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KL International AV Show 2018 Experience

By | August 24th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The sound of music, taking in KLIAV 2018’s finest

by Venoth Nair

 

Picking up where we left off, I find myself heading to the next big player on the Meet on 9 function hall area. Known for their superlative offerings in home cinema, AV Designs is also a force to be reckoned with when it comes to 2 channel straight firing audio. This year, their system comprising of PMC speakers paired to Bryston electronics was further elevated with the inclusion of Linn’s quintessential LP12 turntable.… Read the full article

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KLIAV Show 2018 Prize Giving Ceremony

By | August 9th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Venoth Nair

 

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The KL International AV Show Prize Giving ceremony was conducted last Saturday at the Sunway Putra Hotel here in Kuala Lumpur for all the lucky winners who attended the show on the 20th to the 22nd of July recently. Among the prizes given out were collectible Vinyl’s, AV Receivers, Speakers, high performance cables Blu-ray players and many more great items. Also in attendance was the Chairman of KLIAV himself, Mr Dick Tan along with many of the local audiophiles, exhibitors and distributors, some of which contributed by sponsoring prizes for all the lucky winners.… Read the full article

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A KLIAV2018 Pictorial

By | August 5th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

By Tan TE

 

Sharing photos I took of hifi systems in the recently concluded KLIAV 2018.

 

Absolute Sound’s FM Acoustics system with Vertere turntable:

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Also from Absolute Sound, an Esoteric + Focal system:

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with the Audioquest Niagara power conditioner that has a mirror-like chrome faceplate:

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Perfect Hi-Fi’s funky looking KEF LS50 loudspeaker, and also a Cambridge Audio flagship electronics plus KEF loudspeakers system:

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Another Perfect Hi-Fi system with Audio Research, Nagra and Sonus Faber:

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CMY, as usual, pulled out all the stops and had the most extensive exhibits in the entire Show:

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Dali launched its new Opticon range in the Show:

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Asia Sound with its Rega, AudioVector and Rogue Audio range:

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WKH Distribution Sdn Bhd’s Klipsch loudspeakers:

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YL Audio made its KLIAV debut with Kronos, Absolare and Sonus Faber:

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AV Designs’ Bryston and PMC system:

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AV Designs has recently added Linn into its product range, seen on the right is the LP12:

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Swedish Statement’s Vitus and Marten combination:

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Hiway Laser’s ATC range:

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This was a ‘Oh my goodness!” moment for me, the ATC SCM50 Classic active loudspeakers were belting out rock sourced from a Denon turntable, the bass line was tight and fast and the treble had bite and attack without going overboard.… Read the full article

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Pioneer Unveils 4K UHD Blu-ray Player

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

A Pioneering Effort

by Dick Tan

Pioneer's long awaited 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, the UDP-LX500 to hit the stores soon
Pioneer’s long awaited 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, the UDP-LX500 to hit the stores soon

 

For those who missed the recent KL International AV Show 2018 they have lost the golden opportunity to see and feel the soon to be released first 4K UHD Blu-ray Player from Pioneer.

 

According to a spokesman from Pioneer Technology the UDP-LX500 was flown in just in time for display at the KL International AV Show 2018.

 

It is still non-operational as its final video staging is yet to be set, hence it was not put on a proper display.… Read the full article

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McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amplification

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

‘Mac The Amp’!

by Dick Tan

 

McIntosh's MA252 features a retro 50s/60s aesthetics
McIntosh’s MA252 features a retro 50s/60s aesthetics

Introduced at the recent KL International AV Show 2018 McIntosh’s MA252 is a retro looking integrated amplifier from the iconic American hi-end audio electronics manufacturer.

 

The MA252 combines the best of vacuum tube and solid-state circuit design.

 

In McIntosh’s promotional literature the MA252 is said to offer an alluring combination of tube romanticism and solid-state resolution and authority.

 

The pre-amplifier stages utilizes two 12A x 7a and two 12AT7 vacuum tubes in a stylish protection cage white the power amp section features a direct coupled solid-state amplifier that is rated to be able to deliver a minimum 100 watts per channel x 2 into a nominal 8 ohms load, increasing to 160 watts when used with a speaker with a lower nominal 4-ohm load.… Read the full article

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The KL International AV Show 2018 Experience

By | July 24th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Taking it Day by Day

by Venoth Nair

 
The KL International AV Show 2018 has come to a close and I must confess that this time around there were many worthy contenders vying for the undying attention of your ears as well as eyes. There was many product launches and first time appearances this round with products encompassing everything from home cinema, to headphones and of course Hi-Fi. This might take a while so I’ve decided to split it up into segments which focus on different groupings like the three mentioned before.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: Groove Shop Brings in Groundbreaking Top Wing Catridges

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

The Blue Dragon and Red Sparrow take the Stage

 

by Venoth Nair

 

The Groove shop this year will be bringing in a pair of turntable cartridges from Japanese company Top Wing. The pair which consist of the Suzaku (Red Sparrow) and Seiryu (Blue Dragon) cartridges are engineered using coreless straight flux technology that operates differently from a typical moving magnet or moving coil system.

 

A visual explanation on how the coreless straight flux system operates within the Seiryu cartridge
A visual explanation on how the coreless straight flux system operates within the Seiryu cartridge

Conceived by Hiromu Meguro, the coreless straight flux system works by implementing a stylus that interacts directly without the use of a core intermediary.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: Asia Sound to Debut Neat Acoustics Iota Range, Motive SX3 & Audio Vector QR3

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

The Mighty Micros

by Venoth Nair
Neat's Iota comes in a variety of fun colors to suit your taste.
Neat’s Iota comes in a variety of fun colors to suit your taste

Neat Acoustics has produced some really exciting new speakers recently in the form of the small but mighty Iota range as well as the Motive SX 3 which Asia Sound will be showcasing this year at the KL International AV Show 2018. Both the ultra-compact Iota and tiny Iota Alpha floorstanders will be on tap with their EMIT type planar magnetic design tweeter ready to sing us some tunes.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: Heco Direkt Einklang

By | July 16th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Direkt to the Point

by Venoth Nair

 

The uniquely designed full range driver that takes center stage on the Direkt Einklang
The uniquely designed full range driver that takes center stage on the Direkt Einklang

Audio Art will be giving us audiophiles a rare opportunity to audition Heco’s Direkt Einklang along with many other fantastic products from Magnat, Soulnote and Elipson at the coming KL International AV Show 2018. Their display which will be in Room 1235 will showcase the unique engineering concept utilized in the Direkt Einklang with its single driver one way design.… Read the full article

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Audio Perfectionist to Display New McIntosh Amplifiers

By | July 14th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Return of the Mc

by Venoth Nair

 

If you’re a huge McIntosh fan (like me) then this might be some fantastic news! The Folks at Audio Perfectionist are back on board for the KL International AV Show 2018 after a 2 season hiatus. They are returning with absolute muscle this time as part of their display includes the latest heavyweight integrated amplifier, The MA 9000.

 

Not for the Faint Hearted, the McIntosh MA 9000 is one serious Integrated Amplifier
Not for the Faint Hearted, the McIntosh MA 9000 is one serious Integrated Amplifier

This titanic amplifier symbolizes McIntosh’s assault into the new world of digital audio with its DA 1 digital module.… Read the full article

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