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Old 14th May 2008, 07:24 AM   #11
alexg is offline alexg  Philippines
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Originally posted by ray_moth

Not impossible, it's just that your speakers don't quite have the sensitivity needed for 300Bs. I'm more used to seeing speakers less than about 88 dB used with SS amps, where lots of power is no problem. I'm not in Jakarta at the moment.

I found a few stall holders in the Glodok area, but the problem seems to be availability/reliability of supply. Singapore is better if you can get there and carry your purchases home with you, as accompanied baggage.

If you want to buy a kit and are not planning an overseas trip, I would order what you want from a suitable and reputable overseas supplier who is prepared to ship to Indonesia (many are not!) and pay the cost of having it delivered by one of the better (and, unfortunately, more expensive) carriers, e.g. UPS or DHL. They will ensure your delivery gets into the country and through customs without 'disappearing'.

I once ordered $100 worth of components from Antique Electronics Supply but it was sent by normal post. I got a phone call from someone using a mobile phone on a Sunday, saying he was calling from the Post Office and telling me I should send my driver to meet him at the main post office and pay Rp400,000 to cover import duty (that was twice what I was expecting).

It turned out that the guy was not a postal worker but a thief, working as a customs official, who regularly stole parcels before they got to customs clearance. If the contents were of no use to him (such as the bunch of electronics bits and pieces I ordered), he would phone the person to whom it was addressed and demand money. My driver said he was known to the real postal workers and to the police, who were after him. He was in a great hurry to leave as soon as he had the money and had handed over the goods. That's the kind of risk you take if you use normal post, as you probably know already.

I have the same problem in the Philippines, though in the Philippines, the customs officers are the one extorting money from you!
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Old 14th May 2008, 09:21 AM   #12
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That guy was a customs officer, pretending to be a postal worker.

Sorry to thread jack, but Ray, you mentioned Singapore as a source of kits etc. Where do you go in Singapore? I know of two tube shops in the Burlington Centre next to Sim Lim Square, are there some others you know of?
No, I only know a place in Burlington Centre but I believe there are others.
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Old 14th May 2008, 09:28 AM   #13
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better still if you want to use tube, use biamping,tube for tweeter and solid state for woofer.
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Old 14th May 2008, 10:11 AM   #14
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Originally posted by ttan98
better still if you want to use tube, use biamping,tube for tweeter and solid state for woofer.
this is a great idea, but double the cost of the speaker cable and the amp as well. i already got a hybrid amp. how much min wattage the amp need to drive a pair of tweeter?
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Old 30th May 2008, 02:33 AM   #15
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i come accross transcendent otl 16 monoblock. will it able to drive 83db sensitivity speaker?
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