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.

Article by Dick Tan

Oppo Electronics which started out over a decade ago in the U.S. has established an enviable reputation since for making source components that deliver outstanding performance at outstanding value.

It is at this note that Oppo Electronics introduced its new range of AV products at the recent KL International AV Show 2014 and chief of its range is the BDP-105D.

KEF LS50 Speaker

18 Aug 2014

Article by Venoth Nair     The KEF LS50 is a mid-range mini monitor built to embody KEFs illustrious history as a speaker manufacturer showcasing the absolute latest in loudspeaker technologies developed by the company over the past 50 years.   The LS50 was designed applying references harkening back to one the most popular bookshelf [...]

Article by Dick Tan     One of the most significant news to emerge from the KL International AV Show 2014 was the announcement by industry stalwart, Wo Kee Hong Electronics that it has been appointed the new distibutor for the iconic Klipsch range of speaker systems in Malaysia.   Most audiophiles will instantly recognise [...]

By Tan TE
My list of favourites from KLIAV2014

Article by WL Low   The Magnet Hyperion Reference One amplifier, looking dignified in my man cave surroundings.   Earlier on Lam Seng Fatt reported on the Magnet Hyperion Reference One as a somewhat “succulent amp”. I would agree on that sonic description but would like to reveal more here. The Hyperion Reference One sits [...]

By Lam Seng Fatt

I am not sure if any other audiophile noticed this but this year’s Kuala Lumpur International AV Show featured a lot of (not showgirls) but headphones.

This is the revolution that is taking place especially among the Gen Y cool crowd (not old fogeys like me). The youths and young adults are all listening to MP3 files stored in their smartphones using headphones. And some of the headphones or earphones they buy are not cheap – just go to Jaben and have a look at the prices of the Japanese-made FitEar In Ear Monitors. They cost twice or three times the price of my resident Sennheiser HD600s!

Article by WL Low Did you take part in The Golden Ear challenge at KLIAV 2014? There have been tremendous pressure on our staff writers to disclose the “Creme de la creme”, the bonafide and those about to be certified Golden Ears, a.k.a. the eight guys who have the most golden of ears in Malaysia! [...]

By Lam Seng Fatt

Quite a number of people who took part in the shootout between the co-ax and Toslink cables admitted that the connections were “very close” in terms of sound quality.
A few exclaimed in disbelief when they found out that their preferred cable turned out to be Toslink.
It just goes to show that Toslink technology has improved very much in the past few years and audiophiles should not look down on it. It is a viable alternative to co-ax and it can even be superior to co-ax.