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回覆 (248): Our Friends update news
 
Thanks Micheal. Welcome everyone in Peking Road to visit and share our joy.  
 
Gan
15-02-16
20:27:35
回覆 (247): Our Friends update news
 
Looks like all of our Malaysia friends have done massive upgrades, especially Gan! Congratulations guys!  
 
thekong
15-02-11
08:39:09
回覆 (246): Our Friends update news
http://www.enjoythemusic.com/Kuala_Lumpur_2015/  
 
wadia
15-02-10
11:28:25
回覆 (245): Frank Voon Magic @@@@@@@
 
 
 
 
Frankie, great web! Congratulation!!  
 
 
From new web.................  
 
http://fveuroaudio.wix.com/audio  
 
" The shunt reactor is an absorber of reactive power, thus increasing the energy efficiency of the system. It is the most compact device commonly used for reactive power compensation in long high-voltage transmission lines and in cable system. Frank Acoustics has modified this system using a proprietary system for domestic abodes. The Frank Power Bank Storage component is essentially a scaled down version of this unique system for maintaining AC power to your Hi-fi system. "  
 
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kris
14-04-03
10:35:49
回覆 (244): Christmas Bon Fire
Hi yoong, good on you. You must have had some mini fireworks celebrating your Christmas, auspicious for a prosperous year to come.  
 
Is the box not the property of the utility company as it precedes the meter? I'm surprised you can do anything on the box as it means you can then easily bypass the meter and gets free electricity.  
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Hi cpsjj,  
I take this minor incident as my blessing, a lesson well learned. Need to be careful with those loose electrical connections inside the house. Will check all my electrical connections.  
 
You are right, the meter box belongs to the Electricity Board. The Board closes an eye if we change the fuse or fuse holder by ourselves. Other than that absolutely no tempering. The meter has temper proof seals and the fuse holder are very visible to the electricity meter reader. Despite the security measures, there are people who has managed to temper with the system to reduce their electricity bill.
yoong
12-12-27
13:44:20
回覆 (243): Christmas Bon Fire
 
Hi yoong, good on you. You must have had some mini fireworks celebrating your Christmas, auspicious for a prosperous year to come.  
 
Is the box not the property of the utility company as it precedes the meter? I'm surprised you can do anything on the box as it means you can then easily bypass the meter and gets free electricity.  
 
 
cpsjj
12-12-27
12:22:20
回覆 (242): Christmas Bon Fire
Hi limage,  
 
The fire started at the incoming side of the fuse, most probably caused by arcing due to loose connection. After the fuse the electricity supply goes to the meter then only goes to the distribution board (located inside the house) which houses all the circuit breakers, ELCB and surge protection.  
The heat was so intense that it melted a hole at both the aluminum back plate and stainless steel meter box back.
yoong
12-12-27
11:11:43
回覆 (241): Christmas Bon Fire
 
 
That's curious. Were there no circuit breakers to protect the network?  
 
 
limage
12-12-27
10:37:59
回覆 (240): Christmas Bon Fire
 
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all.  
This happened to my Electricity Meter Board, located outside my property, at the early hour of Christmas Day. Fortunately the very intense fire was put out very quickly. The electrical phase supplying power to my hifi system survived, but not the other two phases. The surviving fuse holder (left) was changed/upgraded about two month ago; should have change the other two. Temporary electricity was restored within 14 hours. A very memorable and exciting Christmas for me.
yoong
12-12-27
09:55:41
回覆 (239): Ah Seng Gor tour PR1
 
 
Kris,  
 
You don't have to feel regret as it is a private visit. Ah Seng Gor said next trip to HK, he will definitely pay you a courtesy visit. Moreover, he is very big hearted, a simple nice man....  
 
Gan
12-10-12
13:26:40
回覆 (240): Ah Seng Gor tour PR1
醒哥,  
 
Indeed a very nice surprise to meet you !! Fully enjoyable and I am sure we will be travelling more frequently between HK and Malay 8^) !
daiwok
12-10-11
09:52:37
回覆 (239): Ah Seng Gor tour PR1
 
I believe great music is meant to be shared, and icefox has certainly done much behind the scene for the group of 粉腸 on this forum to deserve some recognition! Thanks, icefox!  
 
Seng Gor, it was nice to have you visited me last Sat., please do let us know when you plan to visit Hong Kong next!  
 
 
thekong
12-10-11
08:34:16
回覆 (238): Ah Seng Gor tour PR1
Morning Gan,  
 
Please extend my regret to Seng Gor on missing the welcome dinner for him in HK. I knew nothing about the arrangement, nor received an invitation. In any event, my turn next time! Speaking of gratitude, it was a graceful gesture of joki giving icefox a copy of our souvenir demo CD, considering icefox played no part in our Malay tour. Warmest wishes!
kris
12-10-11
07:17:25
回覆 (237): Ah Seng Gor tour PR1
 
 
Ah Seng Gor tour PR1 last weekend with great success and happiness. He is too grateful with the warm hospitality that he received from the hifi members of PR1. He especially want to thank Limage sifu, Charles, Alan Soo, Wher, Micheal, Eddy, Daiwok, Yi Chai.......  
 
