Robert Koda

Robert Koda


Robert Koda is another enduring partner of AE, surpassing a decade-long relationship. Robert Koch is a perfectionist. He is never hurried. He is clearly immersed in the art of amplification. His Takumi series is widely acclaimed around the world despite the few official reviews. This is a bespoke quality that simply speaks for itself. His RK K10 and K15 preamps are widely sought because of their coherence and smoothness without compromising resolution and transients. They easily integrate with other brands of amplifier as well.  The Takumi MC ONE phone stage utilises proprietary circuitry of RIAA curve invented by Robert himself that minimises distortion during equalization.  The introduction of the Takumi K160 flagship mono amplifier is simply the best of the best in the AE founder’s experience.  On listening, you wouldn't bother asking if this is solid state or tube design because you are completely swept up in the sentimental domain of music. RK designs will always move you, be it a simple Japanese vocal like Miyuki or a full symphonic setup showcasing Stravinsky's Firebird. It is intended to consistently deliver music, and with it, awe.

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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