Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Arne Domnerus

For those of you who love jazz and alto sax, clarinet music, Arne Domnerus from Sweden will be a must.

The Cds are easy listening and can accompany one even when one is readig the newspaper. Great for corktail parties or evening dinner with guests at home.

Overall the recording is superb as you can clearly identified the piano position, the drum and where the saxs are..

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Insignia speakers (Baby "Tannoy")

The "Baby speakers" sounded better with each day of running in..

Listening to vocal music like Chai Chin and Jim Reeves is a pleasure as the speakers can easily project the vocal. Cesaria Evora's multiple instruments (piano, violin) and vocal also sounded nice with a good sound stage with these baby.

My previous Chi Ping speakers (HK$3800) with 3 inch driver has demonstrated strong vocal presenation. However, the baby (HK$500) with a 6 inch driver wlll out perform the Chi Ping easily... With the bigger driver and the unique triangular curve design cabinet, it has managed to project a good soundstage and resolution that is missing from the Chi Ping (which sounded a bit hollow when playing louder and multiple instrumentas music owing to the smaller 3 inch driver).

Will continue to explore more varieties of music..but at HK$500..its a bargain..

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Baby "Tannoy"

. After week of continuous business traveling, I have decided to wake up early this morning to collect my new Baby..."Tannoy". The size of these baby is slightly bigger then the real Tannoy Mini.
  • Handles up to 120 watts peak power
  • Each speaker features one 6-1/2" woofer and one 4/5" tweeter
  • Carbon fiber cone reproduces crisp and clear audio
  • Product Features
  • Bass-reflex design provides a deep, extended response
  • 1" silk dome tweeter for crisp and full audio
  • Binding post capability allows improved connectivity
  • High-gloss front panel with modern curved cabinet
  • Frequency response: 50Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 90dB
    Impedance: 8 ohms

The speakers need some serious running in with my "burn in" CD. After hours of running in, the sound is beginning to "open up". The real Tannoy Mini costs HK$10,000 while the Baby "Tannoy" only costs only HK$500. Even though it is so cheap, it has a good sound stage, detail and resolution and a good mid range. From the price vs performance ratio, this is clearly a pair of superb speakers that is highly affordable. Previously, for affordable audiophile speakers, I would consider the Chi Ping speakers as one of the best value for money. With the appearance of these baby, the crown as to be passed to these baby.. Enjoy affordable luxury..especially in this critical time...

For a professional review, please see: http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/insignia_ns_b-2111_review/

Schulz KSP 215 full range driver AlNiCo version

Just returned from Shanghai business trip. It has been a very long working week. Finally managed to find some time listening to my Schulz KSP 215 full range speakers.

I was told that the sound will be even better if I have place the drivers in a 2 cubic feet cabinets. Owing to the lack of time, i will just bear with the slight lack of bass.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Japanese CD

Hank William

I listened to all ort of music, rock, sentimetal, jazz classical and country songs too!

Cesaria Evora

Evora only managed to record her first CD at the age of 47! It is an inspiration to many of us! Time is only number! It's never too late for us to pursue our dream!

Her voice is superb!

Toji Tamaki CDs

For those who love Japanese male vocal, Toji Tamaki is a must!

Like a good old wine, his vocal mature nicely with age..

Monday, September 15, 2008


My system has not change much with my recent change in career. This 6 months has been busy traveling but I am glad I have music to keep me company..

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Japanese CDs

I remember listening to the Japanese songs when I was in secondary 2.

After more then 30 years, I have finally found the Cds..Great songs and great memories!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Happy Mid Authum Festival

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╰⊙═⊙╯ 送月餅 中秋節快樂

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Reason why I don't use any Pre amplifier

I have been using my Western electric 124b without any pre amplifier for while. Some has maintained the HI-FI的信念是『簡單就是美』,信號通過越少的東西,就會受到越少的感染,直入後級. I believe...

My photos used in Korean web page

While serving the net, I was surprised to find a Korean web usingmy hifi photos..

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Saturday night's fever

This evening, after the afternoon rain, the weather has started to be less hot. I spent the afternoon listening to Aida and enjoyed a peaceful and quiet afternoon!

Many of my gears came and gone with the execption of the Western electric which I think is the best amplifers in the world with its natural and comfortable sound.

With the WE124, I have truly spent much time listening to the music and of course spent much of my time in building my career.

Enjoy life, enjoy muic and enjoy work!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Music & Time

Just came back from business trip...

Even though time is limited, listening to short music session is good enough....

I have been enjoying and playing with hifi for a few years and I am glad that the total number of "toys" has not increased since my streamlining exercise.

There was once I went into listening to LPs but the much needed time has prevented me from "moving in" further. An old man whom i have bought much classical CDs has also advised me not to play with LPs as it will be too time consuming. Furthermore, he has advised that Time should be used for building career ! Music should just help one to relax and enjoy..

How true..