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About fuwen

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    forever crazy
  • Birthday 02/03/1965

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  • Headphones
    HD650-Clou Red, HD 25-1, AKG K1000, HD800
  • Headphone amplifiers
    Bryston BP25 preamp headphone out, Sound Devices HX-3, Corda HA-2, Headroom Total Airhead, Headroom Total Bithead, iFi iDSD, Bryston BHA-1
  • Sources
    MF A3; Marantz SA14; Philips PCDP AX7201,EXP101, AZ9001, AZ7464, AZ6811, AZ6813, AZ6827, AZ6837, AZ6840, AZ6841, AZ6844, AZ6847, AZ6848, AZ6849, AZ7362, D6800; Technics PCDP SL-XP1, SL-XP2, SL-XP6, SL-XP160, SL-XP240, SL-XP290, SL-XP300, SL-XP330, SL-XP350, SL-XP370, SL-XP490, SL-XP505, SL-XP570, SL-XP600, SL-XP700, SL-XPS900; Kenwood PCDP DPC-981; Sony PCDP D-2, D-T3, D-4/40, D-9, D-12, D-14, D-T24, D-33, D-34, D-35, D-36, D-66, D-88, D-113CR, D-121, D-127, D-131, D-141, D-147CR, D-151, D-245, D-465, D-555, D-802K, D-808K, PRD-150; Denon PCDP DCP-7D, DCP100; Aiwa PCDP XP-6; Ferguson PCDP CD-P51; Lasermate PCDP SA-6103; Fisher PCDP PCD-5700; Sanyo CDP-65A; Thomson LAD580; Marantz KI Pearl Lite
  • Other equipment
    Bryston BP25/4B-SST, SF Grand Piano Home
  • Favourite configuration used
    Home: KI Pearl Lite - BP25/BHA-1 - HD800; On the move/Office: Vintage PCDP - Sound Devices HX-3 - HD25-1; iFi DSD - Momentum
  • Team:
    Team Sennheiser

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  • Location
    Singapore/Woodlands
  • Interests
    Photography (Rollei, Praktica, Contax)<br />Classical Music (Chinese and Western)<br />Audiophile CDs<br />Jogging
  1. http://www.fuwen.net/index.php/home/classical-music/string-symphonies/151-string-symphonies
  2. I love two string orchestra works. One is String Sonatas composed by young Rossini, the other is String Symphonies, composed by (also young) Mendelssohn. Rossini String Sonata consists of 6 Sonatas, Decca 470447-2 double xrcd2 recorded all of them. Fim UltraHD CD recorded the original versions performed by only 4 instruments, but only recorded 5 of the 6 Sonatas. Both recordings are audiophile standard, something you can enjoy forever. My first encounter with Mendelssohn String Symphonies was a CD from Teldec, this CD recorded 5 of the 13 Symphonies. The String Symphonies were written for a larger string orchestra, and from audiophile point of view these recordings are not as hifi as the String Sonatas. The String Symphonies focus of presenting the musical ideas with the orchestra, whereas the String Sonatas’ arrangement tends to give individual instrument show off time, especially for the double bass. Strange enough after I bought the first CD of the String Symphonies, I did not go and search for the rest over the years until lately. After a search on the internet I managed to find two recording versions (seems the String Symphonies are not a hot recording repertoire). One is the complete recordings of Mendelssohn symphonies issued by Warner Classics, with recordings of the 13 String Symphonies performed by Concerto Koln, and the 5 Symphonies for Symphony Orchestra performed by Gewandhausorcheter Leipzig conducted by Kurt Masur. When I received the CDs I realised the Concerto Koln version is the one I bought under Teldec label, but now with 3 CDs completed all the 13 String Symphonies recordings. The other recording was performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta conducted by Lev Markiz, all 13 String Symphonies recorded in one SACD!! In addition there was a String Symphony No. 8 version with woodwinds. Guess there are too many music, so this SACD does not have the CD layer, so can only be played from a SACD player. Having following SACD for so many years, I still find SACD recording format very well suited to classical music recordings, being able to present very well various instrumentation and the extend of frequencies at both ends of the sound spectrum. Recently I am also able to find fresh recordings of classical music of less popular repertoire on SACDs, so my findings on SACD on classical music recordings are likely valid. However, for those audiophiles with string liking for vocal, I guess a good red book CD recordings will still present better and richer mid range. But to me, enjoying classical performance with SACD is an enjoyment.
  3. Terra Cotta Warriors http://www.fuwen.net/index.php/home/chinese-classical-music/fantasia-terra-cotta-warriors/145-fantasia-terra-cotta-warriors
  4. Ever since the founders of SACD Philips and Sony gave up making high end SACD players, I have been worrying the future of this music format. After all I have been a loyal follower of SACD format since the launch and has collected tonnes of SACD recordings. My first reference SACD player Marantz SA-14 finally ran dead, and was replaced by KI Pearl Lite. The two SACD players were not of the same class, the mid range of Pearl Lite seemed less dense the the SA-14, but the extreme high and low seemed to have more details. When I started crazy on hifi I went after all the recommended audiophile discs. But after many years I am after music more than audiophile recordings already. Further more audiophile recordings many were female vocals, not a genre that I am after. Nowadays what I really enjoy are still classical music and Chinese classical. To me the SACD format best present classical recordings to the fullest potential! Especially for orchestra performance, SACD are very good in terms of sound stage, accurate positioning of instrument and details of various instrument within the large orchestra. While I thought the SACD availability was coming to an end, or at least getting scarce, I bumped into few EMI Classics SACD recordings: Jacqueline Du Pre Elgar and Delius cello concerto (2 SACDs), David Oistrakh Double and Triple concerto ( 2 SACDs), Debussy complete piano works ( 4 SACDs) and List Piano solo works (3 SACDs). Although SACD is a superior recording format, the final audio performance still very much depending on the quality of the original recordings. These SACDs collections are good in recording, and I am very happy to be able to collect whole set of works in one shot. http://www.fuwen.net/index.php/home/hifi-corner/sacd-stories/146-sacd-stories
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    XinYao