Once again, a million thanks to all PR1 members.  
 
Happy listening....  
 
 
Gan
12-10-10
11:15:27
回覆 (236): So good to see you!
醒哥,  
 
It's was so good to see you yesterday and have the opportunity doing some serious eating and chi-chat!  
 
Lot of fun and great music!!!!  
 
icefox
12-10-07
12:48:47
回覆 (235): Schumann Resonator
Thank you Kris for bailing me out. I was going to use my age as an excuse for not being able to post the pic. I suddenly realized that it would not be a good idea. It is just plain incompetent! :)
yoong
12-09-24
13:57:03
回覆 (234): Schumann Resonator
Let's try this.......
kris
12-09-24
11:31:17
回覆 (233): Schumann Resonator
Sorry, I made a blunder posting the pic!
yoong
12-09-24
10:26:12
回覆 (232): Schumann Resonator
Good morning Kris,  
If I may, I will try to stir up some interest and discussion on the Schumann Resonators. The Schumann Resonators are marked in red in the picture below. What started as a purchase of the resonators for health purpose ended up 9 units being installed in my hifi room :) I am a sucker of audio snake oil.  
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yoong
12-09-24
10:20:45
回覆 (232): Paradigm Servo-15 & Quad ESL-63
 
 
I would be very happy with triple stacked ESL57, and a pair of matching subwoofers.  
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Stereophile reviewed the Paradigm Servo-15 with various loudspeakers , here's one from Larry Greenhill on running the Servo-15 with Quad ESL-63.
http://www.stereophile.com/subwoofers/955/index.html
kris
12-09-24
08:03:49
回覆 (231): Martin who?
 
>>> they are to be inconspicuous <<<  
 
>>> well planned! <<<  
 
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Well hidden too!  
 
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kris
12-09-24
07:51:43
回覆 (230): Martin who?
 
>Yes, I have a projector in the room. I do not use my hifi speakers for HT. I have seven inwall speakers and a hidden 12 inch sub for HT. I am in a way pleased that you did not notice them, they are to be inconspicuous. <  
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Hi Yoong, that is certainly very well planned! :-)  
 
 
thekong
12-09-22
13:46:22
回覆 (229): Martin who?
I mentioned home theatre because, if I remember correctly, Mr Yoong also has a projector in his room, so I was assuming the speaker would have to serve due purpose for music and movies.    
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Yes, I have a projector in the room. I do not use my hifi speakers for HT. I have seven inwall speakers and a hidden 12 inch sub for HT. I am in a way pleased that you did not notice them, they are to be inconspicuous.
yoong
12-09-22
13:15:36
回覆 (228): Martin who?
 
Hi Kris,  
 
Thanks for the detailed comment, appreciated!  
 
Comparing the CLX to the ESL57, which I like very much, is interesting. Contrary to the common believe, with the right amp., the ESL 57 could play quite loud and go quite low in the frequency range, as showcased in icefox’s den.  
 
While I couldn’t found the spec. for the ESL 57, based on what I heard in icefox’s, I would estimate that it has meaningful output down to at least the mid 40Hz range, even with a much smaller size than the CLX. I have no doubt that the CLX sounds glorious in the mid/high, but it just seems a bit ridiculous to me that such a big panel can only reach 57Hz at -3db, which makes subwoofer mandatory for a full range system.  
 
Of course, seeing is believing, and I may fall in love if I have the chance to audition the CLX. Unfortunately, the Hong Kong agent doesn’t even have one on display :-(  
 
Master Yu, with his extensive experience and expertise, could certainly mate subwoofers to the Maggies with a certain degree of success. I would love to see him do the same with the even faster ESL57! If that is even possible, I am sure I would be very happy with triple stacked ESL57, and a pair of matching subwoofers.  
 
I mentioned home theatre because, if I remember correctly, Mr Yoong also has a projector in his room, so I was assuming the speaker would have to serve due purpose for music and movies.  
 
Yes, the ML Statement II in 陽江十八子 can certainly do movies, but then it is a whole different animal from the fullrange electrostatics. In addition to the stacks of conventional woofers, it also has a whole array of conventional tweeters!  
 
 
 
thekong
12-09-22
12:36:47
回覆 (228): Rumble in Malay - A Most Memorable Visit from our Brothers in Audio
 
 
I enjoy the whole process experiencing how the sonic quality evolving from an "ugly duckling to a beautiful swan".  
 
