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MAGGIE…May I?

Magnaplan have been making fantastic sounding Magneplanar / thin-film (Mylar) magnetic speakers for years… (Acoustic Signature Storm Turntable, Ikeda Tonearm, Clearaudio Stradivari MC phono cartridge) …and they have never fail to impress and touch my musical soul. (Audio Research CD 9 Player) When an audiophile friend told me about a high end audio system in town which build around the …

The Audio Artist of Taiwan, Lawrence Audio

(The Artist, Lawrence Liao) My recent trip to Taiwan Hi End Audio Show 2019 included an invitation to Lawrence Audio’s newly acquired audio boutique. (The Troup) (James Chin of YL Audio, LAWRENCE AUDIO distributor in Malaysia) (James with Angela Yang of LAWRENCE AUDIO) Lawrence greeted ‘us’ (actually the main guest was James Chin of YL Audio, the Lawrence Audio distributor …

Clear Wave Ahead! (Part 1)

  Those whom have followed ‘Open Door’ may recognizes this audio den. Well, the differences here are the introduction of new loudspeakers and the source, a CD player. The current source is the Acoustic Arts CD 1 player. The current Loudspeakers is the Clearwave Symphonia 72 R. Loo has decided on these floor-stander loudspeakers to achieve a very different sound …

As ‘A Lot (ESTELON) of That’s Zeal (DarTZeel)

That visit was welcomed by a gate with ‘electrified wired’ fence… …that reminded me of the electrified fence for the dinosaurs, especially the T-Rex in the movie… …The Jurassic Park! (Am I to be caged here?!) The owner, Jei showed me to his audio room… …which was filled with acoustical tuning devices of different disciplines. There were traditional bass traps… …

Vintage by Made, Sound by Passion…JBL, Marantz & Shun Mook?!

Another audio set up centered on a pair of vintage JBL L300 speakers,… Apparently, to my pleasant surprise, there is a strong JBL following in Malaysia! I believed that there is also a good following on vintage Marantz tube electronics. Here, the owner, Gary Lee owned the Marantz 8 tube amplifier,… …and it’s favorite partner, the Marantz 7 tube preamplifier. …

Local Hero, Kenny Che of Clarity Audio, Malaysia.

My recent endeavors to listen to more neighboring audio set up have sparked some enthusiasm among the ‘local hero’. By ‘local hero’, I meant local audio enthusiast turned audio designer, and managed to build and maintain that business for some times. Here, we have Kenny Che (H/P:+60122897059) whom have started his audio journey as an audiophile. Being an electronic engineer …