By: Ceci Zhong
March 8th, 2023
I grew up in a small town in China where music was ubiquitous, but I never had exposure to high-quality audio systems. However, my perspective changed when I began my Coop position at Audio Excellence Canada. On my first day, I was amazed by the shiny speakers and amplifiers that I had never encountered before. Adrian, my mentor, introduced me to the various components and how they collaborate to create high-quality sound.
Adrian's guidance was instrumental as I started learning about the different components of an audio system. He taught me to listen to music critically and pointed out nuances and details I had never noticed before. One of the most thrilling experiences was when we tested enormous speakers, and the sound quality left me astounded. The music was so rich and full, with a level of detail I had never heard before.
As I delved deeper into the world of HiFi, I developed a passion for it. During my lunch breaks, I would read about different components and listen to music more intently. Adrian would often give me new music recommendations and explain how different genres would sound distinct on a high-end system.
One of the most intriguing aspects that caught my attention was the importance of quality cables in an audio system. I was surprised to learn that cables could have such a significant impact on sound quality. Observing Adrian and Lewis select and test different cables for customers was awe-inspiring. I even began reviewing different speakers and components on my own, sharing my thoughts with Adrian and the other staff.
As I approach the midway point of my Coop, I find myself increasingly involved in the world of high-end audio systems. One of the most satisfying aspects would be witnessing clients’ reactions as they are amazed by the sound quality is a gratifying experience. It is a privilege to share my passion for HiFi and help others enhance their listening experience.
Working at Audio Excellence was an unforgettable experience that exposed me to a whole new world of music and sound quality. Going from knowing nothing about HiFi to developing a passion for it was astounding, thanks to Adrian and the rest of the team, who were patient, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about what they did.