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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Yau shing building is the corner of Tung Choi street. There are plenty of hookers along Tung Choi street and Fa Yuen street. Walk down the sides of the markets rather than the centre and you may be surprised what you see. Some scantily clad young ladies may wish to discuss a commercial transaction with you.

    Temple Street and Shanghai street too - in fact all through Mongkok. Surprised that you don't know this!
    sorry, I was not aware, when I am in yau shing building/sai yeung choi south area, maybe I am only focus on sony stuff, audio products or trainers/sneakers around these area.

    when I am around tung choi market, same again, I am aware of old cd/lp shops along the sides and pictures of dodgy knock off watches , same again, my focusing is probably incorrect again

    but I do realize when driving down parts of Jordan, all the ladies of the night seems to be a lot more obvious on the street and you definitely see more pink fluorescent lamps and noddy cinemas seem to become around those parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by threelittlepigs
    For high end stereo (cost no object) go to 1 Duddell Street (entire building has 4 or 5 distributors)
    I am in the market for a pair of floor standing speakers and went to 3 of the shops there last Monday. My budget is around the $12-15,000 area and I was made to feel a pauper in all of them!

    The Tannoys that consistently win the WhatHiFi awards are not available in HK. The Castles (4 and 5)I havnt listened to yet, but gather they may be a bit "soft" for a good home theatre system.

    Any suggestions for a non back ported speaker appreciated.

    Room size around 16*13.

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    Was also told, but can't confirm, that a lot of the Mongkok shops do not show prices. When asked the reply is " what can you pay?'.

    Serious caveat emptor here if that is the case.Do your homework!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dtb
    I usually go to Michael's Audio at B/F, Prosperity Building, 6E Nelson Street, Mongkok.
    Yes, that's the same place as av2000 where I looked at headphones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwbguy
    I am in the market for a pair of floor standing speakers and went to 3 of the shops there last Monday. My budget is around the $12-15,000 area and I was made to feel a pauper in all of them!

    The Tannoys that consistently win the WhatHiFi awards are not available in HK. The Castles (4 and 5)I havnt listened to yet, but gather they may be a bit "soft" for a good home theatre system.

    Any suggestions for a non back ported speaker appreciated.

    Room size around 16*13.
    probably bower & wilkins 684 fits your requirements, finesse and musical fidelity, yet sound is on a large scale

    http://www.whathifi.com/review/b%2526w-684

    http://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=117493

    http://www.bowers-wilkins.net/Speake...eries/684.html

    or even large 685

    http://www.whathifi.com/review/b%2526w-683-theatre

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    The 684's look great, and are a perfect size, in between the Castle 4, a little small, and the 5's, a bit big for a medium room.

    I will definitely audition them.
    Thanks for the reco.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwbguy
    The 684's look great, and are a perfect size, in between the Castle 4, a little small, and the 5's, a bit big for a medium room.

    I will definitely audition them.
    Thanks for the reco.
    usually, the big 4 uk speaker manufacturers are good and rarely make a dud product, ie, tannoy, mission (probably better for home cinema than hifi, unless the high end ones), B & W and KEF, but others such as Acoustic energy are also good.

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    Always been a fan of B&W...I had a full surround set of the 600S3 series and a REL sub back home. Now I have the MT-1 system given space constraints here, both setups excellent.


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    Was recommended the PMC GB1's as being excelant, but OTT price in HK, over $22 grand I was quoted yesterday.

    http://www.whathifi.com/review/pmc-gb1i


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    I am still using a pair of B&W 603S2


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