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PMC Fact Fenestria

By | January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Fenestria – A Statement of Fact

Article by Venoth Nair

 

I have always been a big fan of PMC speakers. The British brand has produced some of the most memorable monitor speakers, both for the professional as well as the home consumers. Harkening back to the old IB Series and now to the new twenty25 series speakers the brand has been known to always deliver excellent performance in a clean and simple package. So when I was given the chance to have an intimate listening session with PMC’s latest feat, the Fact Fenestria at AV Designs showroom, I jumped at it.… Read the full article

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The 2nd Macau International High-End Hi-Fi Show 2018

By | December 20th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

by Venoth Nair

 

Held in the vibrant and opulent city of Macau, the Macau International High-End Hi-Fi Show is an event that was introduced last year as a platform for various audio manufacturers from mainland China as well as the local Asian region and worldwide to get acquainted and explore business possibilities. The Venetian hotel played host to this now annual event which sees an ever increasing population of Hi-Fi based business eyeing for growth opportunity both locally and overseas.… Read the full article

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KEF LSX Wireless Music System

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Popular Mini Monitor Reimagined

by Venoth Nair

 

KEF has enjoyed amazing success with its LS 50 mini monitors garnering rave review and numerous awards for its superior sound and slick good looks. The speaker has shown its ability to blend into any environment and integrates seamlessly with any kind of system delivering fantastic performance consistently. In light of its success KEF has since launched different variants of the mini monitor with either new aesthetics or upgraded internals to be applied in different applications.… Read the full article

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Keces S3 Headphone Amplifier and DAC

By | November 10th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A Head Turner Indeed

by Venoth Nair

 
Most audiophiles who are confined to small living spaces like apartments or small homes (or just a room for that matter) usually resort to a headphone-based system to fulfil their audiophile cravings. Of course, a pair of headphones may not be a purist Hi-Fi choice in many ardent audiophile’s eyes but there is no ignoring the limitation in today’s world as well as the growing competence of headphones when it comes to conveyance of great sound.… Read the full article

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Keces Audio P8 Linear Power Supply

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Clean Power for the People

by Venoth Nair

 

Taiwanese brand Keces is a small engineering company with an inherent attitude towards building high value, high quality power supply systems. In recent years they have also dabbled in desktop audio, with components such as a headphone amplifier/DAC combo and speaker amplifier. Their equipment roster is always recognisably sturdy and built to resemble many high-end designs but, in their case, come with a likeably modest price tag.

 

All forms of electronics depend on electricity to function and when it comes to audio, power is one area that requires plenty of consideration.… Read the full article

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Dali Oberon 5 Speaker System

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

More for Less

by Dick Tan
The Oberon 5 seen here in its white oak livery
The Oberon 5 seen here in its white oak livery

DALI’s recently launched Oberon Speaker Series, a six model, mid budget range is said to be the company’s first affordable speaker range to feature its patented SMC technology.

 

According to DALI, its SMC technology has until now been used only in its high-end speaker range and is designed to effectively minimise negative effects generated by the Iron pole piece of a drive unit magnet.… Read the full article

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Samsung HW-N650 5.1CH Panoramic Soundbar

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Upgrade-able Soundbar

by Venoth Nair

 
The Samsung HW-N650 is a 2-piece soundbar system comprising of the main soundbar itself paired to a wireless sub-woofer. The system which boasts a 5.1 channel audio output sits in the middle of Samsung’s current range of soundbar’s and is meant to perfectly complement Samsung flat panel big screen displays. At over a meter in width this soundbar is more suited to displays 60 inches and above.

 

Aesthetically the HW-N650 draws attention with its all black metal mesh grills that wrap the entire top and front of the soundbar.… Read the full article

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Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers

By | September 21st, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A Brand New Debut

by Venoth Nair

 

The first iteration of Elac’s Debut series shook the foundations of what can be achieved with a budget speaker range. The original lineup of speakers was able to realize superlative levels of performance from a modest price allowing it to compete with speakers which are much more costly. What stands out with the series is the focus on maximizing what can be attained with the set limitations and this was something done superbly with the original Debut series.… Read the full article

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Dali E9F Subwoofer

By | September 21st, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Inch Difference

by Dick Tan
DALI’s E9F unusual 9" woofer may just offer the low bass extension you are looking for
DALI’s E9F unusual 9″ woofer may just offer the low bass extension you are looking for

If you have been dabbling long enough in your AV hobby you would have come to realise that stand-alone subwoofers usually come in sizes of 8″, 10″ and 12″. It tends to get bigger (15″,16” and even bigger) as one goes up the performance scale where the usually high price keeps them out of the general affordability level of most audiophiles and home theatre buffs on a budget.… Read the full article

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The Emotiva A-100 Stereo Flex Amplifier

By | September 7th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Flexing Muscles

by Venoth Nair

 

Emotiva is an American brand noted for producing a wide variety of amplification product with an ideal based around providing quality sound at reasonable prices. The new baby in their range, the A-100 “Flex” amplifier as it’s called, is the smallest amplifier from the stable which is actually more of a desktop headphone amp which can drive speakers as opposed to being an amplifier that can drive headphones.

 

Being designed as a headphone amplifier the Emotiva A-100 is built on a half size chassis making it perfect for desktop audiophiles or those who are restricted when it comes to space.… Read the full article

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