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Greetings & Welcome to AC WillyBoy
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Welcome Willy Boy
Welcome to AC, Willyboy!
Welcome aboard. Happy talk time.charles
Welcome, tell us about your system and your music references.
WillyBoy,Is it a challenge finding good audio gear in your location, or is there a pretty strong audiophile/DIY community?SB Acoustics drivers are manufactured in Indonesia...a mere 10 hour drive to the east. I've traveled in much of Asia, and have discovered audio gear in abundance in some places and audio gear deserts in others. Most of my Asia time is spent in Taiwan where there is a lot of great gear to be found.Michael
Too bad Indeed tube amps gone, there was a nice 6C33 amp.
Michael, here's my respectful view on the situation: brand-name audiophile community = money. Big brand names can be found here, from Bowers & Wilkins to Tannoys and many in between. With DIY, those with experience and money build amazing amplifiers and speakers. A lot of DIY activities in the pro audio scene, especially in the towns outside the capital. Speaker drivers are expensive compared to the States and Europe. Even SB Acoustics, SB12PAC25-4 in Madisound for $28.40 and $40 in local marketplace. On the lower end, there is plenty of affordable drivers (cheap) but there is no T/S parameters available that makes it difficult for proper DIY. I think there is a rise in the activity, but only for a small group.BTW tracking says my SB10 widebander is waiting for me at home. So excited.
I hear you. B&W, Focal, and Dynaudio have a huge presence in Taiwan. With Taiwan's 21% import duties on 'audiophile' gear, all the big name gear is really expensive. Many of the wealthy businessmen, medical professionals, etc. have beautiful and very expensive show systems.....even if said businessmen only use their systems once a month. Fortunately, there's a large DIY/manufacturer direct community that supports the rest of the market. The trick for me was locating the DIY stores and community because the brick & mortar store salespeople sure wouldn't clue me in.I presume that Indonesia has a hefty import duty and/or sales tax on audio gear as well?
Nice system, obviously put together with care.I enjoy DIY, especially learning from my mistakes.Hope you enjoy Audio Circle. Great membership here, I've met quite a few in person in my travels.
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