By Lam Seng Fatt

Hi-Way Laser is clearing stocks at heavily-discounted prices.

According to Kenny Sin, the boss of Hi-Way Laser, the clearance sale will be on till the Chinese New Year next month.

By Lam Seng Fatt

Now is the time for South-East Asian audiophiles to prove their mettle – after all, the Chinese have already shown that they can manufacture components comparable in quality to those made in the West.

The Thais have also shown that they can make good hi-fi components with their range of Magnet amplifiers. Now comes the turn of the Indonesians and the product is the Vermouth range of cables.

Article by WL Low

The turn table looks like a scout on steroids, with it’s X shaped plinth made from laminated MDF and other composite materials for resonance control and strength. Motor unit is an external VPI 300RPM motor inside an 8-pound steel-machined chassis. This powerful motor drives the 20-pound VPI Classic platter with inverted bearing, producing a level of speed stability. The platter looks like a chunkier version of the unit that comes with a standard Scout model. Most interesting about the Prime is that it includes an updated ten-inch 3D-printed tone-arm with on-the-fly adjustability.

Article by Dick Tan

Best reflecting BenQ’s policy of getting you the best for less is its current W1070+ DLP (Digital Light Processing) projector.

An updated version of its highly successful and popular W1070 the W1070+ offers improved light output from 2000 Lumens to 2200 Lumens, better perceived contrast ratio in excess of 10,000:1, MHL standard compatibility for smart phone connectivity and perhaps more importantly, claimed improvement in perceived reproduction of black which should enable the W1070+ to project a more palpable and solid colour palette.

Article by Venoth Nair

The third chapter of the component selection segment in our ‘how to guide’ is the most prominent figure when it comes to any cinema system out there, the speakers. The speakers that make up a complete theatre setup commonly consist of two types, the passive variety which is pretty much all your full range channels in a setup and an active variety which is usually the darling of the audio world, loved by all, the subwoofer.

Article by Dick Tan

According to Roy, Rega which makes a wide range of turntables from basic entre level to mid priced and then the high end, the basic engineering premise has always been to keep the engineering level simple yet effective.

Article by Venoth Nair

Celebrating 25 years since the conception of 3LCD technology used in their projectors, Epson recently threw a big event to showcase their current range of the CB-2 Series of super bright projectors targeted at large-scale venues.

By Lam Seng Fatt

Since Willy kicked off 2015 with a turntable review, I shall follow in his footsteps and also post a turntable review.

Unlike his mid-level turntable, the one I am reviewing is an entry-level Pro-Ject meant for those who are considering entering the vinyl world but lack the necessary funds.

By Lam Seng Fatt

What started off as a match made in heaven is becoming one helluva ugly divorce – I am talking about Monster (remember Monster interconnects and speaker cables?) and Beats who teamed up to sell the hugely-popular Beats By Dr Dre headphones.

Though I never liked their too-bassy sound – they were meant for hip hop rather than more refined music – the colourful and stylish headphones were worn by celebs and fashionistas and sold by the thousands.

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Inspired by the runaway success of its Hugo battery-powered headphone amp/DAC/preamp, Chord has embarked on at least six projects including an upgrade and upsize of the Hugo.

 

The new Hugo, called Hugo TT (for ‘Table Top’ and not ‘turntable’ as I initially thought) was launched at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas which began yesterday.

Article by WL Low

Two months ago, I was lingering at The Audio Store, browsing their nice collection of LPs and I asked Mr Aw if the unit of Kuzma Stabi S on display is sold as usual? He replied that the unit was set up for a potential client audition, but wasn’t sure when he’ll come. I sense this is my last great chance!

Article by WL Low

Folks who demand only the best performance from their AV system, the wait is over for the arrival of the brand new top of the line Pioneer LX series AV Receivers and Blu-ray players..

By Lam Seng Fatt

There are many audiophiles who are using Chord’s Hugo as a standalone DAC for their home rigs even though it is designed to be a mobile headphone amp/DAC/preamp. I am one of them.