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    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

  • #2
    Akihabara or "electric town" has changed considerably, its now overrun with aname. I haven't been to the store in the vid but there was one multi-story building I visited with a different high-end dealer on each floor.
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    • david k
      david k commented
      Editing a comment
      Yes, Akihabara has changed, all the vintage shops I knew are gone and there seems to be an invasion of low end electronic and souvenir stores and the anime store as you mentioned. Can't get over plastic dolls costing thousands, who's buying them?

      david

    • dirmae
      dirmae commented
      Editing a comment
      You might be talking about Dynamic Audio. They have "themes" at every floor like German high-end, American high-end etc.
      https://www.dynamicaudio.jp/

  • #3
    Doesn't Singapore have something similar with many of the high-end dealers in one or two buildings?
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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    • #4
      This is exactly how I remember it. Winston took me there and we spent the whole morning just browsing!

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      • #5
        Originally posted by Bruce B View Post
        This is exactly how I remember it. Winston took me there and we spent the whole morning just browsing!
        What else do you remember about the store? Anything more than browsing? Tempted?
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
        ________________________________________

        -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
        -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
          Doesn't Singapore have something similar with many of the high-end dealers in one or two buildings?
          Yup it's the Adelphi Mall in Singapore. Being in that mall is like being in a small show.

          In this vid, it looks like Yodobashi. A block away is Big Yodobashi, which as the name suggests........

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          • #7
            Places I dare not go, I would be overwhelmed and max every piece of plastic I have thus descending into financial ruin.

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            • #8
              Mind Blowing. More inventory than probably all stores in the U.S. combined.
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              • #9
                Damn, that place is like a supermarket for high end audio...
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                • #10
                  Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
                  Damn, that place is like a supermarket for high end audio...
                  First was thinking Costco but upon further reflection, maybe Whole Foods.
                  Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                  -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                  -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                  -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                  -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                  -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                  -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                  -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                  -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                  -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                  • #11
                    Man, I need to get to Japan -- bad
                    Vbr,

                    Sam

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                      What else do you remember about the store? Anything more than browsing? Tempted?
                      Pretty much like you saw in the video. Anything money could buy.... but, there was not a "listening room" anywhere. All the really high-end stuff was crammed in little rooms with no way of actually knowing what it actually sound like!

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                      • #13
                        Most of the high-end stores and vintage shops have moved out of Akihabra area during last ten years. All the electronics are 100VAC input so can't bring them home. I go there to buy rare connectors and other metric parts.

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Ki Choi View Post
                          Most of the high-end stores and vintage shops have moved out of Akihabra area during last ten years. All the electronics are 100VAC input so can't bring them home. I go there to buy rare connectors and other metric parts.
                          Here are a few links to other information about Akihibara and a few stores of interest in the vicinity. Let's see if the multiple links work.
                          ---Gary
                          http://www.pmillett.com/parts_in_asia.htm
                          http://www.dynamicaudio.jp/
                          http://www.audiounion.jp/
                          http://www.hifido.co.jp/
                          Last edited by GaryB; 03-21-2016, 02:53 AM.
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                          • #15
                            Had lots of trouble with the previous post - can't seem to find a way of using the "post link" button to add multiple links. But embedding links in the text seems to work fine. But couldn't remove the old link - it kept giving me an error. Thus I changed it to a link back to audionirvana - sorry about that.

                            Anyway, what I meant to say before all the text was lost as I played with links is that I've been traveling to Japan on business for more than 20 years. I often stop by Akihibara and have seen how it's changed over the decades. It's moved from being a haven for electronics enthusiasts with a predilection towards DIY first towards PCs and later towards software and then anime. But if you look around a bit you can still find some places of interest. It's definitely worth a trip. A bit of planning ahead and careful shopping will get you relatively inexpensive flights. Tokyo is relatively easy to navigate for the non-Japanese, so don't let concerns about the language hold you back.
                            ---Gary
                            Analog: Scheu + Immedia RPM tonearm + Koetsu Black + Pass Xono or Threshold FET 10pe
                            Amps: First Watt F7, HK Citation II
                            Pre-Amps: CJ Premier 14, Threshold FET 10e, DIY 417a with output transformer
                            Speakers: Horning Eufrodite, Reference 3A mm de capo
                            Tuners: Sansui TU9900, McIntosh MR78
                            Digital: i7 Server (Roon) + SSD, Sonore urendu + Mutec MC3+ USB + Berkeley Alpha Dac, Audiomeca Mephisto
                            Power: Audience AR12, Torus Tot, DIY filters

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