We call Engstrom the "Scandinavian School" of tube amplification artistry. As a point of interest, Asian tube design is dominated by the Japanese idealogy, which has more emphasis on the harmonic trail or ‘longer decay’ in general, and with it a gentler authority. The Swedish Engström on the other hand, has very clear and pure "sonority" as emphasised in its rendition of leading edges.  Lars Engström, the chief engineer of Engström, has been a choir member since childhood. He understands the purity of tonality in audio design from his personal experiences.  His tube electronics are acclaimed around the world. His latest creation, the ARNE 300B amplifier, qualifies as state of the art. It is a permanent fixture at AE Sheung Wan, driving a pair of Cessaro Firebirds, captivating audiophiles on a regular basis. 

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Energy and Space

“It's the silence between the notes, that holds the key to all music", said the French composer Claude Debussy.  Mozart made similar conclusion.  Maestro conductors in modern time such as Karajan, Bernstein, and Stokowski etc all agreed.

Music is an art. Art isn’t just about colour, but contrast.  Music does not solely exist in the notes but also in pauses (silence between the notes or spacing). It is intangible in physical form but tangible in human senses.  Silence has the power to punctuate notes and creates a sense of anticipation. 

Thus, it is also correlated with tempo, dynamic, rhythm, harmonic progression and instrumentation, which in turn holistically define the energy level of any piece of music. 

Legendary jazz musician, Mile Davis said “silence is more important than sound”.

Audio Exotics pursues genuine musicality through recreating the silence between notes on any recording. 

Our systematic approach to annihilate noises will connect you easily with the souls of your beloved artists as though you are traveling in a Time Machine. 

Chris Leung

Audio Exotics Hong Kong

Given numerous humble works I had done over the past few years, it is about time to make a profile video of my company.  The aim is to internationalise the company brand to broader audiences. 

The world should know more about my tremendous amount of intellectual effort put forth in the art and science of recreating the soul of musicians. 

Please come travel a Time Machine with us in Hong Kong and Singapore to reach any music on any recorded medium. 

Chris Leung