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KLIAVS 2019: Absolare integrated amplifier to make its debut

By | June 21st, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The Absolare integrated amplifier looks stunning.
The Absolare integrated amplifier looks absolutely stunning.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

James Chin, the owner of YL Audio, loves to keep audiophiles in a state of suspense. When I asked him recently what sound system he would be setting up for demo at the coming KL International AV Show, he replied that he will debut the Lawrence Audio Penguin speakers from Taiwan (see  http://av2day.com/2019/06/kliavs-2019-yl-audio-to-debut-lawrence-audio-speakers/

 

When I asked for more details, he replied: “Slowly the info will be released lah.”

 

Now he has released one more nugget of information.… Read the full article

BenQ launches world’s first 4K projectors with DCI-P3 colour gamut

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Brian Lee, General Manager of BenQ Malaysia (left) and Jeanne Liew, Product Manager of BenQ Malaysia at the launch.
Brian Lee, General Manager of BenQ Malaysia (left) and Jeanne Liew, Product Manager of BenQ Malaysia posing beside the W5700 4K projector at the launch.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

BenQ, the world’s leading DLP projector manufacturer, launched the CinePrime W5700 and W2700 DLP projectors at the CMY Audio & Visual showroom in Sungei Wang Plaza on Wednesday in a media-only event.

 

Both models are the first 4K projectors in the world to feature DCI-P3 colour gamut.

 

“W5700 and W2700 introduce budding movie fanatics to real enthusiast-level cinema performance,” said Brian Lee, General Manager of BenQ Malaysia.… Read the full article

BenQ to launch two true 4K projectors tomorrow

By | June 18th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The BenQ W5700 projector.
The BenQ W5700 projector.

 

BenQ Malaysia will be hosting a media launch of the BenQ W2700 and W5700 projectors tomorrow at the CMY showroom in Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur.

 

AV enthusiasts have not been left out as there will be a demo for the public on June 22 also at the CMY showroom in Sungei Wang Plaza. The demo for AV enthusiasts will be from 11am to 3pm.

 

Both models are true 4K projectors. Have a look at the specs:

 

W2700

> True 4K UHD HDR-Pro Projector  with 8.3M pixels

> BenQ CinematicColor for Industry DCI-P3/Rec.709 color space

> HDR-PRO projector-optimized HDR technology (HDR10/HLG support)

 

W5700

> True 4K UHD Projector with 100% DCI-P3/Rec.709 and HDR-PRO

> True 4K UHD resolution with 8.3M pixels

> BenQ CinematicColor for cinema industry’s 100% DCI-P3/Rec.709 color space

 

 

The post BenQ to launch two true 4K projectors tomorrow appeared first on av2day.com.… Read the full article

KLIAVS 2019: YL Audio to debut Lawrence Audio speakers

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lawrence Audio Penguin speakers are shaped like penguins.
The Lawrence Audio Penguin speakers are shaped like penguins.

 

Surprise, surprise…James Chin of YL Audio will be bringing in speakers from Taiwan’s Lawrence Audio for next month’s KL International AV Show.

 

The model that will debut at the AV show is the Penguin from the company’s Bird Family.

 

The Penguin is the largest in the range, which is called Bird Family because the designs resemble birds.

 

The Penguin is a 3–way bass-reflex floorstander boasting a frequency response of 24Hz to 35K kHz.… Read the full article

KLIAVS 2019: A Mac by any other name

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

The supposedly scaled down McIntosh XRT 1.1K is, by any standards, still a huge loudspeaker.
The supposedly scaled down McIntosh XRT 1.1K is, by any standards, still a huge loudspeaker.

 

By Dick Tan

 

Audio Perfectionist, the Malaysian distributor of the prestigious range of McIntosh audio systems will be fielding the recently-introduced XRT 1.1K speaker systems, among others, in their booth at the coming KL International AV Show 2019.

 

According to Kenny Lim of Audio Perfectionist, while visitors can expect to view the complete McIntosh range, the XRT 1.1K will be its main highlight.… Read the full article

KLIAVS 2019: Active ATC system in Hi-Way Laser’s room

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

ATC SCM50 Classic active speaker
ATC SCM50ASL Classic active speaker

 

Last year, Kenny Sin of Hi-Way Laser was having lots of fun blasting rock music on his active ATC system.

 

Next month, you can expect more rockin’ and rollin’ in his room in Vistana Hotel.

This is an all-in-one CD player/DAC/preamp/headphone amp
This is an all-in-one CD player/DAC/preamp/headphone amp

 

He will be using the ATC CDA2 Mk 2 preamp/DAC coupled with a pair of ATC SCM50ASL Classic active speakers and the ATC SCM20ASL Pro Active speakers. The CDA2 Mk2 is an all-in-one component which comprises a CD player, DAC, headphone amp and preamp.… Read the full article

Pro-Ject’s Xtension 9 Evolution turntable is a smooth operator

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The Pro-Ject Evolution turntable. You must use the supplied record weight to get the best sound.
The Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution turntable. You must use the supplied record weight to get the best sound. Note the small magnet in the tonearm rest to keep the tonearm in place.

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

The Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution turntable is one of those designs that uses mass loading to suppress resonances and vibrations, which is the opposite of Rega’s light-is-more philosophy.

 

Therefore the turntable is rather heavy. Pro-Ject states that the Xtension 9 plinth is made from MDF filled with metal granulate, that gives high mass and is non-resonant and the entire package weighs 16kg.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Evoke-ing optimum performance

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The Dyynaudio Evoke speakers.
The Dynaudio Evoke 50 speakers.

 

By Dick Tan

 

Dynaudio, one of Europe’s most respected name in loudspeaker design will be fielding its recently- introduced Evoke range of loudspeaker system at the coming KL International AV Show 2019 to be held from July 26-28 at the Vistana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

 

Comprising two floorstanders, one centre channel speaker and two bookshelf-type models, the Evoke range is helmed by the Evoke 50, a somewhat large floorstander measuring 305 x 1162 x 373mm and weighing approximately 27kg.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: A true heavyweight subwoofer

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

Don't try to carry this subwoofer by yourself.
Don’t try to carry this subwoofer by yourself as it weighs 360 lbs.

 

By Dick Tan

 

In a recent press release Double GT Audio said it will be fielding its current and most up-to-date version of the JL Audio Gotham G213 active subwoofer at the coming KL International AV Show 2019 at the Vistana Hotel, on July 26-28.

 

In fact , according to the spokesman for Double GT Audio not one but two units of the mother of all subs will be on display.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: True 4K magic from JVC

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

The JVC DLA N-5 projector i a native 4K projector
The JVC DLA-N5 projector is a native 4K projector

 

By Dick Tan

 

JVC will show its true mettle with its current N5 4K projector at the KL International AV Show 2019.

 

For years now JVC competing in the high-end 4K home theatre projection market has managed to consistently stay in the top ranking, most desired HT projectors position. What’s remarkable is that until recently its top competing 4K models were not even truly 4K but relied on some form of super upscaling algorithm to achieve its superb video performance.… Read the full article

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