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ATC SCM40A floorstanders: Is going active the best way?

By | December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

Note the new tweeter in the ATC SCM40A.
Note the new tweeter used  in the ATC SCM40A.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

I have heard ATC’s active speakers before in Hi-Way Laser’s showroom and at the KL International AV Shows, but I have never heard them in my house before.

 

Kenny Sin of Hi-Way Laser made arrangements to deliver a pair of ATC SCM40 Active speakers to my house more than a week ago. Along with them came two long (3 meters) Furutech power cords, two (also 3 meters) Cardas Golden Reference XLR interconnects and the matching ATC CA2 preamp.… Read the full article

Accuphase is a smooth operator

By | December 1st, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Another reviewer had bought the Accuphase E-470, so I ended up reviewing the lower model, the E-370 which is a 100-watter integrated amplifier.

 

Victor Pheh of Hi-Fi Creations Trading delivered the E-370 to my house and it took the two of us to carry it from the boot of his car. Accuphase products are heavy and very well made.

 

Press a button and the panel below the two meters will flip down slowly to reveal lots of buttons.… Read the full article

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

Klipsch RP-8060FA Atmos Speaker System

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

No Atmos Required

by Dick Tan

Klipsch RP-8060FA Atmos Enabled Speaker System
Klipsch RP-8060FA Atmos Enabled Speaker System

Are you contemplating upgrading to the latest in Dolby Atmos surround systems but abhor the idea of enduring the work required to mount the additional speakers required to achieve the much sought after overhead Atmos sensation?

 

You may then want to consider Klipsch’s floor standing RP-8060FA speaker system that comes with a built-in Atmos surround speaker loaded at the top panel.

 

In typical Klipsch style the RP-8060FA is a large floor stand speaker measuring approximately 43″ x 10.9″ x 20″.… Read the full article

Perfect Hi-Fi Launches New Sonetto Sonus Faber Speaker Range in New Improved Showroom

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

An Italian Job

by Dick Tan

Sonus Faber's new Sonetto range
Sonus Faber’s new Sonetto range

Perfect Hi-Fi, in conjunction with the recent official opening of its new showroom at the OIO Mall took the occasion to simultaneously launch its new Sonus Faber Sonetto range of speaker system.

 

The new 8 model strong Sonetto range, according to Andy Tan of Perfect Hi-Fi is the latest, perfect manifestation of Sonus Faber’s speaker technological innovations combined with the unmatched level of craftsmanship that the Italians are now famous for.… Read the full article

BenQ 4K Projectors rank number one in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

The BenQ W1700 4K projector
The BenQ W1700 4K projector won the G-mark Design Award 2018.

As the world’s number one DLP projector brand, BenQ is the top 4K projector brand in Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East in three consecutive quarters of 2018 with a massive 36% of market share.

 

In a press statement, BenQ said in Japan, India, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, BenQ also ranked No. 1 in the 4K projector segment in the same period.

 

Thanks to BenQ’s good product quality and unique Cinematic Color technology that offers long-lasting accurate colours and authentic cinema performance, BenQ achieved a historic market share of 53% in the 4K projector segment in Japan and has become the most popular 4K projector brand across the Asia Pacific region.… Read the full article

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PMC’s fabulous Fenestria speakers launched in Malaysia

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

(From left): James Tan, Jo Ki, Paul Bayliss and Tony Low at the launch of the PMC Fenestria speakers.
(From left): James Tan, Jo Ki, Paul Bayliss and Tony Low at the launch of the PMC Fenestria speakers.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

The speakers were five years in the making, but it took just five minutes for audiophiles to realise that they were listening to something very special yesterday at the launch of the PMC Fenestria floorstanders at AV Designs. They also had the privilege of being the first Asians to hear the flagship speakers of PMC’s Fact range.… 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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Pioneer UDP-LX 800 Universal Disc Player

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

A Cut Above

by Dick Tan

Pioneer’s flagship UHD Blu-ray Disc Player, the UDP-LX800
Pioneer’s flagship UHD Blu-ray Disc Player, the UDP-LX800

While we are eagerly awaiting news of the arrival of Pioneer’s first UHD Blu-ray Disc player, the UDP-LX-500, the news has it that yet another Pioneer 4K ‘goody’ has just recently been launched.

 

Audio Video buffs will know that to be the flagship UDP-LX800, big brother to the UDP-LX500.

 

While no price has been set it is obvious that the UDP-LX800 has been designed with a no holds barred approach where optimum performance is the ultimate goal.… Read the full article

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Hisense LN60D 100″ Laser TV

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

Laser Precision

by Dick Tan

 

Hisense’s laser powered ultra-short throw Laser TV. Ideal for a tight spaces and big picture
Hisense’s laser powered ultra-short throw Laser TV. Ideal for a tight spaces and big picture

When is a TV not a TV? Well, when its large, approximately 100″ diagonal, uses a Laser light source, requires a separate screen and has a high powered DLP (Digital Light Projection) projector tucked inside its main body. It is known as a Laser TV.

 

That is what Hisense called their new high resolution, high brightness home visual display system.… Read the full article

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