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KLIAVS 2019: Best of…hi-fi systems

By | August 1st, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound, Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Despite the fact that the KLIAVS 2019 was held in a different hotel which posed lots of problems to exhibitors in terms of room acoustics, it was quite a successful show in terms of overall sound and image quality.

 

This year, I feel that there is no overall winner simply because the exhibitors really became competitive and set up dazzling top-class systems to try to outdo each other. I chatted with several audiophiles who were at the show and read the comments on Facebook and there were differing views on which room had the best hi-fi system.… Read the full article

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YL AUDIO

By | June 26th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

 I wish there was more YL Audio around. What a cool company?

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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

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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

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YL Audio’s private demo room

By | October 10th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

YL Audio's demo system. Note the height of the Ocean Five speakers.
YL Audio’s demo system. Note the height of the Ocean Five speakers.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

James Chin, owner of YL Audio, who made a huge impact in his debut at the recent Kuala Lumpur International AV Show, has launched a private demo room in a double-storey link house somewhere in Subang Jaya, Selangor. Listening sessions are by appointment only.

 

James realised that audiophiles could listen to his high-end system comprising the Kronos Total Analogue Solution, the Absolare preamp and Absolare monoblock amplifiers with cabling from Skogrand and Echole only during the AV show.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: Frank’s products were used in three demo rooms

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

 

The FRank Ultra Bank
The Frank Ultra Bank

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Whose products were used in three demo rooms? Frank Voon’s Power Banks and Ultra Banks.

 

Frank Voon has the honour of helping to improve the sound quality (and picture quality too in one room) in the Art Triangle room, Maxx AV room and YL Audio room.

 

Frank said there were two Ultra Banks in the Art Triangle room, one Ultra Bank in Maxx AV’s  room and four Power Banks in YL Audio’s room.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: Outstanding debuts by two new kids on the block

By | July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

This year’s KLIAVS will be remembered for really outstanding debuts by two new companies — one that deals with high-end hi-fi and the other with high-end AV.

 

Before the show, some audiophiles were already commenting that if YL Audio’s RM2 million sound system fails to impress, the owner James Chin would be in deep trouble struggling to get out of the huge heap of criticism. However, after the show there were lots of audiophiles praising YL Audio for delivering the goods.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: YL Audio makes grand debut with RM2mil system

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

Kronos Total Analogue Solution
Kronos Total Analogue Solution

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

James Chin of YL Audio sure knows how to grab the headlines. His company is making its debut at this weekend’s Kuala Lumpur International AV Show and he knows it has to be impressive to make a mark in the market.

 

So he is assembling a no-holds-barred system worth US$510,000 or RM2.06 million.

 

James Chin, the owner of YL Audio
James Chin, the owner of YL Audio, sure knows how to make an impactful debut

 

 

His system will comprise the Kronos Analogue Solution (worth US$122,000), Absolare pre and power monoblock amplifiers (US$136,000), Skogrand and Echole cables (US$192,000) and Sonus Faber Lilium speakers (US$60,000).… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: YL Audio makes its debut

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

James Chin, the owner of YL Audio
James Chin, the owner of YL Audio

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

For the past few months, many Malaysian audiophiles have been asking these questions on social media: “Never heard of YL Audio before, is it a new company? Who is behind YL Audio?”

 

The answers are: Yes, it is a new hi-fi company, the newest in town in fact. And the person behind YL Audio is James Chin.

 

Many audiophiles may not have heard of James Chin, but I am sure most would have heard the speakers that he designed — the Ocean Five speakers, the huge blue four-box system that featured in the Kuala Lumpur International AV Shows in 2015 and 2016 in the Hi-Fi Creations rooms.… Read the full article

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Skogrand power cable: Alluring and lush midrange

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

Skogrand
The Skogrand Wagner power cord is a multi-strand design.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Over the past few years, I had been hearing lots of good things about Skogrand cables and when James Chin of YL Audio offered me a Skogrand Wagner power cord to review, I quickly jumped at the chance to do it.

 

The Wagner power cord is nicely made and is quite flexible despite it being rated at 32 amps. Through the translucent outer jacket, you can see the brocade sleeve and you will notice the gentle twist of the conductors.… Read the full article

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