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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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Epson EH-LS10500 4K Projector

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

A deal you cannot refuse

by Dick Tan

 

Epson's EH-LS10500 offers superb visual detail and highly accurate eye-popping colours
Epson’s EH-LS10500 offers superb visual detail and highly accurate eye-popping colours

Many videophiles who attended the recent KL International AV Show 2018 would have noticed that the competition among the big projector players appear to be heating up, with what appeared to be an almost ‘no holds barred’ attempt by all present to carve the biggest slice possible out of the fast-growing home theatre projection market.

 

As such most of the key home theatre exhibits reported an enthusiastic jump in videophiles acquiring home theatre projectors.… 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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KLIAVS 2018: Best of…

By | August 8th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

After much deliberation and having read the comments on Facebook, I have realised that my list of “Best of KLIAVS 2018” more or less is the same as the lists that some audiophiles have posted on Facebook.

 

A special mention must be made about people queuing up to hear a demo. This took place outside the Movee Space room and this is something that was not seen at the KLIAV shows in recent years. I can only recall queuing up to hear the demo of the Audionote Ongaku integrated amplifier hosted by Audionote founder Hiroyasu Kondo himself and also to hear the Sennheiser Orpheus headphones (the original model that was launched back in 1991).… 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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KLIAVS 2018: What a difference a cable made

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

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Audio Art’s system comprised the Soul Note CD player, the Soul Note 10-watter SA-710 Monitor Amplifier and a pair of Heco Direkt Einklang full-range speakers.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Sometimes it takes just a cable to make all the difference in sound quality. In this episode that I am posting about, it was XLR cables replacing single-ended ones.

 

Going fully balanced with cables (if the components offer true balanced circuits) will give you benefits in terms of lower noise floor, a larger sound stage, more driving power and an increase in dynamics.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: Two exciting new brands

By | July 25th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

While going from room to room at the recent KLIAVS 2018, I spotted at least two new products which are exciting.

 

One was the Italian-made Gold Note turntable in the Audio Perfectionist room. Just next to all those blue dials (aka Mcintosh) was the Gold Note Giglio turntable. I am not sure if Gold Note turntables have ever been sold in Malaysia before, but as far as I can recall, this is the first time I have seen a Gold Note turntable here.… 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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