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CMY closes its outlet in 1 Utama shopping mall

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

CMY's outlet in 1 Utama shopping mall has closed.
CMY’s outlet in 1 Utama shopping mall has closed.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

CMY Audio & Visual has undergone a consolidation exercise – after expanding its Sungei Wang Plaza outlet (see http://av2day.com/2018/12/cmy-expands-its-showroom-in-sungei-wang-plaza/), it closed its outlet in 1 Utama shopping mall in Petaling Jaya last Friday.

 

CMY boss John Yew said they will now concentrate their retailing efforts in that part of Petaling Jaya in their outlet in Starling Mall, which is quite close to 1 Utama shopping mall, which has four times the retail space.… Read the full article

Furutech ASB-1 Anti-static Brush

By | February 17th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A Clean Stroke of Genius

by Venoth Nair

 

When you’re a Malaysian, (like me) the biggest agony for us daily will be putting up with the dusty environment that we live in. The current thrust towards modernization has reared its ugliest downside which is the plumes of filth in our air which knows no end. This irritant affects everything under the sun, even us audiophiles with our equipment being coated in thick silt which aside from being an eyesore is also detrimental to our systems in more ways than one.… Read the full article

A Neat little package of fun

By | January 25th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The Neat speaker is just slightly taller than an LP leaning against it.
The Neat speaker is just slightly taller than an LP leaning against it.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Neat Acoustics’ Iota Alpha speakers make up a little package of fun.

 

They are small floorstanders, taller than an LP leaning against it, but shorter than some bookshelf speakers. The speaker measures 17.7″ high X  7.8″ wide X 6.3″ deep. The top bit of the front baffle slopes backwards to house the bass/mid driver and an EMIT type planar magnetic tweeter.… Read the full article

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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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CMY expands its showroom in Sungei Wang Plaza

By | December 31st, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

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CMY’s showroom in Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Size matters in so far as Malaysian hi-fi and AV showrooms are concerned. Soon after Perfect Hi-Fi launched its new and bigger showroom in IOI Mall in Puchong, (see http://av2day.com/2018/11/perfect-hi-fis-new-showroom-launched-in-grand-ceremony/)  CMY Audio & Visual has extended its showroom in Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur.

 

CMY boss John Yew said his Sungei Wang showroom has almost doubled in size to 5,000 sq ft. Previously it was on 2,900 sq ft of retail space.… Read the full article

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Neat Acoustics Iota Alpha Speaker System

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Neat Little Package

by Dick Tan
Neat Acoustics Iota Alpha seen here in its maple livery
Neat Acoustics Iota Alpha seen here in its maple livery

The Neat Acoustics loudspeaker company was founded in 1989 in the U.K. by self-trained musician Bob Surgeoner. And it is this passion for music that has provided Surgeoner with the design foresight to create the Neat Acoustics range of Speakers.

 

Today the company produces a fairly varied range of speaker systems that are renowned for their ability to produce a soundstage that is far larger than its actual cabinet size would lead one to believe.… 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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JVC’s 8K e-shift projector is outstanding

By | December 15th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Steven Woo of Klingen & Erlesen and thr 8K e-shift JVC DLA-NX9 projector above him.
Steven Woo of Klingen & Erlesen with the 8K e-shift JVC DLA-NX9 projector above him.

 

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Several AV enthusiasts were treated to a visual feast at the AV Designs’ showroom off Jalan Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, last Thursday as the world’s first 8K e-shift JVC home theatre projector was launched in Malaysia. The AV enthusiasts also had the honour of being the first Malaysians to watch the JVC DLA-NX9 projector in action.

 

To make us salivate a bit, James Tan had set up a 4K system using JVC DLA-N5, which is a native 4K projector, in a smaller room.… Read the full article

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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

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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

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