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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

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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KLIAVS 2018: Kronos turntables on demo in two rooms

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

The source: Kronos Pro turntable with Black Beauty 12-inch tonearm and ZYX cartridge.
The Kronos Pro turntable with Black Beauty 12-inch tonearm and ZYX cartridge. This top model will most likely be in Perfect Hi-Fi’s room while the Sparta will be in YL Audio’s room.

 

At this year’s Kuala Lumpur International AV Show, the Kronos turntables – reputed to be among the best in the world – will be on demo in two rooms.

 

Since Kronos has a new distributor in Malaysia – YL Audio – there will be one Kronos, most probably the Kronos Sparta in YL Audio’s room.… Read the full article

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Kronos’ total analogue solution

By | May 20th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

Louis Desjardins explaining how he upgraded the tonearm base.
Louis Desjardins explaining how he upgraded the base of the Black Beauty tonearm.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

There we were listening to more than RM400k worth of analogue source components from Kronos at Perfect Hi-Fi, Wisma MPL, Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

 

Louis Desjardins, the owner and designer of Kronos turntables, was in town to launch the Kronos tube phono preamp that comes with matching power supply. The system that Andy Tan set up comprised a Kronos Pro turntable with the 12-inch Black Beauty tonearm, ZYX cartridge, Kronos SCPS-1 Power Supply, the Kronos tube phono preamp and power supply.… Read the full article

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Kronos phono preamp to be launched at Perfect Hi-Fi showroom

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The Kronos phono preamp
The Kronos phono preamp looks impressive

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

All vinyl fans, take note. The designer of the award-winning turntable with two platters, Louis Desjardins, will be at the Perfect Hi-Fi showroom in Wisma MPL, Kuala Lumpur this Saturday to launch the Kronos tube phono preamp.

 

Louis will also confirm that Perfect Hi-Fi will be the Kronos master distributor for Malaysia.

 

The launch event will be held at 2pm on May 19. Light refreshments will be served.… Read the full article

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