Article by WL Low

[...]and now let me present to you my Best of 2014, speaker choice!

Article by Dick Tan

Marantz’s latest top of the range AV receiver, the SR7009, replaces the SR7008. Although spotting a near identical look the SR7009 is packed to the gills with new features, the most important of which is Dolby Atmos, the current hot new thing in multichannel surround systems.

Article by WL Low

Their performance, is anything but insignificant, based on the way they have musically captured our hearts, and soul. For performance to value ratio, these amps are the champions!

Article by Dick Tan

SVS, a name synonymous with high performance, affordable subwoofers is today making more than just great subs, they are also making great full range speakers such as their Ultra Series and more recently the Prime Series

Article by Venoth Nair

The final instalment of the equipment selection, in our journey through the world of home cinema, takes us to the most visually striking segment (literally speaking) of the entire system, the display. A display comes in two general designs, a panel display or a projector.

Best of 2014: Digital

24 Feb 2015

Article by WL Low

We had a bumper year for budget DACs in the digital sector this year, driven by the convienience and potential sound quality offered by CAS, no doubt. Here are some great bargains

Best of 2014: Analog

21 Feb 2015

Article by WL Low

It’s that time of the year again to reflect on past year’s toys, and weight in on a few special mentions which I feel stood out from the pack in the market place. Lam Seng Fatt had already submitted his favorites, here are mine

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

I had always felt that Sonus Faber speakers were a bit too much on the warm side, but I realise now that I was wrong.

 

Maybe it was an earlier series of the Sonus Faber speakers that I heard which left the long-lasting impression of them being overly warm in my mind.

Article by WL Low

Pop Pop Acoustics launched Sonique room acoustics treatment panels some time ago and offered me an opportunity to re-check, and re-evaluate my room acoustic properties, now that I have a bigger speaker, in the form of the PMC IB2i in the room.

Article by Venoth Nair

The quest for the ultimate cinema system will never be complete without the most popular and arguably the most loved component of all, the subwoofer.

Article by Dick Tan

Featuring an 8″ woofer with a coaxially mounted 1″ silk dome tweeter the SS-82W, according to Earthquake Sound, should prove ideal for the home theatre enthusiast seeking to upgrade his system to be compatible with the current Dolby Atmos surround format. Dolby Atmos playback requires suitably encoded Bluray movies, a similarly specced surround receiver and, at the minimum, a pair of overhead speakers.

Article by Dick Tan

One of the most prolific manufacturers of hi-fi and home theatre components in the world, Pioneer has established an enviable reputation among its peers for its important technological contribution in the field of digital audio and visual disc reproduction.

With an expertise that stretches back to the 1980s when it led the industry in the design and manufacture of the Laserdisc player, Pioneer’s digital disc players, be it CD, DVD and now the Blu-ray disc player, have at most times been the AV enthusiast’s player of choice.

Article by WL Low

I have always said Tan TE’s system was capable of greatness, and am extremely proud that his system was one of the featured items. Other truly high end systems are also featured, including our Golden Ear Award winner none other than Jo Ki of the BBC LS3/5A monitor fame.