雖然錯過了 Engstrom Eric Encore 用兩對845推動小神曲Marquis的精彩，但今天的中環 Showroom 就像銀河艦隊........瘋狂！
究竟我應該將焦點放在那裏？新鮮熱辣嘅JMF Audio 三十五週年版 PCD302 ? 講得出最昂貴的地線？一套一百五十萬的Wadax數碼訊源？與藝術品無異的Da Vinci Gabriel MK3 加上 Durand Tosca 和 Thales Statement 兩支臂皇？久別重逢的 Engstorm Monica 前級和Eric 後級？(久別重逢係因為 Marvel 兄在家中已用Zanden宙光前級取替 Monica 好一段日子) ，還是配上 Air Blade 的 Goebel Marquis 喇叭？我決定忘卻所有珍品，將焦點放在音樂上 !
Marquis 在我家中與 Synastec 擴音機的關係，就像咸美頓駕駛著超過一千匹馬力嘅平治F1 戰車 — 澎湃、激情，大收大放，大開大合。中環的演繹，就像是一對熱戀嘅情侶，貼身地跳著探戈，節奏、身體無縫地配合，你進我退，你退我進，每個轉身，每個彎腰，既火辣又優雅。
Paganini for two 這張 CD 是一張雅俗共賞的唱片 — 簡單、輕快、和活潑，是一張很愉悦的CD。我在大大小小的系統都聽過，結他的風采很常見被 Shaham 的小提琴所蓋，今次真正感受到小提琴手 Shaham 和結他手Sollscher之間的溝通和對話，還是等一次。
三國的「鳳嗚山」之戰，是黎允文為三國之見龍卸甲而寫的電影配樂，昨天交代氣勢有餘，但氣氛還欠一點張力。電影情節講到曹操孫女為爺爺報一戰之仇，誓要在鳳嗚山收下趙子龍(以我所知，故事與歷史是不符的)，氣份理應充滿殺氣、迫力，這一點中環還可以交代得再好一點，我想可能房間的 acoustic 還有進步的空間。
最後播Stereo Sound vol.10 當中的一段女高音，這張 CD 亦都是家中必備，我在PT 家中聽過好幾次，近距離聆聽，能感受到女歌手面部嘅動作，用氣。昨天，空間和形態清晰可見，透明而具穿透力的能量，穿過我身體，徹徹底底地將我溶化了。
A great ear opening experience in AE Central
I was invited by Marvel to visit AE Central.
During this journey, my friend and I learned a lot from
him. We had a wonderful listening experience which is not easy to be experienced from other showrooms in Hong Kong.
During this afternoon, my friend and I enjoyed many songs wholeheartedly.
1). the LP system;
2). the CD/SACD system; and
3). the CAS system.
Each system has its own strength/character. My friend and I like the LP system most, followed by the CD system.....
Before entering into the showroom, Marvel turned on the mini Cessaro Wagner speaker which we didn’t know before.
Both my friend and I were quite shocked given its miniature size. It sounded so powerful
and direct in spite its small size………which is able to challenge many other speakers .
If this manufacturer can make
a relative larger version, it will suit the need of many Hong Kong apartments.
After his detailed explanation, we know more about the history of this horn speaker brand.
By then, Marvel introduced to us his approach in
setting up the showroom, spanning from room acoustics treatment, the gears and the
cables that they selected are of very high quality. If they are capable of performing in a large system for demonstration (i.e. under the most demanding
environment), it will certainly perform in less demanding environment
(effortless)……. I was so impressed by his relentless effort to improve the sound of this showroom.
It is really both an eye and ear opening approach,
just like what he said : "They would like to provide an opportunity to put a racing car in a real racing track to demonstrate its greatest capabilities and strengths."
During this visit, we listened to many high
quality songs reproduced from the great effort spared on the positioning of
the Goebel Marquis to strike the best linearity and energy balance, followed by
the use of the Synaestec gears, the Esprit Gaia cables, the Wellfloat Delta and
the platform on various components to minimise mechanical
The demonstration of the most advance digital system in the world: Wadax Atlantis Reference transport/DAC (I
hope I won't make no big mistakes in recalling these names) was really very wonderful. Some studio
and live recordings Marvel introduced to were so realistic never experienced before. It was really great.
Just wish going forward the AE team can bring more smaller size gears with great capability to benefit
more HiFi lovers living in smaller rooms in Hong Kong.
Thanks for your time to read my little sharing of AE Central.