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Offline Jagdpanzer

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I was walking around in Aldephi yesterday and it has been months since I last visited.
A few Hifi/HT shops, e.g. CD Acoustics,  KEC etc. which have been there for decades seem to have ceased operation. Or have they moved somewhere else? Hope they are OK.

« Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 14:41 by Jagdpanzer »

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 14:45 »
CD acoustic move up to the 4th floor at the same side of his previous unit but deeper toward the right end. KEC move down to the 1st level but currently renovation.

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 18:19 »
It's time for them to "shrink water" liaoz la!

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2020, 10:07 »
there was a cd shop that closed down though. i think some of the others are moving around. i did read about kec moving down.

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2020, 10:54 »
KEC is at Level 1 now, currently with signage too.

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2020, 18:56 »
there was a cd shop that closed down though. i think some of the others are moving around. i did read about kec moving down.

New Disc Village closed in March IIRC

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2020, 21:46 »
New Disc Village closed in March IIRC

This case is not because no biz. Ernest had planned to retire this year from long time ago.

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2020, 22:19 »
This case is not because no biz. Ernest had planned to retire this year from long time ago.

I think he really retire at the right time. happy for him but sad that one less place to go in adelphi.

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2020, 03:34 »
This case is not because no biz. Ernest had planned to retire this year from long time ago.

Sad to see him out of business cos of retiring. Always had a great time chatting and buying lps from him.
Missed the lelong sale he did before he close down though. All the best to Ernest .

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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2020, 11:41 »
Sad to see him out of business cos of retiring. Always had a great time chatting and buying lps from him.
Missed the lelong sale he did before he close down though. All the best to Ernest .

I am sure Ernest is happily retired. Although the plans he made to see the world have to be put on hold till the borders open and safe to fly. I have been patronizing his CD shop since he started at the old Sembawang Shopping Centre some 30 years ago. It was his second career. The older bros will remember Sembawang SC as the place for audiophiles in the north. There was Audioline (now at Orchid CC), Jay Audio, Sembawang Music (now no more) and Ernest. Some more audio shops I cannot remember.   

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2020, 13:05 »
Now less one nice vinyl shop to visit in Aldephi where you can hang out and chitchat with the owners.  Those at basement ..Memory Lane and the shop opposite, unfortunately do not stock Chinese LPs.
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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2020, 12:23 »
Sad to see him out of business cos of retiring. Always had a great time chatting and buying lps from him.
Missed the lelong sale he did before he close down though. All the best to Ernest .

Ernest told me he open in July, maybe he is taking a break, didn't ask in detail.

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2020, 15:32 »
Nobody buy CD from Roxy?

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2020, 16:48 »
maybe its just me. i always prefer to buy from NDV. now i realize since Feb, i have not bought any CDs.
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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2020, 17:11 »
Roxy price is like "tbd".. as there is no price tag.
 

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2020, 18:00 »
Roxy price is subject to whim and fancy subject to mood. anyhow quote price. later found out his website much cheaper than the old man price. Thereafter don't buy from him anymore.

Dislike this kind of selling policy- no price tag- prefer to buy from Ernest or Simply music or online website.

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2020, 11:09 »
^^^^^^^^^

ah, really ah?

i got some from them during CB from the store. it was NOT the owner i think. yes, it was quite annoying to check price for every piece, though they had prices on their used ones.

maybe should just buy from their website.


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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2020, 11:46 »


You try this LP and ask the old man what the prices.

You will be shocked $150- compare to their website $125.

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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2020, 13:28 »
yes yes 150.  :P
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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2020, 14:52 »
Yes, that's right. I remember the assistant got to call the boss like 10 times when I was browsing and asked the price. Faint. 

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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2020, 18:11 »
I didn't know they now sell online.  I think his son is now helping out. I don't like to deal with that old fat botak.
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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2020, 20:33 »
Surprised to see a few bros here also facing the same shxt from the old snobish fart from Roxy. Anw, we vote with our $$.

Sad to know Ernest retired..  :'(


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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2020, 16:00 »
thanks for sharing, good to know, then i'll likely just buy online, but they aren't very updated with their online store, paid for a few then some OOS. then choose another, also OOS.  :(


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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2020, 04:13 »
Oh Ernest will be back in business soon? Cos i thought he is retiring fr the scene.
But if he does come back, good also. His price are good i find.

Ernest told me he open in July, maybe he is taking a break, didn't ask in detail.

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Re: Hifi and HT shops no longer in operation in Aldephi?
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2020, 11:35 »
^^^^^^^^^^^

i was around adelphi yesterday, saw the gentleman (ernest i think, i don't know him by name) in the same space, where he had a shop, with another LP only setup. WOW acoustic. supposedly opening soon.

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« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2020, 22:33 »
That's not Ernest, he is HK Loo business partner with Retrophonic. Wow Acoustic LLP is another of their business entity. selling premium LPs and Project TT. 
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