Photo Gallery 005: Being A Loudspeaker Maker For A Lifetime
摘要： Mr. Zeng can’t stop, and won’t stop, since he’s working on something he really loves and is going to spend the rest of his life doing it.
[TMTpost’s new column Photo Gallery aims to record individuals and entrepreneurs in the Internet industry: whether young ambitious entrepreneurs who have just found their place in the world of business, star investors who walk through different venues, programmers who spend hours of time writing codes in front of the computer screen, or Internet operators, geeks, even delivery guys…It is their collective efforts and devotion that constitute the Internet world we live in right now, so their moments are worth recording, and remembering. Photos don’t lie, but they don’ tell the whole truth; photos are free, but they are also full of traps. Therefore we present the images we see, and let you have your own understanding of these individuals.]
In the Chinese loudspeakers industry, Zeng Dejun must be one the most veteran loudspeaker makers. Mr. Zeng grew up in the remote mountain village in Western Hunan province. He was one of the educated youths who went and worked in the countryside and mountain areas and one of the witness to the ten-year-long Cultural Revolution. He was even enlisted in The Second Artillery Force of the PLA for a while. Later on, he focused his attention on scientific research and education in military schools, and then left the army system and started his own business far away in Shenzhen. However, he has been making loudspeakers for over 30 years, during which time he has designed over 100 products. He was even referred to as “the father of tube amplifiers” in China. Recently, he rose to fame with the crowdfunding activity he launched over his handmade MaoKing Radio, which was a masterpiece and set new record in the industry.
For quite a few years, Mr. Zeng has been working 16 hours a day and 7 days a week. Although he was already 59 years old, he could still stay up to midnight and look energetic the next day. “Since I’m working on something I really like, it’s natural that I am full of energy,” explained him. At present, he was gradually adapting himself to the Internet industry, as he would say: “What I really want to do is develop a world-famous loudspeaker brand in the Internet era, and I’ve already seen a ray of hope.”
Photo Gallery 005 is about the work and life of him from November 30th to December 5th.
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Aiming to record individuals and entrepreneurs in the Internet industry
Photos don’t lie, but they don’ tell the whole truth
Photos are free, but also full of traps
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Translated by Levin Feng (Senior Translator at ECHO), working for TMTpost.