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Old 2nd January 2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default Mark visited Kenneth's work place

I'm glad to introduce a local experienced transformer engineer in Hong Kong, Mr. Kenneth Wong. Kenneth has been working in the field for over 30 years. He produced a lot of audiophile graded transformers of audio amplifiers, such as power transformers for 300B, 2A3, EL34, KT88, 211, output transformers for single end and push pull tube amps and chokes. All of his transformers are hand made. Today I'm pleased to invite Mark Fenlon to visit Kenneth's work place where located in the industrial building in Fotan. It is a small flat in 200 square feet. Kenneth makes his transformers there. He also loves music and tube amps. He likes to custom-makes and modify tube amplifiers by special order. There is a listening area where Kenneth demos tube amps and tune the sound.
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Old 2nd January 2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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Kenneth was introducing the output transformer he made for a customer in Hong Kong. This is a EI output transformer for 300B mono block power amps. The quality and finishing of the transformers are excellent.
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Old 2nd January 2011, 02:06 PM   #3
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Kenneth showed his engineering certificate issued from Germany to Mark.
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Old 2nd January 2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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We listened modified Opera 300B mono block power amps with Kenneth's transformers. The preamp is Twin Audio 12AX7-6SN7 tube amp. The speakers is old Fostex FE166 in transmission line cabinets.
Twin Audio will provide Mark Audio full range speakers to Kenneth for demo later.
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Old 2nd January 2011, 10:10 PM   #5
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Hi Guys,
We had a vey interesting afternoon with Kenneth. I've lived in Hong Kong for over 10 years so it still amazes me to find audio gems like Kenneth. In a age where it's becoming hard to find anything hand-crafted in the audio industry, Kenneth shines.

His transformers appear to me as much a work of audio art rather than purely a humble transformer. Attention to detail in materials selection Kenneth says is critical. It takes Kenneth 3 solid days of work to wind a transformer.

Such is Kenneth's quality of work that he successfully gained his EU (Germany) CE build license in 2005.

Cheers

Mark.
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Old 7th January 2011, 01:43 PM   #6
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I sent a pair of Pensil 7 to Kenneth in this Thursday afternoon. The Pensil 7 was new and built by myself in this Wednesday.
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Old 7th January 2011, 02:06 PM   #7
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Kenneth is good at setting up speakers and tuning sound through change of positions. The sound of Pensil 7 is improving... Under the control of 300B, I never heard the sound of Pensil 7 in such detailed, refined, musical, dynamic...
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Old 11th January 2011, 07:00 PM   #8
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wow that is a very nice cabinet

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Old 12th January 2011, 05:17 AM   #9
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Hello henry,

This is Mark's Pensil 7 cabinet.

Thanks,
Tony.

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wow that is a very nice cabinet

cheers
henry
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Old 12th January 2011, 07:24 AM   #10
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the red finish is very very nice indeed

looks match with alpair 7
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