Thursday, December 20, 2012

VIntage Hifi versus other Vintage collectables

Some of my friend has asked why I have stopped collecting vintage hifi gears and have instead focusing on vintage watches.

One key reason is due to the space constraint in HK and with the need of constant move of apartment, it will increase the probability of damage. In addition, with the need for business travels has also shortened the time for listenig of music.

One of the key reason is also due to the retirement of good repairman for vintage hifi gears. Previously, in Mongkok, one can easily find 3 or 4 repairman for vintage gears. Now, I can hardly find one. Moreover, with the scarcity of parts, it has made repair and keeping the amplifiers with orginal spareparts difficult.

Moreover, electronic items have a cetain lifespan. Watches, being mechanical can last s fir several hundred years with proper usage. Without the need for more space, it has also made storge easy.
Instead of collecting vintage gears, I have ,in fact, spent more time listening to good recording and search for good recording first edition CD..

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Year end

Having been playing with hifi for several years, I must say that the hifi fever in Hong Kong has decreased a great deal following the financial crisis as well as the closing of the vintage hifi shops. Many of the master sifu as also retired making playing with vintage amplifier a challenge.
To maintain a vintage amp, it will also required spare parts that are difficult to find nd costly...

Given the above, plus the lack of time, my low FI system is serving me well.. Best wishes!

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Korean pop

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