China 2006
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Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 10 comments
'Nuff said.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
Everything gets cooked before packing, as a final quality assurance measure.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
Some tools are universal.
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Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
This is not the fastest way to heatshrink trannie leads, but this guy obviously takes his job seriously.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 3 comments
I spotted this box of money by the door. "What's that?" I asked, "The tea fund?"
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
This is Hou Ying Zhong, of XLH.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
Just the speaker.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
Since high-end audio isn't how Mr. Hou makes his living, he has his real factory elsewhere in the building. This is just his audio playground.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
Mr. Hou's loft is stuffed with fun goodies, such as a drum set, keyboard rack—even a disco ball.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
Mr. Hou's Marshall and Strat.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 0 comments
Mr. Hou's tasty vintage Fender Jazz bass.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 1 comments
XLH's M-2000 monoblock power amplifier $25,000/pair).
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 06, 2006 2 comments
XLH's SL-INS preamplifier ($5000). No, I didn't get a chance to hear them—Mr. Hou is still building his second AEF-1812, having sold his previous sets.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 05, 2006 0 comments
This is David Zheng of ETKG Co. Ltd. He manufactures the metal-work for most high-end Chinese brands, as well as many US, and European companies.
China 2006
Wes Phillips Dec 05, 2006 0 comments
ETKG is located in what used to be a farming village near GuangZhou. Now it's considered to be in GuangZhou, although, as you can see, the streets retain their rural feel.
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