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Hong Kong Show 2013


Once again, the Kondo/Avantgarde room attracted enormous attention and admiration. The new mono block amplifiers sent directly from the factory in Tokyo for the Hong Kong show made their debut, the showed pair were a prototype, production is to start soon. They have been named KAGURA.

These 211 valve amplifiers are hugely impressive not only in their sound quality but in their built, these are big amplifiers. However, unlike some amplifiers, this is not a 'perceived value' issue, they are packed with the sophisticated beautifully built electronics.

The pre-amplifier used at the show was the M1000 along with all Kondo cables and accessory. There was an interesting experiment when a mono record was played first using a stereo cartridge and then a mono cartridge, the difference when the mono record was played using the mono cartridge was really startling, expect more mono cartridge sales in future!

The music was varied and Edward Choung, proprietor of Avantgarde Hong Kong Limited, was in charge selecting the music and host to the Kondo room.

The cornerstone of the Kondo audio range, the Ongaku was on displayer and even with the passing years still attracts admiration. It is still true today that people speak of the Ongaku as the best and they are not wrong!

Congratulations to all exhibitors for making yet another year of a vibrant show for the audio enthusiasts in Hong Kong.

Easter 2015, Audio Evidence meets Audio Note Japan!

Once again, it was a real treat to meet with all the people at Audio Note Japan-Kondo and to see the factory there prospering with more work than they can easily cope with. A very pleasant morning was spent chatting to the President of Audio Note Japan-Kondo, Masaki San, also, Shibazaki San, famous Audio Note Japan sales agent, was in attendance. Masaki San demonstrated a flagship system utilising the M1000 and the Kagura through some BMW speakers, resulting in congratulations to Masaki San still making the very best audio equipment in the world!

Kondo Factory Visit


It was good once again to visit the factory for Audio Note Japan, manufacturers of the sublime audio products carrying the name "Kondo". Once again, Masaki San, the President of Audio Note Japan, the manufacturers of "Kondo", looked after us splendidly, and we had an opportunity to see the research and development that was in progress.

The factory has come a long way since its inception, whereas in the old days it looked like something out of a Dickens' novel ("The Old Curiosity Shop" perhaps!)and today it has the hallmarks of a modern well organised factory, albeit all the products as always are hand made. The pursuit of excellence is still obviously alive and well, and the "Kondo" future shines bright!

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