Open Door

FM Acoustics and LS 3/5a, a match made in audio heaven?! (Part 2 with Western Electric 124)

Mr. Loo from that previous set up that comprised of FM Acoustics electronics, LS 3/5a Speakers, etc has invited me for another listening session. He wished to introduce to me his prized Western Electric 124 tube amplifier (in Mono configuration). He believed that the original WE 124 tube amplifier would enlighten me. I knew from previous experience how transparent Loo’s …

A Revealing Audio System!

  I was invited to a fellow legal practitioner and a professional musician, Andrew Lee’s home to audition his audio system. Before listening to the audio system, Andrew formally introduced himself and his audio system…component by component (almost). The following comprised of his audio system: 1) ND555/555DR, 2) Kuzma Stabi XLDC/Clearaudio Statement Record Clamp/4 Point14/ 4 Point9/Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement/Kuzma CAR-60/ …

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 …

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 …