Saturday, November 8, 2008
My CD haul from HK
Top 2 cds are from The Beat Records, a speciality shop selling pop, jazz, classical and audiophile cds, lps, blu ray discs, etc at No.53 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, near Mongkok MTR. Prices are about the same as those That CD shop in Singapore. Take the Takedake cd for example, i got it for around SGD40.
The other cds are really cheap. HKD50 each! The "Black Magic" cd on the lower left is HKD68. These are from a shop at the 2nd floor of 150 Apliu Street, near Sham Shui Po MTR. I also got the Nippon Chemi-con 220uF 450v capacitors there... This brand of caps are supposedly favored by Sakuma-san in his amps. The Elna 220uF 100v capacitors are from another shop along Apliu street. Do not jump in to purchase. I realised I got these at an additional HKD20 more per capacitor.
Apart from not being able to get the A08-s in kit form, my one free day there was quite fruitful. I met Timothy Yung, the founder of HK Tube Audio Club at he and his partner's shop in 28 Pottinger Street and listened to the Klangflim 203 with f2a output tubes in triode operation. He has a superbly restored EMT950 in the shop plus many other gems.
A must visit. ;)