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Well said Yoong, this should be the new hifi philosophy.  
 
Gan
12-09-22
12:15:19
回覆 (227): Rumble in Malay - A Most Memorable Visit from our Brothers in Audio
Good morning kris,  
To me, the journey to achieving the desired sonic quality is as important and enjoyable as the destination. A short cut to the destination is to constantly change the component but do no justice to the replaced component as we would not have achieved more than half its potential. That is why I try to refrain changing components but rather try to improve their performance. I spend less this way and most importantly I enjoy the whole process experiencing how the sonic quality evolving from an "ugly duckling to a beautiful swan".
yoong
12-09-22
11:08:44
回覆 (227): Martin who?
 
 
 
I am really interested to know the system you audition the CLX with; with or without subwoofer, and your comment on the overall performance!  
 
 
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Dear Michael,  
 
 
It was at Guangzhou Leco some years ago with the CLX, partnered with a full set of Pass Labs. Pretty sure they had the Martin Logan subwoofers hooked up as well, but doubt if that made any impact on my impression (played mostly vocal and violin music). Like the ESL 57, the sweet spot of the CLX very much lies from the mid range up, not just the ability to play a piece of music (you would expect that from any competent box), it's the air and ambiance around each note which set it apart. You can feel the full spectrum of the performance at lower volume without the in-your-face syndrome, and low listening fatigue too.  I felt similar quality listening to CP's ESL 57 few years back driven by his Telefunken V-69 mono blk amps with hardly any bass. The CLX's sound is on a larger scale, truly mesmerizing. Holographically luxurious!  
 
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You raised a valid point on integrating aftermarket subwoofers (if you really need one), a challenge applies to most panel speakers I would think. One of the better marriages was our old pal Alan Yu paired the Maggie MG-20 with 2 x Paradigm Servo 15 during a HK show with promising result. At the time, the Servo 15 was one of very few subs out there that didn't go the direction of "low frequency effect"(LFE). It retained tuneful bass notes and can do pipe organ music convincingly (bought one a week later). The other top contender on my list is the lighting fast Revel Performa B15 (original version), a piece of thundering miracle from designer Kevin Voecks.  
 
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The reference made "music of theatrical nature" was taken out of context from a conversation with Mr. Yoong on his love for Sarah Brightman music and opera in general. No connection to Home theater stuff. But for people to think that Martin Logan can not rock with pounding impact, I do recall the home theater system from 馬丁勞斤宣言 (Martin Logan Statement Reference) gave quite a shocking performance at 陽江十八子!  
 
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kris
12-09-22
09:38:52
回覆 (226): Rumble in Malay - A Most Memorable Visit from our Brothers in Audio
 
 
 
 
Morning yoong,  
 
I was just playing the devil's advocate, audiophile has a nasty nature of acquiring new toys all the time. No need to change anything, you already have a lovely setup! But when the time is right, I feel certain that you will take everything to another level!!
kris
12-09-22
09:23:43
回覆 (225): Rumble in Malay - A Most Memorable Visit from our Brothers in Audio
ps: here's photos of the Rockport Hyperion (early version) and the Martin Logan CLX we talked about over breakfast. For music of theatrical nature, these are in a class of their own.  
 
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kris,  
Both the Rockport Hyperion and Martin Logan look gorgeous! I am sure they can sing better than they look. Very tempting but maybe later. I have not reached the peak performance for my current system yet. Still enjoying the improvement.
yoong
12-09-21
09:55:45
回覆 (225): Rumble in Malay - A Most Memorable Visit from our Brothers in Audio
 
Morning Kris,  
 
I am rather curious about the Martin Logan CLX. While it looks great and, being a full range electrostatic, probably excel from the mid-bass up. However, even the factory spec. rated it at only 56-23,000Hz±3dB, I wonder how it would perform in a home theater setting.  
 
Granted, subwoofers can be added, but we all know it is very difficult to integrate subwoofers with a lightning fast electrostatic.  
 
I am really interested to know the system you audition the CLX with; with or without subwoofer, and your comment on the overall performance!  
 
thekong
12-09-21
08:14:44
回覆 (225): The longevity of an audiophile
 
 
 
Most of us are in our sixties. How many more 5 healthy years do we have?  
 
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Gan, again, you raised an excellent point! In fact, your comment prompted a discussion on the longevity of an audiophile with limage and I the other day. Guess what age we came up with?
kris
12-09-21
07:55:41
回覆 (224): Rumble in Malay - A Most Memorable Visit from our Brothers in Audio
 
 
 
 
 
 
Great comradeship!  
 
