Article by WL Low

1) They are decor friendly attractive slim towers.

2) The PMCs are very nicely finished, especially at the corners and veneer joints.

3) They sound honest to goodness.

4) They give bass response much more than their slim cabinet size would suggest.

5) The PMC Fact 8 are tonally neutral loudspeakers.

6) The sound is fast and super detailed.

7) They are easy to place for very decent Hi-Fi qualities and musical results.

8) They sound best in small to medium size rooms.

By Lam Seng Fatt

Listen up, all Linn fans. Two specialists from Linn will be in Malaysia to show audiophiles here the finer points of Linn’s latest technology called Space Optimisation.

Robert and Angus will be holding the training sessions at Hoe Huat @ Strand Mall, Petaling Jaya, on June 12.

By Lam Seng Fatt

Reading about the passing away of Jacob Jensen, the designer of iconic Bang & Olufsen products like the Beogram 4000 turntable, got me all nostalgic as I started recalling the good ol’ days of vinyl in the late 1970s and early 1980s when I was starting out in the world of hi-fi (with the salary I was getting as a young reporter, it was actually more like lo-fi…).

Most hardcore audiophiles would regard Bang & Olufsen products as too ‘life-stylish’ but it cannot be denied that their designs are really avant-garde yet evergreen. They look good even today though some of them were designed decades ago.

Jacob Jensen, the iconic Danish designer credited with creating the sleek but simple look of luxury stereo maker Bang & Olufsen, died last Friday aged 89, Reuters reported.

By Lam Seng Fatt

What does an audiophile and a motorist who uses BHPetrol have in common?
According to James Khoo, Retail and Supply Director for BHPetrol, both of them love that extra bit of performance and quality.
The audiophile wants that extra oomph from his system regardless of whether he spins vinyl or plays CDs. He wants his amp to deliver that extra bit of punch and impact.
That kind of expectation fits in well with what BHPetrol has to offer.

Article by WL Low

Looks like the local Hi-Fi and AV retailers are warming up to the Dolby Atmos fever here in Malaysia. First it was ….

Article by Dick Tan

Are you looking for a no frills, affordable large screen display to replace your ageing, lower mid-sized (32″ – 40″) plasma/LCD TV? While at it, you also want to move up to a display size that will give you a more immersive sense of home cinema, something bigger then what you have now that will at least keep visual pace with your latest surround sound system yet not cost an arm and a leg?

By Lam Seng Fatt

I recall reading a website some years ago that recommended using a lower-end Intel Atom processor-powered laptop for CAS.
After using a laptop powered by an Intel i5, I now feel that with the latest higher resolution songs of up to PCM 24/384 and DSD 5.6 resolution, which are really huge files, you would need a very powerful laptop with the fastest processor you can afford and the most RAM you can find to get the best sonic performance.

Article by WL Low

Want mono blocks that output 250 W/channel that is well built, looks good, and sounds even better than it should be, given that it only cost a little over RM$7k?

By Lam Seng Fatt

This morning Victor Pheh of hifi creations telephoned me and excitedly told me that Kronos designer Louis Desjardins will be flying in from Canada to attend the Kuala Lumpur International AV Show in conjunction with the debut of his turntables in Malaysia.

By Lam Seng Fatt

Vinyl addicts, take note! The mighty Kronos turntables will be in Malaysia in time for the Kuala Lumpur International AV Show 2015.

Brought in by hifi creations, the Kronos turntables will be sure to catch your attention as each turntable has two platters! One spins in the normal clockwise direction and the other spins in the anti-clockwise direction.

Article by Dick Tan

Designed to provide optimum performance in both 2 channels hi-fi and multichannel home theatre set-ups, the Victa Prime Series comprises three floorstanding models, one bookshelf model, one centre channel speaker and an active subwoofer

Article by Dick Tan Usher, founded in 1972 in Taiwan has carved itself a well earned reputation for making high performance speaker systems that looks good, sounds good and yet does not leave a huge dent in your bank account. Its founder and engineer -in-chief Lien-Shui Tsai, a committed and passionate audiophile holds a strong [...]