Sheung Wan

Sheung Wan

AE Sheung Wan is the very first showroom of AE, and commenced operations in 2009. Here is where it all began.

Sheung Wan Philosophy

AE Sheung Wan exemplifies the recreation of a theatrical experience.  Audiences are able to “watch” the music as though there is a screen in front.  But the unique experience goes beyond a physical screen because space co-sharing with musicians inside the recording is possible here.  The transient resolution and dynamic capabilities of this system is enthralling.

The extreme transient response of Dartzeel electronics is manifested by the special commission Qian Long speakers by Cessaro for AE, which features a pair of 18″ bass driver driven actively by internal amplifiers. They are further augmented by Arya’s Air Blade Signature (180 degree augmentation tweeter). Grand Prix Audio’s Monaco 3.0 analog turntable with the latest battery power supply is the pinnacle of vinyl playback given the ultra precision in speed control rendering presence of musician never ever experienced by anyone before as evidenced by numerous videos posted on AE Facebook.  There is also an Equilibrium turntable specially made by AE by Da Vinci Audio with the Virtu Reference Arm/Thales Exquisite Silver cartridge for an elegant/soothing orientation.  Both analog sources are connected to JMF Audio’s PHS 7.3 phono stage.

Our latest digital source for this showroom features APL’s Galactic Reference DAC/Streamer/NAS that constantly put listeners in awe.

The unique experience here is second to none.


Brand Model
Turntable DaVinci Equilibrium AE Special Edition
GrandPrix Monaco 2.0
Tonearm Thales Statement
Cartridge Miyabi Fuuga
Phono JMF PHS 7.2
Music Server
DA Converter
Dartzeel NHB-18NS Version 2020
Dartzeel NHB-108 Model 2 Version 2020
Speakers Cessaro Qian Lung
Arya AirBlade
AC Conditioner JMF PCD102
AC Distribution Argento Extreme Edition (EE) Power Center
Ground Filtration Tripoint Troy Signature NG
Mechanical Isolation SRA Craze 3/Virginia.1 Amp Stand
Arya Audio Revopod

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Divin Nobleness 中神曲with a pair of 岳飛 sovereign subwoofers at headquarter of Goebel in Germany.  #audioexotics #goebelspeakers
Last night, I was touched by the cooperative spirit of Elliot Leung (the composer), Henry Chu (digital artist) and the whole crew of HK Philharmonic.  The whole idea is creative in concept and innovative in execution.  The premier performance of Metaverse Symphony No.1 blended digital arts with classical orchestration in a very coherent storytelling manner.  The giant digital screen on top of the orchestra generates ever evolving digital images corresponding to the tempo (the mood) of the symphony.  It is abstract to a certain degree but it offers a graphical venue for me (audiences) to walk through the symphonic mindset of Elliot. The 1st movement is theatrically exciting. The 2nd is serene and beautiful. The 3rd is retrospective and inquisitive, and the 4th is flamboyant with a favor of Gustav Mahler. 
I was blessed to meet Elliot Leung at Divin Lab in Jan 2022.  I am honored that Audio Exotics played a small part in this magnificent program. Our society needs new ideas in order to move on to the next stage. The success of the Metaverse Symphony Number 1 will illuminate the hope of many dream-chasers out there with new ideas. 

Chris Leung 

當年情 in memory of Leslie Cheung renditioned by Grand Prix Audio’s Monaco 3.0 powered by battery.  The Thales Statement Arm is navigated by Fuuga 風雅 cartridge on the groove feeding to JMF Audio PHS 7.3 phono rendered realism in uncharted territory. 

Tripoint Troy NG, Subbase Vividus and Pranawire Nirvanda respectively mitigated ground noise, RF noise and AC noise, notwithstanding everything is connected to JMF Audio PCD102 AC conditioner.  The Dartzeel NHB-18NS preamp and Model 2 are heavenly matched to drive the Cessaro Qianlong to maximum potential. #audioexotics #lesliecheung