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ELAC S10EQ Active Subwoofer

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

Technology at its Deepest

by Venoth Nair

ELAC S10EQ
ELAC S10EQ

Subwoofers are the cornerstone of any home theatre setup. Let’s face it; no other speaker type is going to give you that pure sensation of depth as thrillingly as a subwoofer can. Although over the years there has not been anything drastically different about your basic subwoofer, the recent arrival of the ELAC S10EQ is set to change that.

 

The ELAC S10EQ is a member of the brand’s entry level line of speakers called the “Debut”, designed by the renowned Andrew Jones.… Read the full article

Sony KD-65A1 OLED UHDTV

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

OLED Leads

by Dick Tan

 

SONY's KD-65A1 OLED UHDTV.  Note the back-panel kickstand
SONY’s KD-65A1 OLED UHDTV.  Note the back-panel kickstand

 

As things are rapidly developing in the display market, 2018 promises to be the year of a battle of some epic proportions as the major manufacturers slug it out to win the consumers purse in the stake for the largest, brightest, highest resolution and sharpest 4K UHDTV.

 

Among the leaders of the pack is Sony, which in addition to a wide range of easily affordable LCD/LED UHDTV models also offer a trio of high performance OLED models to spruce up its competitive edge. … Read the full article

Dual CS-440 Turntable

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dual Benefits

by Dick Tan

The Dual CS-440 seen here in its pretty red livery.  It is also available in black
The Dual CS-440 seen here in its pretty red livery.  It is also available in black

 

So, you are looking for a turntable? One that is preferably and mercifully light on the pocket yet return a decent level of performance that will do you proud?

 

Well, you might want to consider the Dual CS-440, one of the most affordable model in the highly varied range of this German turntable icon.  The CS-440 retails for RM1,730.00.… Read the full article

Yamaha NS-5000 Loudspeakers – Part I

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

NS5000-1

By Tan TE

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The Yamaha NS-5000 loudspeakers made their debut in Malaysia during the KLIAV Show 2017 last July. They proceeded to garner much accolades from show-goers and the local Hifi press. I was intrigued when I saw and listened to them in Hifi Creations’ room. Their design brief, the technology infused in them and their sound quality no less, was impressive enough that I eagerly wanted a pair to experience for myself in the privacy of my own listening room.… Read the full article

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AV Designs’ new showroom officially launched

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

The power of three - Jo Ki has joined James and Tony to run AV Designs.
The power of three – Jo Ki has joined James and Tony to run AV Designs.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Finally, AV Designs has officially launched its new showroom at Boulevard Business Park, Taman City, off Jalan Kuching in Kuala Lumpur.

 

James and company had moved in last year, but he had spent the past few months renovating and tuning the listening rooms with the help of architect-cum-audiophile Jo Ki, the LS3/5A sifu.

 

Well, was it worth the wait?… Read the full article

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Hi-Way Laser relocates to Pandan Jaya

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

Hi-Way Laser is moving out of SS2, Petaling Jaya.
Hi-Way Laser is moving out of SS2, Petaling Jaya.

 

A worker removing the fittings from the showroom.
A worker removing the fittings from the showroom.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

There I was heading to a restaurant in SS2 Petaling Jaya for lunch at about 2pm today when I saw some renovation work going on in Hi-Way Laser’s showroom.

 

So I decided to check things out and walked into the shop. I saw some workers removing some items and spotted Kenny Sin at the rear of the shop.… Read the full article

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Guide to Turntables

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

Engineered for Spectacular Performance

by Venoth Nair

 

Listening to vinyl on a turntable is a hobby that requires a hefty dose of passion should you desire to partake in this form of music source. As we have seen in the previous articles, there are many steps and components that require familiarisation with in order to make sense of the “How’s” and “What’s” of turntable operation. Today we continue with the two most important turntable components both in its significance in delivering sound quality as well as the amount of engineering that’s packed into them.… Read the full article

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SVS 4000-series Subwoofers

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

Low Down Subs

by Dick Tan

SVS’s new 4000 Series, subwoofers.   From Left, the SB-4000, The PB-4000, and the PC-4000
SVS’s new 4000 Series, subwoofers.   From Left, the SB-4000, The PB-4000, and the PC-4000

In a recent launch Max Audio-Visual announced the launch of its SVS4000 Series subwoofers.  The 4000 Series comprises three models, the PB-4000 which retails for RM11,999, the SB-4000 at RM9,599 and the PC-4000 which goes for RM10,999.

 

Conceived with some of the award-winning technologies passed down from its flagship 16 Ultra Series the 4000 Series share essentially the same 40lbs, 13.5inch dual ferrite magnet woofer and a 1,200 watts RMS Class D power amplifier. … Read the full article

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Panasonic TH-75 EX750K 4K UHDTV

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

Super 4K

by Dick Tan
Panasonic’s TH-75 EX750K is designed to optimise 4K display performance
Panasonic’s TH-75 EX750K is designed to optimise 4K display performance

Inspired by its flagship EZ1000 range, Panasonic’s 75″ TH-75 EX750K is a 4K UHDTV featuring an LED backlight LCD imaging picture system.

 

The larger of the EX750 Series available locally the range also include a 58” model.

 

Main highlights of the TH-75 EX750K is its HDR (High Dynamic Range) capable UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

 

According to Panasonic, the TH-75 EX750K, while it easily meets all the basic requirements that make it a top performance UHDTV, is also, to an extent, proofed to allow it to be future upgradeable via a firmware to handle the new improved version of HDR, the HDR 10+ as well as HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), a video processing technology adopted by cloud-based broadcasters for HDR encoded on line UHD video streaming.… Read the full article

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Frank Ultra Bank wins Thai audiophile award

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

Frank Ultra Bank
Frank Ultra Bank UB-25000Ws

 

 

Frankie Voon of FV Euroaudio has done Malaysia proud again.

 

His Frank Ultra Bank UB-25000Ws has won The Best Equipment Of The Year 2018 award from Audiophile magazine of Thailand.

 

Last year, his Ultra Bank was also seen in the Munich High End show in the Absolare room. It was the only Malaysian product exhibited at the show.

 

Frankie’s Ultra Bank works as a shunt reactor which is an absorber of reactive power, thus increasing the energy efficiency of the system.… Read the full article

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