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Epson EH-TW9400 4K Pro UHD Projector: Engineered to impress

By | November 12th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Big Screen UHD Goodness for the Masses
by Venoth Nair
The Epson EH-TW9400 PRO-UHD looks totally serious in its black guise
The Epson EH-TW9400 PRO-UHD looks totally serious in its black guise

Everybody knows that when it comes to a full blown cinema experience, nothing beats a projector. With the advent of high resolution content further augmented with High Dynamic Range (HDR, for the uninitiated), it seems to make almost perfect sense to go gigantic this time around. With the current sea of offerings available in the market, a big screen stalwart, Epson, throws its hat in the ring with the EH-TW9400 4K PRO-UHD Projector.… Read the full article

Audio Note UK launches Cobra integrated amp with DAC

By | November 12th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

Audionte's latest integrated amp-cum-DAC.
Audio Note UK’s latest integrated amp-cum-DAC is called Cobra.

 

Audio Note UK has launched its latest integrated amplifier with built-in DAC.

 

Called the Cobra, the integrated amplifier is in production now and will be released in the market early next year.

 

The interesting feature is the built-in DAC which uses a Philips TDA1543 chip. These days, the latest DACs use chips which can handle PCM up to 32 bit 384kHz and DSD up to DSD 256, but Audio Note UK has eschewed the trend to use the latest chips for a blast from the past.… Read the full article

Furutech DPS-4.1 power cable: A smooth operator

By | November 8th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Furutech DPS-4.1 power cable with Furutech NCF plugs.
Furutech DPS-4.1 power cable with Furutech FI-50 NCF plugs.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

“What exactly is neutral?” That question popped up in my mind when I reviewed the Furutech DPS-4.1 because it had a sonic signature that was different than what I was used to hearing with my own power cable using silver-plated high-purity copper with the Furutech FI-50 NCF plugs.

 

In comparison, my power cable sounded brighter which resulted in a more detailed sound, but it was also leaner, but more transparent.… Read the full article

Chord launches Huei phono preamp

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

The Chord Huei phono preamp
The Chord Huei phono preamp

 

Chord Electronics has a new phono preamp in the market. Called Huei, the phono preamp is styled just like a larger Mojo with coloured spherical controls.

 

The Huei, which is a step below the flagship Symphonic phono preamp, was unveiled at the Munich High End show in May and it has just hit the British market priced at £990 and it is just a question of time as to when it will be brought into Malaysia by Centre Circle Audio.… Read the full article

Rega launches Aethos integrated amplifier

By | November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

Rega's new Aethos integrated amplifier.
Rega’s new Aethos integrated amplifier.

 

Rega has just launched the Aethos integrated amplifier which is just one level below the flagship Osiris.

The Aethos is a dual mono design which pumps out 125 watts per channel into 8 Ohms.

According to What Hi-Fi?, the Aethos was first spotted at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show back in February.

The Rega website states: “The Aethos uses a high performance combined feedback and passive volume control plus line amplifier, which was originally developed for the Elex-R.… Read the full article

Kirmuss LP-cleaning system: The day after…

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

The two LPs had lots of clicks and pops.
These two LPs, which had lots of clicks and pops, were cleaned by Adrian Wong of Audio Image using the Kirmuss Ultimate Ultrasonic Record Restoration system.

 

Playig thhe clean LP on my Rega Planar 3 at home.
Playing the sparkling clean Bob Dylan LP on my Rega Planar 3 at home. This LP had patches of white stain – signs of fungal growth – on it before the cleaning process.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Yesterday, I spent some time listening to the two LPs – Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks and Dizzy Gillespie’s Big 4 – which were cleaned by Adrian Wong of Audio Image the day before using the Kirmuss Ultimate Ultrasonic Record Restoration System KA-RC-1.… Read the full article

There’s a lot of dirt in your LP’s grooves

By | October 29th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

The Kirmuss ultrasonic machine can clean two LPs at one go.
The Kirmuss ultrasonic machine can clean two LPs in one go.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

When I telephoned Adrian Wong of Audio Image to get more details about the vinyl-cleaning service he is offering, he probably sensed that I was sceptical about the effectiveness of his cleaning methods and challenged me to turn up at his showroom in Section 19, Petaling Jaya, with two dirty and noisy records.

 

So I took a few LPs from my collection, played them on my system and selected two LPs with the most clicks and pops – Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan and Dizzy Gillespie’s Big 4.… Read the full article

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YL Audio launches another demo room

By | October 28th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

The system in YL Audio's new demo room in Vivo SOHO Suites, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.
The system in YL Audio’s new demo room in Vivo SOHO Suites, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

YL Audio has just launched its second demo room specially for the Taiwan-made Lawrence Audio speakers. YL Audio already has a demo room somewhere in Subang Jaya which features the Kronos turntable, Kronos phono preamp, Absolare monoblock amps and the Ocean Five speakers.

 

The new demo room is in a unit in Vivo SOHO Suites on Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.… Read the full article

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Audio Image offers vinyl-cleaning service

By | October 26th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

Cleaning an LP with te KIrmuss ultrasonic cleaning machine.
Cleaning an LP with the Kirmuss ultrasonic cleaning machine.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Most audiophiles have several LPs that are noisy and give out lots of clicks and pops when played. Either they have lots of static or their grooves are caked with dirt, dust or plasticizers.

 

Serious vinyl addicts own record-cleaning machines and all sorts of washing and restoration liquids. But the machines and cleaning liquids are expensive and not every audiophile can afford them.

 

That is where Audio Image, the hi-fi and turntable specialist in Section 19 Petaling Jaya, steps into the picture.… Read the full article

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Furutech FI-50 NCF power connectors: The best in the market?

By | October 12th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Furutech plugs
These are indeed the best plugs in the market.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

From the outset, I must say that I hate doing reviews after which I end up being the proud but poorer owner of the components reviewed. This is such a review.

 

I have been using the Furutech FI-11M (G) and FI-11 N1 (G) US plug and IEC power connector for many years terminated to a DIY power cable comprising four wires braided in a round braid with a ground wire coiling around the braid.… Read the full article

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