Article by Venoth Nair

In the previous feature, we looked at the knowledge that you need to equip yourself with when diving head first into the world of Hi-Fi. In this article we are going to look at the next step to building your very own piece of Hi-Fi heaven which is component selection and system matching.. [cont]

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

It is possible to make ripped files streamed from your laptop sound as good as – if not better than – music played from CD in a CD player.

But you have to do certain things to get the sound from the laptop competitive with that from the CD player. After spending much time fiddling around to get things right for the CAS vs CD shootout (read http://www.av2day.com/2014/09/cd-vs-cas-shootout-is-cas-better-than-cd/, I would like to share the few things I learnt.

By Lam Seng Fatt

This shootout had its origin during a chat with some diehard CD supporters who kept insisting that CAS could never match CD. These CD diehard supporters were so annoying that I just had to open my big mouth to shut them up by declaring that I will organise a shootout and they can hear for themselves how misguided they are.

Article by Dick Tan

For many of us who are old enough to remember, one of the most popular speakers eagerly sought after by audiophiles was Acoustic Research.

Founded in 1954 by Edgar M. Villchur and Henry Kloss, both equally iconic names in the annals of high fidelity, with a string of innovations to their names, the first Acoustic Research speaker was the AR [cont.]

Article by WL Low

I was offered a pair for review just 2 months prior to the last KLIAV 2014 show and the review though completed, was put in the back burner until today. [cont.]

Article by Venoth Nair

Acknowledging the growing interest in the world of Hi-Fi, I felt it was a good time for me to write up a little something to help motivate a wannabe audiophile to break into the world of high fidelity. [cont'd]

Article by Dick Tan

Part of its recently launched K Series, the Epos K2 floorstanding speaker, inspite of its compact dimensions of 185 x 875 x 250 mm is the K Series’ largest speaker. [cont'd]

By Lam Seng Fatt

Soon after the shootout between the Toslink and co-ax during the recent KL International AV Show, I became ‘mad’ because I started to hear things – like differences between file formats. To me, FLAC, AIFF and WAV files sounded different.

I googled around and found out that I was not the only one who was ‘mad’ and could hear funny things. In several forums, debates on the differences in sound quality between file formats have been raging on for years.

Article by Randall Tan

Flagship of their wide range of speakers, the Audioengine A5+ boasts audiophile-quality sound in a simple 2.0 set up. The A5+ is not your typical speaker system …

Article by Venoth Nair

As a travelling audiophile, I can’t help but be curious about the audio scene in the places which I visit. Discovering the flavour to which audio and video is enjoyed interest me just as much as tasting the local cuisine or experiencing the native culture. So for my current trip to Dubai, I felt it would be interesting to write about the local AV industry compared to how we do it back home in Malaysia.

Article by Dick Tan

Don’t believe in luck? Well, tell that to first time KL International AV Show visitor Dianne Foong.

Article by WL Low

I last raved about KLEI’s Copper Harmony Plugs sometime ago, and felt like they were the bee’s knees for what little out lay they require to purchase. I used the plugs, along side with a 0.5 meter length of Furutech FC-63 cable stock for an ambitious low cost, high performance co-axial cable, to transmit digital signals between my Theta Pearl CD transport to the BDA-1 DAC. It was a gem of DIY cable find.

By Lam Seng Fatt

The CAS scene is getting more interesting with the release of really affordable DACs which can handle DSD and hi-res PCM files. One of them is from Denon, which is a Japanese company that has been making good and reliable components for the hi-fi and home theatre segments, including universal players, for decades.