DS Audio’s Flagship Optical Phono System, DS MASTER 1 (Review Part 2 of 3)

                DS AUDIO MASTER-1 OPTICAL PHONO SYSTEM   A 3-part introduction and review of Japanese audio company/ maverick/innovator DS Audio by Dato Danon Han. Stand by for Part 3 for the ‘Big Bang’ surprise…     Part Two   Enter the Master of Optical Phono Cartridge System      Another review meant another series of sessions listening to …

A Brutale Plunge into Pilium Audio?! (Part 1)

  Mr. Tee, the owner of this wonderful audio system that centered around the Focal Scala Loudspeakers, has ‘Open Door’ for me to listen to the system. With a condition?! He wanted a great preamplifier and amplifier that merited the performance level of the Focal Scala Loudspeakers! I recommended the Pilium Audio Brutale Ares (preamplifier retail at €19,000) and Achilles …

DS Audio’s Flagship Optical Phono System, the DS MASTER 1 (Review Part 1 of 3)

  DS AUDIO MASTER 1 OPTICAL PHONO SYSTEM     A 3-part introduction and review of Japanese audiocompany/ maverick/innovator DS Audio by Dato Danon Han. Stand by for Parts 2 & 3 for the ‘Big Bang’ surprise…   Part One     The D and S of DS Audio   The DS stands for Digital Stream of Digital Stream Corporation, Japan that specializes in …

TechDAS AIRFORCE ZERO Ultra Statement Turntable from Japan!

  The team headed by TK Han of Reference Audio (Singapore), and Rave Audio (Malaysia), the distributor of the brand TechDAS from STELLA INC. Japan were honored with the invitation to audition the AIR FORCE ZERO Turntable in Japan. It’s design and engineering feat were the culmulative experience and know-how of Hideaki Nishikawa (of Micro-Seiki SX-8000), with the current available …

An Audio System to come home to?!

  Dr. Khairul ‘Open’(ed) his private ‘Door’ for me to listen to his audio set up that have taken years to build. That sight alone inspired and encouraged the audiophile heart in me. The audio system consisted the Cessaro Horn Acoustics Loudspeakers, Engstrom & Engstrom Tube electronics, Zanden Phonostage, Tripoint Grounding System, Skogrand Cables, Frank Acoustics Power Management, JMF Power …