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KLIAVS 2019: Absolare integrated amplifier to make its debut

By | June 21st, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The Absolare integrated amplifier looks stunning.
The Absolare integrated amplifier looks absolutely stunning.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

James Chin, the owner of YL Audio, loves to keep audiophiles in a state of suspense. When I asked him recently what sound system he would be setting up for demo at the coming KL International AV Show, he replied that he will debut the Lawrence Audio Penguin speakers from Taiwan (see  http://av2day.com/2019/06/kliavs-2019-yl-audio-to-debut-lawrence-audio-speakers/

 

When I asked for more details, he replied: “Slowly the info will be released lah.”

 

Now he has released one more nugget of information.… Read the full article

KLIAVS 2019: YL Audio to debut Lawrence Audio speakers

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

The Lawrence Audio Penguin speakers are shaped like penguins.
The Lawrence Audio Penguin speakers are shaped like penguins.

 

Surprise, surprise…James Chin of YL Audio will be bringing in speakers from Taiwan’s Lawrence Audio for next month’s KL International AV Show.

 

The model that will debut at the AV show is the Penguin from the company’s Bird Family.

 

The Penguin is the largest in the range, which is called Bird Family because the designs resemble birds.

 

The Penguin is a 3–way bass-reflex floorstander boasting a frequency response of 24Hz to 35K kHz.… Read the full article

KLIAVS 2019: A Mac by any other name

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

The supposedly scaled down McIntosh XRT 1.1K is, by any standards, still a huge loudspeaker.
The supposedly scaled down McIntosh XRT 1.1K is, by any standards, still a huge loudspeaker.

 

By Dick Tan

 

Audio Perfectionist, the Malaysian distributor of the prestigious range of McIntosh audio systems will be fielding the recently-introduced XRT 1.1K speaker systems, among others, in their booth at the coming KL International AV Show 2019.

 

According to Kenny Lim of Audio Perfectionist, while visitors can expect to view the complete McIntosh range, the XRT 1.1K will be its main highlight.… Read the full article

KLIAVS 2019: Active ATC system in Hi-Way Laser’s room

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

ATC SCM50 Classic active speaker
ATC SCM50ASL Classic active speaker

 

Last year, Kenny Sin of Hi-Way Laser was having lots of fun blasting rock music on his active ATC system.

 

Next month, you can expect more rockin’ and rollin’ in his room in Vistana Hotel.

This is an all-in-one CD player/DAC/preamp/headphone amp
This is an all-in-one CD player/DAC/preamp/headphone amp

 

He will be using the ATC CDA2 Mk 2 preamp/DAC coupled with a pair of ATC SCM50ASL Classic active speakers and the ATC SCM20ASL Pro Active speakers. The CDA2 Mk2 is an all-in-one component which comprises a CD player, DAC, headphone amp and preamp.… Read the full article

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Pro-Ject’s Xtension 9 Evolution turntable is a smooth operator

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

The Pro-Ject Evolution turntable. You must use the supplied record weight to get the best sound.
The Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution turntable. You must use the supplied record weight to get the best sound. Note the small magnet in the tonearm rest to keep the tonearm in place.

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

The Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution turntable is one of those designs that uses mass loading to suppress resonances and vibrations, which is the opposite of Rega’s light-is-more philosophy.

 

Therefore the turntable is rather heavy. Pro-Ject states that the Xtension 9 plinth is made from MDF filled with metal granulate, that gives high mass and is non-resonant and the entire package weighs 16kg.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Evoke-ing optimum performance

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

The Dyynaudio Evoke speakers.
The Dynaudio Evoke 50 speakers.

 

By Dick Tan

 

Dynaudio, one of Europe’s most respected name in loudspeaker design will be fielding its recently- introduced Evoke range of loudspeaker system at the coming KL International AV Show 2019 to be held from July 26-28 at the Vistana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

 

Comprising two floorstanders, one centre channel speaker and two bookshelf-type models, the Evoke range is helmed by the Evoke 50, a somewhat large floorstander measuring 305 x 1162 x 373mm and weighing approximately 27kg.… Read the full article

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Great sound from Bluesound Node 2i

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

 

By Venoth Nair

 

Bluesound has previously delivered a stellar lineup of network based home audio equipment that would amalgamate to form a complete musical eco-system. The ethos for this is applied simply by utilizing a simplified control scheme that’s centered more on app-based operation with the equipment purpose-built to shine according to what they are made for. The Node, as the name would imply, functions as a branch of communication which delivers the raw digital data in a communicable form to the typical Hi-Fi components it’s paired with or a pair of powered speakers if your system is simple like that.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2019: Dive into spinning vinyl with the Yellow Submarine turntable

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

Project Audio's iconic Yellow Submarine Turntable is one of five Project Audio turntables that feature a Beatles theme.
Project Audio’s iconic Yellow Submarine Turntable is one of five Project Audio turntables that feature a Beatles theme.

 

By Dick Tan

 

Pro-ject Audio Systems, one of the most prolific modern manufacturer of turntables will be showing off a most unusual looking turntables at the coming Kuala Lumpur International AV Show 2019 with its The Beatles Yellow Submarine turntable.

 

Made in tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the famed Beatles movie which was first released to cinemas the world over in 1968, the Yellow Submarine Turntable is said to be available only in a limited number.… Read the full article

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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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