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Kronos’ total analogue solution

By | May 20th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Louis Desjardins explaining how he upgraded the tonearm base.
Louis Desjardins explaining how he upgraded the base of the Black Beauty tonearm.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

There we were listening to more than RM400k worth of analogue source components from Kronos at Perfect Hi-Fi, Wisma MPL, Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

 

Louis Desjardins, the owner and designer of Kronos turntables, was in town to launch the Kronos tube phono preamp that comes with matching power supply. The system that Andy Tan set up comprised a Kronos Pro turntable with the 12-inch Black Beauty tonearm, ZYX cartridge, Kronos SCPS-1 Power Supply, the Kronos tube phono preamp and power supply.… Read the full article

Creek Audio Evolution Series

By | May 18th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

An Evolution of the Audio Variety

by Venoth Nair

 

Creek Audio is a quintessentially British Hi-Fi company which has been producing source and amplification components for more than 30 years. The new Evolution series by Creek is the company’s latest iteration of Hi-Fi gear which is set to compete in the ruthless mid-range market. This segment has no shortage of great gear that leaves audiophiles grinning from ear to ear. So, what does Creek has to offer us hungry audiophiles with the Evolution series?… Read the full article

Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K Projector

By | May 18th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

True 4K

by Dick Tan
Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K Projector. One of a handful of true 4K resolution projectors but cost at the time of writing remains high
Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K Projector. One of a handful of true 4K resolution projectors but cost at the time of writing remains high

Home theatre projectors, particular affordable 4K ones, appears to be making a big statement this year at the coming KL International AV Show 2018 that, perhaps, the time for the affordable high resolution big screen system at home has finally arrived.

 

This is excellent news of course for the large mass market where price is a crucial consideration.… Read the full article

BenQ TK800 4K Projector

By | May 18th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

4K On the Go

by Dick Tan
BenQ TK800 4K Projector. A take anyplace 4K projector
BenQ TK800 4K Projector. A take anyplace 4K projector

No sooner had the dust settled (7 months ago?) on the recent news of the arrival of the bench mark shifting BenQ W1700 DLP 4K projector, the highly adaptive Taiwan based digital display manufacturer has once again announced the release of yet another 4 K projector, the TK800.

 

Looking aesthetically similar, except for the front panel colour, to the W1700, the TK800 offers essentially the same level of performance as the W1700 but is tweaked to offer a higher level of enhanced visual performance when used to project fast moving visuals common in sports programme.… Read the full article

Kronos phono preamp to be launched at Perfect Hi-Fi showroom

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

The Kronos phono preamp
The Kronos phono preamp looks impressive

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

All vinyl fans, take note. The designer of the award-winning turntable with two platters, Louis Desjardins, will be at the Perfect Hi-Fi showroom in Wisma MPL, Kuala Lumpur this Saturday to launch the Kronos tube phono preamp.

 

Louis will also confirm that Perfect Hi-Fi will be the Kronos master distributor for Malaysia.

 

The launch event will be held at 2pm on May 19. Light refreshments will be served.… Read the full article

IOI Mall closes for renovations; Perfect Hi-Fi outlet to close temporarily

By | May 7th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

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The popular IOI Mall in Puchong, Selangor, will close for renovations from May 9 till July 17.

 

Thus, the operations of the Perfect Hi-Fi outlet in the mall will be affected and it will also close during the renovation period.

 

Andy Tan of Perfect Hi-Fi said audiophiles can still go to its outlets in Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya and Wisma MPL in Kuala Lumpur. Andy can be contacted at 019-2112566 for any updates.

 

The management of Perfect Hi-Fi apologises for any inconvenience caused.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: DALI will debut its wireless Callisto sound system

By | May 7th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Michael Pederson controlling the kvoume o the Callisto wireless sound syste by touch the top of the speaker.
Michael Pederson controlling the volume of the Callisto wireless sound system by touching the top of the speaker.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

The wireless DALI Callisto speaker system will make its Asia-Pacific debut at the Kuala Lumpur International AV show in July.

 

Michael Pederson, Dali’s International Sales and Marketing Director, said the Callisto system is designed for the needs and lifestyle of today’s young music lovers.

 

While demoing it to a small group of writers last Thursday at the Dali regional office in Mutiara Damansara, he turned down the volume by simply stroking the top front part of the speaker.… Read the full article

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Bringing Good Sound with You

By | May 4th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Growth of the Portable Speaker

by Venoth Nair

 

When it comes to audio, the current trend has been dramatically shifting towards smaller, multipurpose designs that are targeted at those with limited space. Understanding that as we move forward in time and with living space slowly becoming a premium, it makes perfect sense to shrink things down and increase its functionality to be able to carry out various tasks instead of just a single job. A good example of this shift is with the portable speaker which has blown up in the industry with most major hi-fi brands having at least one model to slot into this booming segment of the audio industry.… Read the full article

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Sharp AQUOS XLA 8K Series LCD/LED TV

By | May 4th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

8K Trumps 4K

by Dick Tan

 

Sharp's XU930X is believed to be the world's first domestic 8K direct view TV
Sharp’s XU930X is believed to be the world’s first domestic 8K direct view TV

Visitors to the Sharp exhibit at this year’s KL International AV Show 2018 in July 20 – 22 should be able to sample the company’s latest version of its 8K up scaled android UHDTVs, the XU930X and the XU 830X.

 

According to Sharp these second generation of its 8K UHDTVs utilizes its proprietary X8 Master Engine Pro video upscaling video processing unit in tandem with its Quattron Pro panel to achieve an 8K resolution (7680 x 4320 pixels) effect.… Read the full article

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Desa Home Theatre to Showcase Giant Sony and LG OLEDs at KLIAV Show 2018

By | May 4th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

OLED Galore

by Dick Tan
Sony's KD 77A1 and LG's OLED77G7T. Ultimate in direct view picture quality
Sony’s KD 77A1 and LG’s OLED77G7T. Ultimate in direct view picture quality

Desa Home Theatre, one of the largest exhibit at the coming KL International AV Show 2018 from July 20-22 will be exhibiting among its many hundreds of product, the latest giant OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) UHDTVs from Sony and LG.

 

According to Desa Home Theatre, pundits looking for a very large direct view UHDTV at a bargain should consider the 77″ Sony KD 77A1 which currently retails for RM69,999.… Read the full article

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