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Mr. Yoong, you're most generous with compliments. Genuine comradeship is a rare commodity these days, too many so called "hi-fi gurus" selling snake oil (cables,power cords...etc) on the side just to make a buck from their friends (at a phenomenal profit margin!). This is also the reason why we enjoyed spending time with our Malaysian friends, you guys are the real deal!  
 
ps: here's photos of the Rockport Hyperion (early version) and the Martin Logan CLX we talked about over breakfast. For music of theatrical nature, these are in a class of their own.  
 
 
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kris
12-09-21
07:46:20
回覆 (223): Rumble in Malay - A Most Memorable Visit from our Brothers in Audio
 
 
To all our audiophile friends at 1 peking road & Malaysia,  
 
5 years ago, 1 peking road under the leadership of Kris and Limage sifu organized a hifi visit to Malaysia. We, the local hifi members while receiving our honorable guests from Hongkong, enjoyed and benefited a lot during the days of hifi gathering and chitchatting.  
 
5 years later, we have the hifi reunion and each and every of the members, regardless from Hongkong or Malaysia again enjoy utmost in the companionship. We listened, talked about hifi and the reverse as well and share happiness which money cannot buy. We really treasure this friendship.  
 
But 5 years to pay a visit to each other is way too long. Most of us are in our sixties. How many more 5 healthy years do we have? As such, we sincerely invite our fellow audiophiles to visit us again next year or maximum in 2 years. Life is short and we want to live to the best we could. Let's pray so that each and everyone of us stay healthy and happy together....  
 
Happy listening.... & everyday good sound!!  
 
Gan  
 
Gan
12-09-18
13:36:42
回覆 (222): Rumble in Malay - A Most Memorable Visit from our Brothers in Audio
Good Morning to all,  
 
Kris, Congratulations and Thank You to you and the crew for a very interesting and well documented Audio Travelogue. Kudos go to the Malaysian main organizers, Gan, Sing and Lim in making the visit lead by limage a most successful one. 40 days of posting is most remarkable and memorable to us all.  
Great comradeship!  
yoong
12-09-18
11:24:18
回覆 (221): Rumble in Malay - Thank-you note
 
 
 
 
Morning everyone.  
 
 
Here's your obligatory thank-you note from 1PekingRoad and the end of this segment.  
 
I am not sure how many hi-fi tours we took over the years, one thing for certain, the Malay trips are always the most fun! This trip was typically eventful, meeting lots of new friends along the way. And nice to see couple newbies in the group especially with 2-channel audiophiles now near extinction (one of them actually followed limage back to HK shortly after our return).  
 
The crew had a terrific time, taking full advantage of the fact that we were too well pampered. When not auditioning some of most elaborate rigs, or feasting at exotic restaurants, we were busy cracking jokes in the car and looking for bathroom which has resulted in an intriguing and evolving mixture of pain and pleasure. Our Malaysian friends are really a great bunch, we get a ton of joy every time we see them. And the 3 gentlemen backstage working relentlessly looking after our every need - Gan, Sing and Lim deserve a Nobel. All in all, big thanks to our Malaysian comrades!         
 
With that, we hope you enjoyed the photos from our crew - wadia, Alansoo, Popeye, evp, Ginger and limage. Perhaps in some small ways, these images can reignite the old hi-fi flame faded over the years. Until next time, stereo sound lives!!  
 
 
 
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kris
12-09-18
07:20:14
回覆 (220): Rumble in Malay - Sunset in "Hai Boey" (Part 2)
 
 
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kris
12-09-18
07:15:00
回覆 (219): Rumble in Malay - Sunset in "Hai Boey" (Part 2)
 
 
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kris
12-09-17
08:21:21
回覆 (218): Rumble in Malay - Sunset in "Hai Boey" (Part 2)
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kris
12-09-17
08:17:09
回覆 (217): Rumble in Malay - In Seventh Heaven "Hai Boey" (Part 1)
 
 
 
Morning Gan.  
 
Would love to join you once I get myself in more acceptable condition. Saw your old Guilin Nash Hash trail, what a course!  
 
Best wishes for what promises to be another successful event.  
 
ps: please send my warmest regards to the gals  
 
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kris
12-09-17
07:42:25
回覆 (216): Rumble in Malay - In Seventh Heaven "Hai Boey" (Part 1)
 
 
Kris, we are always in the hash run. In fact, yesterday afternoon, Mandy, me and my maid were in Gasing Hill for a 2 hours mountain run. On Sept 27, I'll be the mastermind for setting of trail for Mid Autumn Run for more than 250 hashers. You and those who are interested are welcomed to join the run.  
 
A little note of "side harvest" from hash run which might be interest to anyone concern....  
My main object is to keep body fit & stay healthy. But I never know that I can hear more micro details into the music. That's why I am able to dig out more info from my hifi system which everybody likes. Apart from hifi, even my "little brother" performs better than before. Ha,ha... the wife benefited a lot. See, hifi & fihi are always related... very interesting discovery in life! Agree?  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gan
12-09-16
11:11:48
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