Reviews

ECHOLE LIMITED EDITION SPEAKER CABLES…if your loudspeakers deserve em?!

. ECHOLE CABLES LIMITED EDITION SPEAKER CABLE . My pursuit for higher transparency cum higher appreciation of musicality brought me to seek out James Chin of YL Audio for more of  Echole Cables Limited Edition. . . Without much hesitation on his part, he parted his own pair of the Echole Cables Limited Edition Speaker Cable (hereinafter referred to as …

ECHOLE LIMITED EDITION POWER CORD…if your system deserve it?!

  ECHOLE CABLES LIMITED EDITION POWER CORD   YOU AIN’T HEARD ‘EM YET?!   James Chin, the boss of YL Audio Malaysia (a refined audio distributor of some serious brand such as Kronos Audio, Absolare, Echole Cables, etc) has been talking to me about the Echole Cables (by Kerem Kücükaslan, the founder of the famed audio brand, Absolare) and why he has invested in …

VERMOUTH REFERENCE BALANCED INTERCONNECT fit for an Ultra End Audio System?!

  VERMOUTH AUDIO REFERENCE XLR BALANCED INTERCONNECT Vermouth Audio have just launched their flagship ‘Reference’ range of cables.     This time around, I requested Hendry Ramli (the owner) of Vermouth Audio, Indonesia to send me their Vermouth ‘Reference’ XLR Balanced Interconnect (hereinafter referred to as Vermouth Reference) of 3 metres length (US$1,520.00 per metre pair, US$275 per additional 0.25 metre pair). I intended to …

FCUK LABS (rebranded as “KENKRAFT LABS) Super Clarity Speaker Cable may be the cable to start with?!

FCUK LABS (Indonesia) Super Clarity Speaker Cable INITIAL IMPRESSION  Master Kenneth Lin, the Founder of FCUK LABS from Indonesia, offered me to review his entry level speaker cable, the “Super Clarity” (of 3 meters pair, retail at US$422-00). According to FCUK LABS website, the cable’s conductor material is of ‘Avionic Grade Silver’ (interesting). In addition, the design of this cable …

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

         DS AUDIO MASTER1 OPTICAL PHONO SYSTEM   The final part of a 3-part introduction and review of Japanese audio company/ maverick/innovator DS Audio by Dato Danon Han.     Part Three   Why Not Just Called It Honesty?!   So far the DS Master1 has proven to be an ‘unabashedly’ transparent (revealing or honest?) analogue source. I …

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 …

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 …