I used to live in Tokyo as a child and last visited in 2017, and spent TWO DAYS in Akihabara, it’s heaven for geeks, audiophiles and anyone interested in electronics! They truly appreciate high quality craftsmanship and technology!
Growing up, Japanese HiFi products got me into this hobby. My dad brought with himself a full set of Sansui Amp, pre-amp, Tuner from Japan directly, and then later one we had a gold Accuphase integrated Amp that was a BEAST! Their higher end products are absolutely amazing. Unfortunately we typically do not get any of their higher end products up here!
Amazing stairs with built in color LED‘s to the roof of Kioto train station. You don’t get the sende of shear size of these ginormous stairs and consequently the display. It stretches over full story levels.
Lovely place, MUST be on the bucket list of everyone, specially if you appreciate good food, technology and craftsmanship. I just LOVE their attention to detail to almost everything they do, from building designs, to their washlet toilets and other technology, and to even HOW they cook their food with such meticulous precision!
If you liked that review, this video of his for comparison shopping of his next integrated amps (ended up being the Denon) is awesome, some nice gear he was looking at and how the topology and build quality differs within the same price range. Put some of them on my list!
Agreed. I also think how they’ve built them and the way the chassis is isolating pre-amp from amp section including separate power supply, plus a very highly regarded phono stage, really negates the need of separates.