    24 years apart, this is the latest new CD release by Wen Fu “Listen till Dawn” (我听到天开始亮了). The album recorded 15 songs close to our heart that span over decades. The two that touches me most are his variation of his own original scores. 《新加坡派》to 《新加坡派2.0》(Singapore Style to Singapore Style 2.0) and 《历史考试前夕》to 《新谣历史外传》(History Exam Eve to Xin Yao History). Some of the songs collected in the album is Wen Fu written for various special occasions.《从心出发》(Start from Heart) was performed by 4 local artists (蔡健雅, 蔡淳佳, 陈伟联,潘嘉丽)and Singapore Chinese Orchestra celebrating Espanade 10 anniversary.《找回那感觉》(That Old Feeling) was for the new image launch event for Local Chinese news paper.《看电视》(Watch TV) was written in 1999 for board casting channel 8.《简爱》(SImple Love) was Wen Fu gift to Singapore independent 50 years.《自在苏州》(Easy Su Chow Province) was written for a China board casting station in 2016.《新欢会旧爱》celebrated 75 years of Broadcasting in 2011 with the three Chinese Boardcasting stations. The other group of songs in this album of Wen Fu were the theme songs for various TV series, movies and other singers he had written over the years. 《放映爱》(Love Show) was written in 2016 for a local movie of the same title. In 2015 Wen Fu wrote for a teacher singer 符杰荣 听明天在歌唱》(Listen to Tomorrow Song) in his album《唱歌给你听:梦想发光》(Songs for You). In 2013, 《《下一首歌》(The Next Song) was written for singer 玖健,and in Hong Kong singer 马浚伟 album《Cherish》the song《如愿》 (Wish). In 2015, 《人生无所谓》 (Easy Life) was the theme song for Singapore Media Corp Channel 8 TV series of the same title.《起飞》(Take Off) was a TV series with story back drop from Xin Yao and《好想告诉你》(How I Wish to Tell You) was written for this TV series, which recalled so much good memories for the generation grew up with Xin Yao. Finally, in 1999 Wen FU wrote for Hong Kong diva 张学友《她来听我的演唱会》(My Concert Lady Audience),but in this album of Wen Fu it was the version he sang during his concert in 2015, a very special interpretation of his own music live on stage. http://www.fuwen.net/index.php/home/randomness/wen-fu-2016/147-wen-fu-2016
  6. Yes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!!
  7. I used to collect discman but these gadgets are so old reliability will be an issue. http://fuwen.net/index.php/home/hifi-corner/24-years-of-discman
  8. Sorry for the very very late greetings. Think here has been quite quiet lately. How's your music journey? Happy 2017, cheers!
  9. All along I believe that other than the source, the headphone plays an important part in an audiophile headphone system set up. But after experiencing Perfidus, I realised the headamp could present such a wide sound stage and a three dimensional feeling of the recordings. It has lots of details in the low, mid and high range, a sweet enough mid range, accurate positioning, and yet and the same time sounds musical, and I believe it can greatly improve the musical performance of a headphone set up. If you are looking for a headphone amp, I would strongly suggest you audit the Perfidus! http://www.fuwen.net...fidious-headamp
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    XinYao

    On 1 Aug 2013, one of Wen Fu's songs that was banned was boardcasted again in 3 main Singapore board casting stations. http://www.fuwen.net...-02-08-07-50-06
  11. Ordered from eBay China source instead....
  12. Is the replacement earpad for hd600/650 still available in Singapore? Used to get them from Hung's Brother but they dun sell anymore....
  13. The great Beethoven Ninth (Choral) Symphony. The first classical music with human voices added to the symphony by a well know composer. Now DG has an iPad apps that has 4 versions of the performance, details of the symphony, comments by various artists, composers and reporters, music score and animated instrument presentation. http://www.fuwen.net/index.php/home/classical-music/beethoven-ninth/120-beethoven-ninth
  14. Mozart The Prussian Quartets, performed by Emerson Quartet Emerson Quartet moved from DG to Sony Label in 2011. They have been recording with DG since 1987. This is their first recording release under Sony. Moving ahead, the cellist David Finckel will also be leaving the quartet, and taking over the baton is cellist and conductor Paul Watkins. http://www.fuwen.net/index.php/home/classical-music/emerson-quartet/118-emerson-quartet
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