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YL Audio’s private demo room

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

YL Audio's demo system. Note the height of the Ocean Five speakers.
YL Audio’s demo system. Note the height of the Ocean Five speakers.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

James Chin, owner of YL Audio, who made a huge impact in his debut at the recent Kuala Lumpur International AV Show, has launched a private demo room in a double-storey link house somewhere in Subang Jaya, Selangor. Listening sessions are by appointment only.

 

James realised that audiophiles could listen to his high-end system comprising the Kronos Total Analogue Solution, the Absolare preamp and Absolare monoblock amplifiers with cabling from Skogrand and Echole only during the AV show.… Read the full article

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

STS Recordings Audiophile CD

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

Audiophile Classics

by Dick Tan
An STS Recordings Audiophile CD. Also available in LPs and even Open Reel format
An STS Recordings Audiophile CD. Also available in LPs and even Open Reel format

STS Recordings, a subsidiary of STS Digital, a Netherlands based digital recording specialist records and produces a varied range of audiophile CDs, LPs and even Open Reel programme source for audiophiles and the hi-fi industry.

 

According to Fritz De With, the founder of STS Digital the goal of STS Recordings is to produce top quality audiophile CDs and LPs with a popular music and songs with their original dynamics, clarity and ambience absolutely intact.… Read the full article

Klipsch SPL-120 Subwoofer

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

Sub Mission

by Dick Tan
Klipsch’s SPL-120 offers powerful yet refined low bass performance
Klipsch’s SPL-120 offers powerful yet refined low bass performance

Designed to complement the recently introduced RP-8000F main speaker system Klipsch’s SPL-120 active subwoofer features a 12″ diameter bass driver housed in an extensively braced enclosure measuring 451 x 374 x 506mm and weighing an appropriately hefty 20.5kg.

 

Klipsch uses a Class D 600watts power amplifier with an analogue pre-amplifier stage to drive the frontal reflex port loaded 12” woofer. This particular driver/amplifier combination, according to Klipsch, is able to generate an acoustical output level of up 115 decibels and achieve low bass extension of down to 24 hertz.… Read the full article

SVS Prime Wireless Speaker System to be launched in Malaysia soon

By | October 5th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

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SVS, the sub-woofer specialist, is venturing into a totally new area — wireless speaker systems.

 

The SVS Prime Wireless Speaker System is aimed at changing the popular view that wireless speaker systems are all about convenience and lifestyle aspirations with sound quality taking a back seat.

 

SVS claims that it will be changing the game.

 

According to its website: “The SVS Prime Wireless Speaker System combines immersive, reference quality sound with smart speaker control and future facing connectivity.… Read the full article

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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Klipsch RP-8000F Speaker System

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

A Horny Issue

by Dick Tan
Klipsch’s horn loaded RP-8000F is easy to drive yet powerful enough to match the most powerful amplifier
Klipsch’s horn loaded RP-8000F is easy to drive yet powerful enough to match the most powerful amplifier

First introduced at the KL International AV Show 2018 and now available at all authorised Klipsch dealers the new Klipsch Reference Premiere speaker systems comprises a range that include floor standers, compact stand mount main speakers, centre channel models, surround speakers and subwoofers.

 

Flagship of the range is the RP-8000F, a large 110 x 10.9 x 17.6cm MDF enclosure floor stander that houses two 8″ Ceramettalic Cone Woofers and a 1″ Titanium LTS Vented tweeter positioned behind a hybrid Cross Section Tractrix Horn.… 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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World’s first 8K projector to be launched in Malaysia soon

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

The JVC DLA-NX9 8K/e-shift projector.
The JVC DLA-NX9 8K/e-shift projector.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

JVC’s DLA-NX9 projector, touted to be the world’s first 8K/e-shift home theatre projector will be launched in Malaysia by the end of this year.

 

Steven Woo of Klingen & Erles, the Malaysian distributor, said he will be bringing in the JVC DLA-NX9 projector in October or November.

 

He is planning to launch it in a special event in Kuala Lumpur. Details of the launch event have not be finalised yet and will be announced later.… 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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