David Price lounges around to the soothing sound of Ming Da’s new Piccolo integrated valve amplifier
Remember the seventies? Early on in that decade we saw a wave of new Japanese products begin to appear in the shops and on our roads. The result was that by the end of the decade, Honda, Datsun, Sony and Panasonic were household names and everyone who bought them couldn’t praise them enough.
This same thing is now happening with China. It’s a work in progress I grant you, but some companies have an excellent track record and Mei Xing is one. It’s the manufacturer behind the Ming Da brand name, located in an historic village on Qi Ao Island, which is near Hong Kong. Almost a quarter of a century old, its founder and chief designer says that it has always specialised in valve amplifiers. The company has done high-quality OEM work for several big brands, and is now reaching out to the world under its own name.