans in Catskill, NY. Ara represents the last system, a better reality, and the full emotion of music now available in your home.