Article by WL Low

Here are some statistics we have compiled from the final tally of the “Golden Ear Challenge” presented by this web site, www.AV2Day.com. From the 10,000-odd KLIAVS 2014 visitors, we sampled 294 participants over a three-day period, which means about 3% of total showgoers were tested.

Article by WL Low

This challenge came about with Lam Seng Fatt’s request a few months ago for a few of us audiophiles to help him to blind test between two digital transmission methods, the ever popular co-axial (electrical) vs Toslink (optical). We refined the blind test format over a period of three months to weed out the element of luck, minimise the element of cross referencing among participants, and lastly, ensure the privacy of participant’s results. With enough discussion and resources thrown in, we decided to do it, with the enthusiastic participation from the good folks at AV Designs (equipment sponsor), CMY Audio Visual (cables and full prize sponsor)and 3Dot Events (room sponsor), which is the organiser of KLIAVS 2014…

By Tan TE
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The seventh batch of photos from KLIAV2014.

Article by Venoth Nair

The I-Mego Throne is an entry level headphone designed to meet the demand of those who seek a stylish audio upgrade to their basic ‘included with the box’ headphones. The Throne comes in two varieties with each coming in two distinct flavours to suit your audio taste buds. These models are

Article by Dick Tan

Almost challenging the turntables in simplicity and excellence of design is its range of integrated amplifiers, the latest of which is the Elex-R…

Article by Dick Tan

For those who crave the fabled Sony projector performance but is hindered by a limited budget the company offers the VPL-HW40ES. Retailing at RM7, 600, the 3D VPL-HW40ES is packed with essentially the same performance enhancement technologies as its bigger sibling the VPL-HW55ES….

Article by Dick Tan
McIntosh’s latest power amplifier, the MC601 is almost certainly not meant for the faint of heart or the physically weak. Here’s why…

By Lam Seng Fatt

Willy said he somehow or other lost all the pictures he took of the showgirls at the Kuala Lumpur International AV show. Somehow he pressed the wrong button…and instead of saving the photos, he deleted them.

So I had to go through the hundreds of shots I took to sieve out those of the girls.

Article by WL Low

We were invited to a earphone assembly session, supervised by non other than, Jojo Hiramatsu The Export Sales Manager at Final Audio Design. We arrived at our tables presented with a plate of earphone assembly kit…

By Lam Seng Fatt

By now, you must already know which was my favourite room. It was the one that I went to twice to listen to the dynamic and exciting sound and ask the turntable designer himself questions about his design principles.

KLIAVS 2014: Day 3…

13 Jul 2014

By Lam Seng Fatt

On the third day, it was quite quiet in the morning and I managed to check out the rest of the exhibitors.

Again I popped into the Vertere room and chatted with Touraj while he spun several LPs on his turntable. The sound quality in that room was so good that I wished I had a million ringgit to spend on hi-fi which would result in me going home with his Vertere turntable and the FM Acoustics components.

By Lam Seng Fatt

Now that I have recovered from hearing the same song played – I can’t remember how many times – during the coax-vs-Toslink shootout, I can continue posting about what happened on Day Two.

We managed to find some time between the shootout sessions and during the lunch break to walk around the show.

By Tan TE
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Sixth batch of photos from KLIAV2014.