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Asia Sound to relocate its Amcorp Mall showroom

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

Asia Sound wil shift to the shoplot at the extreme right.
Asia Sound will shift to the shoplot at the extreme right.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Asia Sound Equipment, the Malaysian distributor of Rega, Rogue Audio, Audio Vector, Neat and other brands, will be relocating its showroom in Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya.

 

Audiophiles need not worry about having to go to some remote place to look for the new outlet because the new showroom will be located…just three shoplots from its present premises on the first floor of Amcorp Mall.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Tall and slim with a voice to match

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

neatekstra

By Dick Tan

 

Inspired by its own high end Ultimatum XL6 speaker system, Neat Acoustics’ recently-released Ekstra is a full-range three-way system that measures 1100 mm x 170mm x 250mm and weighs 18kg.

 

The tall, compact looking system actually comprises two sections – the main one which houses a 50mm ribbon tweeter and a 134mm bass/midrange unit, and a second lower section which has two 134mm bass drive units.

 

This lower section, which is essentially the bass enclosure, has one woofer mounted at the bottom, face down while the second woofer is mounted internally directly above the first unit in an Isobaric-style bass loading arrangement.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Solid, compact power from REL

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Though compact for a super sub the REL HT/1508 Predator is immensely powerful.
Though compact for a super sub the REL HT/1508 Predator is immensely powerful.

 

 

By Dick Tan

 

One of the many latest subwoofers from REL, Britain’s foremost expert and producer of subwoofers, is the HT/1508 Predator, a design at home for both music and HT application but is best operated as a home theatre unit for optimum performance.

 

The largest of a three unit series the HT/1508 Predator features a 15 inch proprietary CarbonGlas woofer driven by a powerful 800-watt class D power amplifier that is capable of generating up to 1,200 watts of power at peak demands.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Reincarnation of Sonus Faber Minima Amator

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

Sonus Faber's Minima Amator 11: True state-of-the-art craftsmanship.
Sonus Faber’s Minima Amator 11: True state-of-the-art craftsmanship.

 
By Dick Tan

Slated to make a grand appearance at the coming KL International AV Show 2019 this July is the latest re-incarnation of Sonus Faber’s Minima Amator which first appeared in 1992.

This new statement is called the Minima Amator 11.

Inspired by more than 36 years of know-how in the high-end audio market, the Minima Amator 11 is said to merge Sonus Faber’s iconic aesthetics, innovative speaker technology and high-end Italian craftsmanship to create a hi-fi speaker that any audiophile can be
proud of.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Rega P1 on steroids

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Rega expects to boost sales in the budget segment with the Planar 1 Plus turntable.
Rega expects to boost sales in the budget segment with the Planar 1 Plus turntable.

By Dick Tan

 

At the coming Kl International AV Show 2019, Rega will be fielding among other models, their recently released Planar 1 Plus turntable.

 

According to Rega, the Planar 1 Plus is expected to retail at RM1,700 and is best described as a P1 on steroids!

 

Essentially a regular P1, the Planar 1 Plus now comes with moving magnet phono stage incorporated into the turntable itself.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Sound Fusion to have six rooms

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

Starke Sound ECHO 5.1 series
Starke Sound ECHO 5.1 series

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

This year, AV specialist Sound Fusion from Kuching, Sarawak, will have six rooms.

 

According to the owner, Tan Chung Wei, only smaller AV systems will be set up as the rooms in the new venue, Hotel Vistana, are not that big.

 

“I will be using systems from the Starke Sound ECHO 5.1 and the Starke Sound Brio series,” he said.

 

These smaller systems, especially the ECHO series, are very suitable for smaller homes like apartments and condos.… Read the full article

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Impressive sound from Pro-Ject’s tube phono preamp

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , |

P1011132
You can adjust the loading and gain on the fly with controls on the front panel.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

From the outset, I must say that the Pro-Ject Tube Box DS2 is one of the best affordable phono preamps that I have heard. The key word is ‘affordable’ as there are better ones out there, but they come at much higher cost.

 

At RM2,995 for the black or silver version and RM3,500 for the silver with wooden side-panels (there is also a black with wooden side panels version) model that I reviewed , it is certainly very affordable in this age of super expensive super high-end components.… Read the full article

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Samsung launches 98″ 8K QLED TV in Malaysia

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

Sung Hwan Joo (left), Business Director of Consumer Electronics & Audio Visual Divisions, Samsung Malaysia Electronics and Jimmy Tan, Head of Consumer Electronics, Samsung Malaysia Electronics at the launch of Samsung's new QLED 8K TV.
Sung Hwan Joo (left), Business Director of Consumer Electronics & Audio Visual Divisions, Samsung Malaysia Electronics and Jimmy Tan, Head of Consumer Electronics, Samsung Malaysia Electronics at the launch of Samsung’s new QLED 8K TV.

 

Samsung Malaysia Electronics launched its 98” QLED 8K TV – its largest model so far – adding to its 2019 TV lineup today.

 

Those eager to see what the latest Samsung technology can offer in terms of sound and vision should head to Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur from today till May 12 where Samsung will be holding an exhibition of its 2019 range of QLED TVs.… Read the full article

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Sound Fusion holds its first demo in KL

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

Tan Chung Wei hosting a demo session in Sound Fusion's HT Club in Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur today.
Tan Chung Wei hosting a demo session in Sound Fusion’s HT Club in Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur today.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Tan Chung Wei of Sound Fusion flew in from Kuching to host his company’s first demo at the HT Club in Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur today.

 

Held from 2pm to 5pm, several home theatre enthusiasts turned up at the HT Club to view several movie clips with Tan giving explanations on the set-up, the sub-woofers and the calibration.… Read the full article

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A HT Club for home theatre fans

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

soundfusion

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Remember Tan Chung Wei, the owner of Sound Fusion in Kuching who turned the performance of home theatre up a few notches at last year’s Kuala Lumpur International AV Show at the Movee Space room?

 

He is back in town. Yes, he will be an exhibitor at this year’s edition of the Kuala Lumpur International Show, but that is another story. Today’s story is that he has opened a club where he can demo his calibration skills on top-class systems based on Starke and StormAudio components.… Read the full article

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