China 2006

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Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2006  |  1 comments
Wow, what are those?
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2006  |  0 comments
Heatsinks waiting to be attached to their output devices—or is it the other way around?
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2006  |  0 comments
"We only do final assembly," Zou said. "I can't afford a larger staff, given Shanghai salaries, so we purchase the component parts from all over—the resistors are European, the circuit boards are the best, and we buy chassis parts from David Zheng at EKTG."
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2006  |  0 comments
This is the µ3i with its top off. MC, MM, and lots of flexibility.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2006  |  1 comments
Modules awaiting attachment to the chassis. "It looks like kits."
D9
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2006  |  4 comments
The D9 is Dussun's multichannel integrated amplifier. Actually, the only amps Dussun makes are integrateds.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2006  |  2 comments
That concludes the audio portion of my tour. I'm packed, and after toodling around Shanghai a little, I peddle off to Beijing for some culture, and then home.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2006  |  0 comments
First you build, then you measure.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2006  |  0 comments
The inside view of a Dussun X-500 power conditioner.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2006  |  8 comments
This is Zou Yuan Yuan, managing director of Dussun Electronics Co. Ltd. That's pronounced da-sun, as in "Da sun, boss, da sun!"
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.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 06, 2006  |  3 comments
I spotted this box of money by the door. "What's that?" I asked, "The tea fund?"
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 06, 2006  |  0 comments
Everything gets cooked before packing, as a final quality assurance measure.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 06, 2006  |  0 comments
Original's listening room is extraordinary. The reference system when I was there was Thiel CS 2.2s, a pair of Mark Levinson No. 29s, an XLH preamp, and an Original A9.2 CD player.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 06, 2006  |  1 comments
XLH's M-2000 monoblock power amplifier $25,000/pair).

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